Dr. Dovile Budryte
Dr. Yohannes Gedamu
Dr. Dovile Budryte, professor of political science, co-edited a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal, "Interdisciplinary Political Studies," which focuses on memory and politics. She also co-authored the issue's introduction, "Defending Memory: Exploring the Relationship Between Mnemonical In/Security and Crisis in Global Politics."
Dr. Yohannes Gedamu, lecturer of political science, published the research article, "Transitional Justice and Memory in Politics in Contemporary Ethiopia," in a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal, "Interdisciplinary Political Studies," which focuses on memory and politics.
Nury Lizeth Castro
Nury Lizeth Castro, assistant director of Community Engagement and Service, was recently named the 2019-20 National Professional of the Year by the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. during its annual national award ceremony, held virtually. This award recognizes a young leader with at least five years' experience in their industry, and who has demonstrated excellence in their position, achieved numerous accomplishments, and put forth a standard of excellence and effort into their discipline and industry.
Gregory Starks, assistant director of Media Production Services, recently received his master's of education degree, with a focus on instructional technology and training, from Valdosta State University.
Dr. Roslyn Brown
Dr. Roslyn Brown, director of Career Services, served as the 2019-2020 president of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers. During her term, this professional association increased in memberships and partnerships, introduced new awards, and implemented its first virtual career fair, conference and leadership development program.
Dr. Semire Dikli
Dr Richard Rawls
Dr. Semire Dikli, associate professor of English, Dr Richard Rawls, professor of history and Dr. Brian Etheridge, formerly with GGC, co-authored a chapter for the book, "Multicultural Instructional Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications" (2020). The chapter, "Reflecting on New Faculty Training: Internationalized Learning Essentials," was written as part of GGC's QEP internationalization initiative. The chapter was originally published in the book they edited in 2018, "Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Higher Education."
Dale Long, director of sports information for GGC Athletics, won first place in the game recap category of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Sports Information Directors Association's 2019-2020 Publications & Media Contest. His winning entry was NAIA Opening Round victory against Life University (Ga.). Long also manages GGCAthletics.com, which ranked fourth nationally among NAIA programs.
Matt Mahony, video and broadcast coordinator for GGC Athletics/Grizzly Digital Network, earned two awards in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Sports Information Directors Association's 2019-2020 Publications & Media Contest. Mahony took second-place honors for a publicity video announcing GGC Athletics' NIKE/BSN partnership, and third place for a Grizzlies UNCUT Video highlighting the men's soccer team's NAIA Opening Round victory.
Dr. Elizabeth Sudduth
Dr. Elizabeth Sudduth, associate professor of biology, received a three-year subaward of $26,593 from Georgia State University through its National Science Foundation Hydrologic Sciences Grant. She is co-principle investigator on a project to develop and test a conceptual model regarding physical features of urban beaver and storm water ponds and their impacts on stream flow and water quality.
Dr. James D. Lowry Jr. to serve as a distinguished visiting professor at the United States Air Force Academy
Dr. James D. Lowry Jr.
Dr. James D. Lowry Jr., associate professor of human geography, will be a distinguished visiting professor of geosciences at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 2020-21 academic year.
Demetrios Lambros, assistant director of marketing and communications, recently completed his master's degree in business administration from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
Dr. Niaz Khan, associate professor of English/communication, recently published the second edition of his book, "Be Heard: Public Speaking for College and Career".