Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Clayton State Student Body Named “Most Diverse” for the Sixth Time

For the sixth time since 2001, the student body at Clayton State University has topped the Racial Diversity rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges edition.

Although Clayton State currently has four active masters programs, the 2009 edition of America’s Best Colleges, which is based upon the 200/2008 academic year, ranks the University’s student population as the most racially diverse among baccalaureate colleges in the southern United States.

Clayton State’s 57 percent African-American student body was a significant factor in the U.S. News ranking, but not the only factor. As the magazine notes, “to identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates different from themselves, U.S. News factors in the proportion of minority students – leaving out international students – and the overall mix of groups in each institution’s 2007-2008 student body.”

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding, comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Clayton State Senior Melissa Bolton Selected for Denver Conference by CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable

Clayton State University senior Melissa Bolton (Atlanta), a Management major in the University’s School of Business, has been selected to participate in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) annual conference in Denver.

Bolton, who has a minor in Supply Chain Management, was selected by CSCMP’s Atlanta Roundtable from a pool of students representing Auburn, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Clark Atlanta, Georgia State and University of Georgia to attend the Oct. 4 to Oct. 8 conference.

“Melissa put in an application plus supporting documents like her resume as required to the selection committee of the local Atlanta Roundtable of CSCMP,” explains . John Mascaritolo, Clayton State director of Logistics Practices and assistant professor of Supply Chain Management. “The selection process of the committee was a comparison of GPA, résumé, and the application.”

CSCMP is the preeminent global organization for supply chain professionals. The conference will have about 3,500 attendees and Bolton will be joining other selected students representing 97 roundtables from the United States, as well as from other countries like Japan, China, Abu Dhabi, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Germany, and Spain, to name a few, says Mascaritolo.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

“Today’s Economy and FDIC Insurance” Seminar at Clayton State University

Heritage Bank, in partnership with Clayton State University, will be presenting a seminar with information on today’s economy and protecting your deposits with FDIC Insurance. There is a tremendous amount of news and interest in the state of today’s financial industry. There is concern for the stability of our banks and their customer’s deposits.

Heritage Bank has arranged for Dr. Nikki Finlay and Dr. Reza Kheirandish, professors of Economics from Clayton State, to present their views on the status of today’s economy. Penny King and Thomas Stokes, experts in the Atlanta FDIC office, will present valuable information on the importance of FDIC insurance. Time will be provided to answer questions. The seminar is free of charge and will be conducted in three locations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette Counties. The first scheduled seminar is Monday, Sept. 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Clayton State University, in the new School of Business, room T152. Parking will be in the gated James M. Baker University Center parking lot. Please RSVP to Barbara Stevens @ Heritage Bank (770) 515-7001.

Heritage Bank is a member of FDIC, The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has seven full service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded on The Nasdaq Small Cap Market under the symbol “CCFH.” For more information, please call (770) 478-8881 or visit the Heritage Bank website at www.heritagebank.com.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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Friday, September 5, 2008

The Augustin Clayton Chapter DAR and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Promotes Constitution Week

The Augustin Clayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution along with the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will join together in celebrating U. S. Constitution Week, September 17 – 23, 2008. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity; (2) inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and (3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

The United States of America functions as a Republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government of a people. This landmark idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world.

“Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to read and study this great document which is the safeguard of our American liberties,” states DAR President General, Linda Gist Calvin. “We encourage all citizens across the country to take time this week to reflect on our heritage of freedom.”

DAR has served America for 118 years as its foremost cheerleader. In 1928, the Daughters began work on a building as a memorial to the Constitution. John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial, was commissioned to design the performing arts center, known as DAR Constitution Hall. Today, DAR Constitution Hall is the only structure erected in tribute to the Constitution of the United States of America.

Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has over 165,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants. For more information about DAR and its programs visit www.dar.org or call (202) 628-1776.

Clayton County Board of Commissioners presents Augustin Clayton Chapter DAR with Constitution Week Proclamation

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners presented the Augustin Clayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Jonesboro, Ga. with a Proclamation observing Constitution Week - September 17th through 23rd.

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Commissioner Sonna Singleton, Commissioner Role Ralph, Chairman Eldrin Bell, Becky Rostron, Ruth Smith, Commissioner Michael Edmondson, and Commissioner Virginia Gray. The Augustin Clayton Chapter DAR has members from Clayton, Fayette and Henry Counties.
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