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.
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.
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.
Camille Laslie, ’18, nursing, was recently elected Director of Public Relations for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.
Dominic Che, ’18, nursing, was recently elected Director of Publications for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.
Sara Smith, ’18, nursing was recently elected Breakthrough to Nursing Director for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.
Gabrielle Saldana, ’18, nursing, was recently elected East District Director for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.
Lauryn Edmondson, 17, nursing, was recently elected to the Nominations and Elections Committee for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.
Angelique Noble, ’16, nursing was recently elected Student Consultant to the Georgia Association of Nursing Students.
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.
Julia Westbrook, '16, nursing, recently received the statewide Member of the Year Award from the Georgia Association of Nursing Students at its annual convention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. David J. Knight, Sr.
Information technology instructor, Dr. David J. Knight Sr., recently received a President's Lifetime Achievement Award – Volunteer Service.
Anna Boynton, professional tutor, Academic Enhancement Center, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
Dr. Kairui Chen
Dr. Kairui Chen, associate professor of information technology, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
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.
Lisa Shaffer, administrative assistant III, School of Science and Technology, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
Dr. Adrian Heinz
Dr. Adrian Heinz, associate professor of information technology, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
Dr. Stacy Rusnak
Dr. Stacy Rusnak, associate professor of film, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
Kristal Lewis, administrative assistant III, Office of Testing Services, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
Dr. Marie Firestone
Dr. Marie Firestone, associate director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
Dr. Timothy Tolbert
Dr. Timothy Tolbert, assistant professor of exercise science, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
Emmanuel Essandoh, campus safety/security officer, Office of Public Safety, was a fall 2016 GGC Top Claw award recipient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Dr. Chantelle Anfuso
Dr. Chantelle Anfuso, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year.
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.
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.
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.
Sophia Cardot, ’19, biology, received GGC’s Outstanding First-Year Student Award.
Maria Rahim, ’18, business, received GGC’s Outstanding Student Employee Award.
Chase Goodwin, ’16, political science, received GGC’s Outstanding Student – Service Award.
Angelique Noble, ‘16, nursing, received GGC’s Outstanding Student – Leadership Award.
Katia Del Risco
Katia Del Risco, ’20, chemistry, received the School of Transitional Studies Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.
Victoria Burgess, ’16, biology, received the School of Science and Technology Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.
Simone Seerattan, ’16, English, received the School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.
Brianna C. Jackson
Brianna C. Jackson, ’16, early childhood education, received the School of Education Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.
Caroline Nappo, ’17, nursing, received the School of Health Sciences Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.
Jarred Lundy,’16, business, received the School of Business Outstanding Student – Scholarship Award.
Dr. Mike Stoltzfus
Dr. Mike Stoltzfus, professor of English, received GGC’s Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activities Award.
Dr. Kris Nagel
Dr. Kris Nagel, associate professor of information technology, received GGC’s Outstanding Student Engagement Award.
Dr. Catherine Kilroe-Smith, assistant professor of music, received GGC’s Outstanding Service Award.
Dr. Robert Lutz
Dr. Robert Lutz, assistant professor of information technology, received GGC’s Outstanding Teaching Award.
Sergeant Rebecca Lawler of GGC’s Office of Public Safety received GGC’s Outstanding Staff Award.
John Maison, ’15, was named veterans success coordinator for the GGC Military and Veterans Success Centers
Mary Cortellino Eich
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.
Dr. Marni Brown
Dr. Marni Brown, assistant professor of sociology, has been elected to the Southern Sociological Society Executive Committee.
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.
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.
Dr. Mark A. Stillman
Dr. Mark A. Stillman, assistant professor of psychology, received an Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Binh Tran
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrienne Button Harmer
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."
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.
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.