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