Awards & Accolades

Kemp receives Excellence in Teaching award

The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi chapter at Augusta University, recently honored Dr. Drew Kemp, professor of education, with the Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given to individuals who teach with passion and inspire students beyond the classroom; demonstrate dedication to developing students beyond academic …

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Dr. Simona Murph named Distinguished Alum and Presidential Alum

AUGUSTA, GA –As Principal Scientist at Savannah River National Laboratories, Dr. Simona Hunyadi Murph specializes in nanomaterials research, and travels the world to share her findings and technological advances with others. She is a former science educator who transitioned her career to STEM exploration. She could wallpaper her living room with the …

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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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Wilson named national scorer for student teacher assessments

AUGUSTA, GA – For the past four years, Dr. Judi Wilson worked to ensure that Augusta University’s teacher candidates were ready when Georgia implemented edTPA education majors in Fall of 2015. EdTPA is the new pre-service teacher performance assessment developed by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity. Wilson and the …

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Harris publishes book on effective literacy techniques

AUGUSTA, GA. – After decades of leading the nationally recognized Augusta University Literacy Center, Dr. Paulette Harris has finally bound all of her tricks and tips for getting children and adults to read into a handbook for parents and practitioners. “Leading Literacy Programs: Proven Practices” was just printed by Stipes …

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Professor wins Regents’ highest teaching honor

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Richard Deaner, professor of counselor education at Augusta University, has been selected to receive the 2016 University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award. Created in 1996, the Regents’ Awards program recognizes the finest among the USG faculty who significantly improve student success …

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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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College of Education student published in national journal

AUGUSTA, GA. Michelle Harrell has been immersed in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder since childhood. Her brother as well as both her children were all diagnosed with ADHD. In addition to medication, cognitive-behavioral therapies, and physical therapy, Harrell was able to help her children with a newer alternative treatment called nutritional …

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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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