Gordon State College is sad to announce the death of Lynnette Smyth, professor of economics.
Smyth became ill early Sunday morning and died Sunday evening at a local hospital.
“Gordon State College extends its deepest sympathies to Lynnette's husband, Mark, her family and friends as well as her campus associates, friends and students,” said Gordon State College President Max Burns.
Smyth joined the Gordon State College faculty in 2000. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Master’s at the University of Missouri and Ph.D. at Rutgers University.
She and her husband made their home in Barnesville.
The following students from Lamar County were named to the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List at Gordon State College: Sarahlyn Wrye, Christopher Aaron, Johntavious Barkley, Lacey Barkley, Byron Blackmon, Brandon Childs, Issis Davenport-Turner, Ashley Dean, Megan Etheridge, Jessica Farr, Jake Foster, Jordon Fuller, Charmieka Grant, Mary Hardin, Michael Harris, Misty Hemm, Chasity Hodges, Diana Horn, Tasha Jones, Justin Lewis, Kimberly Lewis, Caroline Proud, Ikia Richardson, Diana Ross, Montaveous Rucker, Christina St. Jean, Joseph Truluck, Abigail Turner, John Young, Maci Shearouse, Brandy Blackwell, Zachary Burke, Leah Sneed, Christopher Weber.
The following students from Lamar County were named to the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s Merit List at Gordon State College: David Mercer, Nicholas Ognio, Samuel Baskin, Meredith Bettis, Gaylin Gladden, Alyssa Martin, Sara Wingate.
Lamar County native Jennifer Parker has been named the Gordon State College Outstanding Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year.
Parker, an emergency room nurse at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, graduated Gordon State College last December with an associate degree in nursing. She will begin work toward her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Gordon in June.
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Gordon State College Professor of Art, Marlin Adams, stands with some of the art currently on display as part of “Lamar Arts Presents: The Arts at Gordon State College.” The show features visual art work by students and faculty in a variety of mediums.
The exhibit is open through May 5 and is on display in the Foundation Room on the second floor of the Student Center. It is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer will throw out the first ball of the Gordon State College Highlanders vs Andrew College double header Saturday at 1 p.m.
Dwyer’s brother, Jordan, plays for the Highlanders.
The elder Dwyer will be available for autographs and there will be a silent auction during the game featuring both Gordon and Steelers items. All proceeds will benefit Stepping Stones, an educational therapy center in Griffin.
Gordon State College recently participated in “Education Day on the Hill” at the Capitol.
Junior education majors met with local legislators including Dist. 131 Rep. Johnnie Caldwell, R-Thomaston. The student teachers included (l-r) Nathaniel Wilson of Zebulon, Diana Ross of Barnesville, Rep.Caldwell, Trevon Howard of Thomaston and Dana Andrews of Meansville.