CCSU hosting information forum

Compiled by Greg Gelpi


Clayton College & State University will hold an information forum for non-traditional and transfer students from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education. For more information, call (770) 961-3500 or visit www.clayton.edu.

The Morrow Branch Library will have Wow Wednesday at 2:30 this afternoon. Walt Disney's "Oliver & Company" will be shown. Wow Wednesday will feature the movies "Who Made This Mess?" and "Rap about Fire Safety." For more information, call (404) 366-7749.

The Clayton County Library Headquarters will have "Stories by the Campfire" at 7 tonight. The indoor "campfire" story time is for children 3 and older. For more information, call (770) 473-3850.

The Clayton County Library Headquarters has Baby Talk at 10 a.m. Mondays. The program is for adults with babies newborns to 20 months and will include educational toys, bubbles, durable cardboard books and music. Call (770) 473-3850 for more information.

"Wonderful Wednesday" will be held at the Jonesboro Branch Library at 10 this morning. The event will include "Fun with Sign" as Louise Jones teaches sign language to children ages 4 and older. For more information, call (770) 778-7120.

The Forest Park Branch Library will have story time for the whole family at 10 this morning. To learn more, call (404) 366-0850.

The Riverdale Branch Library will have its Fourth Annual "Sizzling Summer Safety Program" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The program will include the proper use of 911, "Good Touch, Bad Touch," and other emergency and safety elements. Bring a bag lunch to the event. For more information, call (770) 472-8100.

The Clayton County Library System is sponsoring its Vacation Reading Program, which runs through Aug. 7. Infants to 18-year-olds can earn rewards for listening to and reading books through the free program. To learn more, visit www.clayton.public.lib.ga.us or call (770) 473-3850.

The Clayton County Library Headquarters will have its Scholastic Half Price Book Sale. The sale schedule is from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 16, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 17, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 18, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 19, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 21 and 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 22. For more information, call (770) 473-3850.

First Baptist Church in Jonesboro is holding enrollment for its early learning center for next school year. The program offers preschool classes for children ages 6 months to 4 years old, as well as a state-approved kindergarten. For more information, call Kim Blackwood or Sherry Jones at (770) 471-9585.

Spivey Hall at Clayton College & State University will hold a Teacher Training Institute from Thursday to Saturday. To learn more, call Meghan Dougherty at (770) 961-3498.

The Clayton County school system will hold a series of job fairs for certifiable teaching candidates. The final one is June 28 at Roberts Middle School. Teaching applications and more information on the job fairs can be found at http://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/personnel or by calling (770) 473-2747.

The Suder Elementary School Council announced its meeting schedule. The council will meet at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Suder Elementary. The meetings are today, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

The Jewell C. Anderson Elementary school council will meet at 7 a.m. Tuesday.


Michael Adams of Jonesboro was named to the dean's list of Harding University for the spring semester.

Mercer University's Tift College of Education released its spring list of graduates. Local graduates were Otis Philemon Lee Jr. of College Park, Monique Elise Jimerson of College Park, Tamita Shantay Reed of College Park, Nicole Ann McMillon of Jonesboro, Carol Jane Brewer Wedge of Jonesboro, Giovanna Ebony-Simone Price of Jonesboro, Elizabeth K. Farmer of Ellenwood, Erica H. Jackson of Ellenwood, Raquel Caampued Rimpola of Ellenwood, Jody Ann Castle of Morrow, Holly C. Morrisey of Morrow, Alonzo Yelling III of Rex, Alisha Danielle Muckenfuss of Stockbridge, Tammy J. Brimer White of Stockbridge and Carla D. Clark of Stockbridge.

Christy Anne Jolly of Jonesboro was named to the dean's list of the University of South Carolina for the spring semester.

Local residents Rodricus Copeland, Timothy Frenette, Channing Blair II, Ronnie Allen and Jurante Brady were accepted into the Universal Technical Institute for the fall semester.

James Coup, a Riverdale High School graduate, received the Stars 2004 Student Award by The Art Institute of Atlanta for his multimedia and Web design work.

Scholarship America and the Coca-Cola Company named Kendrick Henley of Riverdale a Goizueta Scholar. He is one of seven in the country to receive the $20,000 scholarship.

Five Clayton County residents graduated from the Mercer University College of Continuing and Professional Studies in Atlanta. They were Sharon Renee Pegram of College Park, Abayomi Edward Samuel-Alase of Forest Park, Alva Hester of Jonesboro, Edward Ash of Rex and Catherine Johnson of Rex.

Charles Brooks of Morrow, Natohya Y. Henry of Morrow, Javeanni T. Adams of Rex and Brandon M. Moss of Riverdale graduated from Alabama State University.

Roosevelt Green Jr. of Jonesboro and Vanessa Johnson of Morrow were named to the Brenau University merit list for the spring semester. Dava Elligan was named to the dean's list.

Brenda Osbourne of Ellenwood, Lola Ross of Ellenwood and Irmine Cermeus of Forest Park graduated from The Women's College of Brenau University this spring.

Sabrina Walker of Ellenwood, Roosevelt Green Jr. of Jonesboro, Tameca Lewis of Jonesboro, Valerie Harmon of Jonesboro, Annette Jordan of Jonesboro, Allan Waters Jr. of Jonesboro, Michelle Caliste of Stockbridge, Sherry Crown of Stockbridge and Zina Foster of Stockbridge graduated from Brenau University.

Daisey Thompson, the fine arts chairwoman of North Clayton High School, was named a 2004 Coca-Cola Educator of Distinction.

Casey Benadum of College Park, Riley Singleton of Conyers, Skylar Hartwell of Hampton and Jennifer Wood of Jonesboro graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Three of the four 2004 Jack Mangham Experiential Learning Student of the Year Awards are Clayton College & State University graduates. The Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers named Michelle Lawrimore of Feyetteville, Kellie Lundy of Social Circle and Janice Hale of Newnan.

Monica J. Sherrard of Atlanta was named the Outstanding Certificate Graduate for the School of Technology at Clayton College & State University.

Naquita Davis of Forest Park, Shenelle Emery of College Park, Michelle Farley of Stockbridge, Shawyn Tune of Jonesboro, Carla Wood of Jonesboro and Hope Arnold of Conyers, Clayton College & State University dental hygiene students, are participating in the Farm Workers Family Health Program in Moultrie.

School Notebook is compiled by Greg Gelpi. He can be reached at ggelpi@news-daily.com or (770) 478-5753 Ext. 247.