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  • Jun. 11, 2022 - 6:58 PM

Education Briefs

The Newnan Times-Herald

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Cormac L. McCarthy
McCarthy earns degree, Army commission

Cowetan Cormac L. McCarthy recently graduated summa cum laude with an associate degree in criminal justice from Georgia Military College.

On the same day, McCarthy was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Georgia Army National Guard as an armor officer through GMC’s Early commissioning program, a fast-track program which allows students to become Army officers in two years.

McCarthy is an Eagle Scout who serves as an assistant scoutmaster for BSA Troop 2193 at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church. He enlisted in 2019 and trained as a cavalry scout at Fort Benning, earning a full State Service Scholarship to GMC.

McCarthy plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice leadership at Mercer University while serving in the National Guard.

Biggers awarded GSU scholarship for literature

Jeddie M. Biggers of Senoia has been awarded the Eleanor M. Pratt Endowment for English by Georgia State University.

Biggers is an English major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The award is given to an exceptional junior or senior for whom the study of writing or literature has made a significant impact.

This fund was created to honor the legacy of Eleanor Mary Pratt, who had a deep spiritual faith and a love of literature, the English language and the fine arts, according to GSU.

University of Alabama announces graduates

Area residents were among students awarded degrees in recent commencement ceremonies at the University of Alabama. They include:

Ashlynn Bennett of Sharpsburg, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences.

Brooke Buchanan of Sharpsburg, Master of Arts.

Jeffrey Clos of Newnan, Bachelor of Arts.

Brittany Dunnavant of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences.

Patrick Lemberg of Newnan, Bachelor of Arts.

Claire Nicola of Senoia, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration.

Emily Ortiz of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences.

Rebekah Pearson of Newnan, Bachelor of Arts.

Kendall Starks of Newnan, Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences.

Troy University announces graduates

Area residents were among students awarded degrees in recent commencement ceremonies at Troy University. They include:

Levi Robinson II of Sharpsburg.

Claire Robinson of Newnan.

Leah Rock of Newnan.

Harrison Taylor of Sharpsburg.

Jacksonville State University announces graduates

Area residents were among students awarded degrees in recent commencement ceremonies at Jacksonville State University. They include:

Alyssa D. Coggin of Newnan.

Peyton A. Dean of Newnan.

Scott M. Gould of Sharpsburg.

Madeline G. Miles of Newnan.

Andrea N. White of Sharpsburg.

Skrmetti earns master’s degree from Loyola

Margaret Skrmetti recently earned a Master of Business Administrator degree from Loyola University.

Skrmetti is a 2007 honors graduate of Northgate High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University in 2007.

The daughter of Jean and Peter Skrmetti of Coweta County, Skrmetti lives with her husband and daughter in Chicago, where she works for a global design and architecture firm.

Valdosta State announces Dean's List

Coweta residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Valdosta State University for the spring 2022 semester.

They include Courtni Campbell of Newnan, Maria Owens of Newnan, Cameron Thompson of Senoia, Brianna Slay of Newnan, Brianna Huston of Newnan, Emma McGuffey of Newnan, Tatum Knapp of Palmetto, Aubrey Presley of Newnan, Aurora Davis of Newnan and Kerri Curlee of Grantville.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least nine hours of academic credit, with a cumulative institutional GPA of at least 3.0.

Georgia College announces academic honors lists

Local residents have been named to academic honors lists at Georgia College for the spring 2022 semester. They include:

PRESIDENT’S LIST: Carly Krauth of Newnan, Erin Lamb of Senoia, Kendall Proffitt of Newnan, Warren Robison of Sharpsburg, Jacobi Rogers of Newnan, Katelinn Sturdevant of Newnan, Samuel Frederick of Newnan, Zoie Glenn of Newnan, Joelle Nicosia of Senoia, Abbey Saunders of Newnan, Emilie Cates of Newnan, Haley McCurry of Sharpsburg, Callie McKoy of Newnan, Avery Carbone of Sharpsburg, Brooke Depoi of Newnan, Paige DePoi of Newnan, nna Durden of Senoia and Jessica Exley of Senoia.

DEAN’S LIST: Rachel Beaumont of Senoia, Moriah Hamlin of Newnan, Jackson Butz of Sharpsburg, Mary Howard of Newnan, Mystikal Lewis of Newnan, Emma Cramer of Newnan, Sean Davis of Senoia, Sabrina Mosto of Newnan and Eleanor Watson of Newnan.

Lee University announces Dean’s List

Local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Lee University for the spring 2022 semester.

They included Rebecca Olson of Sharpsburg and Sarah Hurt of Newnan.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.7 GPA and must be enrolled full time.

Jackson named to Austin Peay Dean’s List

Kaylah Jackson of Palmetto has been named to the Dean’s List at Austin Peay State University for the spring 2022 semester.

To be eligible, students must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Troy University announces academic honors lists

Area residents have been named to academic honors lists at Troy University for the spring 2022 semester. They include:

CHANCELLOR’S LIST: Christina Cervone of Newnan and Savannah Poling of Sharpsburg.

To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit.

PROVOST’S LIST: Caroline Darracott of Newnan, Destiny Eady of Sharpsburg and Leah Rock of Newnan.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.65 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit.

