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Newberry College Students, Alumnus Recognized by City Council

February 17, 2020


NEWBERRY — Newberry City Council recognized the contributions of Newberry College students and an alumnus in its Feb. 11 meeting, held at the Center for Teacher Education.


Dr. David Fowler, chair of the Department of Business Administration, sang the national anthem as the meeting began. Later in the meeting, in what has become an annual tradition, the council presented 11 graduating seniors with proclamations honoring the community service and leadership of each during their time as students.


The following students were recognized:


ShaQuana Bracey, a member of the Woman to Woman leadership program from Bennettsville.


Jonathan Elicier, a volunteer youth baseball coach from Apopka, Florida.


Luke Gibson, a volunteer elementary school reader and captain of the men’s basketball team from Albemarle, North Carolina.


Terence Goodwin, director of the Newberry College Gospel Choir from Columbia.


Brandarius Jones, a member of the Call Me MISTER program from Newberry.


Marshall Lange, a homeschool student mentor and captain of the men’s basketball team from High Point, North Carolina.


Tarek Malz, a youth soccer clinic volunteer and captain of the men’s soccer team from Satrup, Germany.


Kelsey McDermott, a youth basketball clinic volunteer and two-time women’s basketball team captain from Mackay, Queensland, Australia.


Ashley Stout, a student ambassador, Alpha Leader and Greek Life philanthropy leader from York.


Lillian Tague, a middle and high school band assistant and mentor from North Charleston.


Malik Whitfield, an elementary school mentor and president of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., from Anderson.


Additionally, the council recognized City Manager Matt DeWitt, class of 2002, for his 10 years of service to the city, and Hannah Jane Curry, a junior from Greer, on becoming Miss South Carolina USA.


The council heard an update from Miss Newberry, Peyton Worley, a senior from Greenville, on work on her platform issue, “The Mind Matters: Stop the Stigma on Mental Health.” Senior Akio Brown, of Savannah, Georgia, also presented an update as president of the Student Government Association.

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