Coweta Education Notes

Newnan students receive top honors at BPC

by Staff Reports

Brewton-Parker College students Robert Joseph Lytten and Lakeitha Consuelo Williams of Newnan were recognized during Honors Day Chapel April 30 in Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon campus.

Both were recognized as a Dean’s Scholars for qualifying for the Dean’s List at least five times out of the last seven semesters. Lytten also received the Business Highest Academic Achievement Award.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.


RETIRING PRESIDENT keynotes largest graduation in West Georgia history

The University of West Georgia in Carrollton hosted its 2013 spring commencement ceremonies April 27 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum.

Retiring UWG President Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna gave his final keynote address as university president for both ceremonies to more than 1,000 graduates, the largest recorded ceremony in UWG history.

Graduates from the College of Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics and the Richards College of Business received their degrees at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony. The 2 p.m. ceremony included graduates from the College of Education, College of Arts and Humanities and the School of Nursing.

Approximately 842 undergraduates and 240 graduate students earned the right to walk across the stage to receive their degrees. 

Under Sethna’s presidency, there have been 32,700 degrees and 90 doctorate degrees awarded. 


LOCAL RESIDENTS initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following Coweta area residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, based in Baton Rouge, LA.

• Brian Hinkemeyer of Newnan initiated at Jacksonville State University.

• Patience Sellers of Fairburn initiated at Mercer University.

• Chandra Crocker of Newnan initiated at Mercer University.

• Betty Baughman of Newnan initiated at Mercer University.

• Tonya Whitlock of Newnan initiated at Mercer University.

• Irma Howard of Newnan initiated at Mercer University.

• Brian Boyd of Sharpsburg initiated at Mercer University.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. 

Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. 

Phi Kappa Phi’s mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit

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