Angela Smith, a junior in information technology, published the book, “Poems From God Vol. I,” a collection of poems about her life.
Ida Harris, a junior majoring in English, presented a collection of art work at the 2014 Georgia Women’s Conference. Her showcase of 30 dolls challenging viewers’ ideas of feminism and identity fit the conference theme of “Female Perspective in Art, Scholarship and Politics.”
David Cook, MFA, professor of art, has been ranked fourth in the nation by mtvU’s Rate My Professors, a Web site where students can rated their college instructors.
Dr. Diane White, dean of the School of Health Sciences, has received national recognition from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the AACN Certification Corporation for continuously maintaining her CCRN certification for 20 years.
September 17 was designated “Stanley C. Preczewski Day” by the City of Milledgeville, Georgia, in recognition of his service and contributions to the community while serving as interim president of Georgia College. He now serves as GGC’s president.
Genie Yang, a junior in information technology, was awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) Company. FIS is a leading global provider of technology and services to the financial services industry, serving more than 14,000 clients in over 100 countries. Genie was accepted into the FIS Scholarship Program in 2011 and has been a FIS scholarship… Read more →
Elisha Patterson, a junior in information technology, was selected as a Google Student Ambassador and attended a program at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Ca., where he and other ambassadors collaborated to develop creative and effective strategies to implement Google events to spark participation and engagement among students. His team won first place honors.
Dr. Xin Xu, associate professor of information technology, won the Outstanding Faculty Liaison Award at the 2014 STARS Celebration Conference in Washington, DC. Xu has served as a charter board member and faculty team mentor to the Technology Ambassador Program (TAP). Her work is essential to keeping TAP students excited about their IT major, the TAP program and their future… Read more →
Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens, associate vice president for Public Affairs, attended the 2014 Harvard Graduate School’s Institute for Management and Leadership. In addition, the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia selected Dr. Stephens one of its Outstanding Alumni.
Jaimie Carboy, instructor of sociology, has been accepted to present at the 2014 Association for Public Policy & Management Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Her presentations are entitled, “Gendered Political Economy, Transnational Advocacy Networks, and Praxis: Gender, the Dissemination of Knowledge & Policy,” and, “Latino/a Immigration: the Status of Social Services in New Immigrant Communities.”
Jenettha Baines, a freshman in criminology, is author of the book, 100 of the Most Influential Gay Entertainers, Volumes I and II. The first volume was reviewed by the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association and recommended for readers aged 16 and up. Baines’ books have been featured in several online magazines.
Dr. Todd Mueller, assistant professor of music, will be a soloist alongside Mark Yancich of the Atlanta Symphony on Oliverio’s “Dynasty” double timpani concerto with the Asheville Symphony, Nov. 22, 8 p.m. at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, N.C.
Dr. Linda Hughes, associate professor of educational foundations, is author of the book, What We Talk About When We’re Over 60, a collection of funny, touching and inspiring stories from 30 women.
Georgia Gwinnett College won one of the City of Lawrenceville’s 2014 Golden Hammer Awards, which honor local businesses for contributions to revitalization and growth throughout the community. The college’s Allied Health and Sciences Building earned the Outstanding New Construction (Large Business/Organization) Award.
Georgia Gwinnett College was named the most diverse regional Southern college in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 College Compass.
Homero Gonzalez, ’11, business, recently won his fourth Emmy Award from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Dr. Peter Meso, associate professor of information technology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activities Award.
Dr. Kamal Kakish, assistant professor of information technology and assistant dean – School of Science and Technology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Faculty Service Award.
Maria “Maribel” Fernandez, instructor of biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Part-time Faculty Teaching Award.
Betty Wood, administrative assistant – School of Science and Technology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Staff Award.
Rod Reilly, photographer/videographer – Office of Public Affairs, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Staff Award.
Chris Lacroix, a senior in criminal justice, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – Service Award.
Cindy Valenzuela, a senior in biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – Leadership Award.
Joshua Bledsoe, a sophomore in biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding First-Year Student
Christian Blas, a freshman in business, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Transitional Studies Award.
Grace Hicks Binion, ’14, psychology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Liberal Arts Award. Binion is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon.
Matthew Darrow, a senior in business, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Business Award.
Robin Frick, a senior in education, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Education Award.
Jessie Ashworth, a senior in biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Science and Technology Award.
Gao Chia Vang, a senior in biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student Employee Award.
