Education Briefs

Lawrence named to President’s List

Ashley Kate Lawrence of Newnan, GA was named to the President’s List at Georgia Southern University for the Spring Semester. To be named to the President’s list, a student must attain a grade point average of 4.0 for the semester. Kate is the daughter of Paul and Beverly Lawrence of Newnan.

Locals graduate from Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 247th commencement exercises. The following local students were among the graduates. Megan Beasinger of Newnan, Master of Science in Building Construction & Facility Management; Jeffrey Bips of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering; Sarah Brady of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in International Affairs; Rachael Copeland of Senoia, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Steve Davis of Senoia, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Harrison English of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Joseph Estep of Moreland, Doctor of Philosophy in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; Eric Fleckenstein of Senoia, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Margaret Ginn of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Marion Graddy of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Jeffrey Higgins of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Olivia Hoy of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Mary Huff of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Derek Jett of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Public Policy; Qinchen Jiang of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Jonathan Johnson of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering; Jake O'brien of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Zachary Randall of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Michael Rice of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Ladeidra Roberts of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Lesly Sandoval of Fairburn, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Christopher Sandwich of Brooks, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering; Tiffany Schoenhoff of Fayetteville Master of Science in International Affairs; James Schwoebel of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Danielle Shaver of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Hannah Skibiel of Brooks, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry; Emily Stephens of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Biology; Traci Thomason of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering; Bunny Tucker of Brooks, Master of Architecture; Lindsey Walton of Fairburn, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; David Wonderley of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Jun Mo Yang of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Russell Zaring of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in Computational Media.

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Thomas and Ashley earn academic honors

John William Thomas of Newnan and Jeffrey Scott Ashley of Brooks made the Dean’s List at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Buckley awarded National Achievement Scholarship

Natasia Tamara Buckley of Newnan has won a National Achievement $2500 Scholarship. Buckley attended Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fayetteville.

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Locals named to GSSU to Dean’s List

The following local residents were among 280 students from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus who were recognized for earning a spot on the Spring 2014 Dean's List: Meggan Scott of Sharpsburg, Mallory Underwood of Senoia, Darin Branton of Fayetteville, and Briana Courtois of Fayetteville. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credit hours.

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Strother earns a spot of Beloit Dean’s List

Janae Strother of Newnan was recently named to the spring 2014 Dean's List at Beloit College in Wisconsin. Strother is a sophomore.

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Crabtree earns academic honors

David Crabtree, a resident of Newnan, was among 177 students who made the spring 2014 Academic Achievement List for scholastic achievement at Georgia Southwestern State University. To be eligible for the Academic Achievement List, a student must previously earn at least 12 credit hours and be enrolled in 3 to 11 hours of courses, and earn a 3.5 or higher GPA.

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Epstein makes Westminster Dean’s List

Miranda Epstein of Newnan was named to the spring 2014 Dean's List for exemplary academic performance at Westminster College located in Fulton, Missouri. Epstein is a junior at Westminster. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must have a 3.60 semester grade point average with at least 12 hours completed that semester.

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Abraham and Lambert named to Dean’s List at UE

Kyle Abraham of Sharpsburg and Laura Lambert of Newnan were named to the Dean's List at the University of Evansville in Indiana for academic achievements during the spring 2014 semester.

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Fleming makes President’s List at Armstrong

Hali Fleming, a senior majoring in Health Science, recently earned President's List honors at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. Fleming, who is originally from Newnan, was recognized for earning a 4.0 GPA for two consecutive semesters during the 2013-2014 academic school year.

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Farrish and Yates earn ABAC associate’s degrees

Peyton Farrish and Blake Yates, both of Newnan, earned associate’s degrees from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. Farrish studied Diversified Agriculture Technology while Yates specialized in Information Technology.

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Area students graduate from Valdosta State

The following local students recently graduated from Valdosta State University. Sarah Hamman of Newnan, Bailey DeRidder of Newnan, Ethan Gray of Senoia, Lecresha Chaney of Newnan, Allison White of Sharpsburg, Morgan Canavan of Newnan, Sarah Moseley of Newnan, Jessica Sewell of Senoia, William Simmons of Senoia, Chelsea Payne of Moreland, Clay Cutts of Sharpsburg, Nicholas Mercer of Fayetteville, Tanner Blue of Fayetteville, Tanner Blue of Fayetteville, Crystal Paden of Fayetteville, Ashley Dailey of Palmetto, Bridgette Render of Fairburn, and Martell Shavers of Fairburn.

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Locals named to VSU Dean’s List

Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from spring 2014 who have earned the academic status of Dean's List. Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional GPA of 3.0 or higher are recognized by being placed on the Dean's List. The students are Lecresha Chaney of Newnan, Megan Coomes of Newnan, Cintia Florian of Newnan, Sarah Hamman of Newnan, Jessica Harper of Newnan, Armeshae Jackson of Sharpsburg, Jonathan Johnson of Sharpsburg, Andrew Joiner of Sharpsburg, Hunter Lewis of Sharpsburg, Sarah Moseley of Newnan, Lindsay Schultze of Newnan, Jessica Sewell of Senoia, William Stahlberger of Newnan, Allison Stephenson of Newnan, Alison Walker of Newnan, Jessica Westbrook of Newnan Allison White of Sharpsburg, Tanner Blue of Fayetteville, Taylor Haas of Fayetteville, Stephanie Hastings of Fayetteville, Taimia Johnson of Fayetteville, Amy Warren of Fayetteville, Lethia Washington of Fayetteville, Karima Applewhite of Fairburn, Brandon Moultrie of Fairburn, Marc-Edwin Saint-Louis of Fairburn, and Jalynn Sandolph of Palmetto.

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Winkles and Burnett graduate from Reinhardt U

The following local residents were among the 147 students who graduated from Reinhardt University in Waleska in the spring semester of 2014. David Winkles of Sharpsburg graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, and Mallory Burnett of Fairburn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

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Area students earn academic honors at GMC

The Fairburn campus of Georgia Military College honored the following local students for achieving academic distinction during the spring 2014 quarter. Richard Meehan and Marlen Rosales of Newnan, Elise Hedenstrom of Senoia, Ines Banks, Cassandra Denny, Austin Fry, and Jesse Mellard, all of Sharpsburg, were named to the President’s List by earning between a 3.7 or above GPA. Steven Atkins, Kimesha Colvin, Christopher Harrison, and Dino Lester, all of Newnan, Cody Arrington of Palmetto, Matthew Nix, Ian Wallace, and Alan Wilson, all of Sharpsburg, were named to the Dean’s List by earning between a 3.2 and a 3.69 GPA.

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Locals named to Dean’s List at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah recently announced that the following local students earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2014 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn a GPA of 3.6 of higher for the semester. Local honorees included Ashleah Barron of Sharpsburg, Ashley Caughman of Fayetteville, Hali Fleming of Newnan, Katherine Long of Sharpsburg, Alexandra Murillo of Newnan, Katie Pope of Newnan, Jill Roden of Sharpsburg, Sarah Sexton of Newnan, and Cody Webb of Senoia.

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