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UNG Enactus team named national finalist in contest

The University of North Georgia Enactus team in the Mike Cottrell College of Business was named a national finalist among 230 colleges and universities competing at the Enactus U.S. National Championship from March 31 through April 3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.

June 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

UNG student earns Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

Peter Marshall, a sophomore majoring in physics at the University of North Georgia, has received a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, one of only 85 in the nation to be awarded this year.

June 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Business students see financing at work in London

To get a firsthand look at international commerce and a culture rich with global influences, undergraduate students in the University of North Georgia's Mike Cottrell College of Business spent spring break in London as part of the college's flagship study abroad program, The London Experience.

June 08, 2014 | | Good news

GHS SPEED team places third in video contest

The Gainesville High School SPEED (Students Putting Extra Emphasis on Decisions) team entered a contest presented by the Governor's Office of Children and Families to promote the fact that most Georgia students make good decisions and do not drink underage.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Gainesville man earns Udall Scholarship

University of North Georgia junior John Dees has been selected to receive a Udall Scholarship, one of only 50 in the nation.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Brenau squad places third in national contest

For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University's Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Gainesville grad heads to China for leadership summit

William F. Morris, a 2013 Gainesville High School grad, has been selected to participate in The Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Chestatee High senior qualifies for equestrian contest

Chestatee High School senior and equestrian rider Chelsea Cates competed in zone finals in the Hunt Seat category in the riding class of Varsity Open in Savannah and qualified for the national competition in Springfield, Mass.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Allegheny student earns Goldwater Scholarship

Allegheny College junior Erin Brown of Gainesville has been selected for a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship.

June 01, 2014 | | Good news

Georgia students shine in program at Reinhardt

Reinhardt's best student minds and talent were spotlighted during the university's sixth annual Robert L. Driscoll Convocation of Artists and Scholars recently.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Johnson High symphonic band earns high ratings

The Johnson High School Symphonic Band recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation and was awarded superior ratings for all of their prepared pieces.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Wood’s Mill High student to attend summer institute

Shyderica Young from Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville was one of 26 students selected by the Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute.

June 01, 2014 | | Good news

Brenau students initiated into an honor society

Brenau University announced new members recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

North Hall students sponsor food drive for Meals on Wheels

For their service project, North Hall International Baccalaureate juniors selected Meals on Wheels to complete their creativity, action and service hours.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Jackson County woman inducted into honor society

Braselton native Winona-Gail Rogers, a senior at Reinhardt University, was inducted into the Georgia Mu chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor scholarship society March 9 in the concert hall of the University's Falany Performing Arts Center.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

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UGA’s College of Public Health honors youth and health coordinator

The University of Georgia's College of Public Health honored a preceptor and her agency at the annual Practice Advisory Group spring luncheon.

July 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

North Hall Middle student dedicates summer to travel

Joda Roshau, a rising sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School, dedicated his summer vacation to taking an educational trip across the United States.

July 27, 2014 | | Good news

Winder native crowned Miss Rodeo Georgia

Jessica Harston was crowned Miss Rodeo Georgia 2014 as a special part of the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant on June 26 in San Antonio, Texas. The Winder native will spend the year promoting the rodeo throughout the state and across the country as Miss Rodeo Georgia.

July 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

Hall County kids succeed at State 4-H Horse Show

Hall County 4-H Club members received recognition at the recent 4-H State Horse Show in Perry.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news

West Hall grad earns scholarship from nonprofit

West Hall High School graduate Zach English received a $2,500 scholarship from the H.O.P.E. Foundation.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news

North Hall student gains entry into national society

North Hall High School student April Barth of Clermont has been selected for membership into the National Society of High School Scholars.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news

Elliott earns promotion to rank of Army major general

U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Allan W. Elliott has been confirmed for promotion to the rank of major general and assignment as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4, Mobilization and Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news

Gainesville, West Hall grads complete training in Illinois

2003 Gainesville High School graduate Korvin L. Mitchell and 2011 West Hall High School graduate Timothy Ansel finished their U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news

Chestatee grad earns top Navy basic training honor

Haley E. Woody, a 2013 Chestatee High School graduate, completed basic training June 20 with the U.S. Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news

County students earn computer certifications

More than 460 Hall County students received Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe certifications this year.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news

Oakwood student participates in Bob Jones orientation

Bell will be majoring in Elementary Education when classes begin Sept. 3.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news

Gainesville native receives award at Wofford College

Louisa Rhodes Jacobs was recently selected as the recipient of the 2014 George A. Carlisle Award at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. The Gainesville native was recognized May 6 during the college's Honors Day ceremonies.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news

Middle school students tapped by Duke University

Seventh-grade students from Gainesville Middle School were awarded state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news

UNG cadets earn military awards and scholarships

Three dozen members of the University of North Georgia's Corps of Cadets were presented military awards and scholarships April 27 at the annual Boar's Head Brigade Military Awards Review in conjunction with the university's annual Alumni Weekend.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


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