Don White Jr. of Rincon was recognized for achieving academic success during the fall 2012 semester at Thomas University and was named to the President's List. President's List students attend TU full-time and have a GPA of 4.0.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is expanding its online education and giving Georgia and out-of-state college students more flexibility and options to help them earn their college degrees on time. This summer, GSU will offer more than 300 fully online classes to undergraduate and graduate students, a record number of courses for the growing university.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love and Armstrong Atlantic State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken signed an agreement which ensures a seamless educational pathway for criminal justice students between the two institutions of higher education.
Effingham was well represented at the State Capitol by students Annabeth Helmly, Hunter Gnann, Molly Welch, William Bland and Austin Kessler of Effingham County High School, as they paged for state Reps. Jon Burns and Bill Hitchens on Jan. 28 in the General Assembly.
Gov. Nathan Deal, along with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston and state Rep. Stacey Evans (D-Smyrna), announced a proposal that will lower to its original level the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two of the county's best students Thursday at its annual STAR Student luncheon, recognizing the student with the highest SAT score at the county's two high schools.
With help from state Rep. Jon Burns, far right, and former state Rep. Ann Purcell, far left, Effingham County High School Interact Club members met Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal during Effingham Day at the Capitol.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College announced its selections for the best of the best in 2013. Ashley Smith, a dental hygiene student, was named the college's 2013 honoree of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) award, and Susan Pinkston, STC department head for business management, was selected as the College's 2013 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education honoree.
Thirteen members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the FBLA Region Conference/Competition at the Savannah Arts Academy in on Jan. 16, and three of them advanced to the state competition.
Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.
Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.