Locals graduate from UNG in fall 2019

In addressing the graduates in one of the two University of North Georgia (UNG) fall 2019 commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14, University System of Georgia Board of Regents chair-elect Sachin Shailendra encouraged graduates to engage, work hard and never quit. Nearly 1,000 students earned degrees from UNG during the fall 2019 semester.

“Your education has already changed you. It also has the power to change your community,” Shailendra said. “Your education has the power to change the city in which you live. Your education has the power to move our state forward in exciting ways. Your education even has the power to change the world.

Graduates for fall 2019 semester included:

• Kasey Bell of Douglasville, Bachelor of Science in Human Services Delivery & Administration and certificate in gerontology.

• Rebecca Gaston of Douglasville, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.

• Abbey Grantham of Douglasville, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education Pathway.

• Nicole Jones of Douglasville, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Cum Laude

• Haley Polane of Douglasville, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice w/Forensics Concentration. Cum Laude

University of North Georgia announces President’s Lists for fall 2019

University of North Georgia (UNG) President Bonita C. Jacobs recognized students who achieved a 4.0 GPA during the fall 2019 semester. Students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in bachelor’s degree programs who achieved a 4.0 grade point average were named to the President’s Honor Roll. Students enrolled in associate degree programs who met the same level of achievement were named to the President’s List as follows:

• Abigail Wittwer of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll

• Lauren Turner of Winston, President’s Honor Roll

• Sabrina Knutson of Winston, President’s Honor Roll

• Caroline Yancey of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll

• Emily Frost of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll

• Elizabeth Nails of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll

• Haley Polane of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll

• Joseph Hernandez of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll

• Allison Mount of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll

• Justin Heintz of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll

• Emily Pace of Douglasville, President’s Honor Roll