From the Wire: A. Fall 2016

Keel Outlines Goals

President Brooks A. Keel reiterated Augusta University’s mission to advance health care, cybersecurity and comprehensive research in Georgia during his Investiture Ceremony on April 27.

Keel said the task, which he referred to as the university’s “tripartite mission” of service, education and research, presents the university with both “unique responsibilities and unprecedented opportunities.”

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3 in Inaugural PBC Hall of Fame

The Peach Belt Conference held the induction ceremony for the inaugural Hall of Fame Class on May 31 at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Augusta University was represented by former PBC Commissioner, Director of Athletics and head coach Marvin Vanover; men’s basketball All-American Ben Madgen; and former Assistant Dean of the Hull College of Business and Director of Student Support and Advising Mary Lisko.

On the 25th Anniversary of the conference, 25 members of the Hall of Fame were formally inducted. Of the 25 inductees, 19 were present at the ceremony.

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Teaching Excellence Award

In April, Dr. Richard Deaner, associate professor and Counselor Education Program coordinator, was awarded the 2016 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for research institutions for the University System of Georgia.

After careful examination and discussion of nomination portfolios from across the state, the review committee unanimously chose Deaner to receive the award, according to an award letter from the University System of Georgia.

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Augusta Home to Disc Golf Champions

It’s safe to say: Augusta is now the golf — and disc golf — capital of America.

So say the Jaguars, at least.

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Supporting  ‘10 in 10’  Winners

On June 9, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Augusta Magazine, presented the 2016 “Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch” award at the Chamber’s Member Economic Luncheon at the Augusta Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center.

The award honors 10 rising business professionals between the ages of 25 and 35. Six former winners have gone on to win the Georgia Trend “40 under 40” award.

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MATH STUDENTS WIN COMPETITION

This spring, Augusta University mathematics students took part in the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section’s (MAASE) Math Jeopardy competition and won first place.

Augusta students competed against 28 other teams, including representatives from The Citadel, University of North Carolina at Asheville and Georgia Southern University.

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