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College names outstanding students in degree programs

The Augusta University College of Education is proud to announce the 2021 Outstanding Student Awards recipients who are being honored for their work during the 2020-2021 academic year. The outstanding student awards are presented to recognize students who have excelled in their programs and exhibit high academic achievement, career readiness, …

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Celebrate counselors during National School Counseling Week

When College of Education alumna Elesha Ellison (M.Ed., 2009) was named the statewide School Counselor of the Year by the Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA), it couldn’t have come at a better time of the year. This week is National School Counseling Week, held in conjunction with the American …

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Alum wins prestigious South Carolina school counseling award

Elisha Ellison (MEd ’09), Silver Bluff High School Lead Counselor, was recently named the statewide School Counselor of the Year by the Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA). Ellison was also recognized as the prestigious WJBF NewsChannel 6 Golden Apple Award‘s first-ever school counselor winner in November of 2020. She …

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College of Education receives highest rating for teacher preparation program

The College of Education at Augusta University recently earned an exemplary score of a Level 4 rating, the highest score available, on the 2020 Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Measures (PPEMs) published by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. “We are excited about this exemplary rating from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission because it goes hand-in-hand with …

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Alum gives birth to first child during pandemic

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, preparing for labor and delivery may be more stressful than exciting for pregnant women. Are hospitals safe with possible COVID-19 positive patients in the vicinity? Will family be allowed to share the experience and provide support? What to expect with the new …

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WRDW News Channel 12 features Dr. Kim Barker

Dr. Kim Barker lent her expert advice to a story on WRDW News Channel 12 on Nov. 18. Reporter Kennedi Harris asked her for help in advising teachers and parents on how to keep kids engaged and on track while learning from home. Enjoy the story!

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Counseling team helps create weekly support group for BIPOC students

Two graduate students in Augusta University’s College of Education counselor education program are coordinating a new peer-led community designed to provide support to Black, Indigenous and students of color. Knowing the profound impact of racial injustice and COVID-19 on Black and brown communities, Student Counseling and Psychological Services is extending additional support to AU’s …

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Alumna establishes education scholarship with $10,000 gift

A new scholarship established at Augusta University supports students who aspire to a career in special education. Today, on Augusta University’s inaugural Giving Day, the College of Education celebrates veteran educator Ruth Ann (Joseph) Vericella and her gift of an endowed scholarship for AU education students. Vericella is a 1987 …

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