Locals bestowed master’s degrees from Clayton State

School Notebook 01-10-14

MORROW – Several Clayton County residents earned graduate degrees from Clayton State University at commencement ceremonies in December.

The honorees included Jonesboro residents Patrick Coleman, Cea Beasley, Lynette Redding, Fatima Lybrand and Lekeshia Finley; Riverdale residents Delrease Smith and Diem Trang Nguyen; Morrow resident Charles Burgess and Ellenwood resident Nickolas Langley.

Clayton State certificate program info sessions coming up

The Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University has information sessions scheduled to be held at the main campus in Morrow and the instructional site in Peachtree City this month.

The information sessions for the Center for Continuing Education’s certificate programs will be held Saturday in the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State campus, and Saturday, Jan. 25 at Clayton State – Fayette, 100 World Dr., Suite 100, Peachtree City.

The information sessions are from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Both are geared toward career certificate programs, as well as programs in the computer and healthcare industries. For specific times and programs, visit the Continuing Education website at www.clayton.edu/conted.

Officials said certificate programs are more focused than degree programs and can be completed in less than a year. Designed to train people for specific jobs with focus on the training needed to work in various areas, certificate programs do not require transcripts, grade-point averages or lengthy application processes.

Spivey Hall to honor Georgia educators at Teacher Appreciation Night

Officials at Spivey Hall are inviting Georgia educators to the annual Teacher Appreciation Night, honoring their efforts to foster student success in school and in life.

This year’s event is set for Jan. 25 at 8:15 p.m at Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Blvd. in Morrow. It features a performance by the violinist Regina Carter and the Regina Carter Quartet.

Carter has a special affinity for teachers. The Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., graduate has taught strings in Detroit City Schools.

She recently served as artist-in-residence at San Francisco Performances, teaching music to disadvantaged children and spreading the joy of music to people in community centers and churches around the Bay area.

After the performance, teachers will have the opportunity to meet Carter in person. There also will be a light reception following the concert. Tickets are priced at $46, but students and educators can purchase tickets for $10 (limit two per valid school ID). Additional discounts are available for subscribers and groups.

For full program details for all performances, tickets or more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at 678-466-4200, or visit www.spiveyhall.org. Discounted tickets are only available by calling the box office.

Local students graduate Georgia College

Several locals were awarded degrees this winter from Georgia College. They included Larry Armstead and Robert Woods, both of Riverdale, and Tabitha Hougabook and Christopher Sleeth, both of Jonesboro.