Dr. Ryan Gaston
Georgia Gwinnett College named Ryan Gaston, Ph.D, assistant professor of history, School of Liberal Arts, a fall 2019 Top Claw Award recipient.
Dr. Luis Mora
Georgia Gwinnett College named Luis Mora, Ph.D, associate professor of Spanish, School of Liberal Arts, a fall 2019 Top Claw Award recipient.
GGC men's tennis player Jose Dugo, '22, general business–management, is the new singles champion of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Oracle Cup. He will represent the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics at the ITA Fall National Championships Nov. 6-10, 2019.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association recently named the members of its board of directors for 2020. Six coaches were named to the board, including Kat Ihlenburg, GGC's first head coach of the softball program. She and the other new board members will officially begin their three-year tenures January 1, 2020.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has appointed a mental health task force to address the growing concern of mental health challenges on college and university campuses.
Albany State University President Marion Fedrick and Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal will co-chair the task force, which consists of members from seven other USG schools. GGC's Tomas Jimenez, senior associate provost for student affairs and dean of students, will serve on the task force.
Maria Genovese, '21, English writing and rhetoric, is the Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Regional women’s singles champion after winning her final match at Brenau University in Georgia Tuesday, Sept. 24. Genovese clinched an automatic bid to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Oracle Cup/National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics individual championships Oct. 17-20 in Rome, Georgia.
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs honored employees at the annual Fall Recognition ceremony, where six faculty and one staff member were honored for their outstanding scholarship, leadership, service and creativity at GGC. Congratulations go out to the following award recipients:
- Outstanding Teaching: Dr. Mai Yin Tsoi
- Outstanding Faculty Service: Dr. Cengiz Günay
- Outstanding Student Engagement: Dr. Christopher G. Brown
- Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activities: Dr. Ajay Mallia
- Outstanding Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kimberly Swartzentruber
- Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Teaching: Dr. Karen C. Benson
- Outstanding Staff: Christina Hildebrand
Dr. Sonal Dekhane
The University System of Georgia (USG) selected GGC's Dr. Sonal Dekhane, professor of information technology and a past GGC Top Claw recipient, as an Executive Leadership Institute 2019-2020 Scholar. She is one of 34 participants who will endure a comprehensive 120-hour development program facilitated by leading experts in leadership. Scholars will enhance their leadership skills to prepare for potential high-level advancement within the USG.
The National Association of Scientific Materials Managers (NAOSMM) honored Todd Wincek, chemistry lab supervisor, with its Outstanding Service Award. Wincek received the award during the 46th Annual NAOSMM Conference & Trade Show on Aug. 1, 2019, for his outstanding service to the organization. A member since 2005, he has served in various leadership roles, including the presidency from 2013 to 2015.
The Atlanta Braves recently honored GGC alumni David Araya, School of Business '16, and his wife, Angela, School of Liberal Arts '12, as Community Heroes for their tireless efforts with the Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (HoPe), which focuses on increasing the graduation rate among Hispanic high school students through leadership, education and community service.