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Clayton County Health Initiative Receives $10,000 Rite Aid Foundation Grant

Clayton County Health Initiative Receives $10,000 Rite Aid Foundation Grant

Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Foundation has received a grant for the county’s “Planting the Seed for Good Health” children’s diabetes and obesity initiative from the Rite Aid Foundation.  The grant will assist the foundation and its community partners (Clayton County Board of Health; Clayton County Public Schools; Clayton County Board of Commissioners; and Clayton State University) that have all partnered to form the Diabetes Prevention Collaboration.  The group will roll-out their health empowerment initiative for school age children, their families and Clayton County educators with an official check presentation at 12pm on Friday, August 19, at SRMC in the Education Center.

“The Rite Aid Foundation is proud to partner with community stakeholders in addressing the health concerns of the children in Clayton County,” said Gayle Rife, manager of The Rite Aid Foundation.  Our foundation is dedicated to helping people in the communities that Rite Aid se

Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph Partners with Chili's & St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph Partners with  Chili's  &  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Fundraiser to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

Jonesboro- Chili’s Restaurant at Mt. Zion will host a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners will make a special appearance at 7:30 p.m.  The restaurant is located at 2230 Mt. Zion Parkway, Morrow, Georgia.  

Vice-Chairman Ralph and Chili’s at Mt. Zion cordially invite the public to join them in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  To date, Chili's Corporation has raised more than $30 million for the children of St. Jude through their “Create a Pepper” campaign.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

Brett Reichert to Compete in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fund-Raiser Triathlon

Brett Reichert to Compete in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fund-Raiser Triathlon

MORROW, Ga. -- Brett Reichert, Clayton State University associate director, International Student Services Office (ISSO), will compete in the “Nations Triathlon” to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Washington, D.C., on the tenth anniversary of “9/11,” Sept. 11, 2011.  

This is Reichert’s second major endurance event to raise funds in the fight against blood cancer, and so far he has raised more than $7000. The first segment of the three-part race, a 1.5K swim in the Potomac River, will begin directly across from the Navy & Marine Memorial, and Arlington Cemetery. 

“After my first Team in Training (TnT) tri on May 15, which raised $5017, I took a few weeks off,” Reichert says. “Then, I got a note from blood cancer, delivered through the eyes of a brave young girl from my hometown. Julia Johnson, age 10, of Thomasville, Ga., was diagnosed on Mar.

Clayton State Women’s Forum Establishes Endowed Scholarship

Clayton State Women’s Forum Establishes Endowed Scholarship

 The Clayton State University’s Women’s Forum has reached a milestone of establishing an Endowed Women’s Forum Scholarship which requires a minimum $25,000. The primary goal for the Women’s Forum organization is to build and sustain a Scholarship Fund in support of assisting students with general and emergency resources to continue and complete their academic studies. 

 

“I am so proud of our group for raising the money to endow the scholarship,” Lou Brackett, Women’s Forum president, says of the organization’s accomplishment. “Over the years, Women’s Forum has been known for advocacy, mentoring, and inspirational speakers who provided leadership role models.”

 

"The Women's Forum scholarship provided me with an opportunity to better myself,” student Jennifer Simba (Hampton) says. “The scholarship money got me one step closer to achieving my goals.

Clayton County Tourism Authority Installs New Board Members

Clayton County Tourism Authority Installs New Board Members

Jonesboro, Ga. - The Clayton County Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the installment of three new members to the Board of Directors on Tuesday, August 9.  Hosted at the Clarion Hotel in Jonesboro, present Clayton County Tourism Authority members and Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau staff were on site for a reception to welcome new members Cindy Kelley, Sherry Hancock and Dr. Darryal McCullough. 

Linda Summerlin, Chairman of the Clayton County Tourism Authority, commented "We are excited about the wealth of financial, operational and functional expertise our new members will bring to the table and are confident they will be immediate, contributing members of our Board."

Dr. Gwendolyn Harold Named Dean of Clayton State School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Gwendolyn Harold Named Dean of Clayton State School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Gwendolyn Harold (Fayetteville), Clayton State University professor of English, was recently named dean of the University’s School of Graduate Studies. This will be her eighth year at Clayton State.

 

“I came to Clayton State University to develop a new English program and to serve as the first chair of the Language & Literature Department; now the English Department,” Harold says.

Clayton State Names Walley-Jean Director of Integrative Studies

Clayton State Names Walley-Jean Director of Integrative Studies

Clayton State University Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Jeanette Celeste Walley-Jean was recently named director of Integrative Studies in the University’s College of Arts & Sciences. She has been on the University faculty for five years.

 

“I feel honored that Dean Momayezi has confidence in my leadership abilities and acknowledges my commitment to the growth and success of the College of Arts and Sciences,” Wally-Jean says. “I am looking forward to continuing to refine the Integrative Studies major as well as expanding the concentrations and opportunities for degree completion available to Integrative Studies students.”