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Outstanding faculty awards announced for spring semester

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Spring Faculty Assembly had to be postponed this year.

Typically, at the faculty assembly, college deans or associate deans recognize those in their college being presented as outstanding faculty, as well as faculty retirees.

Despite this year’s pandemic, Augusta University, the Medical College of Georgia and The Dental College of Georgia would like to recognize the following recipients of the outstanding faculty awards.


Outstanding Faculty Awards:


The following faculty members have retired this past year or plan to retire in the coming months:

 College of Nursing
  • Dr. Darrell Thompson, associate professor of Biobehavioral Nursing, retired Aug. 1, 2019.
  • Dr. Lucy Marion, dean and professor of the College of Nursing, retired Feb. 1, 2020.
Dental College of Georgia
  • Dr. Richard Callan, professor of General Dentistry, retired Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Dr. Gretchen Caughman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and professor of Oral Biology & Diagnostic Sciences, is retiring Aug. 31, 2020.
  • Dr. Jeril Cooper III, professor of General Dentistry, retired Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Dr. Kevin Plummer, department chair of Restorative Sciences, retired Aug. 17, 2019.
Medical College of Georgia
Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Elna Green, dean of Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, is retiring June 30, 2020.
  • James Minick, assistant professor of English & Foreign Languages, is retiring June 30, 2020.
  • Dr. Christos Bourdouvalis, professor of Social Sciences, is retiring June 30, 2020.
School of Computer and Cyber Sciences
  • Joanne Sexton, director of the Augusta University Cyber Institute, retired Jan. 3, 2020.
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