Education Notes


Jack Roberts

Locals graduate from Jacksonville State

Seven area students crossed the stage to receive their degrees during Jacksonville State University’s spring 2013 commencement exercises on April 26 at JSU Stadium. Among the graduates were Jacqueline Stallings of Newnan;  Isiah Gardner and Terrence Turner of Fayetteville; Arline Cuebas and Lisa Edwards of Peachtree City. Kelly Tomlin of Fayetteville graduated summa cum laude with special honors in accounting, and Wendy Gilbert of Peachtree City received her graduate degree.

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Dailey receives Hendrix scholarship

Caleb Dailey of Newnan was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. Dailey received the college’s Odyssey Distinction Award for professional and leadership development.

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Heyman earns biology degree

Kristin Heyman of Newnan recently graduated from Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, with a bachelor of arts in biology.

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Cowetans receive Piedmont College degrees

Piedmont College in Demorest, GA, awarded degrees to 352 students at its May commencement ceremonies. Among the graduates were David A. Gilliam of Moreland, who earned a bachelor of arts in psychology, and Erika L. Petry of Senoia, who received a bachelor of arts in early childhood education with honors.

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Local students receive President’s and Dean’s List Honors

Jacksonville State University recently announced that the following students were added to the President’s List for spring 2013. Tashasa Vaughn of Grantville; Olivia Brown, Sanders Ferrell, Amber Nixon, and Rebekah Stephens of Newnan. To be named to the President’s List, a student must earn a 4.0 grade point average or all A’s.  

JSU also announced that the following students who earned all A’s and B’s were named to the Deans’ List. Amy Blount, Brian Hinkemeyer, Terry Hinkemeyer, and Shalonda Willingham of Newnan; Christopher Benedetti, Kristen Colbert, and Robert Culp of Senoia; Kimberly Eskins and Meghan Robinson of Sharpsburg; and Sean Gittins and Terrence Turner of Fayetteville.

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Cowetans graduate from Auburn

Nearly 400 students received degrees at the May 11 commencement ceremony at Auburn University in Montgomery, AL. Among them were Kendall Little of Sharpsburg, who earned a bachelor of science degree in information systems management, and Brianna Bush of Newnan, who graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication.

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Coweta and Fayette students named to President’s List at Southern Crescent Tech

Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin recently announced its President’s List honorees for the 2013 spring semester. To receive this distinction, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 4.0 grade point average. From Coweta County, the honorees were Peter Barnes, Melanie Betsill, Layla Foles, Samantha Green, Howard Hottensen, Mionne McCauley, Rhonda Ramos, Christy Smith, Kenneth Street, and Russell Street. From Fayette County, the honorees were Jill Cosby, Jacob De La Garza, Lanier Dixson, Sandra Forero, Luke Hornberger, Shannon Jones, Robert Linscheid, Nathan Mathis, Theodore Millman, Tiffany Minter, Chris Morgan, Betelhem Obse, William Peavy, Kenneth Peterson, Aletha Posey, Dustin Ruth, Stephanie Scott, Troy Serapion, Patricia Shirley, Frank Simpson, John Thompson, Chaka Waide, Cerena Wandersee, and Danielle Williams.

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Coweta students earn West Georgia Tech scholarships

The West Georgia Technical College Foundation awarded three Coweta high school students with scholarships.  Charli Koster of East Coweta High School, Kaitlyn Keyer of Newnan High School, and Omar Cortez of Northgate High School were this year’s recipients. The Board of Directors’ scholarships are funded by the West Georgia Technical College Board of Directors and are awarded every year to a graduating senior from each high school.

“We are proud to be able to invest in the education of our students,” said West Georgia Technical College President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “These students have bright futures ahead of them and I highly commend the Board of Directors for investing in our students.”

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Wilkinson graduates cum laude from Georgia Southwestern State University

Kaitlin Wilkinson of Brooks graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness from Georgia Southwestern State University during the spring 2013 commencement ceremony held on May 4. The commencement speaker, Georgia Sen. Jason Carter, was introduced by his grandfather, President Jimmy Carter, who attended Georgia Southwestern.


Roberts graduates from Brown

Jack Roberts of Sharpsburg graduated from Brown University on May 26.

He is the son of David Roberts of Sharpsburg and Diana Sanders of Newnan. Roberts will attend law school after graduation.

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