Awards & Accolades

Faculty will present at premier national research conference

(Above: AERA President Joyce E. King addresses the 2015 convention. Click to see more photos from AERA 2015)  AUGUSTA, GA. – Several faculty members from the Augusta University College of Education have been accepted as presenters for the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., in April 2016. …

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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 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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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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Leadership presents to U.K. scholars on innovative Ed.D. program

AUGUSTA, GA. – When the GRU College of Education launched its Educational Doctorate in Educational Innovation, international acclaim was not the first goal on the list of program objectives. But in July, to acclaim, members of the college’s leadership presented a session on redefining the education doctorate at the UK …

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