The Newnan Times-Herald


Education Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 25, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Watkins featured in dance performances

Megan Watkins of Sharpsburg recently performed in the Gainesville Ballet Company’s production of “A Frozen Ballet” at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium. Watkins was a handmaiden, townsperson, snowflake and snow flurry, and she also appeared in two guest artist repertory works.

Watkins, a dance major, also was featured in the Brenau University Department of Dance performance "Lucent," a faculty, senior thesis and guest artist concert at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. She danced in a student piece and the faculty work "Classical Duet.”

Currey to study abroad with Belmont

Dickson Currey of Newnan is one of 700 Belmont University students preparing to spend the summer in one of 43-faculty-led Maymester and Summer Study Abroad programs. Participants have the opportunity to explore, see historical sites and spend time experiencing new cultures around the globe, expanding the classroom beyond traditional experiences.

Harcourt travels to Ecuador to study

Casey Harcourt of Moreland is studying in Ecuador this summer as part of Wofford College’s study abroad program. She is majoring in environmental studies. Study abroad opportunities range from travel/study interim projects to a full-year at a university abroad. Co-curricular options include service-learning, internships and cultural excursions.

Local students earn degrees

Two Cowetans graduated from Clemson University recently with advanced degrees. Caroline E. Wyrick of Newnan earned a master of architecture degree in architecture and Amanda Sanabria of Sharpsburg earned a master of science in parks, recreation and tourism management.

Carlo Foles of Senoia was among 444 students participating in commencement exercises at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. recently. Foles earned a bachelor degree in biology.

William Wheeler of Newnan earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn. during its spring 2018 commencement ceremony.

Georgia College recently awarded degrees to the following local students: Nickelow Carlton, Courtney Crumpton, Hayley Holmes, Lauren Hovey and Elizabeth Thomas, all of Newnan;

Branden Collins, Matthew Greene and Charlotte Hughes, all of Senoia; Alexandra Garofalo and Derrick Nelson of Sharpsburg; and Alix Mushenko of Moreland.

Baylor University’s Truett Seminary conferred degrees on its latest class of graduates during commencement ceremonies at First Baptist Church of Waco. Ethan Michael Brown of Sharpsburg received a master of divinity degree.

Area residents on academic honor lists

Jacob Snellgrove of Newnan was named to the dean’s list for spring semester 2018 at Coastal Alabama Community College in Brewton, Ala. He is attending the school on a baseball scholarship and is a pitcher for the Warhawks.

William Wheeler of Newnan was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list for Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn. To be eligible, Carson-Newman students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher while completing 12 hours of academic coursework.

Megan Rae Watkins of Sharpsburg, a dance major, was named to Brenau University’s dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. To be eligible, Brenau students must maintain a GPA of 3.6 or higher and complete 15 hours of academic coursework.

Kylee Gause of Newnan was named to the Emmanuel College dean's list for the spring 2018 semester. To be eligible, Emmanuel students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete 16 hours of academic coursework.

Karah Duke and Shelby Stillwell, both of Sharpsburg, were named to the spring 2018 president’s list for academic achievement at Georgia College.

The following local students were named to Georgia College’s spring 2018 dean’s list: Margaret Wheeler, William Henry, Ashlie Adamson, Rachel Miller and Jacob Dallas, all of Sharpsburg; Thomas McMurrain of Palmetto; Kathryne Shuman, Joshua Anderson, Madison Exner, Alison Jarvis, Emily Watson, Hayley Holmes, Sara Demlow, Caroline Thompson, Bradi Cooper, Hope Kjar, Anna Dean, Darby Cook and Erin Lutz, all of Newnan; Kylan Hill of Moreland; and Andrew Summers of Senoia.

Audrey Hawk and Alexander Snyder, both of Sharpsburg, were named to the dean’s list for spring 2018 for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. To be eligible, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 and complete 12 hours of academic coursework