Education Notes

Senoia's Hebron graduates from Lafayette College

Vaughn Hebron of Senoia recently graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, with a bachelor of arts in economics and business.

Samford graduates three local students

During Samford University's recent commencement exercises in Birmingham, three local students earned their degrees. Dominic Vittorio Aliffi, Newnan, earned a bachelor of music education from Samford's School of the Arts. Courtney Leigh Lawson, Newnan, received a bachelor of arts from Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies. Catherine Nicole Stevens, Fayetteville, was awarded a bachelor of science in education from Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies.

McElwaney earns masters from Illinois-Chicago

Michelle McElwaney of Sharpsburg received a master of science in health informatics at the May 2013 commencement ceremony of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Ulles, Bender graduate from Charleston

Anne Ulles of Newnan and Connor Bender of Peachtree City recently graduated from the College of Charleston in South Carolina during a ceremony in the historic Cistern Yard.

Redman earns degree from AIC

American International College in Springfield, MA, awarded Tehan Redman of Newnan a degree in sport and recreation management at the college's recent commencement ceremony.

Binion graduates with top honors at Wesleyan

Kendal Claire Binion, the daughter of Leslie Binion of Newnan and Byron Binion of Senoia, recently graduated summa cum laude with a 3.9 GPA and earned a bachelor of arts with a double major in women's studies and psychology from Wesleyan College in Macon. Named as Wesleyan's Woman of the Year for 2013 and selected as one of Five Faces representing the graduating class of 2013, Binion served as a Wesleyan Disciple, a resident advisor, four years on the Student Government Association, as a member of Wesleyan's Summer Leadership Institute and Auburn University's Women's Leadership Institute.

Binion logged more than 2,000 hours as a volunteer hospital advocate with Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia. She plans to attend graduate school and devote her life to helping women in crisis.

Cowetans graduate from Harding U

Harding University in Searcy, AR, granted degrees to three Coweta residents at its recent commencement ceremonies.

Taylor Kee of Newnan earned a bachelor of business administration in international business.

Kathryn McCafferty of Newnan received a bachelor's degree in social work. Kaysi McNichols of Senoia graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication sciences and disorders.

DEAN'S/President's LISTS Schultz makes Dean's List at Samford

John Karl Schultz of Newnan was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. To qualify, a student must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA while attempting at least 10 credit hours of coursework.

GSU announces Dean's List

Georgia Southern University recently named the local students to its spring 2013 Dean's List. To be eligible, a student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 semester hours. From Brooks, they are: Daniel Pulliam and Madison Stanford; from Fairburn, Brandon Washington, Shanell Stewart and Zemitri Carter; from Fayetteville, Alan Blackburn, Bobby Lee, Brook Heard, James Udi, Joy Needham, Kiana Baldon, Mary Mannion and Maya Judge; from Newnan, Brandon Joiner, Carly Wieting, Eleanor Lee, Elena Thomason, Grant Pickett, Holly Meese, Kayla Cook, Kionna Hanson, Kurt Wahnschaff, Matthew Roy, Melissa Bishop, Rachael Linares, Sarah Russell and Tiffany Allen; from Senoia, Andrew Johnson and Kathryn Elliott; from Palmetto, Kristain Montgomery and Maria Flanders; from Sharpsburg, Alexander Rohling, Cara Edenfield, Emily Thompson, Lauren Decourcy, Rachel Cowart, Sarah Banks, Shelby Riggs and Ward Sachs; from Grantville, Benjamin McCarty; and from Hogansville, Erica Tyler.

Locals earn a spot on GSU President's List

Area students who have earned a 4.0 GPA and carried a minimum of 12 semester hours for the spring 2013 semester were recently named to the Georgia Southern University President's List. They are: from Fairburn, Shayla Prescott; from Fayetteville, Brandon Swint, Meredith Talley, and Kendall Whitfield; from Newnan, Katherine Cantrell, Mary Edwards, Whitney Mann, Elizabeth Mitchell, Gabrielle Selementi, and Andrew Walker; from Senoia, Mackenzie Kriesch and Dana Sylvestre; and from Sharpsburg, Chelsea Hodge, Tyler Marvin, and Taylor Smith.

Thomas named to Wofford Dean's List

John William Thomas of Newnan was named to the Wofford College Dean's List for being enrolled for at least 12 semester hours and attaining a 3.6 or higher GPA for the spring 2013 semester.

Local students on Wake Forest Dean's List

Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, announced that the following area residents were named to the spring 2013 Dean's List: Kiana Courtney, Fayetteville; Elizabeth Domzalski, Palmetto; Norman Heindel, Newnan; Barron Jeter, Moreland; and Kathryn Thieneman, Newnan.

Students who achieve a 3.4 and not grade below a C were named to the list.

Newnan students named to Emory Dean's List

Peter Boudreau and Norwert Bill, both of Newnan, were named to the Dean's List of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, for the spring 2013 semester.

Students must be have a 3.85 or above GPA to be named to the Dean's List.

Johnson named to Oxford's Honor List

Krysten Johnson of Sharpsburg was named to the Honor List at Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, GA, for the 2013 spring semester. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or above to be named to the Honor List.

Awards/Sc hola rships

Dayton awarded scholarships to Dordt College

Michael Dayton of Senoia has been awarded honors and football scholarships as an incoming freshman from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA.

Brown receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars has selected Harrison Brown of Newnan High School to become a member of the esteemed organization.

The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

Kalyta receives Armstrong award

Kelsey Kalyta of Sharpsburg received the Georgia Academic Recognition Day Award during Armstrong Atlantic University's recent student awards convocation.

Each spring, Armstrong, located in Savannah, celebrates the most elite students who have achieved distinguished academic success and have engaged in active service to the university and community.

Gould earns Shorter U scholarship

Erin Serena Gould of Newnan was recently awarded Shorter University's Alfred Shorter Scholarship, which provides three-quarters of tuition for eight semesters for incoming freshmen. To qualify, students must hold at least a 3.75 GPA and score at least 1100 on the SAT (critical reading and math) or 24 on the ACT.

Gould, the daughter of Tom and Tammy Gould, graduated from East Coweta High School where she maintained a 4.0 GPA. She participated in and was the vice president of Followers of Christ her senior year. She was awarded the Mike Fitzpatrick Student Athlete of the Month award as well as the Scholar Athlete Award.

Gould is also involved in numerous church activities.


Mongerson travels to Ecuador

Peachtree City resident Briana Mongerson, a senior at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, will study abroad in Ecuador during the summer of 2013 as part of Oglethorpe's partnership program with the nonprofit Global LEAD. A graduate of Whitewater High School, Mongerson is majoring in communications and rhetoric studies.

UWG offers online music degree

The University of West Georgia Department of Music now offers a master of music degree in music education that is completed entirely online.

The program is intended for students who seek advanced training in music and music education.

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