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Higher education

Published May 16, 2007


Natalie T.J. Tindall of Norman, Okla., daughter of Cheryl L. Johnson-Tindall and Nathaniel W. Tindall II of St. Petersburg, graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park with a doctorate in communication.

She graduated with her master's degree in mass communication in 2002 from the University of South Florida, where she received a graduate education opportunity grant and fellowship. In 2000, Tindall graduated magna cum laude from Florida A&M University with her bachelor's degree in print management and received a Life Gets Better Scholarship.

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, where she is part of the Long Range Planning Task Force and past Southern Regional representative; the USF Alumni Association; the FAMU Alumni Association; the Oklahoma City Urban League; the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; and the Public Relations Society of America.

She was also a Cleveland County Library Literacy volunteer.

Tindall is a 1996 graduate of Lakewood High School Center for the Advanced Technologies, where she was student body president and prom queen.

Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

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Bradley Near of Seminole graduated from the University of South Florida, Tampa campus with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

A 1974 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School, he works for Baxter Healthcare.

Near is married to Robin and has three children, Darell, Daniel and Jennifer; and two grandchildren, Brian and Dillon.

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Robert M. Lewis of St. Petersburg graduated from the University of South Florida's Psychology Nashotah Theological Seminary with a master's degree of divinity.

A 2000 graduate of Canterbury School in St. Petersburg, Lewis works at Vicar of All Saints Episcopal Church.

Lewis is married to Ellen and has a 3-year-old son, Edwin. His mother is Doreen Cobb and grandparents are Robert and Gloria Ellinwood, all of St. Petersburg.

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Chase Joshua Kuchle, son of Doug and Debbie Kuchle of Pinellas Park, graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in chemical and biomedical engineering.

Kuchle received an FSU scholarship and a Bright Futures scholarship. He was founder and president of the Biomedical Engineering Society at FSU and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Kuchle works as a supply chain associate engineer for Coors Brewing Co. in Golden, Colo.

[Last modified May 15, 2007, 23:37:38]

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