Notables – Students/Alumni

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.”

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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.

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.

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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.