Coweta students honored at UNG

Cowetans were among students honored recently at the University of North Georgia’s Student Honors and Awards Day events. They included:

Madison Bunch of Senoia, the Ben W. Sanders Award.

Jolie Lester of Senoia, Most Promising Student in Intermediate German.

Derek Whitmore of Newnan, the Robert Peel Award.

Awards were presented to UNG students who showed promise, demonstrated creativity, displayed excellence, served others and exceeded all expectations

Cervone inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Christina Cervone of Newnan was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Troy University.

Cervone is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be 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.

Ga. Southern announces academic honors lists

Area residents have been named to academic honors lists at Georgia Southern University for the spring 2022 semester. They include:

PRESIDENT’S LIST: Emily Bauman of Senoia, Adrianna Bodruk of Senoia, Chaelyn Brewer of Senoia, Lily Buquoi of Newnan, Andrew Carson of Newnan, Lauren Chaves of Newnan, Grady Cliche of Newnan, Lindsay Eggen of Newnan, Connor Fortner of Sharpsburg, Andrew Harmon of Newnan, Sarah Hogg of Newnan, Jessica Hutchins of Sharpsburg, Olivia Law of Newnan, Haley Mapp of Newnan, Caitlyn McCranie of Senoia, Emily McDowell of Senoia, Jada McNeil of Newnan, Yenaira Napenas of Newnan, A'maya Pless of Newnan, Skylar Reifschneider of Sharpsburg, Amy Scobee of Newnan, Carrie Sellers of Newnan, Ashleigh Shriner of Senoia, Rachel Tripp of Sharpsburg and Daniel Troyano of Newnan.

To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit.

DEAN’S LIST: Rachael Aldridge of Sharpsburg, Kellie Arnold of Newnan, Grace Benson of Newnan, Brandon Burgess of Newnan, Skyler Carder of Senoia, Madison Cathey of Sharpsburg, Joshua Colton of Sharpsburg, Kaitlyn Conrey of Senoia, David Dallas of Sharpsburg, Anna Dukes of Newnan, Joshua Eason of Newnan, Keva Elder of Sharpsburg, Connor Ellison of Newnan, Hope Futral of Moreland, Jessica Garner of Sharpsburg, Catalina Gonzalez of Newnan, Tim Gradischnig of Grantville, Ansley Grier of Sharpsburg, Byron Griffies of Newnan, Sydney Hall of Newnan, Alexander Hickox of Newnan, Ashley Hiller of Newnan, David Jackson of Newnan, Emily Jimerson of Senoia, Donovan Jones of Palmetto, Sydney King of Senoia, Logan Kirchbaum of Sharpsburg, Anastasia Lamb of Senoia, Alana Merry of Newnan, Jeremy Miller of Senoia, Ryan Mitchell of Newnan, Caitlin Nelms of Newnan, Skylar Patterson of Newnan, Dylan Peek of Newnan, Shelly Poe of Senoia, Shelby Porter of Grantville, Bailey Powers of Senoia, Shawn Ragan of Sharpsburg, William Sachs of Sharpsburg, Brandon Shaw of Newnan, Skylar Sheha-Mcalee of Sharpsburg, Demi Sherman of Moreland, Kyndall Smith of Newnan, Emily Spencer of Newnan, Mason Spitzmiller of Newnan, Emily Vick of Senoia, Caroline White of Sharpsburg, Pichon Wimbley of Moreland, Alexandria Wood of Sharpsburg and Amya Woods of Newnan.

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

Ga. Southwestern announces Dean’s List

Ella Devers of Newnan and Amberlyn Koenig of Senoia have been named to the Dean’s List at Georgia Southwestern State University for the spring 2022 semester.

Piedmont announces academic honors lists

Area residents have been named to academic honors lists at Piedmont University for the spring 2022 semester. They include:

DEAN’S SCHOLARS: Madelynn Holloway of Newnan, Elissa Lotter of Sharpsburg and

Anna Garren of Sharpsburg.

To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA.

DEAN’S LIST: Noah Aaron of Newnan, Ethan Darrow of Newnan, Maxwell Shaughnessy of Newnan, Jackson Randolph of Newnan and Chaz Crawford of Sharpsburg

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Sheppard named to Shenandoah President’s List

Taylor Sheppard of Newnan has been named to the President’s List at Shenandoah University for the spring 2022 semester.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.9 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit.

Samford University announces Dean’s List

Area residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Samford University for the spring 2022 semester.

They include: Russell Smith of Newnan, Rachel Witmer of Newnan, Amelia Chavez of Newnan, Alyssa Brauchler of Newnan, Natalie Brauchler of Newnan, Mary Kellison Thorne of Newnan, Olivia Sims of Palmetto, Cassidy King of Senoia and Grace Robinson of Sharpsburg.

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

Jacksonville State announces Dean’s List

Area residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Jacksonville State University for the spring 2022 semester.

They include: Tucker Barnett of Moreland, William Bowles of Newnan, Autry Cox of Newnan, Lauren Coggin of Newnan, Allyson Broadwater of Newnan, Frankie Prather of Newnan, Makayla Pugh of Newnan, Trevor Crowdis of Senoia, Jacob Gabriel of Senoia, Madison Lecuona of Sharpsburg and Brookelyn Still of Sharpsburg.

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