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Eatonton natives honored by respective colleges

May 21, 2020 - 06:00
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The University of North Georgia (UNG) recognizes Melony Mead for being awarded 2019-20 Siler Scholar. Each spring, UNG honors students who have excelled in the classroom. This year, UNG is still recognizing these students’ outstanding performance even as the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the final two months of the semester online. “Although our celebration of student achievement cannot take place in the usual fashion, we are no less proud of them,” said Dr. Chaudron Gille, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. “I offer my heartiest congratulations to all of the award recipients. They exemplify how #UNGleads.”

Georgia State University (GSU) celebrates Emily Green, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Economics and Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish and Abigail Rigole, College of Arts & Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in French with a concentration in Language And International Business. GSU, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds.

The University of Mississippi celebrates Spencer Keith Metcalfe, Managerial Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the School of Business Administration. Metcalfe was among the more than 5,400 graduates honored during a live, virtual celebratory event on May 9. “While we aren’t able to gather in the Grove and at other beautiful venues on our campus right now for traditional pomp and circumstance, we could not let our originally scheduled Commencement day pass without recognizing the incredible achievements, character and spirit of this class of graduates,” said Chancellor Glenn F. Boyce.