Alumni News

ALUMNI NEWS

November 2017: Symphony Orchestra Augusta performed a commissioned piece entitled, "Symphony for the Garden City" by John Hennecken ('10).

October 2017: Inaugural meeting of the Honors Advisory Board whose members include Peggy Walker ('74), Lynne Wilcox ('75), Devlin Cooper ('02), Sam Rauschenberger ('07), and former honors director Doris Moody.

September 2017: Fulbright Scholar Kevin Morris ('17) begins teaching English in Macedonia

September 2017: Peace Corps volunteer Will Anda ('17) begins his two-year service stint in Cambodia.

May 2017: Aniska Rimal ('14) is working at the Malaysian Embassy in Nepal.

May 2017: Lisa (Baer) Noelle ('11) is completing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of South Dakota. Post-graduation, Lisa will be a captain in the USAF. 

May 2017: Katie Fox ('11) is working as a special needs coordinator at a children's home in Uganda.

May 21017: John Hennecken ('10) has accepted a full-time tenure track assistant professor position at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin teaching music theory and composition.

March 2017: Anna Fontaine ('13) has been accepted into the MFA--Acting Program at the University of Essex in the U.K.

January 2017: Anna Fontaine ('13) is a semi-finalist for the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Anna graduated from Georgia College with a BA in Theatre. She has applied for the United Kingdom Partnership grant to the University of Essex. If selected, she will complete the MFA in Acting (International) at the University of Essex. Anna is currently performing in the Shakespeare Tavern's production of Marlow's Doctor Faustus. Two current students, Samantha Clapp and Kevin Morris are also semi-finalists.

January 2017: Congratulations to Sara Etelalahti ('16) who is now working as a tax associate with Habif, Arogeti & Wynne in Atlanta, GA.

October 2016: Congratulations to Gabby Banzon ('14) on the release of her new EP, "Life."

August 2016: Congratulations to Judge Peggy Harris Walker ('74) on her Big Voices for Children Award.

August 2016: Dr. Ray J. Cornay ('11) has set up his first dentistry practice in Mountain Park/Lilburn, and is accepting new patients! 770-931-388.

August 2016: Julia Fox ('15) starting as an Associate Brand Planner at Moxie, an advertising firm in Atlanta.

August 2016: Nathan Anisko ('15) studying to become a D.O. at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Atlanta.

April 2016: Lauren Sasine ('15) has just landed a job as a Certified Allergy Technician at United Allergy Services in Roswell, GA.

April 2015: Nicole Slicak ('11) has been accepted into GSU's Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program.

March 2015: We now have 119 members in our Facebook group and 44 in our LinkedIn group.

January 2014: Caroline Daigle ('12) is working as a volunteer programs coordinator at the Latin American Association in Atlanta.

August 2013: We now have 102 members in our Facebook group and 33 in our LinkedIn group. From small acorns...

August 2013: Justin Reeves ('09), another former president of Eta Sigma Alpha, is Deputy Section Chief for the Commander's Action Group (CAG) in the 402nd Maintenance Wing's Human Resources Flight, U.S. Department of Defense.

July 2013: Olivia Ollinger ('12), former president of Eta Sigma Alpha, has been accepted to Emory's MPH Program in Applied Epidemiology.

July 2013: Peggy Harris Walker ('74) was sworn in as president-elect of National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

June  2013: Caroline Rentz ('10) is graduating from UGA with an MA in political science and moving to Columbus to become an international technical trainer with Total System Services (TSYS).

June  2013: Christin Sams ('12) has recently moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL to pursue a Masters in Medical Science/Physicians Assistant Studies.

June  2013: Lisa Baer ('11) will be starting a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of South Dakota this fall.

June 2013: Lori Berry ('13) is putting her environmental science degree to work as a research and technology technician for Macon-based KaMin LLC, and loving it!

June 2013: Kirsten Rice ('12) is working as a campaign manager for the Roswell-based marketing firm, One Element. She will soon be relocating to Nashville to help set up a new office there.

June 2013: Meredith Carpenter ('11) is graduating this month with a masters degree in Intercultural Studies/International Development from Fuller Theological Seminary in California, and is going to work as a missionary with the Apache Youth Ministries on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. This will be hard, but rewarding work. We wish Meredith well.

May 2013: Brandon Williams ('11) recently accepted a position as an analyst with Mather Economics in Roswell, GA. Crunch those numbers, Brandon!

January 2013: Stacy Troutt ('10) graduated from North Georgia College with a masters degree in community counseling, and is now working at an in-patient psychiatric crisis stabilization hospital. Stacy says that she's excited to be using her psychology and counseling degrees.

January 2013: Lauren Paveo ('12), a political science major, parlayed an internship in the Governor's Office into a full-time position as Assistant Scheduler.

May 2012: Lisa Baer ('11) has won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Mongolia, 2012-13. Seehttp://infox.gcsu.edu/content/alumna-earns-prestigious-scholarship

May 2012: Former Honors Program director, Dr. Doris Moody, won the Hemphill-Sallstrom Faculty Honors Award for her 38 years of service to Georgia College.

May 2012: Created a "Georgia College Honors Alumni" LinkedIn group. One member so far, and four invitations to join sent!

January 2012: Happy New Year! We've been hearing from a lot of Honors alums via the FB page over the past couple of months: Brendan Kelly ('11) is studying human-computer interaction and, specifically, natural language selection at the University of Colorado; Stacey Scott is working as a compensation analyst and recently celebrated her first wedding anniversary; John Hubert ('10) is in his second year of law school at UGA, is engaged, and plans to join the Air Force as a JAG; Patty Maguire ('10) is working on Long Island in a retirement plan firm, and is going to lots of art museums, plays, and parks; Lauren Lundin ('09) is in her third year of teaching at an international elementary school in Wroclow, Poland; Matt Smith has just opened a bar in Daegu, South Korea; we also heard, indirectly, that Cody Coleman is somewhere in South Korea; Caroline Rentz ('10) is finishing her MA in political science at UGA; Carter Gillespie ('09) and Gary Smith ('10) got married in November; Meredith Carpenter ('11) is working on an MA in intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA after spending a month in India last fall; Lisa Baer ('11) is teaching English in China and hoping to do the same in Mongolia next year; Peggy Harris Walker ('74) is a judge and is continuing her volunteer work on behavioral health services for children with the Carter Center; and, phew!, Chelsea Thomas ('11) is working for the Dawson Community News, after a summer internship with the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Beckett, MA, and is engaged. As Chelsea put it, "Whoot-whoot"!