Clayton State to host degree completion event


MORROW — Clayton State University is offering individuals with college credits but no college degree a chance to learn more about returning to school to earn their degree.

The university plans to hold a special degree completion event July 9, called “It’s Time to Finish Your Dream.” The goal is to provide information and on-site services to those in the community who have already earned college credit and are ready to finish their college degree.

The event is from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., on the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center. Interested individuals can drop in at any time during the event without reservation.


Special Photo The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored Clayton County students Monica Nguyen, Jendayi Jenkins, Jasmine Render, Larry Gissentanna, Marshall Harvey, Adia Meyers and Kevin Nguyen during the Natural Resources Conservation Services Workshop June 9-13 at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. Kevin Nguyen received a $250 scholarship from the Georgia Chapter National Organization of Professional Black NRCS Employees. He is shown with Sylvester Bembry of NRCS.

“It’s Time to Finish Your Dream” will feature representatives from eight Clayton State departments. Attendees academic advisement on the university’s 40 different undergraduate programs.

Individuals who apply with the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at the event will have their $40 application fee waived.

The Office of Financial Aid will help attendees complete the online application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The Registrar’s Office also will provide a brief evaluation of previous college transcripts.  

Dianna Alsip is available to answer questions at 678- 466-5020 or at DiannaAlsip@mail.clayton.edu. Learn about Clayton State’s programs at www.clayton.edu.

Public schools closed for Fourth of July

Clayton County Public Schools are closed until July 8. Information about the district’s schedules is available at www.clayton.k12.ga.us.

Locals recognized at Georgia Southern

Several Clayton County students were named to Georgia Southern University's spring 2013 semester Dean's List. They include the following: Forest Park resident Kamiyah Franks; Morrow resident Nakeisha Person; Rex residents Briana Thomas, Christopher Herron and Roxie Carberry; Riverdale residents Alexis Flen, Christopher Nutter, Marquize Jackson and Rhanaja Withrow; and Jonesboro residents Alfreida Stewart, Brittney Johnson, Christopher Brown, Jazmin Tribble, Olivia Hunte, Rebecca Wilson, Shivnarine Ramcharan and Simone Bright. A student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum of 12 hours for the semester to make the list.


Special Photo Caribbean-Americans across the nation have officially celebrated National Caribbean-American Heritage Month since June 2006. The president encourages citizens to celebrate the history and culture of Caribbean-Americans with ceremonies and activities. The state of Georgia is doing that by recognizing their contributions to the state. (L-r) State Rep. Mike Glanton, Caribbean-American Advancement Foundation Executive Director Courtney McFarlane and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Military notes

Army Pfc. Kasharious Thomas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Thomas, the son of Nakesha Steverson of Riverdale, is a 2011 graduate of Riverdale High School.

Army Pvts. Japonica Goggins and Khalief Brown also recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Goggins is a 2011 graduate of Forest Park High School. She is the daughter of Japonica Goggins of Conley and niece of Jennifer Trimble of Forest Park. Brown is the son of Henry Brown of Rex and Henrietta Ferguson of Detroit, Mich. He is also the nephew of Virginia King of Charleston, S.C.

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