Three named to Shorter dean’s list

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Three Newton County res­i­dents were re­cently an­nounced as dean’s list honorees at Shorter Univer­sity for the fall se­mes­ter of 2013.

To achieve this honor, stu­dents must have been en­rolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade­point av­er­age for the term. Honorees in­clude: Ver­non Kaye Grant, of Cov­ing­ton, De­siree P. Mal­come, of Cov­ing­ton and LaTonja D. Threets-Hamp, of Cov­ing­ton.

Founded in 1873, Shorter Univer­sity is a Chris­tian univer­sity com­mit­ted to ex­cel­lence in ed­u­ca­tion. The Prince­ton Re­view an­nu­ally in­cludes Shorter on its list of best South­east­ern Col­leges. Shorter of­fers tra­di­tional bach­e­lor’s de­gree pro­gramss in 48 ar­eas of study, online cour­ses and de­gree pro­grams, un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grams for work­ing adults, and four mas­ter’s pro­grams. Shorter is online at www.shorter. edu< http:// www. shorter. edu>.

Dar­rell Everidge/The Cov­ing­ton News

James Woodard, prin­ci­pal of the Newton Col­lege and Ca­reer Academy, re­ceived the pres­ti­gious, “Deal of the Year” Award at the Newton County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s An­nual Din­ner and Meet­ing held Jan. 16. Woodard and the Ca­reer Academy won the award for play­ing a cru­cial role in work­force and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in Newton County.

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