Education Notes

York makes Oregon State's Honor Roll

Tyler O. York of Grantville has been named to the scholastic honor roll for the spring 2013 term at Oregon State University. York earned a 3.5 or better GPA and carried at least 12 hours of course work to earn a spot on the list York is a junior majoring in German.

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Shiffert to study in China

Maggie Shiffert, a rising senior at Northgate High School in Newnan, Ga., who is also dual enrolled at Clayton State University, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for the summer of 2013.

The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. State Department and provides meritbased scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.

Shiffert will use her NSLI-Y scholarship to study Chinese in Chengdu, Sichuan, China during the months of July and August 2013. The scholarship covers all program costs including travel, tuition, academic preparation, testing, educational and cultural activities, orientations, meals, and accommodations with a host family. While living and attending school in Chengdu, Shiffert will also serve as an unofficial representative of Clayton State and the University's Loch Shop, taking the University's name (and a few gifts) to southwest China.

'I'm really excited to be able to learn about Chinese culture and the language, and I can't wait for the adventures that I'm going to have while I'm inChina,' says Shiffert, who is a native of Longyan in the Fujian Province of China.

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SCAD names locals to Dean's List

Local residents have been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter 2013. Fulltime undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List. They include, from Sharpsburg: Julie Diaz, Kristin Ellerbee, Amber Grim, and Matthew Hill; from Fayetteville, Lindsey Mckelvy and Lillian Mueller; from Newnan, Megan Huxley; from Palmetto, Hannah Ouellette; and from Fairburn, Michael Terry.

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Area students graduate from Emory

The following area students earned degrees from Emory University in Atlanta at its recent commencement ceremony. They are Joanne Butler, Fairburn; Jade Ah-Low, Fayetteville; Marlena Dobbs, Fairburn; Elena Bergstrom, Fayetteville; Zachary Chahalis, Newnan; Chelsea Rierson, Newnan; Neelma Dhanani, Fayetteville; Peter Boudreau, Newnan; Shoheera Khaliqdina, Fayetteville; Alejandro Marti, Fayetteville; Valerie Williams, Fairburn; George Ballantyne, Newnan; Cyrene Saunders, Newnan; Brittany Wyatt, Fayetteville; Brittany Fears, Newnan; Anthony Chirillo, Senoia; and Krysten Johnson, Sharpsburg.

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Two Cowetans earn MBA's from Clayton State

Clayton State University recently awarded two master of business administration degrees to residents of Coweta County. Kenneth Michael Ferguson of Newnan and Frederick J. Snow of Sharpsburg both earned MBAs at the conclusion of the spring 2013 semester.

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Vorel graduates from EKU

Eastern Kentucky University recognized Zachary Quentin Vorel of Newnan for graduating Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology at its annual commencement ceremony in May.

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Saxon earns a Doctor of Ministry

Fayetteville resident Edward Saxon recently graduated from the Doctor of Ministry program at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. The seminary is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

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Hoodin named to Dean's List at Miami U

Derek Ryan Hoodin of Fayetteville was named to the Miami University Dean's List. Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2012-2013 have been named to the Dean's Llist recognizing academic performance.

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Three Newnan residents graduate from Reinhardt

Three local residents were among the 172 students who graduated from Reinhardt University in the spring semester of 2013. They are Kelsey Floyd, who graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in psychology; Diandrea Price, who earned an associate of science in pre-education; and Jenna Whatley, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in early childhood.



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