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College names outstanding students in degree programs

The Augusta University College of Education is proud to announce the 2020 Outstanding Student Awards recipients who are being honored for their work during the 2019-2020 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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Former Jags basketball player perseveres to earn his degree

After his four years of college basketball eligibility were over, Devonte’ Thomas went overseas to pursue a professional career. However, completing his degree was never too far from his mind. “I used to write ‘DON’T QUIT’ everywhere … it was even my home screen on my phone,” said Thomas, who played for Augusta …

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Music education major advances to nationals

When music education major and accredited vocalist Ontario Williams began rehearsing for the 2020 Southeastern Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (SERNATS) Annual Conference earlier this year, little did he know how much the coronavirus pandemic would impact his senior year at Augusta University. While Williams is set to graduate this …

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College loses emeritus colleague

We are very sad to report the passing of our colleague, Dr. Frank H. Chou, a professor of educational research in the College of Education for 39 years. Chou joined the faculty in 1960 and retired in 1989. He was named Professor of the Year in 1965 and served as …

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College releases workshop on Georgia dyslexia guidelines

If you couldn’t attend our workshop on the new dyslexia guidelines that the Augusta University College of Education hosted on Dec. 9, we have made available the video of Dr. Caitlin Dooley’s presentation below. Dooley is the Deputy Superintendent for the Georgia Department of Education. View the entire video here.

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College of Education students will lead student government

For the first time since the university’s consolidation in 2013, Augusta University’s Student Government Association (SGA) will be headed by students from the College of Education.  Mahadia Islam, 20, a junior kinesiology major from Buford, Ga., was recently elected president of the organization. Luke Yelton, 19, a junior music education …

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AU professor remembers educator mother

Thank you to our friends at The Augusta Chronicle for this beautiful story about our own wonderful Dr. Rebecca Harper, associate professor at Augusta University, and how she chose to honor her late mother, Dr. Gayle Sims Lee. Click here to read it in full. Interested in supporting this scholarship? Donate here: https://www.augusta.edu/giving/coe.php.

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WFXG: Augusta University professor shares memories of her mother

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) – In honor of Mother’s Day, one Augusta University Associate Professor reflects on the impact her mother left behind.  “My mother was a strong lady,” Dr. Rebecca G. Harper says.  It’s been four years since Dr. Harper’s mother, Dr. Gayle Sims Lee unexpectedly passed away from brain cancer. …

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Giving back to the game a hallmark of research

Dr. Megan (Matthews) Buning is one of South Carolina softball’s all-time greats, and now she has found a unique way to give back to the game. A former coach who now also spends time in the SEC Network broadcast booth, Buning’s full-time job is as an Associate Professor of Research …

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Kinesiology student named to BOR Academic Recognition Day

AUGUSTA — Jordan Hendricks, a 21-year-old graduating senior in the Bachelor of Science Kinesiology degree program, has been named the Augusta University representative to the Board of Regents 2020 Academic Recognition Day on Feb. 11. “It’s a great honor. It means a lot to be recognized for all I’ve done during …

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