Awards & Accolades

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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Buning profiled by Greenville News

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Megan Buning, Professor of Education at Georgia Regents University in the College of Education, left Riverside High School 17 years ago after pitching the Warriors to three Class AAA softball state championships and earning state player of the year three times. The Greenville News profiled her July …

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Two GRU masters programs receive new national accreditation

AUGUSTA, GA – The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted accreditation to the M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the M.Ed. in School Counseling programs in the Georgia Regents University …

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Students honored for excellence in academic achievement

AUGUSTA, GA – Students from the College of Education were honored for their academic achievement and contributions to scholarship at the 2015 Commencement Celebration. Thirteen students were celebrated for their outstanding contributions to the College of Education during the 2014-2015 academic year; and 11 students earned the distinction of graduating …

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Faculty and staff honored for service, leadership and research

AUGUSTA, GA – Faculty and staff from the College of Education were honored for their service, research and leadership at the 2015 Commencement Celebration. Dr. Megan Buning, Dr. Graeme Connolly, Dr. Craig Cooper, Dr. Paulette Harris, Dr. Rebecca Harper, Quentin Hunter, Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo, Matt Marcano, Dr. Laura Rychly, Dr. …

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