NOTABLES

Matthew Camp, ’19, information technology

Notable image

 

Matthew Camp, ’19, information technology, has been invited to present the findings of his research in the development of  artificial intelligence that would identify tumors in brain scans during MIT's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Undergraduate Technology Conference this month.  

Camp, a team of students and an interdisciplinary group of GGC professors, created a mixed reality application for the Microsoft HoloLens that allows students to visualize and to manipulate molecules as 3D holograms in the real world. Unlike traditional ball-and-stick chemistry models, the 3D HoloLens application allows students to engage in hands-on learning in a multi-user shared experience.

NOTABLES

Dr. Binh Tran

Dr. Binh Tran

 

Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, recently received GGC's 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award.

NOTABLES

Information technology faculty members co-author article on the security and privacy of information

Mirza Murtaza
Binh Tran

 

Dr. Mirza Murtaza, associate professor of information technology, and Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, co-authored an article "Online Security and Privacy Concerns: Issues and Recommendations", recently published in Volume 16, Issue 8 of the International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security.

Security and privacy of information have been widespread issues of concern over the last few decades that range from an individual’s identity theft to major data breaches involving hundreds of thousands of customers at a time. The authors performed a survey analysis of more than 125 individuals and conducted a phishing experiment to determine how many students respond to such emails. 

NOTABLES

Evan Sheffield, ’19, biology

Evan Sheffield, ’19, biology

 

Evan Sheffield, ’19, biology, received the 2018 American Chemical Society Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry for his biofuel research efforts.

NOTABLES

Information technology professors co-author an article on Blockchain technology

Karen Benson
Lorraine Jonassen
Binh Tran

 

Dr. Karen C. Benson, instructor of information technology, Dr. Lorraine Jonassen, instructor of information technology, and Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, co-authored an article titled "Pedagogy of Blockchain: Training College Students on the Basics of Blockchain", recently published in Volume 7, Issue 5 of the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology.

The authors investigated Blockchain, a new emerging technology that is a paradigm shift from the centralized to decentralized standard, created to address concerns of privacy and security and attempt to re-establish trust on the internet. This paper evaluates the benefits of the technology and discusses ways to effectively introduce it to college students in a meaningful way.

NOTABLES

Dr. Lior Burko

GGC logo

 

Dr. Lior Burko, associate professor of physics, was recently accepted as a member of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Consortium. Membership will allow students to engage in research projects in support of the space borne mission to detect long wavelength gravitational waves from astrophysical systems such as colliding supermassive black holes. 

Burko, whose resent research has proved stability of extreme black holes, presented three oral talks during the spring meeting of the American Physical Society in Columbus, Ohio. His talks covered the topics of linearized stability of extreme black holes, privilege and broadening participation in physics, and Cauchy horizon singularity inside perturbed Kerr black holes revisited.

NOTABLES

Dr. Rachel Nabulsi

Rachel Nabulsi

 

Dr. Rachel Nabulsi, lecturer of religion, recently published her first book. Death and Burial in Iron Age Israel, Aram, and Phoenicia is a monograph that addresses the treatment of death in these cultures through an examination of evidence from archaeology, inscriptions, and texts.

NOTABLES

Sloan Jones

Sloan Jones

 

Sloan Jones, associate vice president of communications, has been selected for the Leadership Gwinnett class of 2019.

Gwinnett’s community leadership program equips, engages and educates existing and emerging leaders by giving them an understanding of civic and social issues including infrastructure, economics, education, health and human services, justice, and regional relations.

NOTABLES

Recognized in May 2018 for five years of service at GGC

GGC notable logo

 

The following individuals were honored during Georgia Gwinnett College's Service and Retirement Recognition Award Ceremony on May 14, 2018 for five years of service:

Cindy N. Achat-Mendes
Benjamin W. Akins
Chantelle L. Anfuso
Joshua P. Beall
Reanna L. Berry
Sara C. Bradbury
Brian M. Bramstedt
Marni A.. Brown
Christopher G. Brown
Katherine M. Buell
Melissa D. Caspary
Joye B. Cauthen
Donatien M. Cicura
Georgeta Stoian Connor
George W. Darden
Amy C. DeCou
Jason James Delaney
Sonia V. Edwards
Irina Escalante-Chernova
Neville Y. Forlemu
Jason M. Gordon
Sharon Anne Grason
Jennifer Wells Greene
Matthew L. Gunning
Boyko G. Gyurov
Victoria A. Hanson
Yvonne N. Hefner
Christina M. Hildebrand
Brigitte M. Hoarau
Chase Bennett Hodges
Patricia U. Huey
Jennifer L. Hurst-Kennedy
Adam T. Hutcheson
Kimberly Lawrence Jordan
Ashley S. Karamis
Andrew J. Kelly
Kenan Kurspahic
Jeong Dae Lee
Todd D. Lindley
Gillian M. Ljolje
Cherie L. Long
Weidong Mao
Brett A. Martin
Jessica A. Martinez
Virginia D. Mundie
Lijun Pang
Stanley O. Perrine
Susan T. Quinn
Rodman S. Reilly
Janette Roszell
Tracey K. Schaller
Laura C. Self
Mandi Melaine Sena
David E. Sepulveda
Rabia Shahbaz
Rashad N. Simmons
Frank Joseph Smith
Dena-Kay Tracey Ann Spence
Andrew V. Stephenson
Kimberly K. Swartzentruber
Jennell M. Talley
Timothy A. Tolbert
Lorrie A. Warner
Diane Eleanor White
Brett W. Young

NOTABLES

Recognized in May 2018 for 10 years of service at GGC

GGC notables logo

 

The following individuals were honored during Georgia Gwinnett College's Service and Retirement Recognition Award Ceremony on May 14, 2018 for 10 years of service:

Wendy Anderson
Jennifer Arrocena
Alvina J. Atkinson
Alessandra Lee Barrera
Terry Lee Barron
Patrice Bell
Susan Bleyle
Christopher P. Brookshire
Dovile Budryte
Alice Collins
Allison R. D'Costa
Sonal Shrikrishna Dekhane
Catherine Jannik Downey
Juliet D'Souza
Terry H. Echols
Dawn Gadar
Marcus Richard Gilley
Holly R.. Heitman
Jeffrey David Hildebrand
Hsi-Ling Huang
Hoang Minh Huynh
DeAnna M. Jackson
Mohamed I. Jamaloodeen
Kathija Jamaloodeen
Justin E. Jernigan
Kenneth W. Johnson
Cecil D. Johnson
Anatoly Kurkovsky
Patricia Ann Lee
Thomas H. Lilly
Wei Liu
Joanna Liu
Alan E. Marks
David Lawrence Mason
Robert D. Mason
Laura A. Maxwell
Helen L. McDaniel
Margaret Anne McGaughey
Barbara A. Miles
Jennifer H. Moon
Jason D. Mosser
Nannette Napier
James M. Nolan
Frederick Ogolla
Richard Lee Pennington
Kathleen Bell Pinson
David P. Pursell
Ellen G. Rafshoon
David R. Robinson
William Guermonprez Rogers
Carlos E. Ruiz Burgos
Clay Douglas Runck
Atul Saxena
Mark Andrew Schlueter
Terrance W. Schneider
Sandra C. Schneider
Dmitry Valerievich Shishkin
Stella A. Smith
Gerry Gordon Smith
Jennie L. Stearns
Dexter Ryan Still
Gabriel Theriot Jr
Jessica L. Thompson
Candace S. Timpte
Mai Yin Tsoi Thigpen
Antiwan D. Walker
Song Wang
Kristina Y. Watkins-Mormino
James Allen Weisel
Janet L. Whelan
Gregory Chad Wilkes
William W. Wragg
Xin Xu
Mei Zhang

