During the fall 2006 semester, a task force comprised of faculty from each college and including a representative of the Bulloch County School System met regularly to discuss ways to improve the First-Year Experience (FYE), a program that serves students new to Georgia Southern University. One result of the task force's work is a new event: Conversations with Professors.
Colby Waisanen of Rincon has been named a National Merit Scholar.
The following South Effingham High School graduates received scholarships to continue their educations.
The South Effingham Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has just completed its best year ever, since Capt. Roger Coursey and Chief Petty Officer Larry Harmon started the program when the school opened in 1996.
On May 15, retired Air Force Colonel Ed Wexler and Master Sgt. Jim Fox, representing Savannah's Chapter 137 of the Air Force Association (AFA), presented five Effingham County teachers with the AFA Visions Award.
The following scholarships were awarded to graduates of Effingham County High School.
The Effingham County Board of Education discussed a recent visit to Newnan to view the career academy in place there Thursday.
Children and teens who are interested in acting are invited to attend the annual Summer Drama Camp at Georgia Southern University.
Charleston, S.C. - Cadet Ray Darwin Webb of Clyo achieved dean's list status at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for the 2006-07 spring semester.
The following area students are candidates for degrees from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro for the spring 2007 term:
Atlanta - The fiscal year '07 amended budget left the needs of the Technical College System of Georgia unmet leading the TCS to consider furloughing adult literacy instructors.
Rena DeBlasio was recognized as one of the top 5 percent of her class at The University of Georgia on April 25.
Effingham County High School
The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.
Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.
Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.
Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.
The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.
TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.
A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.
MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.
Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.
The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.
DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.
Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.
ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.
School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.