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Education Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 18, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Research by area student accepted for major public health conference

Research by Matthew Lyons, a Georgia State University School of Public Health Ph.D. student from Peachtree City, has been accepted for presentation at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo. The APHA conference was held in Atlanta Nov. 4-8.

University of North Georgia honors top military cadets

The University of North Georgia's Boar's Head Brigade held the 2016 Distinguished Military Students (DMS) on Sept. 11 to honor senior ROTC cadets who have excelled academically and as leaders including Allen Reuter of Peachtree City and Justin Trammell of Brooks.

To be selected, a cadet must be in the upper half of the academic class, the upper third of the ROTC class, and the upper third of UNG's Order of Merit List, established by the professor of military science. Additionally, cadets are selected on the basis of interest and aptitude for military service and outstanding qualities of leadership and initiative as demonstrated by participation and achievement in campus, civic and military activities.

The cadets and their families were honored during the annual DMS Banquet on Oct. 7. The DMS Review and Banquet were part of the second annual Boar's Head-Corps Alumni Weekend, which aimed to connect current and former cadets during a weekend of mentoring and networking. Sponsored by the North Georgia Corps of Cadets Association, the weekend included a variety of events, classes, speakers, socials, recognitions, and remembrances.

Networking opportunities for all levels of UNG cadets included panel discussions in a variety of career fields and military briefings featuring recently deployed, active duty junior officers. Retired Col. Jimmy Blackmon, a 1991 alumnus and author of "Pale Horse: Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division," spoke Oct. 6 to kick off the weekend.

Peachtree City residents inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following Peachtree City 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.

Jessica Roberson was initiated at Arizona State University, and Annabelle Fortune and Emma Thome, both at the University of Mississippi. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.