Education Briefs

Area students earn degrees at Mercer

Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah. The following area residents were among those graduates: Marquita Pierce of Newnan earned a Master of Education from the Tift College of Education, Kathleen Roberts of Sharpsburg earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, Carolyn Hudson of Newnan earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, Dana Selementi of Newnan earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, Jennifer Winkles of Newnan earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, Tracey Hunt of Hogansville earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, Margaret Seldon of Sharpsburg earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, Francetta Anderson of Newnan earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, Rachael Zuccala of Sharpsburg earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, Tanner Thompson of Hogansville earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the School of Engineering, Brett Eisenmann of Moreland earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Liberal Arts, Jill Evans of Newnan earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts, Candace Goldbeck of Moreland earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts, Cory White of Newnan earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Liberal Arts, Ethan Brown of Sharpsburg earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts, Raquel Offield of Newnan earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Liberal Arts, Drew Forde of Fayetteville earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Townsend School of Music, Amanda Brandner of Newnan earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts, Hannah Troyer of Senoia earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Liberal Arts, McKenzie Woody of Fayetteville earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tift College of Education, and Olawole Ogundele of Fayetteville earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics.

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Area students graduate from UNG

The following local students graduated from the University of North Georgia during its spring commencement ceremonies, held May 9-10on UNG's Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses: Kristen Ann Adams of Newnan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Katie Lynne Barker of Newnan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Hannah Marcia Cilli of Newnan graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing Education, Madlie Dupoux of Fairburn graduated with a Associate of Science in Nursing, Jamie L, Harvey of Sharpsburg graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Margaret Elizabeth Hearn of Palmetto graduated with distinction with a Associate of Science in Nursing, Patricia Estelle Power of Fayetteville graduated with a Associate of Science in Nursing, Sara Kaitlyn Rees of Sharpsburg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Lauren Elise Sandwich of Brooks graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Katie Elayne Smith of Senoia graduated with a Associate of Science in General Studies, Erika Kouda Tate of Sharpsburg graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Richard James Westerfield of Newnan graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and Kimberlee Ranae Zabawa of Senoia graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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Onyeuku earns degree from Hofstra

Ngwanma Onyeuku of Fayetteville graduated from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, in May 2014, earning a BS in exercise science.

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Peacock graduates from Covenant College

William Caleb Peacock of Sharpsburg recently graduated from Covenant College located on Lookout Mountain on May 10. Peacock completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He earned Dean’s List honors in his final semester.

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Local students named to Dean’s List at Columbus State

The following local students, listed with their degree programs, were named to the Dean's List at Columbus State University by completing the spring 2014 semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.6 or higher GPA: Kelsey Armstrong of Newnan, majoring in music education; Danielle Brye of Newnan, majoring in criminal justice; Owen Evans of Fayetteville, majoring in accounting; Yasmeen Kearney of Fairburn, majoring in accounting; Tyler Steenmeijer of Moreland, majoring in criminal justice; and Shari Taylor of Newnan, majoring in early childhood education.

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Area students named to Columbus State President’s List

The following students earned a place on the President’s List at Columbus State University for the 2014 spring semester: Aliyah Anglin of Fairburn, majoring in communication; Telea Davis of Newnan, majoring in special education: general curriculum—reading; Jacob Demlow of Newnan, majoring in theatre arts; Laurie Dishman of Sharpsburg, majoring in early childhood education; Keshara Goode of Newnan, majoring in sociology; Amy Melton of Fayetteville, majoring in music education; Catherine North of Hogansville, majoring in marketing; Leah Pendleton of Brooks, majoring in biology; Juan Roach of Newnan, majoring in computer science—software systems; Dianne Starkey of Senoia, undeclared; Kara Williams of Hogansville, majoring in early childhood education; and Marian Young of Newnan, majoring in marketing.

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Locals earn President’s List honors at Georgia Southern

The following local students were named to the President’s List at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro for the 2014 spring semester. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester: Morgan Shively of Fairburn, Dustin Hall of Fayetteville, Chinomnso Ekeke of Fayetteville, Benjamin Mccarty of Grantville, Samantha Murphey of Newnan, Ashley Lawrence of Newnan, Elena Thomason of Newnan, Shane Wilson of Newnan, Anthony Nordman of Newnan, Charles Utt of Senoia, Dana Sylvestre of Senoia, Mackenzie Kriesch of Senoia, and Justin Alderman of Sharpsburg.

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Area students earn a spot on Dean’s List at Georgia Southern

The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro for the 2014 spring semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester: Joseph Kearse of Fairburn, Shayla Prescott of Fairburn, Marquise Tucker of Fairburn, Kiana Baldon of Fayetteville, Chastity Clay of Fayetteville, Diamond Holmes of Fayetteville, Brandon Swint of Fayetteville, Kendall Whitfield of Fayetteville, James Denham of Hogansville, Abby Eisenmann of Moreland, Melissa Bishop of Newnan, Tyler Brown of Newnan, Jacob Callahan of Newnan, Kionna Hanson of Newnan, Tabitha Nalley of Newnan brielle Selementi of Newnan, Kurt Wahnschaff of Newnan, Rebecca Whitlock of Newnan, Jacee Lancaster of Palmetto, Ciara Cummings of Senoia, Rachel Hasluem of Senoia, Evan Todd of Senoia, Joshua Bernholtz of Sharpsburg, Robert Carter of Sharpsburg, Rachel Cowart of Sharpsburg, Laura Ives of Sharpsburg, Caleb Johnson of Sharpsburg, Lauren Lee of Sharpsburg, Jessie Marie Reese of Sharpsburg, and Audrey Stamps of Sharpsburg.

