The Inaugural Celebration and Investiture of Augusta University’s first President, Brooks A. Keel, took place April 27 at the Augusta Convention Center on Reynolds Street, marking the centerpiece of a week’s worth of inauguration activities.
2. Legacy cord
Augusta University’s Legacy Program, introduced at this year’s commencement ceremony, honors families with a multigenerational university relationship by providing a special cord to legacy graduates and a pin for the parent or grandparent.
3. Tollison garden pond
Located near the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, The Betty Browning Tollison Reflection Garden provides a tranquil setting for contemplation. The garden was established in memory of Mrs. Tollison’s life of service and dedicated Nov. 3, 2006.
4. Pokémon Go
Released on July 6, the virtual reality app, Pokémon Go, took the internet by storm. And Augusta University students, faculty and staff joined in the fun by capturing, battling and training virtual creatures.
5. Teddy Bear Clinic
The Teddy Bear Clinic was held on the front greenspace of the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons on April 16. The clinic is a medical student organization aimed to promote pediatric health in underserved communities. Its goal is to reduce children’s fears of health care settings and to increase their understanding of nutrition, exercise and healthy habits in a fun setting.