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GRU to recognize distinguished alumni, Jag20 winners

Georgia Regents University has announced the recipients for the institution’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni and Jag20 awards. The winners will be formally recognized during the university’s Alumni Weekend, April 23-26.

The following distinguished alumni will be presented their awards at the  Alumni Weekend Signature Event on Saturday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre on GRU’s Summerville Campus:

  • Elizabeth Adams, BA ’87, will receive the Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna awards for the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
  • Sandra Carraway, BA ’85 and MEd ’94, has been named the recipient of the College of Education’s Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna awards.
  • Ronald (Ron) W. Courson, BS ’89, is set to receive the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards.
  • Krishnan (Kris) Dhandapani, PhD ’03, will receive the Graduate School’s Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards.
  • Nick W. Evans Jr., BBA ’72, has been named the recipient of the Department of Athletics’ Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards.
  • Mary Jane Hamilton, BSN ‘60, has been named the recipient of the College of Nursing’s Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna awards.
  • Brooks A. Keel, BS ’78 and PhD ’82, the College of Science and Mathematics’ Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards.
  • Debbie Layman, BSN ’78, will be awarded the College of Nursing’s E. Louise Grant Distinguished Alumna award.
  • Kimford J. Meador, MD ’76, has been named the recipient of the Medical College of Georgia’s Distinguished Alumnus for Professional Achievement.
  • Elizabeth (Beth) Menger Morrison, BBA ’87, will receive the James M. Hull College of Business’ Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna awards.
  • Peter M. Payne, MD ’64, has been named the winner of the Medical College of Georgia’s Distinguished Alumnus for Loyalty and Presidential Alumnus.
  • Richard Weinman, DMD ’76, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards for the College of Dental Medicine.

GRU’s Jag20 awards will be presented during the Alumni Weekend Farewell Brunch on Sunday, April 26,  at 11:30 a.m. at Legends Club in Augusta. This award will  be given to 20 emerging alumni leaders  under age 40 who have made a significant impact in their career, community, and the university. Below is a list of those recipients:

  • Scott Argo, BA ’04, MPA ’08
  • Hannah Beriault, BS ’05
  • Allison Buchannan, DMD ’05
  • Cathleen Caldwell, BA ’00
  • Graeme Connolly, MED ’00
  • Thomas Cullen, BS ’06
  • Amy Horne, BBA ’97
  • Nina Krimshtein, MD ’04
  • Donald Loebl, MD ’03
  • Wendy Madkan, MD ’04
  • Amber McCall, BSN ’05, PHD ’11
  • Kara Moore, DMD ’05
  • Brandy Quarles, BS ’10
  • Stevie Redmond, MPA ’10
  • Cynthia Rhodes, BA ’03
  • Kyle Scott, BBA ’03
  • Rhoda Sword, DMD ’03
  • Lauren Wieme, PA ’08
  • Tom Wieme, PA ’08
  • Mark Witcher, MD ’09

Health Center Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for GRU’s Alumni Weekend. Tickets for the Signature Event are $10 for alumni and $15 for non-alumni. Tickets for the Farewell Brunch are $35 per person and $55 if tickets are purchased after April 3.

For ticket information, contact the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759. To register for Alumni Weekend events, visit gru.edu/alumniweekend/.

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