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Education Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Mar. 30, 2017 - 7:20 PM

UWG-Newnan to hold Family Fun Day April 29

The University of West Georgia-Newnan will welcome students, family and friends for fun with inflatables, games, food and music during Family Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. April 29. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 678-839-2300.

Hankins honored at White Coat Ceremony

Hannah Hankins of Newnan was honored at the recent White Coat Ceremony for Samford University's Ida Moffett School of Nursing. The traditional ceremony recognizes nursing students who began clinical courses this year.

The ceremony included the presentation of a white coat and commemorative pin to each student. The pin serves as a reminder of the student's commitment to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and of the nursing poem recited during the ceremony.

Georgia Southern announces graduates

Several area students were among the approximately 1,700 receiving degrees from Georgia Southern University at its fall commencement ceremony. They included:

Christopher Gaiters of Senoia, Doctor of Education in curriculum studies

Daryl Cowins of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in justice studies

Sean Cromwell of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in justice studies

Andrew Travis of Newnan, Bachelor of Business Administration in logistics

Phillip Patterson of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in sports management

James Simons of Fayetteville, Master of Accounting in accounting

Mary Noreika of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in early childhood education

Mary Bodkin of Tyrone, Bachelor of Business Administration in management

Chidimma Morah of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in public health

Joshua Bernholtz of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in information technology

Nicholas Karettis of Tyrone, Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing

William Norris of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Arts in writing and linguistics

Austin Nichols of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in construction management

Isabel Dennis of Newnan, Bachelor of General Studies

Jacob Liddy of Peachtree City, Bachelor of Music in music education

Craig Grant of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Business Administration in information systems

Rachael Hurst of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing

Megan O'Connor of Peachtree City, Bachelor of Science in interior design

Deniece Hudson of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in sociology

Eric Thomason of Peachtree City, Bachelor of Science in biology

Kristen Pritchett of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science in child and family development

Zachary Riling of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Business Administration in management

Bobby Swint of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering

Jennifer Ross of Senoia, Master of Education in curriculum

Cassandra Tolin of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in nursing

Locals earn degrees from Georgia State University

Several area students received bachelor’s degrees during Georgia State University’s 102nd commencement. They included:

Hanxing Dong of Fayetteville, managerial sciences

Andrew Granquist of Peachtree City, managerial sciences

Jesse Gruby of Senoia, hospitality administration

Amanda Dennis of Senoia, studio

Mayky Doan of Peachtree City, marketing, managerial sciences

Kenneth Escoe of Newnan, managerial sciences

Nia Johnson of Fayetteville, hospitality administration

Michael Thomas of Tyrone, marketing

Tania Ward of Fayetteville, managerial sciences

Lauren Watring of Newnan, managerial sciences

Jennifer Abah of Palmetto, psychology

Jessica Anderson of Fayetteville, geology

Amanda Estep of Newnan, interdisciplinary studies

Willis Jackson of Fayetteville, interdisciplinary studies

Asia Rose Johnson of Newnan, neuroscience

Eddie Morris of Newnan, exercise science

Bryan Pitt of Fayetteville, computer science

Matthew Robinson of Peachtree City, music

Elisabeth Schaefer of Peachtree City, economics

Brytani Smith of Fayetteville, psychology

Hannah Thompson of Newnan, exercise science

Katrina Campbell of Peachtree City, criminal justice

Jerome Gaither of Fayetteville, biological science

Jonah Gibby of Tyrone, criminal justice

Vanessa Caceres of Newnan, public policy

Rebecca Chadwick of Senoia, early childhood education

Yanick Darko of Fayetteville, psychology

Ashley Lockhart of Peachtree City, early childhood education

Cody Simmons of Fayetteville, health and physical education

Allison Simpson of Newnan, early childhood education

Sydney Stallings of Sharpsburg, pre-licensure nursing

Talia Williams of Fayetteville, pre-licensure nursing

Georgia State confers master’s degrees

Georgia State University presented master’s degrees to several area students recently. They included:

From Sharpsburg: Eric Akey, business administration; Shannon Stephens, nursing.

From Tyrone: Rachel Bell, anthropology; Brad Morris, business administration;

From Peachtree City: Kimberley Fox, business administration; Esther Kim, business administration, information systems and international business; Sarah Kim, business administration; Jose Osorio, urban teacher leadership.

From Newnan: Carly Gates, multiple/severe disabilities; Kyle White, music; Maria Zafar, taxation.

From Fayetteville: Ifeanyichukw Ukpabi, sociology; Kenyatta Bruce, public health;  Matthew Cieutat, business administration; Louisa Kalinke, nursing.

From Brooks: Hannah Skibiel, biology.

Rosene earns degree from UW-River Falls

Wade Rosene of Newnan recently earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.

Alabama State recognizes students for academic achievement

Area students were recently recognized for academic achievement and placed on Alabama State University’s honors lists. Named to the dean’s or president’s list were:

Ansley Armagost, Meredith Gray, Ariana Mendola, Jasmine Partridge, Mallory Terrell and Jacob Wiest, all of Fayetteville; Gabrielle White of Grantville, Hannah Katherine Chapman, Sarah Chapman, Reginald Porter, Amran Petrice Primrose, Matthew Schlumper and Ryan Ware, all of Newnan; Auren Arevalo, Matthew Coffey, Abigail Louise Dickinson, Lotanna Erinne, Lauren Golden, Julianna Kearney, Rachel Lawrence, Mikeala Lowry, Keara Mathison, Milynn Kathleen Moore, Luke Alexander Nagy, Kathryn Elisebeth Mullen and Caroline Jerome, all of Peachtree City; Ann Marie Meeker and Jacob Peterson, both of Sharpsburg; and Stephen Todd Cannell of Tyrone.

Freund named to Forsyth School dean’s list

Kristi Freund, a Newnan native, has been named to The Forsyth School dean’s list at the Massachusetts School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene.

Newnan residents earn degrees from WGU

Amy Roberts and Sandra Acosta Kaasbell of Newnan recently earned degrees from Western Governors University. Roberts was awarded a Master of Science in nursing-leadership and management, while Kaasbell received a bachelor of science in sales and sales management.