Dr. Nannette Napier, associate professor of management information systems and decision sciences, published a paper titled, “Digital Options Theory for IT Capability Investment,” in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. She also won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student Engagement Award.
Dr. Kristine Nagel, associate professor of Information Technology, served as vice general co-chair of the 2014 STARS Celebration Conference in Washington, DC, which was attended by students and faculty from more than 40 institutions and focused on developing student leaders to broaden participation in computing. Nagel participated in a panel on sustaining student teams, led a session on developing engaging… Read more →
Jon-Julius Lindsay, a senior in information technology, completed the 2014 ASSIST Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. He worked with a PhD student to redesign the user interface for an Android mobile application which monitors patient health information. He developed and presented a poster entitled “Wireless ECG Body Node Sensor User… Read more →
Thaonguyen Nguyen, a junior in information technology, completed a prestigious, National Science Foundation-funded summer research experience in data-intensive computing at the Clemson University School of Computing. She collaborated with PhD students on researching software and socio-technical ecosystems, straddling software engineering and business issues.
David Thoms, ’11, biology, was one of five graduate students winning an award for a research poster at a Gordon Conference on Plant and Microbial Cytoskeleton. Enrolled in the genome, cell and developmental biology graduate program at Indiana University, he has received the James Holland Fellowship and the Carlos O. Miller Graduate Fellowship in Plant Developmental Biology.
Torrez M. Wilson, coordinator of Student Involvement, has been selected as a Leadership Fellow for the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). The program aims to increase the diversity of the association’s leadership through familiarizing NACA members of underrepresented ethnicities to with the association’s governance, programs, and professional development opportunities at the regional and national levels.
Katie Buell, assistant director of Wellness Programming, went on a summer medical mission trip to Tanzania. She worked with local doctors and teachers to provide vision screenings, dental health education, first aid, infectious disease treatments and other services to about 300 children and 100 adults.
Dr. Dovile Budryte, professor of political science, was named the 2015 recipient of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award. She also received the 2014 GGC Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.
Dr. Steven Platek, associate professor of psychology, was recently named president of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology/Science Society.
Jaclyn White is busy. When she is not making custom jewelry or trying other crafts, attending events at the Braselton Gallery or speaking to audiences about one of her books, she is traipsing across the state, researching historical markers for her next book project. White wanted to be a writer since she was young. Not one to be confined to… Read more →
When GGC alumnus Tyler Henry, 24, brought a group of middle school students to GGC for a tour this past spring, his bus encountered unexpected detours due to building construction. But with a bit of creative maneuvering, Henry continued the tour via the “scenic route.” Read more →
Kelley Kimball has had a life-long love for history, significantly influenced by her Cherokee heritage. Family stories passed down through the generations gave her a personal connection with the past and an appreciation for how the past influences the present and future.Kimball enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College in 2010 to pursue her dream of attaining a degree. After 10 years… Read more →
In only its fourth year, the School of Education (SOE) has received national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Read more →
Brandon Seay is not an average student. A sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology, he not only works hard on his studies, he also works to accumulate experiences that enhance and expand his education. Read more →
Unlike other college degree programs, nursing has a decades-long heritage of rich and meaningful traditions and symbolism. “Because of the need for caring for the sick and injured, nursing has both religious and military roots, so many of nursing’s traditions grew from there,” said Sharon Grason, PhD(c), RN, director of the nursing program. “We even refer to work as being… Read more →
With new, high-tech instructional facilities in the Allied Health and Sciences building and a rare educational approach, Georgia Gwinnett College has a lofty goal – to have the baccalaureate nursing program of choice in Georgia and the premier program of the Southeast. “Ours is Georgia’s first program designed to be concept-based from its beginning, and only one of two in… Read more →
Georgia Gwinnett is unique as it offers undergraduate research experiences to all STEM majors, no matter their academic year. “At most institutions, undergraduates are not offered research opportunities until their junior or senior years,” said Dr. Thomas Mundie, dean of the School of Science and Technology. “We provide all of our students such opportunities, even freshmen.” Undergraduate research experiences expose… Read more →
See photos/video taken at the opening! Georgia Gwinnett College recently celebrated the opening of its much-needed Allied Health and Sciences (AHS) building. While the facility opened this summer, about 200 people attended a September ceremony marking this important milestone in the growth of the college. Speakers included Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Gwinnett… Read more →