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Tue, 08/07/2007 - 2:49pm
By: The Citizen

• Boyles recognized as outstanding student-athlete

Jon Boyles, an upcoming junior at the University of South Carolina, Aiken, was recently named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Sportsmanship team and the 2006-07 Peach Belt Conference presidential honor roll. To qualify, each student-athlete on the all-sportsmanship team had to demonstrate consistent good sportsmanship and ethical behavior in their daily participation in PBC athletics and good citizenship outside of their sports setting. To be named to the PBC presidential honor roll, a student-athlete had to maintain a 3.0 GPA for the full 2006-07 academic year. Boyles is a scholarship player for the USC Aiken men’s soccer team and also serves as a team captain. He is actively involved in the USC Aiken community, serving on the Student Athlete Committee as well as the USC Aiken Judicial Board. Boyles will be the supervisor of USC Aiken Intramural Sports beginning this fall. He is a 2005 graduate of McIntosh High School and the son of Jim and Tricia Cullen of Peachtree City.

• Ryabik named to dean’s list

Melissa Ryabik was named to the spring 2007 dean's list at Taylor University. She is a junior majoring in Social Studies Education and is a 2004 graduate of Starr's Mill High School. Full-time students are named to the dean's list when they have earned a 3.6 or better grade point average for the term and at least 12 hours carcy credit point values. Upon graduation Ryabik plans on becoming a high school social studies teacher. She has studied abroad covering various countries and cities including Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Russia.

• Coulter begins residency

Local resident Dr. Tuere Coulter began her family practice residency in June at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. The 26-year-old Coulter, daughter of Clarence and Debra Coulter, received her doctor of medicine (MD) degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. on May 25. Coulter received her bachelor of science degree in biology with a concentration in cellular and molecular biology and a minor in chemistry from Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tenn. in 2003. She is a graduate of West Lake High School Math Science Magnet Program.

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