Latest News

Two Macon students receiving UGA Foundation Fellowship

Two incoming University of Georgia freshmen from Macon are among 26 receiving the university’s Foundation Fellowship this year, providing them opportunities that include internships, research projects and international travel-studies.

As Foundation Fellows, Torre Lavelle, a Mount de Sales Academy graduate, and Bert Thompson, who graduated from Stratford Academy, will participate in UGA’s Honors Program, according to a news release. They will also receive the HOPE scholarship and an annual $10,100 stipend for in-state students.

Other perks include study abroad at Oxford University, three spring trips, $7,500 in individual travel grants and $1,750 for research and academic conference attendance fees.

The 26 students were chosen among about 900 applicants.

The fellowships, awarded to undergraduate students, are renewable for three additional years if the student keeps a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and remains in good standing with the Honors Program.

Macon State professor participating in Library of Congress workshop

Macon State College assistant professor Elise Langan will participate in a weeklong summer program hosted by the Library of Congress.

From Aug. 6-10, Langan will attend the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute in Washington, D.C., according to a news release.

That session will be one of seven Teacher Institutes the Library of Congress will host this summer.

Guided by experts, teachers will learn how to integrate primary sources, or documents created by those who lived through historical events, into classroom lessons.

They also will look at documents available at the Library of Congress’ website,

Compiled by Telegraph staff writer Andrea Castillo.