Alumni News

Alumna takes teaching job in Japan

By Nick Garrett Try fitting everything you own into two 50-pound bags, a 30-pound carry-on and a 20-pound backpack. It isn’t easy. Augusta University alumna Michelle Bureau (BA ’15) learned that the hard way earlier this summer when she embarked on what could potentially be a five-year stay in Yosano-cho, …

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Alum wins prestigious teaching fellowship

Sabrina Jones, a 2004 graduate of Augusta University, has been awarded a 2016 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Georgia Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship was designed to address a shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) teachers in Georgia. “I have chosen to focus on middle school science, because this is …

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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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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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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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