NOTABLES

2018 Retiree Service Award Recipients

GGC notables logo

 


GGC awarded the following recipients the Retiree Service Award for their years of dedication to the University System of Georgia:

Edwin Beauchamp
Denise Daniels
Michael Furick
Nancy Grattan
Janice Odom
Martha Sosebee

NOTABLES

Julie Geiger

Julie Geiger

 

Julie Geiger, administrative assistant II in Development, was a spring 2018 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Adrienne Harmer

Adrienne Harmer

 

Adrienne Harmer, instruction coordinator, was a spring 2018 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Danise Lindo

Danise Lindo

 

Danise Lindo, events manager, was a spring 2018 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Helen McDaniel

Helen McDaniel

 

Helen McDaniel, administrative assistant III, was a spring 2018 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Dr. Katharine Page

Dr. Katharine Page

 

Dr. Katharine Page, assistant dean of clinical experiences and Outreach, and assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, was a spring 2018 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Candace Williams-Brown

Candace Williams-Brown

 

Candace Williams-Brown, digital content specialist, received the Outstanding Newcomer Award from the Georgia Education Advancement Council for her work with analytics and data mining in support of major enrollment and fundraising campaigns at GGC. 

NOTABLES

GGC students participate in community service work during spring break

GGC students participate in community service work during spring break

 

Early this month, 19 GGC students traveled to Orlando, Florida to participate in an Alternative Break Trip sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. Students and their chaperones, Rontai Walker, associate director, and Josee Dolcee, administrative coordinator, collaborated with Hands on Orlando and the Orlando Rescue Mission to participate in various service projects including working with preschool aged children, serving meals to homeless, landscaping and removing debris from a local STEM Park.

NOTABLES

Dr. Brett W. Young

Dr. Brett W. Young

 

Dr. Brett Young, assistant professor of management information systems, received the 2016 Best Paper Award from the Journal of the Association for Information Systems during its International Conference on Information Systems held in December 2017.

Young is the lead author of “Inconsistent and Incongruent Frames During IT-enabled Change: An Action Research Study into Sales Process Innovation," a paper on the social construction of technology and social cognitive processes in organizations that has helped researchers investigate how stakeholder groups perceive information system practices and opportunities.  

NOTABLES

Grizzlies learn about the legal system in London

 

For the fourth consecutive year, criminal justice/criminology faculty members Dr. Bruce Carroll, associate professor, and Dr. Marie Ratchford, assistant professor, led a group of Grizzlies on an Education Abroad program to London, England.  The program focused on a comparative analysis of the English versus American legal systems.  Highlights included visits to live court sessions, meeting local English law enforcement and touring various cultural sites in London and Windsor.

NOTABLES

Dr. Christopher I. Brandon, Jr.

Dr. Christopher I. Brandon, Jr.

 

Dr. Christopher I. Brandon, Jr., associate professor of biological sciences, has been asked to return as a faculty member for the Robert A. Paul Emory-Tibet Science Initiative at Sera Mey Monastic University in Bylakuppe, Karnataka State, India for summer 2018.

The program works with Tibetan monasteries to advance the “convergence of science and spirituality”.

NOTABLES

Dr. Samantha Mrstik

DR. SAMANTHA MRSTIK

 

Dr. Samantha Mrstik, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, recently won the Division of International Special Education and Services International Student Research Award at the Council of Exceptional Services Conference in Tampa, Florida. Her dissertation inclusive practices of junior secondary students with learning disabilities in Gaborone, Botswana.

NOTABLES

GGC faculty publish book on curriculum internationalization

Dr. Semire Dikli
Dr. Brian Etheridge
Dr. Richard Rawls

 

Dr. Semire Dikli, associate professor of English, Dr. Brian Etheridge, professor of history and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, and Dr. Richard Rawls, professor of history, co-edited and published “Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Education.” Through this book, faculty at GGC and elsewhere share experiences with curriculum internationalization and research.  

NOTABLES

GGC team places second in Association for Computing Machinery programming competition

Image of GGC students and alumni at second in Association for Computing Machinery programming competition.

 

A team of GGC students and alumni placed second in a five-hour competition at the regional qualifying round for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international programming competition held at Kennesaw State University in November 2017.

Team members included Jean Baptiste Mbaya, a School of Business MIS major and Information Technology minor; and two recent GGC School of Science & Technology Alumni: Quan Tran, a Software Development major and Pure Math minor; and Cristian Cardona, an Applied Math major.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors this international programming contest for college students, known as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Teams of three students write computer programs to solve a set of problems in five hours. Programming teams from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina compete at the ACM Southeast Region Contest.

NOTABLES

GGC students participate for the first time in a moot court tournament

Criminal justice and political science majors participated as GGC’s first moot court team during the South Atlantic Regional Moot Court Tournament in Florida in fall 2017.

 

Criminal justice and political science majors participated as GGC’s first moot court team during the South Atlantic Regional Moot Court Tournament in Florida in fall 2017.

Team members Matt Davis, Jordan Drake, Laura Bravo Duran, Ibeth Gutierrez, Christopher Robertson and Carolanne Solis were coached for the competition by Dr. Scott Boykin, associate professor of political science.

NOTABLES

Charmaine Troy

Charmaine Troy

 

Charmaine Troy, student success advisor, recently co-wrote a chapter in Professional Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past Trends and Outcomes titled "Mentoring Experiences of Graduate Students in HBCU Professional Program."

The book is a part of the Routledge Research in Higher Education Series.

NOTABLES

GGC’s Career Development & Advising Center and the School of Business collaborate to provide students with professional attire

GGC’s Career Development & Advising Center and the School of Business collaborate to provide students with professional attire

 

During the months of November and December, the School of Business (SBA) held a clothing drive to contribute professional clothing to the CDAC Professional Clothing Closet.

SBA faculty and staff contributed over 140 items to this service project, far exceeding the initiative’s goal.

NOTABLES

Dr. Brett Young

Dr. Brett Young

 

Earlier this fall, Dr. Brett Young, assistant professor of management information systems, co-authored and presented a paper titled “Online Community Health Simulation” at the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems.

NOTABLES

Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie

Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie

 

Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie, associate professor of biology, co-facilitated a session on “Inclusion and Diversity: The Role of Professional Societies” during the inaugural conference of the Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (EMBER) network.

The EMBER network focuses on expanding an understanding of how to create inclusive, supportive and engaging environments to foster the success of diverse students.

NOTABLES

Drs. Livinus Uko, James Weisel and Robert Lutz

Dr. Livinus Uko
Dr. James Weisel
Dr. Robert Lutz

 

Dr. Livinus Uko, professor of mathematics, Dr. James Weisel, professor of accountancy, and Dr. Robert Lutz, associate professor of information technology, co-authored an article “An Application for Linear Programming in Performance Evaluation”, recently published in Volume 21, Issue 1 of the Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.

NOTABLES

Dr. Lior Burko

GGC logo

 

Dr. Lior Burko, associate professor of physics, was recently selected as the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Scholar for 2018-2020.

