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GGC Honors Program students perform at new center opening

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Rhiannon Evangelista

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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. 

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Peer Health Educators Team - Office of Wellness Programming

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Business majors win second place in competition

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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.

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GGC wins 2nd place in NCLEX Bowl

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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. 

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Camille Laslie

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

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Dominic Che

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

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Sara Smith

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

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Gabrielle Saldana

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

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Lauryn Edmondson

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

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Angelique Noble

​Angelique Noble ​Angelique Noble

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

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Melanie Fluery

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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. 

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Julia Westbrook

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GGC Academic Enhancement Center

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Anna Boynton

Anna Boynton Anna Boynton

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

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​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. 

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​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. 

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​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. 

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​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. 

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Kristal Lewis

Kristal Lewis Kristal Lewis

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

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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. 

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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. 

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​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.

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Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS)

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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.

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GGC men's and women's tennis teams

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Patti Lee

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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.

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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.

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​Sophia Cardot

Sophia Cardot Sophia Cardot

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

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​Maria Rahim

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

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​Chase Goodwin

​Chase Goodwin ​Chase Goodwin

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

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​Angelique Noble

​Angelique Noble ​Angelique Noble

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

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​Katia Del Risco

Katia Del Risco Katia Del Risco

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

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​Victoria Burgess

Victoria Burgess Victoria Burgess

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

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​Simone Seerattan

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

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​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.

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Caroline Nappo

Caroline Nappo Caroline Nappo

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

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​Jarred Lundy

Jarred Lundy Jarred Lundy

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

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​Dr. Mike Stoltzfus

​Dr. Mike Stoltzfus ​Dr. Mike Stoltzfus

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

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​Dr. Kris Nagel

​Dr. Kris Nagel ​Dr. Kris Nagel

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

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​Dr. Catherine Kilroe-Smith

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

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​Dr. Robert Lutz

​Dr. Robert Lutz ​Dr. Robert Lutz

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

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​Sergeant Rebecca Lawler

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

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John Maison

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

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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.

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Mary Cortellino Eich and Katherine "Katie" Nunn

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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Dr. Binh Tran and Dr. Mirza Murtaza

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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.  Read the paper.

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Charmaine Troy

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Adrienne Button Harmer and Bethany Havas

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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."

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Lori Buckheister

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

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