From the Wire: A. Fall 2017

Jag20 Recipients Named

Augusta University’s Jag20 awards were presented during the Alumni Weekend Farewell Brunch on Sunday, April 30.

The award is given every year to 20 emerging leaders under 40 who have made a significant impact in their career, community and the university.

• Amber Berryman, BS ’08

• Jason Blanchard, BBA ’01

• Daniel Browning, BA ’13

• Terrill Flakes, BS ’14, MPH ’16

• Kelsey Folks, BA ’13

• Ryan Fulchi, DMD ’10

• Emily Hahn, DMD ’13, MS ’16

• Danielle Harris, BA ’07, MEd ’11

• Jason Holt, EdS ’13

• Pardon Ndhlovu, MBA ’15

• Joe Newton, BS ’02

• Alyssa Paetau, BS ’02, MD ’07

• Rebecca Paquin, DMD ’12

• Jessica Perry, BBA ’05

• Elizabeth Prince-Coleman, PA-C ’13

• Matt Rudy, MD ’10

• Erin Scott, PhD ’16

• Timber Wages, PA-C ’13

• April Weaver, BBA ’02

• Beau Worthington, BA ’05

For a picture of this year’s recipients, see page 40.

To nominate someone for next year’s Jag20, fill out the form at

Sherrill Goes Pro

Augusta University men’s basketball alum Keshun Sherrill signed a professional basketball contract with New Heroes Basketball out of Den Bosch, Netherlands.

“It’s a great feeling coming from high school to college and then from college to get to the pros ­­— everything happened very fast,” Sherrill said. “I’m excited to start my professional career and I’m excited to see the world. Not too many people at my age get to travel the world and for me to get to be able to and do what I love to do is just a real blessing for me. Of course I want to go and sightsee a little bit, but the main object is to go there and do my job, because like I said, basketball is my job now.” READ MORE

Deaner wins counseling award

Augusta University College of Education Professor Richard Deaner was named the recipient of the American Counselor Association’s 2017 Counselor Educator Advocacy Award.

This award recognizes a counselor educator for work in fostering an awareness of and expertise in advocacy among counseling students. READ MORE

Class Project Becomes Mission

All they wanted was an A in a professor’s class, but what four Dental College of Georgia students got was the attention of national cancer organizations and dentists in other parts of the world after creating a video to teach people how to spot signs of oral cancer.

Dahlia Levine, Zach Dubin, Varun Iyer and Diana Tran started their dental school journey in Dr. Kate Ciarrocca’s class in the fall of 2014. Ciarrocca tasked her students with drafting a proposal as if they were really applying for a grant. Ciarrocca said she was so impressed with the plan these four students came up with, she worked with them to turn it into a submission for the 2015 Dental Trade Alliance Foundation grant for educational outreach. READ MORE

Jillella Returns  

Dr. Anand P. Jillella returned to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University on July 1 as the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Medical Oncology.

Jillella also has been named chief of the MCG Division of Hematology/Oncology and associate director of Medical Oncology Services at the Georgia Cancer Center. He also directs ambulatory services for the cancer center. READ MORE

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