Notables includes achievements, honors and other distinctions earned by Georgia Gwinnett College and the members of its extended community. This includes faculty, staff, administration, students and close associates of the college. Notables features recognitions spanning academics and scholarship, leadership positions, community service and involvement, individual achievements and other news of significance. Members of the GGC community may submit items from our Notables form. Notables is updated with the spring, summer and fall publication of Engage magazine and Engage Online.

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Ida Harris

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.”

Diane White

Dr. Diane White

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.

Stanley “Stas” C. Preczewski, Ph.D.

Dr. Stanley “Stas” Preczewski

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.  

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Genie Yang

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 →

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Elisha Patterson

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.

Xin Xu

Dr. Xin Xu

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 →

Jennifer Stephens

Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens

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

Jaimie Carboy

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

Jenettha Baines

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.

Todd Mueller

Dr. Todd Mueller

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.

Linda Hughes

Dr. Linda Hughes

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

Georgia Gwinnett College

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.

Nannette Napier

Dr. Nannette Napier

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.  

Kris Nagel

Dr. Kristine Nagel

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 →

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Jon-Julius Lindsay

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 →

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Thaonguyen Nguyen

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

David Thoms

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 Wilson

Torrez M. Wilson

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.  

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Katie Buell

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

Dr. Dovile Budryte

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.