Education Briefs

Three locals graduate from GSSU

The following area residents were among 400 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the fall 2013 commencement ceremony held on Dec. 14 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Nicole P Irwin of Newnan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Kathryn P Stover of Palmetto graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing. Aslam F Gangji of Fayetteville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in computer science.

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Willis earns academic honors at CU

Zerric Keli Arv Willis of Fairburn, a freshman at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, has been named to the Dean's Academic Honors List. The list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

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Stover named to President’s List at GSSU

Kathryn P Stover, a resident of Palmetto, made the Fall 2013 President's List at Georgia Southwestern State University. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must earn a semester GPA of 4.0 and take a minimum of 12 credit hours.

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Burston named to President’s List at Chowan

Sierra Burston of Grantville was named to the President’s List for fall 2013 at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. Winners are full-time students who have accomplished a grade point average of 3.8 or better for the semester. Burston is a freshman majoring in exercise science.

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Area students named to Dean’s List at GSSU

The following local residents made the Fall 2013 Dean's List at Georgia Southwestern State University: David C Crabtree of Newnan, Meggan R Scott of Sharpsburg, Mallory A Underwood of Senoia, Hannah E Ruiz of Palmetto, Briana S Courtois of Fayetteville, and Eboni C Williams 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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Sterrey named to Dean’s List

Joe Sterrey of Newnan was named to the fall semester Dean's List at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Sterrey is a freshman majoring in Marketing.

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Area students named to Dean’s List at Samford

Samford University in Birmingham named the following area students to the Dean’s List for the fall semester: Joshua D Baker of Brooks, Natalie C Cerasoli of Sharpsburg, Kierstin N Cusumano of Fairburn, Chris R Longoria of Newnan, Alysa R Rambo of Fairburn, and Rachel G Shirey of Fayetteville. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

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Lincoln Memorial awards degrees to local students

Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., awarded education specialist degrees to the following local students: Raymond Henderson of Newnan, Lea Henderson of Newnan, Kimberly Judge of Fayetteville, Karla Wilson of Turin, Tammye Hicks of Senoia, Amanda Sherer of Grantville, Grant Williams of Newnan, Vera Harris of Newnan, Liberty Bennett of Newnan, Marcela Sample of Fayetteville, Adam Daigler of Newnan, Sheleen Ferry of Senoia, Suzanne Brooks of Newnan, Ruby Burton of Newnan, and Bradley Willem of Newnan.

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VMI names Dickinson to Dean’s List

Hannah P. Dickinson of Peachtree City was named to the Dean’s List at Virginia Military Institute for the fall semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C. Dickinson, a junior, is majoring in biology. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Dickinson.

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Shorter names locals to Dean’s List

Shorter University in Rome has named the following local students to the Dean’s List during the fall semester of 2013. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term. From Newnan: Edith Guadalupe Avila, Caleb McKinley Britt, Nicole Ashley Elder, Emily Paige Fusan, Erin Serena Gould, Kevin Scott Jones, Corrine Latanya Kirk, Kaitlyn Marie Talley, Desireé Antoinette Watson-Isom, and Terri Pope Wright. From Sharpsburg: Landon Keith Allensworth, Cassie Lynn Brown, and George Thomas Philpot. From Senoia: Christina Marie Ezell.

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Rathert named to Dean’s Honor Roll at FHSU

Krista Michelle Rathert of Newnan has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. To be eligible, students must have enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester.

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Kee named to Dean’s List at Harding

Alyssa Kee of Newnan has been named to the Dean's List for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. To be eligible, a student must carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

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Barnett attends Space Camp

Jack Barnett of Newnan recently attended Space Camp at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making.

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Locals earn degrees from ABAC

The following local students have earned degrees from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. John Reynolds III of Grantsville earned a bachelor’s in diversified agriculture. Allison Morris of Newnan earned an associate’s in family and consumer sciences. Allison Gordy of Sharpsburg earned an associate’s in wildlife technology. Heather Haynie of Fairburn earned an associate’s in nursing.

