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  • Jul. 18, 2022 - 12:09 AM

Education Notes

The Newnan Times-Herald

Brady Taylor graduates from The Citadel

Brady Taylor of Newnan has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Citadel.

The South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2022 made history as one of The Citadel's largest incoming classes when they arrived on campus four years ago.

Now, after two years of modified graduation celebrations, Taylor is one of more than 600 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets who accepted their degrees during the college's traditional commencement ceremony held recently in McAlister Field House.

The day before commencement, about 30 percent of the graduating cadets accepted commissions as officers into the U.S. Armed Services. Among those who accepted commissions are the first two Citadel cadets to join the U.S. Space Force: Conor William Deans, Space Operations Officer, and Jack O. Schwartz, Developmental Engineer.

The top academic programs for the Class of 2022 included Business Administration, Intelligence and Security Studies, Criminal Justice, Mechanical Engineering and Political Science.

Graduates accepted their diploma from President of The Citadel Gen. Glenn W. Walters, USMC (Ret.), Class of 1979.

Shree Jaisimha graduates from Cumberlands

Shree Jaisimha of Senoia recently completed his Master of Science in Digital Forensics at the University of the Cumberlands.

University of Utah announces graduates

Local residents were among more than 8,000 graduates receiving their degrees during commencement exercises at the University of Utah recently. They included:

Natalie Caylor of Newnan, who earned an Honors Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Health, Society and Policy in Spring 2022. Caylor also earned an Honors Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Sociology in Spring 2022.

Mckenzie Bray of Sharpsburg, who earned a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in Spring 2022.

Georgia Tech announces honors lists

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

FACULTY HONORS: Jonathan Alexander of Newnan, Mckinney Armour of Newnan, Shelby Barrow of Newnan, Michael Cho of Newnan, Banks Coggin of Newnan, Eli Corley of Sharpsburg, Rebecca Fisher of Moreland, Raenah Frishe of Newnan, Ansley Hightower of Newnan, Cassie Huynh of Newnan, Alex Johnson of Newnan, Maribel Nunez of Grantville, Jena Patel of Newnan, Mikhil Patel of Newnan, Zachary Ratliff of Newnan, Yebin Son of Newnan, William Stephens of Newnan, Jenna Stover of Newnan, Eva Symonds of Newnan, James Tripp of Newnan, Zachary Welchel of Newnan, Logan White of Newnan and Zhiyang Xu of Newnan.

To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA.

DEAN’S LIST: Andrea Antrim of Newnan, Sophie Briggs of Newnan, Grace Busby of Newnan, Brice Dumas of Newnan, Kennedy Eltz of Sharpsburg, Aaqila Faizer of Newnan, Jensen Fitzgibbon of Newnan, Carter Gatland of Newnan, Olivia Helm of Newnan, Jason Nix of Newnan, Alexander Quang of Newnan, Elizabeth Salisbury of Newnan, Cambrie Salyards of Newnan, Peyton Salyards of Newnan, Abdulrahman Tabbaa of Sharpsburg, Gerardo Torres of Newnan and Sydney Tuttle of Newnan.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Young Harris announces honors lists

Several local residents have been named to academic honors lists at Young Harris College for the spring 2022 semester.

They include Kylie Ferguson of Senoia, President's List; Montana Owens of Senoia, President's List; Alexander Garrett of Sharpsburg, Dean's List; and James Mardell of Newnan, Dean's List.

Middle Georgia State announces honors lists

Several local residents have been named to academic honors lists at Middle Georgia State University for the spring 2022 semester. They include:

PRESIDENT’S LIST: Caroline B. Carter of Newnan, Evan M. Cerniga of Newnan, Kristi Virginia Cook of Newnan, Kristen N. Kanaskie of Newnan, Tommy Cole Williams of Newnan, Joshua L. Harris of Sharpsburg, Bria Nicole Lewis of Sharpsburg, Christos Vasiliadis of Sharpsburg, Peter Zakula of Sharpsburg and Paul J. Zakula of Sharpsburg.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.8 GPA.

DEAN’S LIST: Terra Michelle Mathers-Phillips of Grantville, Gabriel Dorasami of Moreland, Tristan S. Borngesser of Newnan, Grayson P. Burkhart of Newnan, Robert Paul Campbell of Newnan, Alan Russell Geboy of Newnan, John Bryson Houston of Newnan, Kathryn Christina Karnegis of Newnan, Hunter Richard Stanton of Newnan, Logan K. Parker of Senoia, Marimar Ramirez Fernandez of Senoia, Gabriel Allan Smith of Senoia, Alec Labonte of Sharpsburg and John B. Peters of Sharpsburg.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.8 GPA.

Kauffman named to Wofford Dean's List

Jessica Mae Kauffman of Newnan has been named to the Dean’s List at Wofford College for the spring 2022 semester.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.6 GPA and complete at least 12 hours of academic credit.

Reinhardt University announces President’s List

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

They include Mia Ann Griswold of Newnan, Tiffany Noelle Smith of Senoia 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.

STAR Theatre to present ‘Elf The Musical’

Superintendent’s Theatre Arts Resource with support from the Patrons of the Centre will present “Elf The Musical” July 28-31 at the Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

Showtimes will be 7 p.m. July 28-10 with a special 3 p.m. matinee on July 31.

STAR brings together young performers from throughout Coweta County high schools each year to work collaboratively with high school theatre directors on a musical production.

All tickets are $15, and tickets are available at www.thenixoncentre.net .

UWG Newnan buildout underway

The long-awaited buildout of the former Newnan Hospital nurse’s dorms at what is now the University of West Georgia-Newnan is now underway.

This historic space, originally constructed in 1925, is nearly 90,000 square feet, with the new build-out of the “warm shell” activating close to 5,600 additional square feet.

“This unique space is designed around a holistic experience that celebrates and preserves the historical significance of the building while also providing a state-of-the art environment that supports positive learning interventions for students,” said Dr. Russell Crutchfield, UWG’s chief of staff and lead over operations at UWG Newnan.

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady said UWG Newnan’s growth is a direct outcome of the commitment and engagement of its stakeholders.

“UWG Newnan is a wonderful part of our community and it represents a significant commitment by government, civic and community leadership that ultimately paved the way for UWG to be a bigger part of what makes Newnan exceptional,” Brady said. “We are very pleased with UWG’s expansion here and look forward to the university being a big part of our community for years to come.”

Landscaping and interior upgrades are also planned throughout the campus.