Darton, Just the Beginning for Brooks Anne Mitchell
Horse riding enthusiast and avid reader, Brooks Anne Mitchell, is the middle child, with an older brother and younger sister who also attend Darton. Her family moved to Albany when Brooks Anne was two. She started homeschooling in the 7th grade and absolutely loved it. By 12th grade, she was able to start her collegiate career at Darton by being a dual-enrolled student.
Community Service a Priority for Softball Team
Head Darton softball coach Eric Neel took the helm of the Lady Cavalier ball club with only three weeks to prepare for a February 1 season opener, but that didn’t stop him from immediately taking his program into the local community.
Kyle Parks is a Sophomore at Darton State College with an enthusiasm for fishing. He was elected President of the Darton State Fishing Club Team in the fall of 2012 and has been very active since his inauguration.
“Fishing is my passion and I want to excel at the collegiate level and beyond.”
Claire Dyal, of Albany, has been named the 2013 New Century Scholar for Georgia. Dyal will graduate this Friday, May 3, with an Associate of Science degree in psychology.
Dyal is one of 52 to receive this honor. One student from each of the 50 states was selected, as well as one from Canada and the Federated State of Micronesia. Dyal received a $2,000 scholarship and a plaque, which was presented to her at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention held in San Francisco, CA last month.
Another Darton State faculty member shines again. Dr. Kerri Newton, PT, DPT, was recently awarded the Outstanding Technical Teacher Award by the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) at the 50th National Conference held in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Newton, associate professor and director of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Darton.
Ed Fox, of Plant Operations, was recently awarded the Staff Peer Recognition Award at this fall's staff development days.
Fox is a skilled trades worker and has been with Darton State College for 20 years.
Darton State College student Heather Herbert, of Cumming, was awarded first place in the non-fiction category of the 2012 Porter Fleming Literary Competition.
Herbert's award-winning submission, "Bloodline," details a life-threatening situation she experienced while giving birth to her daughter, and the efforts the doctors went through to save her life.
Darton First-Baseman Casey James Earns Golden Glove
Darton State College freshman Casey James entered the 2012 Cavalier baseball season as a capable walk-on and became the best first-baseman in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Darton's Joe Sakulpolphaisan Ranked #1 Golfer in NJCAA
Its been two years since sophomore Chanat Sakulpolphaisan traveled all the way from Chon Buri, Thailand, to attend Darton College and play golf. Joe, as he is known by his teammates and fellow students, is currently ranked number one in the NJCAA.
Macht Takes Home Gold At National Championship
Freshman student-athlete Anna Macht just upped the bar for an already successful Darton College swimming program, leaving ten school records in her wake as she swam into All-America status and a national title at the 2012 NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Ft. Pierce, Fla.