Three alumni receive Gwinnett Young Professionals’ 35 Under 35 Award





 

Three GGC alumni recently received the 35 Under 35 Award from Gwinnett Young Professionals, a personal and professional development program of the Gwinnett Chamber. This prestigious award honors influential young professionals in our community who are innovators in their fields. They are Malik Cooper, ’20, business, consultant with OnePlan Solutions; Elease Dillard, ’15, biology, founder of The Student Navigator; and Homero Gonzalez, ’11, business, co-founder and president/CEO of ULTIM Marketing. Additional alumni were recognized as nominees for the award.

Pictured above: Malik Cooper, ’20, business, consultant with OnePlan Solutions; Elease Dillard, ’15, biology, founder of The Student Navigator; and  Homero Gonzalez, ’11, business, co-founder and president/CEO of ULTIM Marketing

Weaver receives Gwinnett Young Professionals’ 35 Under 35 Award





 

Brittany Weaver, director of New Student Connections, recently received the Gwinnett Young Professionals (GYP) 35 Under 35 Award. GYP is a personal and professional development program of the Gwinnett Chamber. This prestigious award honors influential young professionals in our community who are innovators in their fields. Weaver joined the GGC staff in 2018.

Student Engagement and Success leadership team to present at national conferences

Dr. Michelle Rosemond
Dr. Michelle Rosemond
Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie
Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie
Juan Ren
Juan Ren

 

Several Student Engagement and Success (SES) staff and faculty allies will present at two conferences during summer 2021.

Dr. Michelle Rosemond, vice president for SES, Dr. Latanya Hammonds-Odie, associate professor of biology, and Juan Ren, senior institutional research analyst, will present a research poster at the Accelerating Systemic Change Network in June. The research poster is titled, “Moving beyond Access with a Data Collection Ecosystem to optimize Underrepresented Minority Student Persistence in STEM.”

Rosemond also will present two research topics at the NASPA Virtual Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference in June. The first presentation titled, “An Analytical Ecosystem to Drive First-Year Success at a Minority-Serving Institution,” will include presenters Dr. Justin Jernigan, senior associate vice president for Student Success, and Juan Ren, senior institutional research analyst.

Rosemond partnered with members of the Carl Vinson Institute on her second NASPA research presentation, “Data-Informed Data Informing.” Both presentations focus on student success and persistence.

Dr. Roslyn Brown receives the 2021 Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers Founder's Award

Dr. Roslyn Brown
Dr. Roslyn Brown



 

Dr. Roslyn Brown, director of Career Services, received the 2021 Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE) Founder's Award. The award recognizes outstanding service, support and dedication to GACE and the career services and recruitment professions. GACE's highest honor, it is only awarded when deemed appropriate. It was last awarded in 2016.

GGC's Dr. Alvina Atkinson featured in article published by Princeton University Press

Dr. Alvina Atkinson
Dr. Alvina Atkinson



 

Dr. Alvina Atkinson, professor of mathematics, was featured in a recent article entitled, "Navigating college as a first generation student: An interview with Alvina Atkinson," published by Princeton University Press.

GGC's Dr. Dovile Budryte appears on the syndicated radio program "Scholars Circle"

Dr. Dovile Budryte
Dr. Dovile Budryte



 

Dr. Dovile Budryte, professor of political science, recently appeared on the syndicated, weekly radio program "Scholars Circle." She participated in a panel discussion on the topic, "What does acknowledgement and commemoration mean for genocide awareness and justice?" Produced by the University of Auckland, New Zealand, programs produced by "Scholars circle" are aired by several radio stations in the U.S.

Dr. Peter C. Sakaris coauthored a paper in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Dr. Peter C. Sakaris
Dr. Peter C. Sakaris



 

Dr. Peter C. Sakaris, professor of biology, coauthored a paper entitled, "Comparison of Two Otolith Processing Methods for Estimating Age of Three Catfish Species," which appeared in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Special Issue: Catfish 2020 – the 3rd International Catfish Symposium.

Drs. Keith A. Erickson and Peter C. Sakaris co-author paper in North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Dr. Keith A. Erickson
Dr. Keith A. Erickson
Dr. Peter C. Sakaris
Dr. Peter C. Sakaris


 

Dr. Keith A. Erickson, associate professor of mathematics, Dr. Peter C. Sakaris, professor of biology, and Hannah Conner, '21, mathematics, were co-authors on a paper entitled, "Hydrologic Effects on Growth and Hatching Success of Age‐0 Channel Catfish in the Tallapoosa River Basin: Implications for Management in Regulated Systems," which appeared in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Special Issue: Catfish 2020 – the 3rd International Catfish Symposium.

Georgia Asian Times names GGC's Dr. Binh Tran one of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia

Dr. Binh Tran
Dr. Binh Tran



 

Dr. Binh Tran, associate professor of information technology, has been named by the Georgia Asian Times (GAT) as one of the 2021 GAT 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia. Through this program, GAT recognizes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who make an impact in fields like business, education, community service and politics, and for their contributions and dedication in their roles within the community.

Grizzly Percussion Club and CMAP students present original music at the American Conference for Irish Studies Southern Conference

Dr. Marc Gilley
Dr. Marc Gilley
Drs. Todd Mueller
Drs. Todd Mueller
Dr. Rachael Fischer
Dr. Rachael Fischer

 

Members of the Grizzly Percussion Club and cinema and media arts production students presented original music at the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) Southern Conference, recently hosted virtually by Lenoir-Rhyne University. The students were led by Drs. Marc Gilley and Todd Mueller, both associate professors of music. Dr. Rachael Fischer, assistant professor of music, provided a violin performance. A video of the group's performance of “Somewhere in Between," based on "The Gravel Walks" by Seamus Heaney, includes a discussion and credits. 

 
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