Reinhardt University announces academic honors lists
Coweta residents were among students named to academic honors lists at Reinhardt University for the summer 2021 semester. They included:
PRESIDENT’S LIST: Kenneth Raymond Ralls of Newnan and Adriana Peyton Garcia of Sharpsburg. To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit, with no incompletes.
DEAN’S LIST: Brody Dean Harlan of Newnan and Ashley Lane Ohliger of Newnan. To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit, with no grade less than a B.
Kennesaw State announces academic honors lists
Coweta residents were among students named to academic honors lists at Kennesaw State University for the summer 2021 semester. They included:
PRESIDENT’S LIST: Kaycee-Lauren Morales of Sharpsburg, a marketing major; Kendall Venters of Senoia, a marketing major; Brody Scarlett of Sharpsburg, an electrical engineering major; Skylar Hyatt of Newnan, a mechanical engineering major; Mark Gutierrez of Newnan, a mechanical engineering major; Lindsey Spooner of Newnan, a sport management major; Karlee Groover of Newnan, a nursing major; Emily Kreher of Newnan, a human services major; Gabriela Bermudez of Sharpsburg, a human services major; Victoria Claps of Sharpsburg, a chemistry major; Makalah Truett of Newnan, a psychology major; Destini Benning of Newnan, a political science major; and Denio Woods of Newnan, a criminal justice major.
To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA while completing at least nine hours of academic credit.
DEAN’S LIST: Karragan Stephens of Senoia, Macy Woodruff of Newnan, Taylor Morris of Senoia, Ansley Queen of Sharpsburg, Madison Hennie-Roed of Newnan, Samantha Bradford of Newnan, Joshua Taylor of Sharpsburg, Robert Lunsford of Senoia, Kyle Morris of Senoia, James Johnson of Senoia, Jeremy Countryman of Senoia, Abreena Alwaahid of Newnan, Luis Tellerias of Newnan, Jazmine Marno of Newnan, Spencer Weller of Sharpsburg, Breanna Wojcik of Newnan, Caleb Gladney of Moreland and Asia Hill of Palmetto.
To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least nine hours of academic credit.
Retired educators to meet Tuesday, Sept. 14
The Coweta Association of Retired Educators will meet in person Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Royal Baptist Church, 70 Mayo Royal Industrial Blvd. in Newnan.
Those attending will gather at 11:45 a.m. with the program beginning at noon. CARE officers for 2021-2022 will be installed.
President Sherry Warren also will highlight accomplishments and goals of the Georgia Retired Educators Association and the local unit. Warren will charge CARE members to enact this year’s GREA motto, “Empowered to Serve.”
After the installation, the group will move to the Fellowship Hall for a luncheon to honor new and veteran retirees. All retirees from any educational setting are invited to attend.
Georgia College Probe Fair back in person this fall
Representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities will be meeting with prospective students at 68 sites this fall as the Georgia College Probe Fair returns in person after a year of virtual fairs.
"We are so excited to be back in person again after a year hosting virtual fairs," said Clint Hobbs, Probe executive director. "We remain committed to offering safe events and recognize a face-to-face approach has unique benefits for participants."
To mitigate concerns regarding COVID-19, fair organizers are implementing several safety features for the 2021-22 tour. For students who don't have a local fair option or would prefer to connect with colleges online, Probe is offering a virtual fair on Oct. 13, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. Registration for the virtual fair will open in mid-September.
All students will need to pre-register on the Probe website to get their unique QR code. Through a touchless experience, students can share their information to get on college mailing lists. Organizers will adjust to adopt health and safety recommendations. Mitigation efforts may include but are not limited to recommended masking, social distancing, and capacity management.
"We know we can't ignore the current health crisis," says Hobbs. "But we recognize Probe fairs are essential for connecting Georgia high school students to post-secondary options."
Newnan’s College Probe Fair will be held on Nov. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Central Educational Center, 160 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Newnan.
Bunch participates in FUSE research
Madison Bunch of Senoia was among more than a dozen University of North Georgia students who participated in the Faculty Undergraduate Summer Engagement program this year.
Dr. Victoria Hightower, professor of history and assistant director of the Nationally Competitive Scholarships office, said it was paramount for UNG to continue its research despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing some disruptions.
"FUSE provides an intensive and mentored research experience to our undergraduate students," she said. "The students are brought into research projects not just as operators but innovators. They have some input in the way the research goes with all its twists and turns."
Hightower, who supervised the FUSE program this summer, explained the students met specific benchmarks during the program, which is administered by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. In addition to convening with their fellow researchers eight times, other benchmarks included:
• Developing an abstract to submit to local, regional or national conferences.
• Forming a 5-minute presentation about the research methodology and initial results for review.
• Meeting with the Nationally Competitive Scholarships Office to pursue national awards.
• Devising a personal statement.
Hightower said while most of these functions can be performed alone, the personal interactions among the student researchers and the one-on-one synergy between students and mentors are priceless.
"Being able to have our students and faculty come together built their confidence and competence," she said.