Education Briefs

Locals named to Oxford Merit List

The following area students were named to the Merit List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Georgia, for the 2014 spring semester. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the previous semester to be named to the Merit List. They are Brandon Barber of Sharpsburg, Christella Dhammaputri of Newnan, and John Sexton of Sharpsburg.

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Area students earn degrees from Emory

The following local students received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta at its 169th commencement ceremony in May:

Hamidah Ali of Fairburn received a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health.

Brandon Barber of Sharpsburg received an Associate of Arts from Oxford College.

Rapheal Bollar of Fairburn received a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School.

Amanda Carson of Palmetto received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Kayliph Crump of Fayetteville received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Apurva Desai of Newnan received a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School.

Kitanya Farmer of Fayetteville received a Bachelor of Medical Science from the School of Medicine.

Bruce Handy of Fayetteville received a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology.

John Kosky of Senoia received a Juris Master from the School of Law.

Jonathan Litzenberger of Newnan received a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School.

Brian Longoria of Newnan received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Maybeth Marchman of Sharpsburg received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Bonginkosi Mhlanga of Fairburn received a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology.

Jordan Mills of Newnan received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Leslie Munoz of Newnan received a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health.

Iesha Scott of Fayetteville received a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School.

Alice Story of Fayetteville received a Juris Master from the School of Law.

Zachary Vann of Newnan received a Bachelor of Science from Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Lindsay White of Sharpsburg received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the School of Medicine.

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Roper graduates from Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Sheldon David Roper of Sharpsburg graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Cape Cod on June 21, 2014 with a degree in Marine Engineering.

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Heindel and Commander graduate from Wake Forest U.

Norman Heindel of Newnan and Sara Commander of Palmetto recently graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

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Blevins graduates from Appalachian State

Kelly Elaine Blevins of Newnan graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Anthropology with a concentration in bioarchaeology and osteology, and a minor in Chemistry. She was also the recipient of the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Award for Outstanding Senior in Anthropology.

Blevins has been accepted to Durham University in England, and has been awarded one of the prestigious Archaeology Masters Bursaries. She will begin the program of paleopathology and will be researching the social dimensions of tuberculosis.

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Locals earn academic honors at UNG

Local students were recently named to the President’s Honor Roll and President’s List at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. They are Sydney Carol Stallings of Sharpsburg, Jessica Grace Forde of Senoia, Chase Aaron Johnson of Senoia, Molly Rebecca Morelock of Newnan, Mitchell David Watson of Fayetteville, Katie Lynne Barker of Newnan, Jamie L. Harvey of Sharpsburg, Ann Marie Jourdan of Fayetteville, and Ashley Diane Rodriguez of Newnan.

Students who are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in bachelor's degree programs and who have achieved a 4.0 grade point average with no grade lower than a B were named to the President's Honor Roll. Students enrolled in associate degree programs who met the same level of achievement were named to the President's List.

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Tornatore named to Dean’s List at SUNY

Anthony Tornatore of Senoia was named to the Dean's List at the College at Brockport, State University of New York, for the spring 2014 semester. Students who earn a GPA of a 3.40-3.69 are named to the Dean's List.

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Locals named to Shorter U. Dean’s List

Shorter University located in Rome, Georgia, named the following local students to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2014: Edith Avila, Caleb Britt, Nicole Elder, Emily Fusan, Erin Gould, Kevin Jones, Kaitlyn Talley, Desiree' Watson-Isom, and Terri Wright, all of Newnan, and Landon Allensworth and Cassie Brown, both of Sharpsburg.

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.

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Cawthorne named to Dean’s List at Jacksonville State

Morgan Cawthorne, a junior majoring in Business Management and Marketing at Jacksonville State University, was recently named to the spring Dean's list. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student was maintain a GPA of 3.5 while enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours.

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Locals earn Samford degrees

Four local students recently received degrees from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Penny Baker Surrett of Newnan graduated from Samford University's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education. Surrett received a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.

Kelsi Kay Adams of Sharpsburg graduated from Samford University's School of the Arts. Adams received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.

Erin Alexandra Devane of Sharpsburg graduated from Samford University's Ida Moffett School of Nursing. Devane received a Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia.

Rachel Grace Shirey of Fayetteville graduated Magna Cum Laude from Samford University's School of Public Health. Shirey received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.



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