Alumni News

College names Karyn Warren 2018 Distinguished Alumna

By Kashalah Robinson AUGUSTA, Ga. — Karyn Warren has spent nearly 20 years in service to special education students in the Augusta area. A three-time graduate of Augusta University and special education classroom teacher at Greenbrier High School in Columbia County, she has been named the College of Education’s 2018 …

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Education graduate named Outstanding Young Alumna

By Kashalah Robinson AUGUSTA, Ga.—Augusta native Ann Sturkey has spent the last 15 years making a difference in student lives. Working within the community as a teacher and now administrator as the School for Arts-Infused Learning (SAIL) Charter School, she has been named the College of Education’s 2018 Outstanding Young …

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Richmond County names teachers of the year

AUGUSTA, GA – Augusta University College of Education alum Brigitte Holmes (B.S., 2002) has been named one of five finalists for Richmond County School System’s Teacher of the Year award. Holmes is a biology and forensics science teacher at Hephzibah High School. More than two dozen other Augusta University alumni …

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Alumna takes teaching job in Japan

By Nick Garrett Try fitting everything you own into two 50-pound bags, a 30-pound carry-on and a 20-pound backpack. It isn’t easy. Augusta University alumna Michelle Bureau (BA ’15) learned that the hard way earlier this summer when she embarked on what could potentially be a five-year stay in Yosano-cho, …

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Alum wins prestigious teaching fellowship

Sabrina Jones, a 2004 graduate of Augusta University, has been awarded a 2016 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Georgia Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship was designed to address a shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) teachers in Georgia. “I have chosen to focus on middle school science, because this is …

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Dr. Simona Murph named Distinguished Alum and Presidential Alum

AUGUSTA, GA –As Principal Scientist at Savannah River National Laboratories, Dr. Simona Hunyadi Murph specializes in nanomaterials research, and travels the world to share her findings and technological advances with others. She is a former science educator who transitioned her career to STEM exploration. She could wallpaper her living room with the …

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Four Education alumni named to Jag20 awards

AUGUSTA, GA. – They are educators, they are administrators, they are coaches, they are faculty, they are staff, and they are Jaguars. Among the four College of Education alumni honored with a Jag 20 Award this year, no two are alike. But all have upheld the values of Augusta University, …

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