Awards & Accolades

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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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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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 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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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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