Education Briefs

Local students graduate from Columbus State

The following local students have graduated from Columbus State University following the spring 2014 semester: Bryson Amey of Newnan, Taylor Brown of Hogansville, Alexandria Byars of Grantville, Caroline Carter of Newnan, Daniel Collins of Moreland, Vanessa Colton of Newnan, Matthew Eckles of Fairburn, Leah Glazier of Newnan, Daniel Hughes of Hogansville, Simonne Jackson of Fayetteville, Keith Roberts of Sharpsburg, and Nancy Windom of Newnan.

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Lawrence earns academic honors at GSU

Ashley Kate Lawrence of Newnan was named to the President’s List at Georgia Southern University for the Spring Semester. To be named to the President’s list, a student must attain a grade point average of 4.0 for the semester. Lawrence is the daughter of Paul and Beverly Lawrence of Newnan.

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Area students earn Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech

The following students earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for spring 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester. They are Julie Bergen of Brooks, Sarah Brady of Newnan, Elizabeth Evans of Sharpsburg, Jennifer Sample of Fayetteville, Andrew Traylor of Newnan, Barry Weaver of Newnan, and Caroline Wyrick of Newnan.

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Dickinson named to Dean’s List at VMI

Hannah P. Dickinson, a junior from Peachtree City, was recently named to the Dean's List for the second semester of academic year 2013-14 at the Virginia Military Institute. 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 is majoring in biology. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Dickinson.

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Locals named to Dean’s List at Georgia Tech

The following students have earned the distinction of Dean's List at The Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester. They are Anna Adams of Sharpsburg, Rachel Barber of Fayetteville, Carey Barronton of Newnan, Mary Batten of Newnan, Chandler Brandenburg of Newnan, Nicholas Britt of Fayetteville, Luis Colindres-Gonzalez of Newnan, Michael Dean of Newnan, Thomas Doolittle of Newnan, Eric Fleckenstein of Senoia, Alexa Francisco of Fayetteville, Margaret Ginn of Newnan, Matthew Goss of Fayetteville, Marion Graddy of Fayetteville, Daniel Graves of Sharpsburg, Olivia Hoy of Newnan, Derek Jett of Newnan, Thomas Lancaster of Brooks Brenden Leonard of Fayetteville, Kathryn Martin of Newnan, Mitchell Mathis of Fayetteville, Lauren Milner of Brooks, Shane Mudrinich of Fayetteville, Allison Oesterle of Newnan, Rebecca Owens of Fayetteville, Elise Prado of Fayetteville, Charles Ramey of Newnan, Ladeidra Roberts of Newnan, Numera Sachwani of Fayetteville, Craig Sage of Fayetteville, Jacqueline Sample of Fayetteville, Danielle Shaver of Fayetteville, Maren Sonne of Sharpsburg, Emily Stephens of Newnan, Lyndsey Stevenson of Newnan, Laura Tucker of Newnan, Kimberly Vu of Fayetteville, Lindsey Walton of Fairburn, Avery Weatherford of Newnan, Jared Whigham of Newnan, Jordan White of Newnan, and A'isha Williams of Fayetteville.

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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 9-10 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 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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