Hendrix College grad installed as Secretary of State Bar of Georgia

DeKalb County Assistant County Attorney Elizabeth L. Fite was installed as secretary of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 9 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Fite is a member of the DeKalb County Law Department’s Public Safety Group. While she represents the county on a variety of matters, her practice is primarily focused on representing the Police Department in civil litigation. Prior to joining the DeKalb County Law Department, she practiced complex products liability litigation at a large law firm in Atlanta.

She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar and has represented the Atlanta Judicial Circuit on the State Bar’s Board of Governors.

Fite is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2005.

UCA Schedler Honors Fall 2018

The University of Central Arkansas Norbert O. Schedler Honors College has selected 7 Faulkner County residents among the 75 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Honors Scholars.

Chloe Cardin of Greenbrier
Matthew Depner of Conway
Madeline Graff of Conway
Ian Martin of Conway
Lydia Morgan of Greenbrier
Miriam Phwandaphwanda of Conway
Parker Trussell of Conway

The entering class of 2018 has an average high school GPA above 4.0 and an average ACT score of 30. The class also includes four out-of-state students.

This year’s applicant pool was one of the largest in the 36-year history of the Schedler Honors College with 835 applicants, 176 of whom underwent full-day interviews on the UCA campus.

The number of Honors College applicants has risen significantly each year for the last four years. All members of the incoming class were selected using a holistic admissions process that factors in the applicant’s academic performance, service and leadership potential. The process has been held up within the national collegiate honors community as one of the most thorough admissions processes in the nation.

Acceptance into the Schedler Honors College includes access to UCA’s top scholarship, a living-learning community in Jefferson W. Farris Honors Hall and ample opportunities for service-learning, project-based education, collaborative work, undergraduate research, travel abroad opportunities and internship support. Honors Scholars participate in a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the individual growth and transformation of each student while preparing them to be leaders in their chosen fields. Students in the Schedler Honors College average approximately 1,000 cumulative hours of community service annually.

Established in 1982, the Schedler Honors College at UCA has become one of the most full-featured in the nation and is a leader in providing enhanced educational opportunities in a living-learning environment designed to develop students as citizen-scholars.