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Augusta University alumni are doing great things, and so are our faculty, staff and students.

Here’s what you can learn about in the current issue.

The historic Guardhouse Museum is a cornerstone of the Summerville Campus, and a recent renovation is giving it new life and a new mission: laboratory space for history students.

“I think my training in the medical illustration department was essential to me being a serious children’s book illustrator. Without it, I don’t think I would have found my way. It’s still one of the things I’m most proud of accomplishing.”

Ever since its inception as the Savannah River Plant in the early 1950s, the Savannah River Site (SRS) has been a cornerstone of scientific innovation and employment. It’s also been a great partner for Augusta University.

How do you make an emotional connection in a virtual world? Augusta University’s Admissions team figured out how, and in the midst of a global pandemic, they increased enrollment by 3.1 percent

When Louis Villalobos (BA ’01) found his way to The Bell Ringer newsroom in the late 1990s, he had no idea that he’d end up on the editorial board of USA Today.

“I don’t want the first time people see me to be at a faculty assembly or graduation. I want people to say, ‘Yeah — I’ve met him before,’ and the best way to do that is to meet people in their work environment.”

Put 30 years into a place and you’re going to see a few changes.  Put in the 30 years that Katherine Sweeney (BA ’82, MPA ’99) put into Augusta University, and you’re going to see a whole lot more than a few.

On a sunny day in January 2021, Augusta University leaders and guests gathered at the top of the Goss Lane parking deck to watch the final beam being raised for the bridge between the new College of Science and Mathematics building and the Interdisciplinary Research Building.

“If we do well, if each of our students benefits, then society benefits. But if we do poorly, it’s the opposite. So I feel a real sense of responsibility, a real obligation, to do our job well and to ensure that the teachers we produce are high quality.”

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring new challenges our way, I remain incredibly proud of the way the Augusta University family stands committed to what has always been our No. 1 priority: our patients and our students.” 

Thanks to a $3.3 million grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the Georgia Cancer Center is adding three additional cancers to its cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education (c-CARE) initiative.

On April 21, 2021, the Augusta University family — alumni, faculty, staff, students, retirees and the community at large — will have a chance to give back to the institution they love by participating in Augusta Gives, a one-day giving event. Last year’s inaugural event, postponed until October due to the COVID-19 pandemic, raised $1,043,330 from 505 individual gifts.

A lot has happened in the last few months, from Virtual Days of Service to vaccine distribution to an in-person graduation.

The Historical Collections and Archives (HCA) room in the Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library on the Health Sciences Campus is a treasure trove of artifacts and history, but perhaps nothing is more engaging than the Bronchoscopic History of Dr. Clyde Edison Purcell, 1905-1947.

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Written by Eric Johnson

Jagwire is your source for news and stories from Augusta University. Daily updates highlight the many ways students, faculty, staff, researchers and clinicians "bring their A games" in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state of Georgia.

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