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Lilburn Student Takes Part in Reinhardt Scholars, Artists Meeting

Erica Pettibone of Lilburn was selected to make a speech at the university's meeting of its best minds and talent.

Erica Pettibone, a freshman sports studies administration major from Lilburn, was selected as one of Reinhardt's "best student minds and talent" to take part in the university's Fourth Annual Convocation of Artists & Scholars (COAS).

Pettibone presented her speech "St. Patrick's Day" in the Year of Ireland & Irish Heritage Speech Competition.

The convocation, held the week of April 9, featured music recitals, creative writing readings, a student research conference, a student-teacher portfolio exhibit, student art and science exhibits and a leadership conference.

"The purpose of the COAS is to show off the best work of our best students," said Dr. Wayne Glowka, dean of arts and humanities. "The experience affirms for them their sense of accomplishment and pride in a job well done."

The university's convocation is "unique" in its breadth and diversity of presentations, Glowka said, adding that the institution is "showing off" how it educates the whole student.

"An important part of the liberal arts experience is gaining confidence in one's abilities as a scholar or artist," the educator said.

About Reinhardt University

A private comprehensive university, Reinhardt University has focused on shaping lives and building futures. Founded in 1883, Reinhardt has remained true to its values as a private liberal arts institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church that offers a caring learning environment dedicated to meeting each student's needs.

More than 1,157 students are enrolled in Reinhardt's five graduate programs in business administration, music and education, and 41 undergraduate majors, which range from business, communications and education to political science, theater and math.

Reinhardt has two locations- a residential campus in Cherokee County in Waleska, Ga., just 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, and center focused on adults in Alpharetta, Ga. It also offers selected programs in Cartersville and Marietta, Ga. Additional attractions on the Waleska campus include the Falany Performing Arts Center, the Funk Heritage Center and the Fincher Visual Arts Center.

On the web: http://readabout.me/achievements/Erica-Pettibone-of-Lilburn-Ga-is-Selected-to-Participate-in-Reinhardt-Universitys-Convocation-of-Artists-Scholars/3810940.

(Editor's note: This article is from a ReadMedia Newswire release.)

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