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.
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.
Rod Reilly, photographer/videographer – Office of Public Affairs, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Staff Award.
Robin Frick, a senior in education, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Education Award.
Matthew Darrow, a senior in business, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Business Award.
Maria “Maribel” Fernandez, instructor of biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Part-time Faculty Teaching Award.
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.
Joshua Bledsoe, a sophomore in biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding First-Year Student
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 →
Jessie Ashworth, a senior in biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Science and Technology Award.
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.
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.”
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.”
Homero Gonzalez, ’11, business, recently won his fourth Emmy Award from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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.
Georgia Gwinnett College was named the most diverse regional Southern college in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 College Compass.
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.
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 →
Gao Chia Vang, a senior in biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student Employee Award.
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. 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. Steven Platek, associate professor of psychology, was recently named president of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology/Science Society.
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.
Dr. Peter Meso, associate professor of information technology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activities 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. 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.
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 →
Dr. Kamal Kakish, assistant professor of information technology and assistant dean – School of Science and Technology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Faculty Service Award.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Cindy Valenzuela, a senior in biology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – Leadership Award.
Christian Blas, a freshman in business, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – School of Transitional Studies Award.
Chris Lacroix, a senior in criminal justice, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student – Service Award.
Betty Wood, administrative assistant – School of Science and Technology, won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Staff Award.
Angela Smith, a junior in information technology, published the book, “Poems From God Vol. I,” a collection of poems about her life.