Awards & Accolades

Counselor education student wins national recognition for essay

AUGUSTA, GA. – Augusta University College of Education’s own Katy Towns received Honorable Mention in the American Counseling Association’s Ross Trust Future School Counselors Essay Competition. Towns was one of 17 entrants out of 600 nationwide to receive an honor in the contest, and is the first AU student to …

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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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College of Education video wins national award

AUGUSTA, GA – A video produced by Augusta University for the College of Education has won a Communicator Award of Excellence. The project was the first-ever marketing video created for the College of Education. Watch the video now. The Award of Excellence is given to those entrants who produce the …

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New education club wins best new student organization award

AUGUSTA, GA. – She’s the First, a student organization sponsored by the College of Education, was recently named best new student organization by the Office of Student Life & Engagement at Augusta University. The organization is a student-run chapter of a global not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in low-income countries. …

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Professor wins national award for advocacy work

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Richard Deaner, professor of counselor education at Augusta University, has been selected to receive the 2017 American Counselor Association Counselor Educator Advocacy Award. The ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award recognizes a counselor educator for work in fostering an awareness of and expertise in advocacy among counseling students. …

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Graduate student wins state counseling award

Above, Traci Westin (back row, second from left) poses with faculty and students from the Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation.  From the bottom left to right is Dr. Meredith Rausch, Dr. Margaux Brown, Ashley Jackson, Travis Keels. From top left to right is Matt Bestic, Traci Westin, Tracey Carter (LPCA …

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Buning named to SEC Women’s Legends class of 2017

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Megan Matthews Buning, professor of research in the Augusta University College of Education, has been named to the Southeastern Conference 2017 Class of Women’s Legends, which showcases former student-athletes, coaches and administrators from 14 SEC member institutions. “I do not have the words to express how …

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