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Leader Photo Courtesy of SFA  SFA student Haley Harvey of Van Alstyne receives the Bruce Miles Scholarship from Dr. Steven Bullard, dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, at the 2014 Forestry and Environmental Science Awards Convocation.
Leader Photo Courtesy of SFA SFA student Haley Harvey of Van Alstyne receives the Bruce Miles Scholarship from Dr. Steven Bullard, dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, at the 2014 Forestry and Environmental Science Awards Convocation.

NACOGDOCHES — Haley Harvey of Van Alsthyne was awarded the Bruce Miles Scholarship at the 2014 Forestry and Environmental Science Awards Convocation at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Harvey, a sophomore at SFA, is studying forest wildlife management at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Her love for the outdoors and concern for natural resources led her to pursue the degree.

“As an avid outdoorsman, I have always had a passion for hunting and fishing,” Harvey said. “I’ve always frowned upon people that poach and take animals for granted, so I plan to become a game warden to make a change in the world.”

Harvey’s aspirations of leadership certainly reflect the namesake of her scholarship, Bruce Miles. Miles served as the state forester and director of the Texas Forest Service from 1981 to 1996. Miles also served terms as the chairman of the National Association of State Foresters and was president of the Forest Farmers Association. The Bruce Miles Scholarship was established as a tribute to his years of leadership upon his retirement from the Texas Forest Service, and is awarded to a deserving student of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture each year.

Harvey chose to attend SFA because of her knowledge of the school’s forestry program, and since enrolling has found that the faculty has the future of their students in mind.

“They give you hands-on experience in a variety of different aspects to ensure that you have help getting internships that could turn into a career,” Harvey said.

Harvey is a 2013 graduate of Van Alstyne High School and is the daughter of Lisa and John Kirley.

DALLAS — Former Melissa resident Jeremy A. Corley, who served as managing editor of the Van Alstyne Leader and The Anna-Melissa Tribune, graduated May 17 from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

At SMU, Corley served as an officer of the Labor and Employment Law Student

Association, the Family Law Association and Older Wiser Law Students

(OWLS). He served as a student representative on the SMU Student Media

Company Board of Directors for two years, and he was a member of SMU’s

first ABA Arbitration Team. He also competed in various on-campus mock

trial and negotiations competitions.

Corley lives in Dallas with his wife and two sons. He earned a bachelor’s

degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998.

WACO — Nearly 3,300 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2014 spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Among those honored were Howe’s Thomas G. McGraw (College of Arts and Sciences) and Van Alstyne’s Dakota Ray Burchfield (College of Arts and Sciences) and Kyle Patrick Hebert (College of Arts and Sciences.)

A total of 163 Centenary students, including Van Alstyne native Rachel Perkins, have been named to the Dean’s List for spring 2014. The honor list names all students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours taken for a letter grade during the spring semester.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.