Published Sunday, February 17, 2013

Coweta Education Notes: Northgate alum Reese named GCPA vice president

From STAFF REPORTS

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Jessie Reese, daughter of Morgan and Jim Reese, recently was named vice president of the Georgia College Press Association.

Reese, a junior, is majoring in journalism with a writing minor at Georgia Southern University, where she is managing editor of the George-Anne student newspaper. At the GCPA Conference in Athens, the George-Anne was a top publication in the Four-Year Division-A category, winning first place in several photography categories and community service editorial, second place in editorial series, general excellence and advertising, and third place in website, and layout and design excellence.

Reese said she anticipates making big changes in the GCPA and looks forward to implementing her ideas along with the other board members. Reese’s goals are expanding the conference, integrating hands on learning methods and bringing more speakers.

“I’m excited about this new opportunity and look forward to implementing these new changes,” said Reese. “I hope to improve the GCPA conferences and the connection among collegiate newspapers in Georgia.”

Reese graduated in 2010 from Northgate, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Crimson Times her senior year and interned at The Newnan Times-Herald her junior and senior years.

DEGREES

Fort Hays State University: Justin Corley, of Newnan, Master of Liberal Studies –computer networking emphasis.

PRESIDENT’S LIST

Georgia Southern University: Katherine Cantrell of Newnan, Child/Fam Development major; Kayla Curtis of Newnan, Justice Studies major; Mary Edwards of Newnan, Mathematics major; Hillary Garner of Newnan, Pre-Interior Design major; Whitney Mann of Newnan, Marketing major; Elizabeth Mitchell of Newnan, General Studies major; Kurt Wahnschaff of Newnan, Pre-Nursing/Nursing major; Sarah Russell of Newnan, Public Relations major; Dana Sylvestre of Senoia, Biology major.

DEAN’S LIST

Georgia Southern University: Michael Blount of Moreland; Melissa Bishop, Erin Brown, Thomas Cook, Shelby Gray, Kionna Hanson, Ashley Lawrence, Bree McChargue, Rachel Nalley, Elena Thomason, Krystopher Thompson and Carly Wieting, all of Newnan; Cara Edenfield, Edward Ford, Mary Hyer, Tyler Marvin, Ashley Riggs, Taylor Smith, Emily Thompson, Kelly Tynes and Cory Vaughan, all of Sharpsburg; Troy Elliott, Andrew Johnson and Mackenzie Kriesch, all of Senoia; Jasmine Peters of Palmetto; James Denham of Hogansville.

LaGrange College: Nicole Chantel Cato, Jordin Elizabeth Dombrosky, Brailey Noelle Guthrie, Angela Marie Hutchins, Macy Ruth Janney, Steven Arthur Porrello and Jill Nicole Powers.

Shorter University: Megan Burrell of Moreland; Stanley Arnold, Christopher Beno, Melissa Boone, Nicole Elder, Leslie Johnson and Kaitlyn Talley, all of Newnan; Christina Ezell of Senoia; Landon Allensworth, Cassie Brown and Brenna Moore of Sharpsburg.

Wofford College: John William Thomas of Newnan.

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