GGC Top Claw Awards

Individuals recognized for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty.

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) recently presented the newly developed Top Claw Award to eight individuals who go above and beyond to make exceptional contributions in supporting the educational mission of GGC. 
This was the inaugural presentation of the Top Claw Award and is part of the Grizzly Recognition Program which is committed to fostering an “attitude of gratitude” through informal and formal recognition.
The award recipients were nominated by their peers and the ideal candidates demonstrate excellence by: 
  • Consistently going above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Actively contributing to the success of the college and his or her department.
  • Supporting and reinforcing the values and mission of Georgia Gwinnett College.
  • Exemplifying core values of: integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.
“It is only appropriate that we recognize and acknowledge on an institutional level, the efforts of these individuals,” said Stas Preczewski, president. “This inaugural class of Top Claw Award recipients is important to the preservation and perpetuation of the values that are important to GGC’s ability to achieve our mission and vision.”
The Top Claw Award recipients for fall semester include:
Suzanne Biedenbach, assistant professor of English – Snellville
Evelyn Brannock, assistant professor of information technology – Peachtree Corners
Allen Clarke, coordinator of Student Involvement and the Student Center - Buford
Jeffrey Eppley, assistant director of Student Integrity – Lawrenceville
James Helton, warehouse manager – Dacula
Rolando Marquez, Educational Technology consultant – Lawrenceville 
Benjamin Shepler, assistant professor of chemistry – Lawrenceville
Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology – Lawrenceville
“Through this and other recognition programs at GGC, we recognize and reinforce behaviors and values important at GGC while supporting quality teaching and learning,” said Katherine Kyle, associate vice president for Human Resources and co-chair of the Top Claw Award Committee.  “Those values include providing outstanding service in all aspects of student and campus interaction, embracing innovation in all endeavors, and achieving operational excellence.”
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