KITP seeks fundamental knowledge at the frontiers of science and brings together diverse groups of scientists for timely, intellectually provocative inquiries. The purpose of the prestigious program is to support the research of faculty at non-major-research institutions for a period of three years.

NOTABLES

Joy Brindle

Joy Brindle

 

Joy Brindle, coordinator for Honors Programs, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient. 

NOTABLES

Sonal Dekhane

Sonal Dekhane

 

Sonal Dekhane, assistant dean and associate professor of information technology, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

John Gallucci

John Gallucci

 

John Gallucci, instructor of mathematics, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Keri Hurney

Keri Hurney

 

Keri Hurney, academic advisor, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

David Kerven

David Kerven

 

David Kerven, associate professor of information technology, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Rong Liu

Rong Liu

 

Rong Liu, associate professor of English for academic purposes, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Laura Meyer

Laura Meyer

 

Laura Meyer, graduation specialist, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Jenny O'Rear

Jenny O'Rear

 

Jenny O'Rear, administrative assistant II, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Rod Reilly

Rod Reilly

 

Rod Reilly, photographer/videographer, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Kimberly Swartzentruber

Kimberly Swartzentruber

 

Kimberly Swartzentruber, assistant professor of education, was a fall 2017 GGC Top Claw Award recipient.

NOTABLES

Information technology students take top awards at research competition

GGC logo

 

A group of information technology students recently took top awards during the student research competition portion of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeast Conference at Furman University.

Student team members included Jory Alexander, Matthew Camp, Mike Deiters, Pedro Garcia, Anastasiya Golovan, Jacob Piazza, and Gina Ann Rosbury and Kevin Stevens.

Dr. Evelyn Brannock, assistant professor of information technology; Dr. Robert Lutz, associate professor of information technology; Dr. Derek Behmke, assistant professor of chemistry; and Dr. David Kerven, associate professor of information technology, served as advisors.

NOTABLES

Robert M. Anservitz

Robert M. Anservitz

 

Robert M. Anservitz, assistant professor of marketing, was recognized as RSO Advisor of the Year for academic year 2016-2017 for his work with the Marketing Club. 

NOTABLES

Dr. Dovile Budryte

Dr. Dovile Budryte

 

Dr. Dovile Budryte, professor of political science, recently received an award for excellence from her alma mater, Old Dominion University. The award was established in memory of Naqib Ahmad Kpulwak, a graduate from Old Dominion’s who recently passed away while teaching at American University in Kabul.  

NOTABLES

Biology student Zahra Ali places second at STEM Research and Career Symposium

GGC logo

 

Zahra Ali, ’17, biology, recently received second place in a recent poster presentation at the STEM Research and Career Symposium hosed by the Laney Graduate School at Emory University.

NOTABLES

Exercise science professors publish a lab manual on exercise physiology

Dr. Pamela S. Anderson
Dr. Lauren Tapp

 

Dr. Pamela Anderson, assistant professor of exercise science, and Dr. Lauren Tapp, associate professor of exercise science, recently published the lab manual, “Exercise Physiology: The Physiology of Exercise Testing, Volume 1,” which provides a comprehensive look at science-based testing.

NOTABLES

Dr. Melchor de Guzman

Dr. Melchor de Guzman

 

Dr. Melchor de Guzman, professor of criminal justice and criminology, has been elected president of the Criminal Justice Association of Georgia.

NOTABLES

Dr. Lyndsay Gratch

Dr. Lyndsay Gratch

 

Dr. Lyndsay Gratch, assistant professor of film, recently published a book titled Adaptation Online: Creating Memes, Sweding Movies, and Other Digital Performances. The book explores how traditional notions of the processes and products of creative adaptation are evolving online. 

NOTABLES

Dr. Aileen C. Dowell

Dr. Aileen C. Dowell

 

Director of Student Integrity Dr. Aileen C. Dowell has been accepted as a Higher Education Resource Services 2017-2018 cohort participant in its Leadership Training Institute for Women. The mission of the nearly 40-year-old organization is to advance women leaders and advocate for gender equity.

NOTABLES

Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie

Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie

 

Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie, associate professor of biology, served as a co-facilitator of a session on “Inclusion and Diversity: The Role of Professional Societies” during the inaugural Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (EMBER) network conference. The EMBER network focuses on expanding an understanding of how to create inclusive, supportive and engaging environments to foster the success of diverse students.

NOTABLES

Dr. Brett Young

Dr. Brett Young

 

Dr. Brett Young, assistant professor of management information systems, co-authored and presented a paper titled “Online Community Health Simulation” at the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems in August 2017. 

NOTABLES

Students receive scholarship from Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful

Students receive scholarship from Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful

 

GGC students Candi Abbey and Tyler Heath were presented with scholarships from Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful during the 11th Annual Environmental on Oct. 11. The scholarships, named in honor of retired Gwinnett County Public School district chief operations officer Jim Steele, were awarded to the students for their educational commitment to environmental sustainability. A contingency of GGC students attended the event.

In 2006, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful donated to GGC’s first annual scholarship, which was established in honor of Gov. Sonny Perdue for his commitment to education and his desire to have future leaders committed to environmental stewardship.  

NOTABLES

GGC alumna authors book on funding a college education debt-free

Elease Dillard

 

Elease Dillard, ’16, biology, recently authored a paperback book on how to graduate from college free of debt. After graduating GGC with no student loans, Dillard founded a company whose mission it is share that insight with others.

In 2016, she was a semi-finalist recipient for the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for her work serving students and parents in this manner.

NOTABLES

Drs. Livinus Uko and Ekaterina Nathanson

Dr. Livinus Uko
Dr. Ekaterina Nathanson

 

Dr. Livinus Uko, assistant dean and professor of mathematics, and Dr. Ekaterina Nathanson, assistant professor of mathematics, co-authored a paper titled “A New Semi-local Convergence Analysis of the Secant Method.” The authors’ analysis of the majorizing sequence can be used to obtain weaker convergence conditions than those used in earlier studies. 

NOTABLES

TAP students place third in STARS Celebration poster contest

TAP students

 

Students enrolled in the Technology Ambassadors Program (TAP) won third place during the 12th annual STARS Celebration conference poster contest held in Atlanta, Georgia on Sept. 23.

Sehrish Amanullah, management information systems major; Za Eng Mawi, accounting major; and Richard Williams, information technology major, used image editing and visual programming tools in conjunction with motion-sensing technology to develop a picture puzzle game used to conduct technology outreach to middle school, high school and college-level students.

The award-winning poster, supported by a demo, gave a brief description of the goals of the project, the application created, the outreach conducted and the feedback received from participants.

This is the fourth year that GGC students and faculty have attended the conference and won an award in at least one of the various categories.

NOTABLES

Dr. Marni A. Brown publishes new book

Marni Brown

 

Dr. Marni A. Brown, assistant professor of sociology, co-authored a book on theorizing gender in the 21st century. Chapters include discussions around globalizing gender issues, the sociology of gender perspectives and inequality within organizations.

NOTABLES

Dr. T.J. Arant

T.J. Arant

 

Dr. T.J. Arant, provost and senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, recently spoke to the Sept. class of Glance Gwinnett participants. The program includes interactions with community leaders and a tour of Gwinnett. Arant highlighted the unique relationship that the college has with the county and discussed programs that have been developed to address the economic needs of the community GGC serves.   

