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  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 21, 2018 - 5:34 AM

Young appointed to UGA Board of Visitors

John Latimer Young has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the University of Georgia Libraries.The Board acts in an advisory and development capacity for all UGA libraries and archives.Young holds a 1974 BBA degree in Real Estate and Urban Development from UGA.

Young served for 12 years on the College of William and Mary Executive MBA Alumni Board, the last three years as its chairman. He also sat on the Foundation Board of Trustees at William and Mary. Young holds a 1977 MBA degree from the school.

Young, a co-founder of Josey,Young and Brady Realty LLC,was previously president of US Operations for Philadelphia-based Chesterton Binswanger and was a Managing Director in the real estate investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston, both in New York.

Flake earns BS in nursing from JSU

Jennifer Flake recently earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University, where she was named to the president’s list for academic performance (4.0 GPA) in her final semester, Fall 2017.

Flake is currently employed at Emory University Hospital Oncology Center in Atlanta, where she administers chemotherapy to cancer patients. She has been accepted to the Emory University Woodruff School of Nursing for graduate studies, and she plans to be as an Adult/Gerontology Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Flake, who attended The Heritage School and is a 2007 graduate of Newnan High School, is the daughter of Glenn and Tawonna Flake of Newnan.

Petch receives Georgia Power grant

Alexander Petch, a third-grade teacher at Elm Street Elementary School, was one of 42 educators recently selected to receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power. Georgia public colleges and universities that have schools of education submitted the final nominations. To be eligible for a grant, candidates must be in the top 25 percent of his class, be a first-year teacher employed by a public school in Georgia and demonstrate a high aptitude for teaching. Teachers are encouraged to use the funds to purchase school items such as books, educational CDs or DVDs, computers, projectors, or other supplies to enhance their classrooms and students’ learning experiences.

Vinson selected for UTC dean’s list

Tori Vinson of Sharpsburg has been named to the dean’s list for for the fall 2017 semester at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Students who earn a 3.2 or higher semester grade point average are awarded the honor.

Local students named to JSU honors lists

Jacksonville State University recently honored local students for outstanding academic achievement during the Fall 2017 semester. Named to JSU honors lists were Tairi Vital, Rebekah Waller, Caroline Pitzer, Ashlee Chitwood, Kiandrea Hall, Jordyn Wilkas, Kobe Waller, Jasmine Prather, Madeline Miles, Shania Colton, Tiffini Brenner, Eric Geeter, Brandon Proffitt and Jeremy Cobb, all of Newnan; Madeline Robbins, Emily Smith, Jared Triggs, Ryan Fagerstrom and Allison Schotthoefer, all of Sharpsburg; and Laine Futral of Senoia.

Young Harris College announces academic honors

Young Harris College recently announced its Fall 2017 academic honors. Local students named to the college’s dean’s list for earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average were Lewis Crandall and Josanna Rowe of Newnan and Leigh Anne Turner of Whitesburg.