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Class Notes: Applications ready for summer program
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Students preparing to enter kindergarten will have a chance again this summer to get ready for going to school later this year.

The six-week summer transition program is for students who did not attend either prekindergarten or Head Start programs, or for those who attended but need additional learning support before going into kindergarten.

Business owners who wish to apply must do so by March 31, and the summer program locations will be announced in late April. The program is set to begin June 2. All applicants must be a current pre-K provider in good standing.

“This is a great opportunity for these young students to build their skills and confidence before moving into kindergarten,” said Susan Adams, assistant commissioner for Georgia’s Pre-K.

Information on applying can be found online or by emailing with specific questions.

UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business among ‘Best for Vets’

The University of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell College of Business has been named one of the best business schools for veterans by Military Times.

“It is an honor to be chosen as part of this prestigious listing,” Dean Donna Mayo said in a news release. “Inclusion highlights our ... commitment to preparing and educating our veterans to become future business professionals and leaders.”

The college was No. 20 out of 64 schools on the list, and is the only business school in Georgia to be selected. UNG been recognized in the past by the Military Times in its overall “Best for Vets” rankings.

The complete list of rankings can be found at

Credit union scholarship deadline announced

Gainesville and Hall County students are encouraged to apply to the Delta Community Scholarship program for the opportunity to win up to $5,000.

The scholarships, through Delta Community Credit Union, assist eligible members by awarding three $5,000 and two $2,500 scholarships to students seeking undergraduate degrees. The money goes to provide assistance toward tuition, books, lodging or meal costs.

Applicants are asked to write an essay about what role financial institutions should play in the financial literacy of young adults. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, community involvement and essay material.

All applications are due by March 31. Winners will be notified by May 12. All applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States during the fall of the 2014-15 school year as a full-time student.

For more information and to apply, visit

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