Gainesville native and Johnson High School graduate Cheryl Jones is the new director of school nutrition for Hall County School District.
Jones began her career with the Hall County schools as a nutrition bookkeeper and then eventually became the finance manager.
From there, she moved on to be nutrition director with Habersham County beginning in 2005.
In 2010, she accepted a job with Georgia Department of Education’s nutrition division and was just promoted to Education and Development Specialist prior to accepting the position with Hall.
“I’m just really looking forward to being here and being the director,” Jones said. “And serving the district and the community, and being home. We have a great staff, and I’m really interested in making sure that our kids get everything they need, and that we have wonderful customer service.
“I’m just making sure we do the right thing for our kids, the right thing for our program and the right thing for our taxpayer dollar,” she said.
UNG commencements set to take place this weekend
Four commencement ceremonies are set to take place Friday and Saturday for University of North Georgia graduates.
The first is 5 p.m. Friday on the university’s Gainesville campus. Graduates from the Gainesville and Oconee campuses will be recognized at the Hugh Mills Physical Education Complex. Vicki Davis, a founding member of WomenSource, will be the guest speaker.
The next three ceremonies all take place on the university’s Dahlonega campus at Memorial Hall Gymnasium.
The second ceremony is 10 a.m. Saturday for graduates of the College of Health Sciences & Professions. Ben Mathes, president of Rivers of the World, will speak.
The third ceremony is 2 p.m. Saturday for graduates of the College of Arts & Letters, the College of Science & Mathematics and University College.
The fourth and final ceremony is 6 p.m. Saturday for graduates of the Mike Cottrell College of Business and the College of Education. Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield will be the guest speaker.
Tickets are required to attend the ceremonies; overflow areas will be provided for people without tickets to watch via a live stream.
More information is online.
Brenau hosting well-known leadership development event
A leadership development event, Leadercast, will be broadcast live from Atlanta on Friday — and people can view the inspirational speeches on the Brenau University campus.
In its 15th year, Leadercast is a one-day event with a goal to build “leaders worth following,” according to its website. Inspirational and motivational speakers converge together to share their best practices.
This year’s speaker lineup includes Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former First Lady Laura Bush, author Malcolm Gladwell and screenwriter Randall Wallace.
The event begins 9 a.m. Friday, and will be held in the Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall. Tickets, priced at $64, may be purchased online.
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