NOTABLES

Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens

Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens

 

Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens, deputy chief of staff, recently had an article published in the Planning for Higher Education Journal. The article titled “Eight Themes in Strategic Planning: Reflections from a Year of Focused Learning.” Recognizing the changing dynamics in strategic planning, the article discusses how higher education leaders are using strategic planning to move their institutions forward to remain relevant in today’s highly competitive and fast-moving environment.

NOTABLES

Merri Brantley

GGC logo.

 

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley recently named Merri Brantley, director of External Affairs, to the College 2025 Initiative Working Group. The group has been charged with increasing the number of college graduates from Georgia’s public colleges and universities by 2025.

NOTABLES

Dr. Binh Tran

Dr. Binh Tran

 

Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, was primary author on the paper, “Challenges in IT Education relating to Generation Z students," published in the recent Vol. 8, No. 19 issue of the Journal of Education and Practice. The paper examines generational differences between the Baby Boomer, Generation Y, Millennial and Generation Z cohorts and explores faculty-student relationships between the former and latter generations. Teaching and learning preferences are examined and recommendations are presented for how information technology undergraduate education may most effectively connect with the Generation Z cohort.

NOTABLES

GGC honored with three awards by Junior Achievement

GGC logo

 

Junior Achievement (JA) recognized Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) during its 2017 Breakfast of Champions event with three awards: 100 Club, awarded to organizations providing 100 or more volunteers to the Atlanta and Gwinnett JA Discovery Centers; Impact Award - First Place, awarded to organizations who brought passion, impacting students in both Gwinnett & Atlanta JA Discovery Centers, and a Participation Award, awarded to partners who allowed the JA to use their space. GGC's JA activities are coordinated by student assistants with the Office of Student Involvement's Community Engagement and Service Learning program.

NOTABLES

Erika Robinson, Esq.

Erika Robinson, Esq.

 

Erika Robinson, Esq., executive director of the Diversity, Institutional Equity and Title IX Program was recently appointed to serve on the American Bar Associations’ Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline.

NOTABLES

Dr. Christopher Brandon, Jr.

Christopher Brandon, Jr.

 

Dr. Christopher Brandon, Jr., associate professor of biological sciences, recently had two co-authored manuscripts published in the proceedings of the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference (2017) and one in the American Journal of Plant Sciences (July 2017).

His vast research interests span from the role of progesterone in reproduction to forest canopy impact on the aquatic ecosystem to assessing student progress and performance across biology curriculum at Georgia Gwinnett College.

NOTABLES

Dr. Marie Firestone

Notable

 

Dr. Marie Firestone, associate director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, recently earned the designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) from the Research Administrators Council.

The CRA body of knowledge covers the areas of project development and administration, legal requirements and sponsor interface, and financial and general management. 

NOTABLES

Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie

Notable

 

Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie, associate professor of biology, co-authored the article, "Applied Theatre Facilities Dialogue about Career Challenges for Scientists," in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

NOTABLES

GGC biology professors serve as keynote speakers, discussed genetics studies

Notable
Notable
Notable

 

GGC faculty members Maria Fernandez, instructor of biology, Dr. Mia Malloy, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Jill Penn, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry, served as keynote speakers during the Georgia Ornithological Society's May meeting in Helen, Georgia. 

The trio spoke about avian studies, the study of birds, at Georgia Gwinnett College including Brown-headed nuthatch conservation, avian diversity, genetics studies and highlights from student research projects.
 

NOTABLES

Homero Gonzalez

Homero Gonzalez

 

Homero Gonzalez, '11, business, won four Emmy Awards at the recent 2017 Southeast Emmy Awards Gala in Atlanta. 

NOTABLES

Dr. Christopher Inman Brandon, Jr.

Dr. Christopher Inman Brandon, Jr.

 

Dr. Christopher I. Brandon, Jr., associate professor of biological sciences, spent two weeks as a faculty member for the Robert A. Paul Emory-Tibet Science Initiative at Sera Mey Monastic University in Bylakuppe, Karnataka State, India.

NOTABLES

Dr. Binh Tran

Dr. Binh Tran

 

As part of the STEM Academy, Dr. Binh Tran helped organize and instructed the 2017 GGC Tech Camp, sponsored by the School of Science and Technology, during the month of June for high school and middle school students from around the local area. Program activities included learning about computer hardware as well as how to create and design computer networks using industry leading Cisco software.

NOTABLES

Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens selected as state chair of the ACE Women's Network

Image of Jennifer Stephens.

 

Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens, deputy chief of staff, was selected as state chair of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network. The mission of the ACE Women’s Network is to facilitate networking among women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in higher education through sharing of best practices and local leadership training by the state networks. 

NOTABLES

Biology student Syed Hyder wins award from the American Chemical Society

GGC logo

 

Syed Hyder, ’17, biology, has won the Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the Division of Environmental Chemistry, Inc. of the American Chemical Society. This award was presented to 24 undergraduates throughout the nation in recognition for their research contributions to the field of environmental chemistry.   

Hyder is the first Georgia Gwinnett College student to receive this prestigious award. 

NOTABLES

GGC students published in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

GGC logo

 

GGC students Maranda Harvey, Edna Badu, Precious Salami and Nicole White, along with their instructor, Jessica Hamm, co-authored a submission for the May edition of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance titled “Is children’s weight status associated with their activity levels during physical education?”

The submission was accepted for the research in practice section of the journal where authors critically review other available research and write a practical summary for practitioners in the fields of physical activity and health.

Harvey, Badu and Salami are currently students in the exercise science program. White is enrolled in our psychology program. 

NOTABLES

Elizabeth Vance, GGC's first Peace Corps Prep Program graduate

GGC logo

 

Elizabeth Vance, ’17, English, is GGC's first Peace Corps Prep Program graduate. She has accepted a position to teach at one of the local area schools before applying to serve in the Peace Corps.

GGC was accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program in spring 2014 based on the institution’s concerted effort to promote international learning. Peace Corps Volunteers work alongside community leaders at the grassroots level to serve communities abroad and create change.  

NOTABLES

Chrissy Rosen accepted into the next class of Leadership Gwinnett

Chrissy Rosen

 

Mrs. Chrissy Rosen, executive director of Individual Engagement, has been accepted into the next class of Leadership Gwinnett.

Leadership Gwinnett is a nine-month educational and networking experience designed to inform participants about the characteristics of a world-class community and learn the key issues relating to Gwinnett and the region. This award-winning program was established in 1985.

NOTABLES

Preczewski named among the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Who's Who in Education

Notable

 

Dr. Stanley C. “Stas” Preczewski, GGC president, has been named one of Who’s Who in Education by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The 2017 special section honors individuals leading the way in K-12 and postsecondary education in the metro Atlanta area.
 

NOTABLES

Recognized in April 2017 for five years of service at GGC

GGC logo

 

The following individuals were honored during Georgia Gwinnett College's Service and Retirement Recognition Award Ceremony on April 27 for five years of service:

Rycca Blanton
Charmita Burch
David Cadena
Elizabeth Cavalier
Myung Choi
Hongsik Choi
Cheryl Clark
Sancy Clark
Edmond Colegrove
James Crabbe
Pratima Darr
Steven DeCou
David Dorrell
Pearline Doxie
Amber Ebert
Kay Everett
Riccardo Fiorillo
Edward Forringer
Erin Frank
Ryan Gaston
Dianna Georgina
Fred Gillespie
Michael Gunther
Robert Haining
James Hampton
Jo Anne Harris
Erin Hendrix
Rebecca Higgins
Laurel Holland
Kathleen Ihlenburg
Mark Iken
Rudy Jackson, Jr.
Marquita Jackson-Minot
Sharron Jenkins
Cynthia Johnson
Mary Kelly
David Kerven
Ali Kooti
Paula Krone
Kat Kyle
Shuhua Lai
Tirza Leader
Michael Lewkowicz
Xiaoping Li
Rong Liu
Barbara Lund
Robert Lutz
Linda Mancillas
Russell Mathis
June Mauldin
Jeanne McCarthy
Felecia McDuffie
Barbara McKinney
Cara Minardi
David Minchew
Michael Morton
Arlenda Murphy
Kevin O’Halloran
Andrei Olifer
Cheryl Park
Sarah Park
Jeffery Pasley
Ronald Patrick
Bernadette Peiffer
Anil Pereira
Daniel Pinzon
Katherine Pinzon
Ian Potter
Richard Price
Janita Rawls
Nicole Ribianszky
Lee Roberts
Gillian Rudd
Maria Schilpzand
Lia Schraeder
Qing Shao
Julia Shearer
Sebastien Siva
Matthew Stackpole
Laurel Starling
Jennifer Storey
Brad Stromdahl
Elizabeth Sudduth
Fengjie Sun
Lauren Tapp
Luis Torres
John Unger
Kinga Varga-Dobai
Kristie Walsdorf
Cuilan Wang
Tamu Washington-Britt
Amanda Wilsker
Darin Wilson
Regina Wilson
Shuting Xu
Yaquan Xu
Patrick Zander

NOTABLES

Recognized in April 2017 for 10 years of service at GGC

GGC logo

 

The following individuals were honored during Georgia Gwinnett College's Service and Retirement Recognition Award Ceremony on April 27 for 10 years of service:

Mark Baran
Shari Bradshaw-Stigall
Christopher Brandon, Jr.
Lori Buckheister
Martha Dorsett
Michael Furick
Michael Gagnon
Bagie George
Cathy Hakes
Kyle Huff
LiShyung Hwang
Alexandra Kurtz
Juliana Lancaster
Laura Ledford
Kristi McBride
Patricia McMahon
Susan Meltzer
Cathy Moore
Thomas Mundie
Donell Nixon
Vicki Parsons
Spero Peppas
Lois Richardson
Mary Saunders
Jennifer Stephens
Jacky Sylvain
Vickie Williams
Jennifer Wunder
Tyler Yu

NOTABLES

2017 Retiree Service Award Recipients

GGC logo

 

GGC awarded the following recipients the Retiree Service Award for their years of dedication to the University System of Georgia:

Cedestra Jordan Chapman
Deborah Charles
Victoria Johnson
Roger Ozaki
James Rowan
Francis Eugene Ruffin

NOTABLES

Dr. Cindy Achat-Mendes

GGC logo

 

Dr. Cindy Achat-Mendes, assistant professor of biology, School of Science and Technology, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

Joy Pangilinan

Image of Joy Pangilinan

 

Joy Pangilinan, assistant registrar, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

Dr. James Lowry

Image of Dr. James Lowry

 

Dr. James Lowry, associate professor of human geography, School of Liberal Arts, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient.

NOTABLES

Dr. Amy Farah

Image of Dr. Amy Farah

 

Dr. Amy Farah, assistant professor of teacher education, School of Education, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient.

NOTABLES

Sgt. Tamu Washington-Britt

GGC logo

 

Sgt. Tamu Washington-Britt, Campus Police, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient.

NOTABLES

Wendy Anderson

GGC logo

 

Wendy Anderson, student success advisor, School of Transitional Studies, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient.

NOTABLES

Dr. Judy Awong-Taylor

Image of Dr. Judy Awong-Taylor.

 

Dr. Judy Awong-Taylor, professor of biology, School of Science and Technology, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient.

NOTABLES

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Fouche-Camargo

Images of Dr. Jeffrey Scott Fouche-Camargo.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Fouche-Camargo, assistant professor of nursing, School of Health Sciences, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient.

NOTABLES

Kathija Jamaloodeen

Image of Kathija Jamaloodeen.

 

Kathija Jamaloodeen, program coordinator for Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, was a spring 2017 GGC Top Claw award recipient.

NOTABLES

GGC staff co-author data management article

Image of Juliana Lancaster
Photo of Jennifer Stephens.

 

Linda Gilbert, assistant to the vice president for educational technology (retired); Juliana Lancaster, executive director of the Office of Plans, Policy and Analysis; Laura Ledford, executive director for Enrollment Management; and Jennifer H. Stephens, deputy chief of staff have co-authored an article titled, “Responsible Data Management,” published in Business Officer magazine.

The article describes best practices for data management including transparency and communication, understanding ownership of student data, defining access to data and structuring accountability and assessment.

NOTABLES

Joye Cauthen

Joye Cauthen during presentation.

 

Joye Cauthen, administrative assistant for the Daniel J. Kaufman Library and Learning Center, recently presented at “Tales from the Southern Literary Trail, an Evening of Music and Drama,” hosted by the Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance in Moreland, Georgia, and at the Caroline Miller Museum in Baxley, Georgia.

Over the past six months, the Southern Literary Trail has hosted special events highlighting the achievements of writers from Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama who have made significant impacts in their professions. Cauthen shared the inspiring story of what motivated Miller, a young, inexperienced writer and mother of three, to create a novel, Lamb in His Bosom,” that would win Georgia’s first Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

NOTABLES

Volunteer GGC program received its first President’s Volunteer Service Award

GGC logo used for notable posts.

 

The Volunteer GGC program received its first President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizing more than 1,800 hours of service provided at 23 events over 12 months by 416 members of the GGC campus community. 

NOTABLES

GGC Honored for Innovation in International Education

GGC logo used for notables

 

GGC is one of only eight colleges selected by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to be honored through its annual Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. The college received an honorable mention in the Internationalizing the Campus award category for its “Internationalization of the Curriculum: Engaging the World to Develop Global Citizens” Quality Enhancement Plan that enhances student learning and the student learning environment by creating internationalized courses throughout the core curriculum, majors, and electives, as well as an elective Global Studies Certification including foreign languages, study abroad and a Global Studies Capstone course. This is GGC’s first international recognition.

NOTABLES

GGC Hosts Local American Chemical Society Meeting

Dr. Amanda Stockton

 

On March 21, 2017, the Georgia Gwinnett College chemistry discipline hosted the monthly meeting of the Georgia Local Section of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Amanda Stockton, assistant professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech, delivered her presentation, "Life, the Universe, and Microfluidics: Analytical Chemistry for Astrobiology's Big Questions.” 

NOTABLES

Jenny Storey

Jenny Storey

 

Jenny Storey, executive assistant to the senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs/provost, was recently elected chair of the Provost Assistants in Higher Education National Association. Her topic of discussion at this year’s conference was “Build your Community.”

NOTABLES

Dr. Benjamin Brown serves on executive committee

Dr. Benjamin Brown

 

Dr. Benjamin Brown, associate professor of psychology, has been elected to a four-year term on the executive committee of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science. As part of this organization, he will work to improve the rigor and replicability of psychological science, support self-improvement in the field, encourage scientific transparency and openness, model civil dialogue and strive for inclusivity.

NOTABLES

GGC Honors Program students perform at new center opening

GGC logo

 

At the request of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, GGC's Honors Program provided musical entertainment by cast members from its Aurora Theater production, "Working" for an event celebrating the opening of Kaiser Permanente’s new contact center in Duluth.

NOTABLES

Sloan Jones

Sloan Jones, associate vice president of Strategic Communications and Positioning

 

Sloan Jones, associate vice president of Strategic Communications and Positioning, participated in the Crisis Leadership in Higher Education executive education program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Executive Education in Boston, Massachusetts, from February 27 - March 2, 2017.  

The program focused on how organizations respond to crises effectively, how to develop protocols and practices that minimized the potential for future occurrences, and how to inspire confidence in the long-term safety, security and success of the institution.  Through case studies of real-world events, the program explored the strategic and operational issues that arise when preparing for, responding to and recovering from a crisis. 

NOTABLES

Dr. Benjamin Brown

Dr. Benjamin Brown, associate professor of psychology.

 

Dr. Benjamin Brown, associate professor of psychology, has been appointed to the Steering Committee of PsyArXiv, a newly released online repository of psychological sciences preprints.

PsyArXiv is a place for researchers to share manuscripts under review, working papers in need of informal peer review, hard-to-publish manuscripts and author versions of published articles.

Brown believes preprint services like PsyArXiv have the potential to revolutionize science, helping to increase openness and transparency.

NOTABLES

Katherine Balsley

Katherine Balsley, assistant professor of film.

 

The Atlanta Film Society has accepted a short film by Katherine Balsley, assistant professor of film, to be featured in its 41st annual Atlanta Film Festival as part of an “Airport Shorts” series.

Balsley’s installation, entitled "I <3 ATL," is an abstract travelogue exploring the city of Atlanta that is meant to provide escape and a renewed sense of discovery, while instilling a love and curiosity for travel often lost in the chaos of an airport. 

NOTABLES

Holly R. Heitman

Holly R. Heitman, assistant department head for Access Services

 

Holly R. Heitman, assistant department head for Access Services, shared her insight on how managers can use generational differences to benefit an organization during her presentation titled "The Dynamics and Power of Generational Diversity: Making It Work in Your Library” for the North Georgia Associated Libraries webinar this past January. 

NOTABLES

Dr. James Lowry

Dr. James Lowry

 

Dr. James Lowry, associate professor of human geography, was recently elected to serve on the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) board of directors. In this capacity, Lowry will review honor society memberships to ensure each member maintains the high standards of ACHS and adheres to the organization’s by-laws.

Lowry also serves as the executive secretary of Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international honor society in geography. 

NOTABLES

Christine P. Rosen

Christine P. Rosen Christine P. Rosen

 

CFRE International has named Christine P. Rosen as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Rosen, executive director of Individual Engagement, joins more than 5,500 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

NOTABLES

Camille Chang Gilmore

Camille Chang Gilmore

 

Camille Chang Gilmore, Boston Scientific's vice president of Human Resources and global chief diversity officer, was recently named one of Savoy Magazine's "2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America." Gilmore has served on the GGC School of Business Board of Visitors since 2013 and was a pilot member of the school's Corporate Affiliates Program in 2016.

NOTABLES

Dr. Rhiannon Evangelista

Dr. Rhiannon Evangelista Dr. Rhiannon Evangelista

 

Dr. Rhiannon Evangelista, assistant professor of history, recently received the 2015 Christopher Seton Watson prize, awarded annually to the best article published in Modern Italy, the journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy. Her article, “The particular kindness of friends: ex-Fascists, clientage and the transition to democracy in Italy, 1945–1960,” was published in the journal’s November 2015 printed edition and posted online in May 2016. 

NOTABLES

Peer Health Educators Team - Office of Wellness Programming

Peer Health Educators team Peer Health Educators team

 

The Office of Wellness Programming’s Peer Health Educators Team won Outstanding Program of the Year for its interactive HIV prevention presentation, "HIV High/Low/No Risk," at the 2016 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly, held Nov. 17-20 in Kansas City, Mo. The Grizzlies also presented a program titled, "What's Your Intimacy Time Line?" The team included student Peer Educators Guilouse Grandoit, ’17, business, Teresa Fowler, ’17, exercise science, and TeRae Caldwell, ’18, biology, as well as Assistant Director of Wellness Programming Katie Buell. This conference is the premier educational and networking opportunity for Peer Health Educators. This national conference allows students to inspire, share ideas and build exceptional peer educational programs and strategies in health, safety and student leadership.

NOTABLES

LaToya Denbow

LaToya Denbow LaToya Denbow

 

LaToya Denbow, ’13, early childhood education, was selected the Teacher of the Year for 2016-17 for Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Beaver Ridge Elementary School, where she teaches kindergarten.

NOTABLES

GGC Academic Enhancement Center's TIC-TAC-TOE program

silhouette of person from shoulders up

 

The GGC Academic Enhancement Center's TIC-TAC-TOE program won a University System of Georgia Chancellor’s Service Excellence Student Improvement Initiative Team Award – Silver Level.

NOTABLES

Dr. Binh Tran

Dr. Binh Tran Dr. Binh Tran

 

Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, published a paper entitled, “Educational Experiences with Traditional, Online and Hybrid Learning Environments” in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Education & Social Policy.

NOTABLES

Dan Cassavaugh

Dan Cassavaugh Dan Cassavaugh

 

Dan Cassavaugh, director of Digital Communications, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Georgia Education Advancement Council. This organization brings together representatives from the public, private and technical colleges and universities in the state of Georgia from the areas of alumni relations, public relations and development.

NOTABLES

Dr. David Ludden

Dr. David Ludden Dr. David Ludden

 

Dr. David Ludden, professor of psychology, appeared with comedian Ilana Glazer at The Rubin Museum in New York during the October session of the museum’s fall presentation series, "The Wisdom Matrix," which explored how people make decisions. Ludden and Glazer discussed the topic of intuition.

NOTABLES

Tiffany Tuma

Tiffany Tuma Tiffany Tuma

 

Tiffany Tuma, coordinator of student integrity, has been selected to present at the 99th NASPA Annual Conference, to be held in San Antonio, Texas, in March 2017. Her presentation, "The Color of Success: How First-Generation African-American College Students Overcame Matriculation Obstacles at Predominantly White Institutions," is sponsored by NASPA’s Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community. NASPA is a professional organization for student affairs administrators in higher education.

NOTABLES

Business majors win second place in competition

GGC logo

 

Class of 2017 business majors Lorena Sanchez-Rubio, Marcelo Clavarino, Ana Bedon and Vanessa Parras earned second place at the second annual Goizueta Business School Hispanic Heritage Month Case Competition, held at Emory University.

NOTABLES

GGC wins 2nd place in NCLEX Bowl

GGC logo

 

GGC recently won 2nd Place in the Nursing State Boards Bowl at the Georgia Association of Nursing Students' annual convention. Sixteen GGC nursing students competed against about 300 students from about 20 nursing programs in this competitive quiz. 

NOTABLES

Camille Laslie

gray silhouette of a person from the shoulders up

 

Camille Laslie, ’18, nursing, was recently elected Director of Public Relations for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.

NOTABLES

Dominic Che

gray silhouette of a person from the shoulders up

 

Dominic Che, ’18, nursing, was recently elected Director of Publications for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.
 

NOTABLES

Sara Smith

gray silhouette of a person from the shoulders up

 

Sara Smith, ’18, nursing was recently elected Breakthrough to Nursing Director for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.

NOTABLES

Gabrielle Saldana

gray silhouette of a person from the shoulders up

 

Gabrielle Saldana, ’18, nursing, was recently elected East District Director for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.

NOTABLES

Lauryn Edmondson

gray silhouette of a person from the shoulders up

 

Lauryn Edmondson, 17, nursing, was recently elected to the Nominations and Elections Committee for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.

NOTABLES

Angelique Noble

​Angelique Noble ​Angelique Noble

 

Angelique Noble, ’16, nursing was recently elected Student Consultant to the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.

NOTABLES

Melanie Fluery

gray silhouette of a person from shoulders up

 

Melanie Fluery, '17, nursing, recently received the Breakthrough for Nursing Scholarship Award from the Georgia Association of Nursing Students at the organization's annual convention. 

NOTABLES

Julia Westbrook

gray silhouette of a person from the shoulders up

 

Julia Westbrook, '16, nursing, recently received the statewide Member of the Year Award from the Georgia Association of Nursing Students at its annual convention. 

NOTABLES

Angela Hurtado

Angela Hurtado Angela Hurtado

 

Angela Hurtado, '12, psychology, was named this year's Woman of the Year by Wealth Horizon, Inc. at its 11th annual Celebrating Wonderful Women event. This award recognizes Angela for her unwavering dedication to helping Latino students reach their highest educational aspirations through the non-profit, Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (HoPe), of which she is vice president and co-founder. HoPe has established clubs and leadership programs on 33 high school campuses in Georgia and continues to expand.

NOTABLES

Dr. Michael Gagnon

Dr. Michael Gagnon Dr. Michael Gagnon

 

Dr. Michael Gagnon, associate professor of history, recently had a page from his personal website cited by the American Historical Society on a list of Digital History Sources announced in the October 2016 American Historical Review. His page features a collection of links to Hunt's Merchants Magazine, America's foremost business newspaper in the 19th century.

NOTABLES

Joanna Borseth-Ortega

Joanna Borseth-Ortega Joanna Borseth-Ortega

 

Joanna Borseth-Ortega, ’11, recently published her third published book, "Happy NOW!: 53 Ways to Be Happier Today!” The book Happy NOW! offers simple day-to-day actions you can take to be happier on a daily basis. There are small things each and every day that we can do to elevate our happiness to the next level.

NOTABLES

GGC Academic Enhancement Center

silhouette of a person from shoulders up

 

The GGC Academic Enhancement Center won a Chancellor’s Service Excellence Student Improvement Initiative Team Award for its innovative program, TIC-TAC-TOE: Tutors in Classrooms, Tutors Around Campus and Tutors Online Everywhere. 

NOTABLES

Dr. Rebecca Eaker

Dr. Rebecca Eaker Dr. Rebecca Eaker

 

Dr. Rebecca Eaker, assistant professor of psychology, won the 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, part of the American Counseling Association. 

NOTABLES

Dr. David J. Knight, Sr.

David Knight Dr. David J. Knight, Sr.

 

Information technology instructor, Dr. David J. Knight Sr., recently received a President's Lifetime Achievement Award – Volunteer Service.

NOTABLES

Anna Boynton

Anna Boynton Anna Boynton

 

Anna Boynton, professional tutor, Academic Enhancement Center, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

​Dr. Nannette Napier

​Dr. Nannette Napier ​Dr. Nannette Napier

 

Dr. Nannette Napier, associate professor of management information systems and decision sciences, and interim assistant dean of the School of Science and Technology, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

​Lisa Shaffer

​Lisa Shaffer ​Lisa Shaffer

 

Lisa Shaffer, administrative assistant III, School of Science and Technology, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

​Dr. Adrian Heinz

​Dr. Adrian Heinz ​Dr. Adrian Heinz

 

Dr. Adrian Heinz, associate professor of information technology, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

​Dr. Stacy Rusnak

​Dr. Stacy Rusnak ​Dr. Stacy Rusnak

 

Dr. Stacy Rusnak, associate professor of film, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

Kristal Lewis

Kristal Lewis Kristal Lewis

 

Kristal Lewis, administrative assistant III, Office of Testing Services, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

Dr. Marie Firestone

Dr. Marie Firestone Dr. Marie Firestone

 

Dr. Marie Firestone, associate director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

Dr. Timothy Tolbert

Dr. Timothy Tolbert Dr. Timothy Tolbert

 

Dr. Timothy Tolbert, assistant professor of exercise science, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient. 

NOTABLES

​Emmanuel Essandoh

​Emmanuel Essandoh ​Emmanuel Essandoh

 

Emmanuel Essandoh, campus safety/security officer, Office of Public Safety, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.

NOTABLES

Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS)

gray silhouette of a person from the shoulder up

 

GGC's chapter of the Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) recently received both the East District Chapter of the Year Award and the statewide Chapter of the Year Award at GANS' annual state convention.

NOTABLES

GGC men's and women's tennis teams

Generic person silhouette

 

The GGC men's and women's tennis teams were recognized for their 2016 NAIA National Championships by the City of Lawrenceville at a recent City Council meeting.

NOTABLES

Jason Hendrix

Jason Hendrix Jason Hendrix

 

Jason Hendrix, director of Sports Information, was featured in the "30 for 30 List" for 2015-16 in the summer 2016 issue of CoSIDA 360 magazine, a publication of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

NOTABLES

Catherine Downey

Catherine Downey Catherine Downey

 

Catherine Downey, head of Access Services and Information Commons - Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center, has served on the Organizing Committee of the international Access Services Conference since its inaugural event in 2009. Downey and her co-organizers, Karen Glover and Stella Richardson of Georgia Tech and Denita Hampton of Georgia State, presented "The Business of Starting and Sustaining an Academic Conference" at entrelib: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians, a national event held recently at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.

NOTABLES

Dr. Omar Villanueva

Dr. Omar Villanueva Dr. Omar Villanueva

 

Dr. Omar Villanueva, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected as a 2016 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

NOTABLES

Dr. Rahaf Barakat

Dr. Rahaf Barakat Dr. Rahaf Barakat

 

Dr. Rahaf Barakat, assistant professor of information technology, published and presented a paper entitled, “Automated Framework to Improve Users’ Awareness on Online Social Networks” in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May, 2016.

NOTABLES

Dr. Chantelle Anfuso

Dr. Chantelle Anfuso Dr. Chantelle Anfuso

 

Dr. Chantelle Anfuso, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year.

NOTABLES

Dr. Darin S. Wilson

Dr. Darin S. Wilson Dr. Darin S. Wilson

 

Dr. Darin S. Wilson, director of Athletics, was named the A.I.I. Athletics Director of the Year and the NAIA Athletics Director of the year for 2015-2016.  Read the full article on Dr. Wilson being named NAIA Athletics Director of the Year at http://www.ggc.edu/about-ggc/news/News/ggcs-wilson-named-naia-athletics-director-of-the-year.

NOTABLES

Patti Lee

Generic person silhouette

 

Patti Lee, associate professor and head of Research Services – Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center, completed the 2016 Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, offered through the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. She was one of 70 librarians from colleges and universities worldwide participating in the institute, which focused on planning, organizational strategy and change, and transformational learning.

