My name is Sarah Chapman Swinson, and I was born and raised in Eatonton, Georgia. One of my favorite aspects of growing up in this wonderful small town is the overwhelming sense of community and support that is shared among its residents. During my senior year at Putnam County High School, I began applying for local scholarships, and was so blessed to have been the recipient of the New Life Outreach scholarship. This generous scholarship, provided by members of my own community, helped me attend Mercer University to pursue my undergraduate education. This scholarship was the beginning of many stepping stones that led me to become accepted into the College of Pharmacy at The University of Georgia and four years later graduate Magna Cum Laude as a Doctor of Pharmacy. Today, I live in rural South Georgia with my husband, and I am the Pharmacy Manager of the local Wal-Mart. I also work part-time at a Long-Term Care pharmacy in Dublin. Thank you to New Life Outreach for all that you do; you see the great potential the young people of Eatonton have to offer, and you make dreams into reality.
My name is Marcus Swain and I was born and raised in Eatonton, Georgia. My parents are David and Charlene Swain. During my senior year, while attending Putnam County High School, I was presented the $2000 NLOM College Scholarship Award, for my academic achievements and community services. I was then blessed to attend Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. While attending Benedict College I was able to study my passion for singing and received the opportunity to sing throughout the United States, the White House, and overseas. As a result of the support I received from my parents, Putnam County High School, Benedict College, and NLOM, I am now working as a teacher for Putnam County Head Start.
Sharon Outler was raised in the small town of Sandersville, GA. As a young child, Sharon always knew the importance of education and that education was the key to success. She knew that if she worked hard neither the boundaries of her small town nor the limitations of her family’s income could hold her back from being successful. With the support of family, friends, many prayers and the financial contribution from New Life Outreach Christian Ministries, Sharon was allowed to pursue her dreams of higher education. Her love of education and determination to succeed led her to the University of Georgia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After graduating, Sharon decided to further her education at Valdosta State University where she earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching. She is now a Middle School Teacher where each day she tries to pass on her passion of education to her students. Sharon resides in the Metro Atlanta area with her husband, two sons, and is awaiting the arrival of her daughter.
Meshandria Mckinney hometown is in Monticello, Georgia. She has been a member of New Life Outreach Christian Center since childhood. She is the daughter of Towonder Dennis and Antonio Gantt. She has served as: Spiritual dance leader, Junior usher, and Choir member. She currently resides in Bonaire, GA with her husband Eldrick Mckinney and four year old son, Braxton Mckinney.
Meshandria was awarded a college scholarship at New Life Outreach Christian Center in 2001. Meshandria is a 2003 graduate of Middle Georgia College where she received her Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a 2005 graduate of Valdosta State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. She became a certified teacher through Wesleyan College and is currently attending Mercer University to obtain a Master degree in Early Childhood Education and an endorsement in Reading and Math. She has taught Pre-K, First, and Second grade. She is currently teaching First grade at Jeffersonville Elementary.
TanNecia Brown graduated salutatorian of her high school class. She entered the University of Georgia as a freshman in the year of 2009. It is here that she started a new journey different from any other that she had traveled. Receiving an education from one of the top universities in the state, TanNecia knew that it was going to be fairly expensive. New Life Outreach Ministries assisted her with her financial obligation by rewarding her a scholarship in the amount of $1000. By her becoming a recipient of this particular scholarship, she was able to focus more on her academic success and less on the finances of her college education. While at the University of Georgia she volunteered at Saint Mary’s Hospital, became a member of the Physician Assistant Club as well as Human Development and Family Science Association where she served as treasurer. During her last semester she was blessed to have her name placed on the Dean’s List. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science. Her future plans are to become a part of a Physician Assistant Program graduating class of 2017. Here she will receive a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies.