SAVANNAH-With the start of the 2010 summer quarter this week, students taking online classes at Savannah Technical College will notice a few changes, including a new Internet address for the online courses, easier to view announcements and new rules for testing.
"The news and announcements should help us improve communication with our online students," said distance education specialist Sherry Heidkamp, who coordinates the college's online programs.
The number of online courses offered has topped 100, up from 68 two years ago. At the same time, the number of credit hours earned online has nearly doubled from 6,325 ...
LEXINGTON, Ky.-Effingham County Young Farmers Program in Springfield has been selected as the 2010 Georgia Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program. Dr. Freddie C. Waltz serves as instructor for the program.
This award, given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), recognizes the nation's most successful agricultural education programs by highlighting the local programs and teachers that achieve success. Winners are educators who have developed an outstanding agricultural education program at either the postsecondary or adult education level. Applicants are judged on a variety of criteria, including teaching philosophy, effective classroom and experiential instruction, development of partnerships ...
Springfield resident Nicholas Kaiser was among the 191 students who received degrees from Berea College at Commencement ceremonies May 23.
Berea is a non-denominational, comprehensive college that offers Bachelors degrees in 32 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs as well as independent and student designed majors. Every student receives a tuition scholarship and works at least 10 hours a week to pay living expenses.
In March, at the Georgia SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference, ECHS junior Christina Hillman won first place in Graphic Communications and won a seat as a state officer. Hillman, now a senior and the daughter of Russ and Linda Hillman of Springfield, attended an officer training camp in May where, after a few days of training, Georgia's officer slate team voted and elected Hillman the 2010-11 state SkillsUSA president.
Hillman attended the National SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from June 21-25, where, in addition to representing Georgia as its state president, she placed eighth in the nation ...
The Effingham County Board of Education approved the county's proposed mill rate at 15.33 and a balanced budget for fiscal year 2011 at its meeting Thursday night.
The central office spent an entire year analyzing every area to realize savings and hedge against state and federal cuts, and the BoE approved the $81,187,988 expected revenue with expenditures estimated at $81,184,952. This is approximately a $5 million drop from the original FY10 budget.
Superintendent Randy Shearouse explained to the board where the revenues have changed over the past two years and where state funds had ...
Micah Christensen of Guyton, a junior at South Effingham High School, was selected to be among 1,100 attendees at West Point's prestigious Summer Leaders Seminar.
More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLS, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point, the
"Best College in the Country," according to Forbes Magazine. SLS attendees live in the cadet barracks, eat in the Cadet Mess and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops. The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process while giving them an idea of the ...
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,145 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 spring semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following students from Effingham County earned Dean's List honors:
The following local students graduated from Mercer University on May 15 during the university's Macon commencement. Mercer President William D. Underwood conferred the degree at the ceremony, which was the university's largest.
Kristin G. Pair was named to the dean's list at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus for the spring 2010 semester.
To make dean's list, students must take at least 15 hours of courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5.
Suzanne S. Fenter was named to the academic achievement list at Georgia Southwestern for the spring semester. To earn that honor, students previously must have earned 15 hours at GSW, be enrolled in three to 14 hours of courses and earn a grade point average of 3.5.