Two Richmond Hill residents were among 13 students who were selected to receive Savannah Technical College Faculty & Staff Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. The scholarship, valued at $1,000, is funded through gifts made by college faculty and staff members and is awarded to students based on academic achievement. The students will be recognized at the fall commencement ceremony to be held on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnny Mercer Theatre.
The Richmond Hill students are Angie Pagan and Geneva Young.
According to Verlene Lampley, vice president for student success and scholarship committee chair, the thirteen recipients represent the largest number of scholarships awarded during a given year. "We are very pleased with the growth of the scholarship over the past three years," says Lampley. "Our faculty and staff are to be commended for their continued support of this scholarship."
Kenneth L. Martindale of Richmond Hill graduated recently from Georgia Southwestern State University. Martindale also made the school's academic achievement list for the 2007 summer semester by earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average.
Without setting foot on the Statesboro campus, people of all ages and interests can take non-credit classes for professional development or personal enrichment through the University’s Continuing Education Center.
The variety of Education To Go classes is staggering with around 300 online topics available. A nurse who wants to specialize in elder care can choose the "Certificate in Gerontology" course, a teacher may be interested in "Solving Classroom Discipline Problems," and a fledgling author can select from among classes on poetry, mystery writing and getting published.
The most popular courses focus on creating Web pages, learning computer programming, speed Spanish, basic accounting, grant writing, and fiction writing.
"Because there is no physical classroom, courses are never canceled due to low enrollment," said Judy Hendrix, the program specialist in charge of the Education To Go courses.
All participants must have Internet access, a Web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator), and an email address.
Participants can log on to study or complete assignments at any time of the day or night.
A new section of each course begins on the second or third Wednesday of each month. During the next three months, courses will start on Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.
Each course runs for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. Students must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The fee for each course varies. For a complete listing of classes and registration information, visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted and click on the Online Instruction Center. For more information, call (912) 681-5993.
Hunger and homelessness
Georgia Southern University students will have the opportunity to see how lessons taught in the classroom are playing out in the "real world" during Hunger and Homelessness Week, Mon., Oct. 8, through Sat., Oct. 13, 2007. The week’s events are sponsored by the University’s Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement.
For more information on these or other activities, please call 912-871-1435 or visit: http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/leadership.