The University of Scranton conferred more than 1,400 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including a MS in curriculum and instruction to Maureen F. O'Bryan of Springfield. The university presented approximately 900 bachelor's and associate's degrees, 500 master's degrees and 17 doctoral degrees, at its Memorial Day weekend commencement ceremonies. This was the largest post-baccalaureate class in the history of the Jesuit university.
The various school construction projects are currently moving as projected toward completion.
Preliminary results from the high school graduation test show Effingham County students have made significant gains on the science and social studies portions of the test.
The Effingham County Board of Education is expected to vote on a proposed meal price increase at its next meeting on June 21.
SAVANNAH – This summer, Savannah Technical College will add two technical certificate programs in aviation, bringing the total to three industry-specific programs offered at the college's Savannah Campus. The new programs are Luxury Craft Cabinetmaking and Aircraft Exteriors. They will be offered in addition to Aircraft Structural Assembly. All are short-term certificate programs.
Ted Trainor has come to Effingham Christian School as the new headmaster for the school on Goshen Road.
Dwan A. Gerido was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in physiology and biophysics at the commencement exercises at Stony Brook University.
Twenty-three students and five chaperones traveled to Europe on May 22 as part of an educational tour. The group toured London, Paris, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Sorrento and Capri while in Europe.
Meredith G. Moore of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Carson-Newman College for the spring semester.
Covenant Christian Academy (CCA) surpassed both local and national averages on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) scores for 2006-2007. CCA administered the ITBS to students in grades K-7th in April. Effingham County public schools administered the test to students in grades 3, 5, and 8 in October 2006. Core subjects tested include reading, math and language arts. The summary of scores by grade level and average national percentile rank is as follows:
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation's parent report card of schools gave high marks to some Effingham County schools.
Morgan Nicole Griffin of Guyton participated in the spring 2007 commencement exercises at Shorter College in Rome.
On May 10, Little Tot's Pre-K visited Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.