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VSU names locals to Dean’s List

Valdosta State University has announced the names of area students from fall 2013 who have earned the academic status of Dean's List. Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional (VSU) GPA of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being placed on the Dean's List. From Newnan: Leanne Bishop, Lecresha Chaney, Shanel Clark, Donovan Colton, Megan Coomes, Tamelia Hall, Sarah Hamman, Elizabeth Kaminski, Krista Leschke, Sarah Moseley, Lindsay Schultze, and Marshall Williams. From Sharpsburg: Jonathan Johnson, Hunter Lewis, and Jessica Vandiver. From Senoia, Jessica Sewell. From Fairburn: Karima Applewhite, Marc-Edwin Saint-Louis, and Brejae Wylie. From Fayetteville: Reginald Daniel, Taylor Haas, Taimia Johnson, Zakkiyya Johnson, and Lethia Washington.

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Locals earn degrees from VSU

Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from fall 2013 who have met all qualifications for graduation. Betty Eason of Newnan, master of education, curriculum and iInstruction accomplished teaching; Elizabeth Kaminski of Newnan, bachelor of arts, history; Chanbory Pey of Newnan, master of education, adult and career education; Rachel Robertson of Grantville, bachelor of science, chemistry; Jessica Vandiver of Sharpsburg, bachelor of business administration, marketing; Reginald Daniel of Fayetteville, bachelor of science, computer information systems; Brandy Hudson of Fayetteville, master of education, curriculum and instruction accomplished teaching; Candis Smith of Fayetteville, bachelor of science in education, early childhood education; Hilary Young of Fayetteville, bachelor of science in education, special education; Cambrielle Sanders of Fairburn, bachelor of science, biology.

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Area students make Dean’s List at Brewton-Parker

Eleven students from Coweta County qualified for the Dean’s List at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon for the fall 2013 semester. Students are Melinda Diane Carlyle, Jackie Lucinda Helm, James Elliot Hemmings, Kalea James, Katelijne Louise Knapp, Willie Anthony Melson, Joseph Herbert Thrower, and Laura Elizabeth Whitley, all of Newnan; Daniel John Kaufman of Senoia; and Amy Leigh Kerlin and Melinda Susanne Tew, both of Sharpsburg. Qualifying students were enrolled in 12 or more hours and earned a grade point average of 3.6 or better.

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Fuller and Jones named to TSU Dean’s List

The following local residents were named to the fall 2013 Dean's List at Tennessee State University in Nashville: Jessica Fuller of Fairburn, majoring in civil engineering; KaBrea Jones of Fairburn, majoring in biology. The honor is awarded to students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in 12 or more semester hours taken for a letter grade during the spring semester.

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Guice and Rivers named to Dean’s List at CCU

Elizabeth Guice of Fairburn and Miquela Rivers of Fayetteville have made the fall 2013 Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average.

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Locals earn honors from Georgia Tech

The following students earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for fall 2013 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester. From Newnan: Chandler Brandenburg, Margaret Ginn, Michael Dean, and Barry Weaver. From Sharpsburg: Elizabeth Evans and Maren Sonne. From Fairburn: Lindsey Walton. From Fayetteville: Daniel Branton and Lindsey Walton.

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Price named to Dean’s List at Hampden-Sydney

Donophan Charles Price III, a student at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. To earn this distinction, students must achieve at least a 3.3 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0.

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Area students named to Georgia Tech’s Dean’s List

The following students have earned the distinction of Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Fall 2013. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester. From Newnan: Carey Barronton, Mary Batten, Raymond Beno, Sarah Brady, Joel Prock, Charles Ramey, Matthew Cahir, Robert DePietro, Harris Eldridge, Alexander Hanson, Olivia Hoy, Mary Huff, Monica Kotz, Ladeidra Roberts, Emily Smith, Emily Stephens, Andrew Traylor, Avery Weatherford, and Jordan White. From Sharpsburg: Anna Adams and Daila Peterson. From Senoia: Rachael Copeland and Eric Fleckenstein. From Brooks: Julie Bergen and Lauren Milner. From Fayetteville: Rachel Barber, Marion Graddy, David Lebby, Shane Mudrinich, Rebecca Owens, Elise Prado, Jeremiah Roberts, Malik Russell, Numera Sachwani, Craig Sage, Danielle Shaver, Amy Stewart, and A'isha Williams.



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