Notables includes achievements, honors and other distinctions earned by Georgia Gwinnett College and the members of its extended community. This includes faculty, staff, administration, students and close associates of the college. Notables features recognitions spanning academics and scholarship, leadership positions, community service and involvement, individual achievements and other news of significance. Members of the GGC community may submit items from our Notables form. Notables is updated with the spring, summer and fall publication of Engage magazine and Engage Online.
Dr. Jennifer Greene, assistant professor of literacy education, co-wrote a recently published book on teaching vocabulary to middle school students called Academic Vocabulary for Middle School Students: Research-Based Lists and Strategies for Key Content Areas.
Kat Greer, systems and digital content librarian, serves on the 2015 planning committee for the Atlanta Emerging Librarians, which provides networking events and professional development opportunities for Atlanta-area MLIS (master of library and information science) students, new graduates and new librarians.
Dr. Linda Hughes, associate professor of educational foundations, recently received an Indie Book of the Day Award for her novel, “Becoming Jessie Belle,” from Indiebookoftheday.com.
Dr. David Ludden, professor of psychology, recently published the textbook, The Psychology of Language: An Integrated Approach. You can follow his blog “Talking Apes” on the “Psychology Today” website at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-apes.
Dr. Maria Arvelo Lumpkin was selected to the 2015 Class of Leadership America. She is the first GGC employee selected to participate in the program, which develops and supports women leaders in national and international arenas.
Catherine Neiner, director of the Career Development and Advising Center, serves on the National Association of Colleges and Employers board of directors. She is one of four U.S. career services directors, representing college career services professionals.
Dr. Sang Park, assistant professor of chemistry, recently served as president of the Georgia Chapter of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association. During his service, he received the Best Chapter and Best Chapter President Award due to his significant contribution to the professional community.
Dr. Stas Preczewski, president, served as a panelist on the topic, “Presidential Perspectives on Institution-Foundation Relationships” at the 2015 Foundation Leadership Forum of the Association of Governing Boards of University and Colleges.