Acworth woman takes home iPad mini from KSU expo
by Sally Litchfield
August 06, 2013 11:26 PM | 1896 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Acworth resident Sandy Baker won an iPad mini from Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education on Aug. 1. Baker was one of more than 500 people who attended the Career Training Expo on July 25.

Health care, Culinary, Technology and Paralegal are among more than 50 areas where students can earn professional certificates. Baker wanted to learn more about the Meeting and Event Management program. She plans to register for the next course that begins Sept. 26.

The Career Training Expos, presented twice annually, are free and open to the public. Sessions are conducted throughout the night at KSU Center. Program directors and managers, instructors and graduates are all available that night. They discuss the structure, requirements and expectations of the program and answer questions from prospective students.

Seven new programs will begin this fall. The title and start dates are as follows:

Android App Development: Aug. 17; Pedorthist: Sept. 9 and Oct. 7; Health Coaching: Sept. 9; Basic Office Technology: Sept. 10; Real Estate Property Management: Oct. 5; Social Media Marketing: Oct. 14; and Medical Assisting: Oct. 14.

Many of the professional certificate programs are eligible for Military Education Benefits for post-9/11 veterans and/or Workforce Investment Act. Additional financial aid options are also available. The next expo is Jan. 9. For more information, visit or call (770) 423-6765.


On July 19, the Marietta Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association conducted their meeting at a luncheon at the Atlanta Hilton/Marietta Conference Center. Officers for the upcoming 2013-14 year were acknowledged: Mary Frances Grisham, president; Hazel Lord, vice-president; Alice Blalock, secretary; and Linda Miller, Treasurer. This is their second term.

Guest speaker was Louise Crapps, a charter member of ABWA, and a 22-year member of the Marietta Civitan Club. Crapps, president-elect of Civitans spoke of her experiences with the club and looks forward to the upcoming year serving as president. Crapps also served as the Georgia District Governor during 2011-12. Crapps is an active community volunteer with the Marietta Visitor’s Center, and the Earl Smith Strand Theater.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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