Alumni News

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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Kinesiology students earn ADA Academic Achievement Award

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association released their Academic Achievement Award winners on Aug. 22, with several GRU College of Education students-athletes making the list. Becky Newhouse and Scott Shipman are both graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree program, and are now enrolled in the Master …

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Faculty share research and expertise across the nation

Counselor Education, Leadership & Research Dr. Olajide Agunloye, Professor of Counselor Education, has had an article published. The Global Science and Technology Forum International Journal on Education has published “Science and Culture – Inalienable co-determinants of human progress: Implications for science education and administration.” Dr. Olajide Agunloye, Professor of Counselor Education, …

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Columbia County teacher of the year finalists all GRU grads

AUGUSTA, GA. – Columbia County Board of Education released the list of the finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year, alongside the winner for the 2014 Media Specialist of the Year. All of the professionals recognized are graduates of Georgia Regents University. Media Specialist of the Year is Delta Casey …

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