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Campus Review
March 26, 2012
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In a Peach Belt Conference match pitting
two Top 10 teams in Division II, the
Clayton State women’s tennis team
dropped a 7-2 decision against visiting in-
state rival Columbus State on Wednesday
at Laker Courts. The defeat drops the
Lakers, ranked ninth in Division II, to 4-6
overall and 3-2 in the Peach Belt.
Columbus State, meanwhile, remains
undefeated on the season at 16-0 overall
and 6-0 in the Peach Belt. Clayton State
won one match each in singles and in dou-
bles. In singles, freshman Hannah Keeling
knocked off Columbus State’s Milica
Tomic 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2. Keeling and sen-
ior Marie Cercelletti won the Lakers’ lone
double match with a 9-7 victory at No. 2
over Tomic and Olivera Jokic from
Columbus State.
The Clayton State Laker men’s golf team
finished 16th overall in a talented 17-team
field at Bobcat Intercollegiate tourna-
ment. The Lakers fired a final-round score
of 302 and finished with a three-round
total of 901. This was a field loaded with
Division II powers as 12 of the 17 teams
are currently nationally-ranked. That also
includes five of the Top 10. Individually
for Clayton State, junior Chris McManus
finished tied for 67th overall with a 225
(73-73-79). Behind McManus and tied for
70th was senior Clark Nelson (82-73-72)
and freshman Will Shenstone (69-82-76)
both with a 227. Rounding out the Laker
scoring was sophomore Tyson Beaupre
tied for 79th with a 231 (76-80-75) and
freshman Ryan Haskell in 87th with a 235
The Clayton State men’s team set two
team records at Emory University, back-
to-back on Friday night and less than an
hour apart -- first the 4 x 800m relay and
then by Russell Lawless in the steeple-
chase. The 4 x 800 record had stood for
eight years while the steeplechase record
stood for three years. This was only
Lawless’ second career run in the steeple-
chase. Kayla “KMob” Mobley picked up
the only Clayton State win during the
weekend in the shot put. Maia Kuhnen
ran the fastest 800m run in eight years for
the women’s highest finish in a running
event. Ayrton Azcue also ran a personal-
best in the 1500m for the men’s highest
individual finish.
Campus Life
The Clayton State University Spirit
Program will hold its spring 2012 clinic
and cheerleader tryouts for Clayton State
students on Apr. 9 through Apr. 11 from
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student
Participants must be present at each of the
three nights to be eligible to try out.
Tumbling experience is not required, but
very helpful. For complete details, please
Continuing Education
Clayton State Executive Director of
Continuing Education Janet Winkler pre-
sented to 100 women at the Mar. 17 2012
Conference. The event was coordinated
by Clayton County Commissioner Sonna
Singleton to empower women and urge
them to continue their education.
Dean of Libraries Dr. Gordon N. Baker was
recently been appointed to the steering commit-
tee of the International Student Media Festival.
SGA Applications are now available for
the 2012/2013 term. The application
deadline is Tuesday, Apr. 3, by 5 p.m.
Applications can be downloaded from the
Student Government Association website, or a hardcopy can
be obtained from the Department of
Campus Life. Completed applications
should be submitted to the Student
Activities Center, Department of Campus
Life, Ste. 223, ATTN: Natasha Hutson,
Smith Awards
Clayton State University will gather on
Tuesday, Apr. 24, in Spivey Hall to honor
faculty and staff with the University’s
annual Service Awards ceremony. This
year will also celebrate the 17th annual
announcement of the Alice J. Smith award
winners. The event will begin at 2 p.m.,
followed with a light reception. The
Service Awards Ceremony is a time for
Clayton State to celebrate and honor fac-
ulty and staff through recognizing years
of service, tenure, promotions, and retire-
ment. The University’s 2012 Alice J.
Smith Awards will be presented at the cer-
emony. An annual honor since 1995, the
Smith Awards are presented to the faculty
member and staff member deemed most
outstanding as determined by committees
of their peers. The award was established
by local philanthropist Joseph Smith as a
memorial to his wife, Alice, to honor her
career in teaching and her love for learn-
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