Education Briefs

Central Education Center to hold college probe fair and open house

On Monday Oct. 21, the Central Education Center (CEC) is holding the College Probe Fair and Open House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Over 50 colleges and schools will be at the CEC. It is recommended that all juniors and seniors attend. For more information, call 678-423-2000, ext. 292 or contact your school counselor.

Skrmetti graduates Magna Cum Laude from SCAD

Ann Renée Skrmetti, daughter of Peter and Jean Skrmetti of Coweta County, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design on June 1, 2013 with a bachelor of fine arts in fibers.

Her activities while at SCAD included internships in Milwaukee and Chicago. While a Sonoma textile art intern with Kohl’s corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Skrmetti created print designs and colorways, worked on concept mood boards and special trend/merchandising projects, and gained experience in product display design. While a design intern with The Paper Source in Chicago, Skrmetti worked with multiple aspects of the production process for a variety of holidays and events; expanded her knowledge of Illustrator and InDesign while also being able to participate in hands-on product sampling; and practiced catalog typesetting, sample making for cards, kits and window displays, wedding suite styling, gift bag decorating for public relations send-offs, and assisting with photography shoots and market research.

At SCAD, she worked as a tutor for English as a Second Language and was the education coordinator for the Fibers Force Club. Her honors included Dean’s List and President’s List on multiple occasions and the Savannah College of Art and Design Academic Honors Scholarship. Her artistic awards included SCAD’s purchase of her "Linear Wash" Print: Summer 2012; Fibers Department Open Studio 2011: "Linear Wash" CAD featured Print; a SCAD Fashion Show 2010: Clutch Purse; Wallin Hall Gallery Displayed Pieces: Untitled Still Life, Patterned Jacket Still Life, and Repeat Pattern Painting; and Boundary Hall Gallery Displayed Pieces: Hubert – The Disgruntled Owl Sculpture.

Skrmetti is a 2009 graduate of Northgate High School where she was active in theater, was named an Advanced Placement Scholar, and graduated with high honors.

Owens named to Dean’s List

Owen Evans of Fayetteville has made the Dean's List at Columbus State University. Evans, who is majoring in accounting, earned a place on the list by completing the summer 2013 semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.6 or higher GPA.

Slagle earns Eagle Scholar honors

Toby Slagle of Sharpsburg is among the first ever group of Eagle Scholars at Carson-Newman University.

The university is the first among South Atlantic Conference (SAC) schools to establish a program that recognizes both academic and athletic achievement.

The Eagle Scholars initiative recognizes a high level of academic achievement among Carson-Newman's student-athletes. Slagle, a football athlete, is among the student athletes with a cummulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and will begin the season with the "torch of knowledge" patch attached to the sports' uniform.

"Our scholar-athletes do a phenomenal job of representing our university both in the classroom and in competition," said Dr. Kina Mallard, Carson-Newman executive vice president and provost. "This new initiative allows Carson-Newman to recognize those athletes who have reached a level of outstanding academic achievement."

An August 26 ceremony recognized this year's 71 Eagle Scholars in front of their peers, teammates and coaches.

Stover makes President’s List

Kathryn Stover, a Palmetto resident, made the summer 2013 President's List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 401 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

To be eligible for the President's List, a student must earn a semester GPA of 4.0 and take a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Panter on CSU’s President’s List

Amanda Panter of Fairburn earned a spot on Columbus State University’s President's List for the 2013 summer semester.

Panter, who is majoring in special education: general curriculum—reading, made the list for achieving a semester grade-point average of at least 3.8.




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