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  • From left, Tom Tracy, Farm Credit Illinois president and CEO, Bridget Payne and Bret Green, FCI Marion regional manager.

    From left, Tom Tracy, Farm Credit Illinois president and CEO, Bridget Payne and Bret Green, FCI Marion regional manager.
    Courtesy of Farm Credit Illinois

 
updated: 6/5/2018 2:59 PM

Bridget Payne is Farm Credit scholar

Bridget Payne, of Harrisburg, was recognized as one of 30 members of the class of 2018 Farm Credit agriculture scholars during a luncheon at Farm Credit Illinois in Mahomet Thursday, May 31. Each scholar receives $2,000 from FCI to pursue a degree within the field of agriculture. Recipients were selected from 190 applicants throughout central and southern Illinois by a panel of judges in the agriculture industry. This fall Payne will attend Southeastern Illinois College to study agriculture education with plans of pursuing a master's degree and becoming an agriculture educator near her hometown. Her parents are Eric and Cheree Witges. "Farm Credit Illinois is proud to provide positive opportunities to young people with a passion for agriculture," says Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for FCI. "These scholars will assume careers that shape the future of agriculture and rural America."

Harrisburg students graduate Union U.

Trenton Holloway and Beth McCormick, both of Harrisburg, were among 671 graduates May 19 from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Holloway earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and McCormick got her bachelor's of science in nursing. Founded in 1823, Union University is a liberal arts school affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

Galatia student makes Dean's List

Cooper Thompson of Galatia is among 351 students named to the dean's list at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee for the spring 2018 semester. The dean's list recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average on a four-point scale. Union University offers liberal arts training in more than 100 majors and programs of study along with professional programs in business, education and nursing.