Education Notes: Tonya Whitlock inducted into Kappa Delta PiFrom Staff Reports
Tonya Whitlock, Associate Provost of the Coweta Campus of West Georgia Technical College, has been inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education through the Alpha Zeta Upsilon chapter at Mercer University.
Whitlock, a student in Mercer’s educational leadership program who is scheduled to graduate in May, is married to Deon Whitlock and the couple has one child, Faith, 4. Whitlock is now a member of the largest honor society in education, as Kappa Delta Pi includes 572 undergraduate and professional chapters and more than 45,000 active members.
The 14th annual ADK Coweta Christmas will be Nov. 10 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Pine Road in Newnan.
The all-ages event is free and open to the public, featuring local children’s choral and dance groups, vendors selling Christmas gifts, a silent auction, children’s Secret Santa shop, photos with Santa Claus, food and drinks. Children also can make crafts for a minimal charge.
Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding, sponsors the event. Proceeds fund one scholarship at each Coweta County high school to a student who has decided to pursue a college degree in education.
Additional proceeds assist Community Welcome House and the Ferst Foundation. For more information, contact Beth Walker at 770-253-9937.
Caldwell part of Brenau’s ‘The Frog Prince’ production
Ensley Ann Caldwell of Sharpsburg was part of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance WonderQuest production of “The Frog Prince” in Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium recently.
Caldwell, a graduate of Northgate High School, is a freshman musical theater major at Brenau
“The Frog Prince” production was a collaboration of work by students and faculty of Brenau University and Gainesville State College working with professionals at every level. WonderQuest is the young audiences division of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, a nationally acclaimed collaboration which has brought high-level drama and musical performances involving students, community theater amateurs and professionals to stages at the two institutions.
Torres attends Catalyst leadership conference
Amanda Torres of Moreland was among 56 Bryan College students attending the recent Catalyst leadership conference in Atlanta.
Tim Shetter, assistant dean of community life at Bryan, said the goal of Catalyst “is training the next generation of leaders. People come from all over; there were 13,000 in attendance this year. It’s a great opportunity for students to hear well-known leaders and get information from them. (The speakers) all have good ideas and information about leadership.”
Torres, daughter of Lewis and Teresa Torres, had the opportunity to choose five workshops on Wednesday, while Thursday and Friday were devoted to plenary sessions covering a wide range of topics focusing on the “Make” theme. Speakers included Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, “Crazy Love” author Francis Chan and “Radical” author David Platt.
Bryan is a Christian liberal arts college located in Dayton, Tenn.
Author signs ‘Too Much!’ at elementary school
Author Leslie McKinney signed copies of her book at Ocee Elementary School in Johns Creek recently.
McKinney, a resident of Johns Creek, has penned a children’s book, “Too Much!”
“Too Much!” tells the story of Wild Will, who is awakened at 2 a.m. by his cat – on the morning of his big homophone test. Things go from bad to worse as he ends up in the principal’s office and only gets two words right on his test.
The book teaches the correct use of the words “to,” “too” and “two” as young readers learn from Will’s mistakes.