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  • Feb. 08, 2021 - 4:27 PM

Education Briefs

The Newnan Times-Herald

Georgia Tech announces fall 2020 graduates

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students during fall commencement exercises held at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Local graduates included:

David Corbett of Newnan – Master of Business Administration

Taylor Dingler of Newnan – Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, with honors

Daniel Huff of Newnan – Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering, with honors

Cathy Love of Newnan – Master of Business Administration in global business

William Thornton of Newnan – Master of Science in civil engineering

Perry Lucas of Senoia – Master of Business Administration in management of technology

Stephanie Gaysowski of Sharpsburg – Master of Science in economics

Lilian Nykanen of Sharpsburg – Master of Business Administration in management of technology

Emily Morgan of Newnan – Bachelor of Science in economics and international affairs

William Lindquist of Newnan – Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering

Ryan Bowers of Newnan – Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering, with highest honors

Ethan Sisk of Newnan – Bachelor of Science in computer science, with high honors

Christopher Truong of Newnan – Bachelor of Science in computer science, with highest honors

Cassandra Bure of Senoia – Bachelor of Science in neuroscience, with highest honors

Andrew Tuttle of Sharpsburg – Bachelor of Science in physics, with highest honors

Davidson graduates from Berry College

Amanda Davidson of Newnan, was awarded a BS degree in animal science from Berry College during the school’s fall commencement ceremonies.

Nixon Centre cancels tribute shows

The Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts has announced the cancellation of the Feb. 26 Liverpool Legends show and the April 25 Bee Gees Gold show.

Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band, and Bee Gees Gold, a Bee Gees tribute band, both plan to return in the 2021-22 season, the centre announced. Emails have been sent to ticket holders for both of these shows with options for their tickets.

The Nixon Centre is requesting that ticket holders who did not receive the email to notify .

Old tickets will not be valid for the new dates in the 2021-22 season.

Butt named to Freed-Hardeman Dean’s List

Grace Anne Butt has been named to the Freed-Hardeman University Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester.

Butt is a biochemistry major from Sharpsburg. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA for the semester.

Georgia Tech announces academic honors lists

Several Cowetans have been named to Georgia Tech academic honors lists for the fall 2020 semester. They include:

FACULTY HONORS: Reagan Brinkley of Newnan, Cameron Davis of Newnan, Raenah Frishe of Newnan, Mallory Greene of Newnan, Alex Johnson of Newnan, Michelle Lee of Newnan, Maribel Nunez of Newnan, Mikhil Patel of Newnan, Jackson Sims of Newnan, Jenna Stover of Newnan, Abdulrahman Tabbaa of Sharpsburg, Gerardo Torres of Newnan, James Tripp of Newnan, Christopher Truong of Newnan, Zachary Welchel of Newnan, Austin Willis of Newnan and Helena Wright of Newnan.

To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA for the semester.

DEAN’S LIST: Mckinney Armour of Newnan, Jessica Barber of Newnan, Jensen Fitzgibbon of Newnan, Sara Fulmer of Newnan, Mary McGreggor of Newnan, Cambrie Salyards of Newnan, Peyton Salyards of Newnan, Jonathan Alexander of Newnan, Andrea Antrim of Newnan, Mincheol Cho of Newnan, Sei Ko of Newnan, Alexander Quang of Newnan, Sommer Vanden Heuvel of Newnan, Grace Busby of Newnan, Jonathan Bushong of Newnan and Kennedy Eltz of Sharpsburg.

To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA for the semester.

JSU announces 2020-21 Marching Southerners

When the Jacksonville Gamecocks resume their football season in February, they will have the support of the university's famed Marching Southerners despite the limitations of COVID-19.

Among them will be several local students, including:

Hunter Bishop of Moreland, Guard section

Allison Bright of Sharpsburg, Flute section

Courtney Buck of Sharpsburg, Guard section

Zane Feltman of Newnan, Mellophone section

Will Freeman of Newnan, Trombone section

Garrett Liles of Newnan, Percussion section

Aaron Rucker of Newnan, Trumpet section

Katline snyder of grantville, Bb Clarinet section

Klaudia Snyder of Grantville; Bb Clarinet section

The Southerners performed at the university's sole home football game on Oct. 10. This spring, they will perform at the three home games on the schedule: Feb. 28, Tennessee Tech, 3 p.m.; March 21, Southeast Missouri, 2 p.m.; and March 28, Austin Peay, 2 p.m.

The band will not march but will play in the stands. Dr. Ken Bodiford, director of bands, said the musicians have used the extra time to add more stand tunes to their repertoire. Members will be distanced in the stands and will be provided special masks that allow them to safely play their instruments.

UNG freshmen complete FROG Week

Forty-eight cadets began their time as University of North Georgia cadets with Freshman Recruit Orientation Group Week Jan. 5-10.

FROG Week, which is held before the beginning of spring semester and fall semester at UNG, marks the transition from civilians to cadets for incoming freshmen. Among those completing FROG Week were Jessica Calderon of Newnan and Zahria Owens of Newnan.