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Augusta University announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Young Alumni

Augusta University has announced the recipients of the institution’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni awards. The winners will be formally recognized at their college events during the university’s Alumni Weekend from April 28-30.

College of Allied Health Sciences
  • Ronald Collins, MS, ’90, Distinguished Alumnus
  • Stephen Ramsey, BS, ’11, DPT, ’14, Outstanding Young Alumnus
College of Education and Human Development
  • Anthony Parker, EdS, ’88, Distinguished Alumnus, Posthumously
  • Garrett Green, EdD, ’19, Outstanding Young Alumnus
College of Nursing
  • Nichole Miller, DNP, ’16, Distinguished Alumna
  • Brandy Hughes, BSN, ’06, MSN, ’09, Outstanding Young Alumna
College of Science & Mathematics
  • Valera Hudson, BS, ’80, MS, ’81, MD, ’85, Distinguished Alumna
  • Stanton Royer, BS, ’13, MD, ’18, Outstanding Young Alumnus
Dental College of Georgia
  • J. Ben Deal, DMD, ’74, Distinguished Alumnus
  • Jose Navarro, DMD, ’12, Outstanding Young Alumnus
Hull College of Business
  • Stacy Tallent, BBA, ’91, MBA, ’07, Distinguished Alumnus
  • Michael Cosper, BBA, ’14, Outstanding Young Alumnus
Medical College of Georgia
  • Van Cise Knowles, MD, ’66, Distinguished Alumnus, Professional Achievement
  • Melvin Haysman, MD, ’71, Distinguished Alumnus, Loyalty
  • Daniel Sullivan, MD, ’49, Distinguished Alumnus, Posthumously
  • Sherita King, MD, ’08, Outstanding Young Alumna
Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
  • Mickey Williford, BA, ’97, MPA, ’05, Distinguished Alumna
  • DeShanda Edwards, MPA, ’16, Outstanding Young Alumna
School of Computer & Cyber Sciences
  • Mark Lorenti, BS, ’94, Distinguished Alumnus
  • Felix Sosa-Rivera, BS, ’13, Outstanding Young Alumnus
  • Chad Cook, BBA, ’99, Distinguished Alumnus
The Graduate School
  • Christopher Risher, PhD, ’10, Distinguished Alumnus
  • J. Madison Hyer, MS, ’14, Outstanding Young Alumnus
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