Alumni News

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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Alum wins first-year teaching award

AUGUSTA, GA – Kristen Still, a 2015 College of Education alum, was recently chosen by Aiken County Public Schools as First-Year Teacher of the Year for Clearwater Elementary School. Still has a B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Augusta University and teaches first grade. Read the full story by clicking …

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College of Education alumni chosen as STAR teachers

AUGUSTA, GA – Several graduates from the Augusta University College of Education were chosen as STAR teachers through the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation program in Richmond and Columbia counties. Students who score the highest score in one sitting on the SAT taken, and who score in the top …

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Alum wins teaching grant

ABOVE: Augusta University alum Brooke Byrd (far right) celebrates graduation in May 2015 with (L-R) fellow graduate Ariel Lucas, former Dean of the College of Education Cindi Chance, and fellow graduate Hayley Goolsy. AUGUSTA, GA – First-year teacher and Augusta University College of Education alum Brooke Byrd (B.A., 2015) recently …

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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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