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Retired educators to host meeting

School Notebook 9-13-13

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Retired Educators Association will host its next monthly meeting Sept. 17.

The featured speaker will be Beata Garrett speaking on the topic, “What does Gluten-free Really Mean?” The meeting is set for 11 a.m. at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, 142 South Main St. in Jonesboro.

Lunch will be provided. To make a reservation, email Susan Croft at csusancroft@earthlink.net.

Clayton State announces alumni awards

The Clayton State University Alumni Association is planning its annual dinner to honor alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations and careers have honored “the legacy of excellence” at the university.

Three individuals will be honored at the Sept. 26 dinner in the Harry S. Downs Center. Marcus Bartlett has been named the Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. Samantha Brazie is being recognized with the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. John Bennett is honored with Exceptional Future Alumnus Award.

Music professor awarded Scholar of the Year

Dr. Shawn Young has been awarded the Gene Hatfield Scholar of the Year Award for 2012-13. Young is the director of music management studies and assistant professor of music at Clayton State University.

The Arts & Sciences Scholar of the Year award is made possible by, and is named after, Dr. Eugene Hatfield, longtime (1976–2008) history professor at Clayton State. Preceding Young as recipients of the Hatfield award are Dr. Brigitte Byrd (2009), Dr. E. Joe Johnson (2010), Dr. Jonathan Lyon (2011) and Dr. Alexander Hall (2012).

“Since I arrived (at Clayton State) in 2011, I’ve met so many wonderful faculty members, many of whom have been instrumental in helping my transition to the university culture,” said Young. “I am honored and humbled to accept this award. My colleagues always inspire me, and I sincerely appreciate Clayton State’s expectation for faculty to find an equitable balance between teaching and research.”

Locals earn scholarships

Gordon State College in Barnesville has announced three Clayton County students as recipients of scholarships to attend the college. They include Kaeleigh Duryea, Ornetta Oluwole and Ashley Toles.

Clayton students get academic honors

Southern Crescent Technical College has announced its summer 2013 semester President’s List. The following Clayton County students were included on that list: Bobby Clark, Lety Etier, Kristina Hutto, Sharon Manya, Kendra Richardson, Steven Salinsky and Ebony Thomas. In order to obtain this distinction, a student must be enrolled fulltime and maintain a grade point average of 4.0.