The Newnan Times-Herald


Education Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Georgia State student Reba Jones receives white coat

Reba Jones of Newnan is one of 42 Doctor of Physical Therapy students in the Class of 2021 at Georgia State University to receive a white coat at the annual White Coat Ceremony and Service of Remembrance recently. 

Receiving the white coats marks the students' transition to clinical education and professional status as developing healthcare providers.

Hebblethwaite joins Coastal Carolina’s Honors College

Carson Hebblethwaite, a theatre arts major from Newnan, is among the first group of students to be housed at Coastal Carolina University’s newly established Honors College.

The HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies was established at Coastal Carolina University Oct. 12, and the 700 students who had been accepted into the university’s honors program – including Hebblethwaite – will have the opportunity to take advantage of many new initiatives and a revised curriculum.

Newnan student named to Troy University chancellor's list

Sherry Herriott-Hunter of Newnan has been named to the Troy University chancellor's list for Term 1. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the honor.

Phi Kappa Phi inducts local members

Local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of West Georgia. They included Annie Shirley of Moreland; Kiran Batool, Amber Acree, Tiffany Moen and Olaide Oyekanmi, all of Newnan; and Lisa Hesser of Senoia.

UWG enrollment reaches record high

The University of West Georgia reached another record-breaking student enrollment with 13,733 students for fall 2018.

Enrollment for the university increased 1.6 percent from last year’s 13,520 students.

This is the eighth consecutive year UWG has reached record enrollment, growing from 11,283 students in fall 2010 – a 21.7 percent increase over the last seven years.

The UWG total enrollment number includes 11,135 undergraduate students and 2,598 graduate students. Of the total, 2,227 are new freshman students, a 2.4 percent increase over fall 2017.

Sustainability efforts earn UWG silver rating

The University of West Georgia recently received a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program, which measures the sustainability performance of colleges and universities. 

The program, created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), allows participants to submit data to earn a bronze, silver, gold or platinum rating based on factors like academics, engagement and operations of the university.

UWG President Kyle Marrero has named sustainability one of the university’s core values.