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  • May. 20, 2022 - 6:04 PM

Education Briefs

The Newnan Times-Herald

Ridgeway graduates from Ole Miss

Alex Ridgeway of Sharpsburg is among the more than 3,300 students who earned their degrees from the University of Mississippi in May 2022.

Ridgeway, who majored in managerial finance, received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration.


Kocin graduates from University of the Cumberlands

Adrienne Kocin of Sharpsburg recently completed a doctor of philosophy degree in leadership at the University of the Cumberlands.

Kocin was one of more than 2,000 graduates from 49 states and territories recently honored at commencement ceremonies.


Berry College announces spring graduates

Local residents were among graduates of Berry College, receiving degrees during recently commencement ceremonies. They included:

Abby Lackey of Senoia, BS in Early Childhood Education

Ryan Quinn of Sharpsburg, BS in Creative Technologies

Austin Schriver of Sharpsburg, BS in Economics

Amari Slack of Newnan, BSH in Finance, Accounting

Isabella Triggs of Sharpsburg, BA in Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish

Rylan Williams of Newnan, BS in Environmental Science


Piedmont University announces spring graduates

Area residents were among nearly 400 students who graduated from Piedmont University during spring commencement ceremonies. They included:

Noah Aaron of Newnan

Ethan Darrow of Newnan

Madelynn Holloway of Newnan

Catherine Klingbeil of Newnan

Gabriella Lotter of Sharpsburg


Christensen graduates from SLCC

Courtney Christensen of Palmetto is among more than 3,400 students at Salt Lake Community College who will graduate during spring commencement ceremonies.

Christensen has earned an associate of applied science degree in criminal justice.


Jarvis performs in ‘The Crucible’

Jennifer Jarvis of Newnan recently was part of Baldwin Wallace University’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”

Jarvis, a graduate of Newnan High School who is pursuing a BFA in acting, portrayed Mercy Lewis and served as understudy for Abigail Williams in the production.


Locals inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Several area residents have been inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently.

They included Samantha Van Muyden of Newnan, Florida International University; Luke Turner of Newnan, United States Military Academy; Carmen Fife of Sharpsburg, Georgia College & State University; Paige DePoi of Newnan, Georgia College & State University; Lillie Smith of Newnan, Auburn University; and Julia Davis of Newnan, Auburn University.

Approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.


Mahon named to Albright SGA board

Alexis Mahon of Sharpsburg has been elected vice president of the Albright College Student Government Association’s Executive Board for 2022-23. Mahon is a member of the Albright class of 2024 majoring in Fashion: Design & Merchandising.

Albright's SGA is a proactive body providing opportunities for leadership development, involvement, and personal growth within the college community. It promotes student involvement and is a forum that student clubs and organizations may approach for assistance, encouragement and support.

Mahon also recently presented original research at the Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference. She gave a presentation titled "The Baby Doll Dress Emancipates Women Throughout the Decades" with several of her classmates.


Key inducted into 1913 Society at GSU

Kirsten Key of Newnan was recently inducted into The 1913 Society, the presidential ambassador corps of Georgia State University.

Among the most prestigious student organizations at Georgia State University, ambassadors with The 1913 Society, named for the year the university was founded, serve as hosts for high-profile events and ceremonies. Members maintain excellent grades and carry themselves with poise and professionalism at all times.

Key is majoring in political science and is a graduate of East Coweta High School.


Coleman earns GSU award for applied linguistics

Aidan Coleman of Newnan recently received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award for Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University.

Coleman is a fourth-year undergraduate student in the applied linguistics department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award is awarded to exceptional undergraduate students in the department.


Eckel inducted into nursing honor society at GSU

Hope Eckel of Senoia was recently inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society during a ceremony held by the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University.

Membership in Sigma Theta Tau is an honor conferred on students in the baccalaureate and graduate programs who have demonstrated excellence in their nursing program. Georgia State University is home to the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society in Nursing.


Chambert receives nursing scholarship from KSU

Alexia Chambert of Newnan is among the inaugural cohort of Kennesaw State University students to receive the Wellstar-Tom and Betty Phillips Elite Honors Nursing Endowed Scholarship.

University officials, along with Tom Phillips and Wellstar Health System President and CEO Candice L. Saunders, recently celebrated the scholarship recipients at a reception.

The $5 million scholarship endowment is a joint venture between Kennesaw State's Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, KSU Journey Honors College, Wellstar Health System, the KSU Foundation and Phillips, an emeritus member of the Wellstar Health System Board of Trustees.


Berry College announces Dean’s List

Local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Berry College for the spring 2022 semester. They included:

Isabella Boston of Newnan, Amari Slack of Newnan, Makaley Hurd of Newnan, Madison Maiden of Newnan, Cameron Williams of Newnan, Savannah Mosley of Newnan, Madeline Thompson of Newnan, Tomaiya Stafford of Newnan, Haylee Stephens of Sharpsburg, Isabella Triggs of Sharpsburg, Nathan Moore of Sharpsburg, Ashlyn Carney of Sharpsburg, Braeden Turvey of Sharpsburg and Christina Reagan of Sharpsburg.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit.


UNG announces Dean’s List

Several local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of North Georgia for the spring 2022 semester.

They include: Caroline Louise Scott of Newnan, Madalyn Anne Haponski of Newnan, Campbell Blair Asher of Senoia, Angela Celeste Ayala of Newnan, Sydney Anne Farmer of Newnan, Jordan G. Gregg of Senoia, Jenna Elise Jerrell of Sharpsburg, Hattie Katelyn Graves of Newnan, Marcus Joseph Mack of Newnan, Lucy Drue Little of Senoia, Caroline Elizabeth Schell of Senoia, Mckenzie Morgan Carroll of Sharpsburg, Collin Morgan-Reese West of Newnan, Genesis Angeline Velez of Newnan, Megan Anne Connell of Newnan, Sarah Caroline Wells of Sharpsburg, Dale John Wanner of Newnan, Audrey Min Tone of Newnan, Ashley J. Graves of Sharpsburg, Braden Alan Burnett of Sharpsburg, Alexis Jordan Estrada of Newnan, James Michael Smith of Newnan, Constance Morgan Lodge of Sharpsburg, Zachary Thomas Barberio of Sharpsburg, Davis James Adams of Newnan, Dale Grace Goins of Newnan, Mason Berl McKibbon of Newnan, Jackson W. Cliett of Newnan, Hayden Glenn Hasberger of Sharpsburg and Alexandria Joy Williams of Newnan.

To be eligible, students must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit and having no grade below a B.


Fuller commissions as second lieutenant

Charles Fuller of Newnan was among 77 graduating cadets awarded commissions as second lieutenants in recent ceremonies at the University of North Georgia.

Fuller earned a degree in kinesiology with a health and fitness concentration and commissioned in the U.S. Army on educational delay.


SNHU announces President’s List

Several local residents have been named to the President’s List at Southern New Hampshire University for winter 2022.

They include Jennifer Williams of Newnan, Dru Mitchell of Senoia, Courtney Gwilt of Newnan,

Danna Price of Newnan, Amber Sanborn of Newnan, Kelly Barchanowicz of Newnan, Taylor Olvey of Senoia, Danielle Matson of Moreland and Jennifer Henson of Newnan.

To be eligible, students must earn a minimum 3.7 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit.