Education Briefs - June 18, 2012

Keisha D'Andrea Harvey, M.D., has received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and will begin a three-year medical residency program with Louisiana State University in Bogalusa, La., on July 1.

While pursuing a medical degree with an area of specialty in family medicine, Harvey was crowned Miss Meharry Medical College in 2009-2010. She graduated with honors at Meharry on May 19.

Harvey is a native of Dawson and a product of the Terrell County public school system. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology at Albany State University, which she attended on a Presidential Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Willie D. Peters Sr. and Judy Harvey Peters, and is the younger sister of LaTorry T. Harvey and twin sister of Keith D. Harvey, all of Dawson.

Harvey was recently honored with a celebration in downtown Albany attended by relatives, former instructors and friends. She is now vacationing in Spain with classmates before beginning her residency.

Chick-Fil-A recently awarded more than $3,000 in scholarships to students in Lee, Dougherty Early and Mitchell counties.

Ladonis Yarbrough of Early County was awarded $300; Kiara Sims Thrasher of Dougherty County was awared $500; Chelsea Basley of Dougherty County was awared $500; Layleigh Sullivan of Lee County was awarded $500; Megan Dolan of Lee County was awarded $500; and Lea Brock of Mitchell County was awarded $750.

William Austin Askey, a recent graduate of Lee County High School, has been chosen by HeritageBank of the South as winner of its Southwest Georgia region college scholarship.

Askey is the son of Jeff and Sherry Askey and plans to attend Darton College. He received $500 from HeritageBank to help finance his education.

The bank awards five $500 scholarships to students across the bank's service regions.

Cameron Nicole Rigsby is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate at North Georgia College and State University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. She has been accepted in the doctoral program in physical therapy at the school. Cameron is the daughter of Clifford and Debbie Rigsby of Cuthbert and a 2008 honor graduate of Randolph Southern School.

Brendan Francis Hegarty, son of David and Peggy Hegarty of Lee County and Upper Gwynedd, PA, graduated on Saturday, May 12th with high honors from Georgia Southern University. A 2008 graduate of Lee County High School, Brendan received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, with a major in Information Systems.

Claran Morgan Collins and Jasmon Shatorri Smith of Albany have bother graduated from Brenau in Gainesville. Collins received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after focusing studies on dance while Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on biology.