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Wilson makes Provost’s List at Troy U

Victoria Wilson of Newnan has been named to the 2014 spring semester/term 4 Provost's List at Troy University in Alabama. The Provost's List honors students who have earned a 3.65 or higher grade point average during the previous academic period.

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Locals graduate from University of North Georgia

The following local students graduated from the University of North Georgia during its spring commencement ceremonies, held May 9-10 on UNG's Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses. Kristen Ann Adams of Newnan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Katie Lynne Barker of Newnan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. Hannah Marcia Cilli of Newnan graduated with a Master of Science in nursing education. Madlie Dupoux of Fairburn graduated with a Associate of Science in nursing. Jamie L. Harvey of Sharpsburg graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. Margaret Elizabeth Hearn of Palmetto graduated with distinction with an Associate of Science in nursing. Patricia Estelle Power of Fayetteville graduated with an Associate of Science in nursing. Sara Kaitlyn Rees of Sharpsburg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Lauren Elise Sandwich of Brooks graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Katie Elayne Smith of Senoia graduated with a Associate of Science in general studies. Erika Kouda Tate of Sharpsburg graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management. Richard James Westerfield of Newnan graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Kimberlee Ranae Zabawa of Senoia graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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Crumbley earns Master’s at UEK

John Sterling Crumbley of Fairburn recently graduated from the University of Eastern Kentucky in Richmond with a Master of Science in Safety/Security/Emergency Management.

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Hasberger and Wolfe participate in Columbus State Honors Camp

The following students successfully participated in the third annual STEM Honors Camp at Columbus State University this summer. Hayley Hasberger, a rising senior at Central Education Center in Newnan, and Rona Wolfe, a rising senior at Northgate High School in Newnan.

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Locals named to Dean’s List at Reinhardt U

The following local residents were named to the Dean’s List at Reinhardt University in Waleska for spring semester 2014. They are Connor Edwards of Newnan, Brittany Gaddy of Fayetteville, Emily Haney of Fayetteville, Carleigh Myatt of Newnan, Brandon Ruston of Newnan, and David Winkles of Sharpsburg.

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Domzalski named to Dean’s List at Wake Forest

Elizabeth Domzalski of Palmetto was named to the spring 2014 Dean's List at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.

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Area students named to Samford Dean’s List

The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at Samford University in Birmingham. Chris R. Longoria of Newnan. Aaron J. Pendleton of Brooks. Rachel G. Shirey of Fayetteville. Alysa R. Rambo of Fairburn. Natalie C. Cerasoli of Sharpsburg. Will D. Perkins of Newnan. Kierstin N. Cusumano of Fairburn. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean's List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester.

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Area students make Dean’s List at UNG

The following local students made the Dean's Lists at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 3.5 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester, and having no grade lower than B. They are Daniel Taylor Awbrey of Newnan, Dylan Thomas Barrett of Sharpsburg, Kellie Anne Callahan of Fayetteville, Haleigh Elizabeth Darnell of Newnan, Erin Marie Dunphy of Fayetteville, Ariel Demi Franklin of Fayetteville, Anna Frances Geier of Brooks, Caleb James Glorvigen of Sharpsburg, Sarah Edith Green of Brooks, Shirley Kathleen Holmes of Newnan, Christopher John Houghton of Newnan, Lindsey D. Luchansky of Sharpsburg, Abygail Leigh McMillan of Brooks, Logan Quinn Moore of Sharpsburg, Madison Victoria Pecce of Newnan, Miranda Shae Phillips of Sharpsburg, Sara Kaitlyn Rees of Sharpsburg, Lauren Elise Sandwich of Brooks, Chase Barringer Smith of Newnan, George Samuel Smith of Fairburn, Suzanne Mae Turner of Newnan, Madison Leigh Vermilya of Newnan, Lacie Marie Warren of Hogansville, Richard James Westerfield of Newnan, Abigail Hope Young of Senoia, and Kaylee Rae Zabawa of Senoia.

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Locals graduate from AASU

Local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah on May 10 including Juliann Wheatley of Fayetteville, Alia Watkins of Fayetteville, Katie Pope of Newnan, Hali Fleming of Newnan, Katherine Long of Sharpsburg, and Sarah Sexton of Newnan.

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Crawford and Veasey earn Mercer degrees

The following area residents earned degrees from Mercer University in Macon during the Walter F. George School of Law spring commencement: Tamara Crawford of Fayetteville earned a Master of Laws in federal criminal practice and procedure. Bethany Veasey of Sharpsburg earned a juris doctor.









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