Alumni News

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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Doctorate of Education student puts philosophy into practice

By Ashley Whitaker The Graduate School AUGUSTA, GA. – While earning her Masters in Integrated Teaching of the Arts at Lesley University, Baria Jennings found herself creating curriculum and lesson plans, planning for a long-term goal that would guide much of her accomplished career. “I really started thinking about creating …

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Local teacher learns how to teach globally at GRU

By Ashley Whitaker GRU Graduate School AUGUSTA, GA. – As a male Kindergarten teacher, Justin Flanders is a bit of an outlier, but he doesn’t seem to mind. When asked what it is like being the lone male in a profession typically dominated by women, he smiles and leans in …

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Students honored for excellence in academic achievement

AUGUSTA, GA – Students from the College of Education were honored for their academic achievement and contributions to scholarship at the 2015 Commencement Celebration. Thirteen students were celebrated for their outstanding contributions to the College of Education during the 2014-2015 academic year; and 11 students earned the distinction of graduating …

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Prestige program helps student land teaching job

AUGUSTA, GA. – Because her mother, aunt, and uncle are all lawyers, Ashley Zappitell had always toyed with the idea of attending law school, but her love of science steered her toward chemistry and then forensics – at least until she realized she didn’t like the solitude of lab work. …

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Alum publishes children’s book

AUGUSTA, GA. – Samantha Flickinger Nale (B.S.Ed., 2014; current M.Ed. student) will always remember an education class with Dr. Nancy Sutherland. “It was a children’s literature class that talked a lot about the history of children’s literature, how it has progressed through the years, styles of writing, and styles of …

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