NOTABLES

Dr. Brett Young

Brett Young Dr. Brett Young

 

Dr. Brett Young, assistant professor of Management Information Systems, published a paper with Drs. Lars Mathiassen of Georgia State University and Elizabeth Davidson of the University of Hawaii - Manoa entitled, "Inconsistent and Incongruent Frames during IT-enabled Change: An Action Research into Sales Process Innovation," in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

NOTABLES

​Sophia Cardot

Sophia Cardot Sophia Cardot

 

Sophia Cardot, ’19, biology, received GGC’s Outstanding First-Year Student Award.

NOTABLES

​Maria Rahim

Maria Rahim Maria Rahim

 

Maria Rahim, ’18, business, received GGC’s Outstanding Student Employee Award.

NOTABLES

​Chase Goodwin

​Chase Goodwin ​Chase Goodwin

 

Chase Goodwin, ’16, political science, received GGC’s Outstanding Student – Service Award.

NOTABLES

​Angelique Noble

​Angelique Noble ​Angelique Noble

 

Angelique Noble, ‘16, nursing, received GGC’s Outstanding Student – Leadership Award.

NOTABLES

​Katia Del Risco

Katia Del Risco Katia Del Risco

 

Katia Del Risco, ’20, chemistry, received the School of Transitional Studies Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.

NOTABLES

​Victoria Burgess

Victoria Burgess Victoria Burgess

 

Victoria Burgess, ’16, biology, received the School of Science and Technology Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.

NOTABLES

​Simone Seerattan

Simone Seerattan Simone Seerattan

 

Simone Seerattan, ’16, English, received the School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.

NOTABLES

​Brianna C. Jackson

Brianna C. Jackson Brianna C. Jackson

 

Brianna C. Jackson, ’16, early childhood education, received the School of Education Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.

NOTABLES

Caroline Nappo

Caroline Nappo Caroline Nappo

 

Caroline Nappo, ’17, nursing, received the School of Health Sciences Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.

NOTABLES

​Jarred Lundy

Jarred Lundy Jarred Lundy

 

Jarred Lundy,’16, business, received the School of Business Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.

NOTABLES

​Dr. Mike Stoltzfus

​Dr. Mike Stoltzfus ​Dr. Mike Stoltzfus

 

Dr. Mike Stoltzfus, professor of English, received GGC’s Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activities Award.

NOTABLES

​Dr. Kris Nagel

​Dr. Kris Nagel ​Dr. Kris Nagel

 

Dr. Kris Nagel, associate professor of information technology, received GGC’s Outstanding Student Engagement Award.

NOTABLES

​Dr. Catherine Kilroe-Smith

gray silhouette of a person from the shoulders up

 

Dr. Catherine Kilroe-Smith, assistant professor of music, received GGC’s Outstanding Service Award.

NOTABLES

​Dr. Robert Lutz

​Dr. Robert Lutz ​Dr. Robert Lutz

 

Dr. Robert Lutz, assistant professor of information technology, received GGC’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

NOTABLES

​Sergeant Rebecca Lawler

gray silhouette of person from shoulders up

 

Sergeant Rebecca Lawler of GGC’s Office of Public Safety received GGC’s Outstanding Staff Award.

NOTABLES

John Maison

John Maison John Maison

 

John Maison, ’15, was named veterans success coordinator for the GGC Military and Veterans Success Centers

NOTABLES

Homero Gonzalez

Homero Gonzalez Homero Gonzalez

 

Homero Gonzalez, ’11, recently won four Emmy Awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, bringing his total to 12.

NOTABLES

Mary Cortellino Eich and Katherine "Katie" Nunn

Mary Cortellino Eich Mary Cortellino Eich
Katherine Nunn Katherine "Katie" Nunn

 

Mary Cortellino Eich and Katherine "Katie" Nunn, both 2012 graduates in special education, are the first Grizzles to be nominated for Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award program.

NOTABLES

Dr. Marni Brown

Dr. Marni Brown Dr. Marni Brown

 

Dr. Marni Brown, assistant professor of sociology, has been elected to the Southern Sociological Society Executive Committee.

NOTABLES

Dr. Joseph Sloop

Dr. Joseph Sloop Dr. Joseph Sloop

 

Dr. Joseph Sloop, professor of chemistry and associate dean for the School of Science and Technology, was selected as a 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow.

NOTABLES

Dr. Mark A. Stillman

Dr. Mark A. Stillman Dr. Mark A. Stillman

 

Dr. Mark A. Stillman, assistant professor of psychology, received an Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association.
 

NOTABLES

Dr. T.J. Arant

Dr. T. J. Arant Dr. T.J. Arant

 

Dr. T.J. Arant recently came to GGC as senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs and provost.  Read the news release.

NOTABLES

Dr. Binh Tran and Dr. Mirza Murtaza

Dr. Binh Tran Dr. Binh Tran
Dr. Mirza Murtaza Dr. Mirza Murtaza

 

Dr. Binh Tran and Dr. Mirza Murtaza, both assistant professors of information technology, published a paper entitled, "Information Technology Job Skills for Workplace Success," in the July 2016 issue of the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology.

NOTABLES

Charmaine Troy

Charmaine Troy Charmaine Troy

 

Charmaine Troy, student success advisor in the Mentoring and Advising Center, co-edited the book "Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): A Student Perspective." The book is a part of the Routledge Research in Higher Education Series.

NOTABLES

Charmaine Troy

Charmaine Troy Charmaine Troy

 

Charmaine Troy, student success advisor in the Mentoring and Advising Center, was elected to serve a three-year term on the directorate for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Coalition for Women Identities. This role earned her an invitation to the United State of Women Summit, hosted by the White House, June 13-15, at which she will lend her voice to critical conversations on educational opportunity for women and girls.

NOTABLES

Dr. Tyler T. Yu

Dr. Tyler T. Yu Dr. Tyler T. Yu

 

Dr. Tyler T. Yu, professor of economics and accounting, has been named dean of the Georgia Gwinnett College School of Business. Read the News Release.

NOTABLES

Dr. John Unger

Dr. John Unger Dr. John Unger

 

Dr. John Unger, associate professor of English for Academic Purposes, will be a keynote speaker, sponsored by the American Embassy, at the April 28-29 Çukurova International ELT Teachers (CUELT) Conferences (2nd), “Replacing Cliches: Teaching Subordinated to Learning” in Adana, Turkey. He will also travel to Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan, as an invited speaker for the Third Annual English Scholars Beyond Borders Conference, May 19-22.

NOTABLES

Dr. Binh Tran

Dr. Binh Tran Dr. Binh Tran

 

Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, provided a review workshop that resulted in 54 of 55 students passing the Microsoft Technology Associate Certification Exam.

NOTABLES

Dr. Jim Fatzinger

Dr. Jim Fatzinger Dr. Jim Fatzinger

 

Dr. Jim Fatzinger, senior associate provost and assistant professor of business, recently served as the instructor for the inaugural Gwinnett Young Professionals Leadership Institute, sponsored by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

NOTABLES

Adrienne Button Harmer and Bethany Havas

Adrienne Button Harmer Adrienne Button Harmer
Bethany Havas Bethany Havas

 

Adrienne Button Harmer, instruction coordinator, and Bethany Havas, reference and instruction librarian, presented at the LOEX Fall Focus 2015 Conference in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Their presentation was entitled, "Stacking the Deck: Building a Set of Information Literacy Student Learning Outcome Cards for your Instruction Program."

NOTABLES

Lori Buckheister

Lori Buckheister Lori Buckheister

 

Lori Buckheister has been named vice president for Advancement.  Read the news release.

View our Notables Archive by Year