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August 21, 2013: We now have 102 members in our Facebook group and 33 in our LinkedIn group. From small acorns...

August 21, 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 25, 2013: Olivia Ollinger ('12), former president of Eta Sigma Alpha, has been accepted to Emory's MPH Program in Applied Epidemiology.

July 17, 2013: Peggy Harris Walker ('74) was sworn in as president-elect of National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

June 23, 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 23, 2013: Christin Sams ('12) has recently moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL to pursue a Masters in Medical Science/Physicians Assistant Studies.

June 14, 2013: Lisa Baer ('11) will be starting a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of South Dakota this fall.

June 6, 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 4, 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 3, 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 22, 2013: Brandon Williams ('11) recently accepted a position as an analyst with Mather Economics in Roswell, GA. Crunch those numbers, Brandon!

January 16, 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 3, 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 23, 2012: Lisa Baer ('11) has won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Mongolia, 2012-13. See http://infox.gcsu.edu/content/alumna-earns-prestigious-scholarship

May 17, 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 13, 2012: Created a "Georgia College Honors Alumni" LinkedIn group. One member so far, and four invitations to join sent!

January 5, 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"!

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