Alumni News

Alum chosen as an ‘Inspirational Woman in STEM’

AUGUSTA, GA – Dr. Simona Murph (Ed.S., 2012), Principal Scientist at Savannah River National Lab, has been named by the U.S. Department of Energy as an Inspirational Woman in STEM. The recognition is awarded to women whose work and achievements are encouraging a new generation of women to consider careers …

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Alum uses chess to teach life skills to at-risk youth

Above (L-R): SaKeidra Cobb, Dan Watts (ELA Teacher), John L. Dykes Jr., Jamorya Jenkins and Dylan Laws AUGUSTA, GA – When Dr. Thaddeus Shubert, professional school counselor at the Burke County Academy of Success Life Center (BCASLC), researched ways to help his alternative school students develop into productive citizens and …

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Alum places second in state teaching awards

Robyn Eackloff, Language Arts teacher at the Columbia County Alternative School (CCAS), was recently named runner-up by the Georgia Association of Alternative Education (GAAE) 2015-16 Teacher of the Year awards. She is a 1990 graduate of Georgia Regents University, with a B.A. in English with a minor in education. Eackloff, who …

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Alum chosen for NAEA board seat

AUGUSTA, GA – Dr. Ja’net Bishop, Principal of the Columbia County Alternative School, has been appointed as a Board Member of the National Alternative Education Association (NAEA) for 2015-2017. Bishop is a 1998 graduate of the Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University) College of Education Ed.S. program, and …

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Alum wins award for military support

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Ja’net Bishop, Principal of the Columbia County Alternative School, was awarded a national citation on Oct. 11 by the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) for her volunteerism as a veteran Army Officer. Bishop is a 1998 graduate of the Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta …

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College of Education alum earns Teacher of the Year in Lincoln County

(Above, L-R) Megan Goolsby (B.S.Ed., 2011; M.Ed., 2014), Jasper Dukes and Kathy Thomas are all Lincoln County Teacher of the Year award recipients. AUGUSTA, GA. – Jaguars roared in Lincoln County when the Board of Education announced its Teachers of the Year and first-grade teacher Megan Goolsby was chosen Teacher of the Year for …

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Alumni earn Teacher of the Year awards in McDuffie County

(Above, L-R): Mandy Brantley, Jarmel Calvin, Kelli Poston, Ashlee Crawford, Seymone Reese, Ashlei Perkins, and Johnna Simpson are all McDuffie County Teacher of the Year award recipients. AUGUSTA, GA. – Jaguars roared in McDuffie County when the Board of Education announced its Teachers of the Year. Of the seven schools in the county, …

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Kinesiology student leads fitness initiative during internship

AUGUSTA, GA. – John Felak had a lot of good things to say about his most recent intern. The Program Coordinator with North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services worked with College of Education kinesiology graduate Jessica (Carpenter) Kottkamp for nine months as she finished her senior year and strove to gain …

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Alumni dominate Teacher of the Year awards in Columbia County

AUGUSTA, GA. – For the second year in a row, all of the Columbia County Board of Education Teacher of the Year finalists are graduates of the Georgia Regents University College of Education. Teacher of the Year finalists are: Bonnie Belanger (Ed.S., 2012), Stevens Creek Elementary; Heather Graves (M.Ed., 2009), Martinez Elementary; Jenna Gurley (B.S.Ed., 2005), Westmont Elementary; Evan …

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