Notables 5-28-08

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 8:15am
By: The Citizen

• Greer named Jack Mangham Award winner

Clayton State University student Marcia Greer, of Brooks, Ga., and two other students have been chosen to receive the 2007-2008 Jack Mangham Experiential Learning Student of the Year Award, sponsored by Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE). This annual statewide award recognizes those students who exemplify outstanding characteristics in work ethics, academic performance and citizenship. Judges review the nomination form submitted by a GACE member, student transcript, student essay and experiential learning supervisor evaluation. The award is given to students in competition from colleges and universities across the state in the following categories: business, education, arts and sciences and engineering/technology. Greer won the award for business. Greer has been involved in the Clayton State Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management, where she has been active in coordinating programs to help students learn about the world of work. She interned at Cooper Wiring Devices in Peachtree City.

• Qin named National Merit Scholar

Michael S. Qin, of Peachtree City, Ga., is one of approximately 1,100 outstanding high school seniors to have won National Merit Scholarships, financed by about 200 companies, foundations, and other business organizations. Qin, who graduated from McIntosh High School on Friday, was awarded the National Merit Bellsouth Scholarship. Most National Merit awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.The corporate organizations funding these National Merit Scholarships represent nearly all sectors of American industry. Sponsors from the business community have underwritten awards offered in all 53 competitions, expending or committing more than $653 million to support the intellectual development of the nation’s scholastically talented youth.

• Burran named to Mercer dean’s list

Kevin Andrew Burran, of Brooks Ga., was named to the dean’s list at Mercer University for the fall 2007 semester. Inclusion on the dean’s list requires students to meet rigorous grade point average standards specific to their school within the University. Burran earned dean’s list status through the Stetson School of Business and Economics.

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