Clayton State students attend model U.N. conferences


Special photo 
Actor Tony Vaughn was career week guest speaker at Harper Elementary School in Riverdale. Vaughn, who plays Colonel on Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns,” spoke to students about the importance of literacy.

Special photo Actor Tony Vaughn was career week guest speaker at Harper Elementary School in Riverdale. Vaughn, who plays Colonel on Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns,” spoke to students about the importance of literacy.

MORROW — Clayton State was well represented at the 2013 National Model United Nations conference held in the Galapagos Islands earlier this year.

Sociology majors Troy Williams of Jonesboro and Darrel Campbell of College Park are members of Clayton State’s model United Nations. They recently served as part of a joint five-member delegation with Georgia State University students and represented the west African nation of Togo at the conference.

The National Model U.N. Latin American service-learning trip was held at the Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences on San Cristóbal Island in cooperation with Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. It allowed students to focus on global environmental issues in committee sessions.

The conference included cultural visits and a community service project. The metro Atlanta delegation earned two conference awards receiving an “Honorable Mention Award” for their diplomacy and overall performance. It was also bestowed the award for “Outstanding Delegates in a Committee.”

The model U.N. members are at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City, taking place through Friday.

National Archives, Clayton State host civics conference

Students from throughout the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and The National Archives at Atlanta will hold the Fifth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road in Morrow.

Alpha Lambda Delta to host induction ceremony

National Alpha Lambda Delta Executive Director Dr. Glenda Earwood will deliver the keynote address during the honor society’s Clayton State chapter induction March 25.

The chapter will induct 48 new members beginning at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Activities Center, 2000 Clayton State Blvd. Membership is open to full-time freshman students who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Library to hold spring book sale

The Clayton State University Library will hold a used book sale April 15-18, on Main Street in the university’s James M. Baker University Center, across from Jazzman’s Cafe.

Hardback books are $5 each or five for $20. Paperbacks are $2.50 each or three for $5.

The book sale is open to the public. All proceeds will go to Clayton State library services and resources.

Leavitt returns as Faculty Scholar

Clinician, educator, consultant, activist and author Judith Kline Leavitt returns to Clayton State this week as a Faculty Scholar for the School of Nursing in the College of Health.

Leavitt’s two presentations — on Thursday and Friday — will be on leadership, actualizing potential and nursing’s leadership in the new era of health delivery. She will speak from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday in room CE203 of the Downs Center on “Nursing’s role in implementation of the Affordable Care Act.” The presentations are free and open to the public.

Free nursing summer camps at Clayton State

Up to 20 middle and high school students, grades eight through 12, will get a chance to learn about careers in nursing this summer thanks to the free “Careers Into Nursing” camps at Clayton State.

Part of Clayton State’s nursing school workforce diversity grant, the camps will operate from, June 17 until June 21, and from July 15 until July 19. The camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily.

The programs target minority or disadvantaged students who have expressed an interest in nursing as a career. Participants will receive information about health promotion, careers in nursing, CPR certification and the chance to visit various health facilities.

Parents must provide transportation to and from camp activities at the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus, and to Grady Hospital on Thursday of the camp week.

To apply, contact project liaison Katrina Barnes at katrinabarnes@clayton.edu or 678-466-4946, or grant manager Cal Crutchfield at calcrutchfield@clayton.edu or 678-466-4985.

Locals get academic honors

Georgia Military College at Fairburn recently announced the following Clayton County resident earned academic honors for the college’s 2013 winter quarter.

Those who made the President’s List included Riverdale residents Izi Aigbiremolen, Attia Isaac Watt, Arnold Massie and Isabella Quaynor; Forest Park resident Ebele Nibo; Jonesboro resident Jazzmine Jorden and Morrow resident Febeth Gallo.

Included on the college’s Dean’s List were Riverdale residents Peaches Broadnax, Janie Jackson, Briana Lawrence, Stephen Mayfield, Cassandra Moore and Kalif Sydnor and Jonesboro residents Bridget Agbo, Kate Anieke, Kiara Daniel, and Brandon Peaden.

To achieve the President’s List a student must earn a 3.7 GPA or higher and a GPA of 3.2 to 3.69 is needed to make the Dean’s List.

Military notes

Army Pfc. Laura Morgan recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Morgan is a 2012 Morrow High School graduate. She is the daughter Jeanette Morgan of Hampton, the daughter of Allen Morgan and stepdaughter of Karen Morgan, both of Ellenwood.

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