Each year, the Clayton State University Alumni Association hosts a dinner to honor alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at the University.
This year, three individuals will be honored at the Thursday, Sept. 26 dinner in the HarryS.DownsCenter: Marcus Bartlett - Distinguished Alumnus Award; Samantha Brazie - Outstanding Recent Graduate Award; and John Bennett - Exceptional Future Alumnus Award.
Marcus Bartlett - Distinguished Alumnus Award
The Alumni Association’s premier award that recognizes a Clayton State alumnus, or honorary alumnus, whose accomplishments in the public, private or not-for-profit sector have made an outstanding contribution to the community.
This year’s recipient, McDonough’s Marcus Bartlett, has indeed done just that. Bartlett had a topographical index for molecules representable by graph theoretic trees named after him while he was still an undergraduate at ClaytonState. He also co-authored the paper, “Variation of Distance-Based Invariants of Trees” which was accepted to the Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing. And did we mention that he just graduated in May 2013?
Samantha Brazie - Outstanding Recent Graduate Award
This award recognizes a recent graduate whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide inspiration and leadership to students and other alumni.
Brazie has shown significant leadership in her career, in both the community and public services. Through her involvement with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, she has single-handedly promoted Progressive Heating and Air to a level where they are a local “household” name.
She is also president of Newnan Networkers BNI, chair for the Navarre Christmas Parade, an ambassador for the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, vice-chair for the Community Welcome House -- a local battered women's shelter, and chairs several fundraisers for the American Cancer Society and other charity events in CowetaCounty.
John Bennett - Exceptional Future Alumnus Award
This award recognizes a ClaytonState student who has excelled in leadership, academic success, community or university service, athletic or artistic achievement, or other areas of accomplishment.
Bennett is a member of the Jazz Combo, and was previously a member of the Clayton State Chorale and performed in the Clayton State Opera. As the recipient of the Future Alumnus Award, he has contributed time and energy to multiple University events that extend above and beyond the standard student requirements. In addition, he has been involved in blending his performance talents with numerous University activities and has performed for the University’s Commencement ceremonies for several years.
For more information or to register for the event, go to http://giving.clayton.edu/alumni/event_calendar?cid=2&ceid=10&cerid=0&cdt=9%2f26%2f2013