Lauren Coats of Clayton has received a scholarship from the Education Foundation of the N.C. Pest Management Association. She is a junior at N.C. State University, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations.
Coats attended Clayton High School, where she was active in student government, the National Honor Society and cheerleading. She has worked for her family’s pest-management business, Neuse Termite and Pest Control, since 2010 and plans to continue working for the company after graduation.
Degree in pharmacy
Amanda White of Clayton has earned the doctor of pharmacy degree from Mercer University in Macon, Ga.
Dean’s List student
Marissa Lyerly of Benson has been named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. She is majoring in music performance.
Six students have received scholarships from the Johnston County alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. They are Jordan Alexaus Sutton, Corinth-Holders High School; Isaiah Decarius Williams, Tamia Bryana Mars and Jeannetta Hamilton, Clayton High School; Velencia Mae Elizabeth Giles, West Johnston High School; and Antonio Marquis Blake, Smithfield-Selma High School.
Barton College awards scholarship
Madison Elizabeth Bunn of Zebulon has received a $5,000 scholarship from Barton College. She has transferred to Barton from Johnston Community College.
A degree in accounting
Matthew Markoff of Clayton has graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Employees of the month
The Johnston County Board of Education has named its June employees of the month. They are Jessica Hall, a teacher assistant at Wilson’s Mills Elementary School, and Gwen Johnson, the curriculum coach at Benson Elementary School.
Rutherford earns Barton scholarship
Katie Rutherford of Benson, a graduate of Johnston County Middle College High School, has received a Trustee Scholarship at Barton College. The $10,000 scholarship is renewable annually for up to four years.
Rutherford is the daughter of Sherry and Richard Rutherford of Benson.
New certificate at JCC
Johnston Community College is offering a certificate in general law office for individuals interested in a paralegal career.
The 18-hour, six-course certification is designed for individuals who already have an associate or bachelor’s degree in any discipline and wish to gain a general understanding of the legal environment to upgrade present skills or start a new career. Upon completion, the student would be eligible to take the N.C. Certified Paralegal Examination.
Course work includes legal research; civil, criminal and family law; and estates, wills and trusts.
For more information, please visit or contact Jennifer Williford at 919-209-2062 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.