Lynk, Eckart participate in cooperative education
Charles Lynk of Sharpsburg and Audrey Eckart of Newnan are among more than 250 University of Alabama students are receiving hands-on, innovative and advanced educational experience with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States through UA's Cooperative Education Program for fall 2018.
Lynk is working at Deshazo in Bessemer, Ala., and Eckart is working at Mercedes Benz in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
In the cooperative education program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. The program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student, experience that enhances the students' employment prospects after graduation.
While in school, students carry regular course schedules. While on co-op, they work with professionals in their fields who supervise their training and work. At work, co-op students earn competitive salaries and may receive benefit packages in addition to valuable job experience. Participants maintain their full-time student status while at work and have priority registration status each semester through graduation.
Local students earn degrees
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA: Lauren Duhon of Newnan, Master of Science in nursing; and Amber Spratlin of Newnan, Master of Library and Information Studies.
Area residents on academic honor lists
BELMONT COLLEGE dean’s list: Dickson Currey of Newnan.
VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY dean’s list: Chloe Roberson of Senoia and Elena Thomason of Newnan.