Jamie Quarles, Augusta State University Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach, has recently been selected to represent Rotary District 6920 for the Group Study Exchange Team trip to Turkey in May of this year. The mission of the Group Study Exchange is to stimulate international understanding and goodwill through person-to-person interactions. During his stay Jamie will work with fellow Rotarians giving presentations about the United States.
Tamiko Scott (ASN Nursing, ‘04) has recently been promoted to be a nursing supervisor at Walton Rehabilitation Health System. Tamiko holds several sought after national certifications in the nursing field including; Certified Rehabilitation Nurse, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, and Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Lillian Wan (BA Art ’84, AACC Criminal Justice ’90) has recently surpassed the 31 gallon mark at Shepherd Community Blood Center. Her first donation was made at a campus blood drive in 1980. She has been donating platelets regularly since 1999. According to the American Blood Center one pint can save three lives; that is nearly 750 lives that Lillian could have saved since she began to donate!
Mary Amanda Middlebrooks (Masters in Education C&I ’10) was united in marriage to Mr. Shawn Thomas Williams on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Augusta. Mary is currently employed by the Columbia County Board of Education as a high school math teacher.
Jennifer Barnes (BBA ’96) joined Eagle Construction as their senior accounts payable specialist. Prior to joining Eagle, she served as senior accounts payable specialist for Crawford & Company.
Lauren Renee Faulk (BS Early Childhood Education, ‘11) and Stephen Ferguson Martin (BBA Management ’11) are very pleased to announce their recent engagement. The wedding is planned to take place on June 2, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church in Augusta. Lauren is currently employed by the Richmond County Board of Education as an elementary school teacher. Stephen is currently employed by CVS as a manager.
Julie Goley was recently featured in an article on the U.S. News and World Report website. Julie is currently the director of the Career Center at Augusta State University. The article is discussing how college graduates in 2012 will see more job opportunities than those who graduated in 2010 and 2011. This is great news as we begin to see our nation climb out of the recession. The article can be found http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/recruiters-say-2012-college-graduates-will-see-mor_12286.aspx.
Chip Matson (BA Political Science ’78, MBA Management ’91) has received a dual appointment at both Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University. Matson will now serve as the new Interim Associate Vice President of Information Technology Operations. He will be working with the Technology Services staff members from both universities while helping lead the consolidation of the information technology systems between the two campuses. Matson is no stranger to GHSU; he served as a director in the information systems department for the Medical College of Georgia before joining ASU in 2000. Read the full article http://www.asupr.com/asureport/2012/03/foley-and-matson-appointed-to-joint-roles/.
Chris Gay (BA Communications ’97) has just released his first book, Mize’s Miracle: Faith, Fortune and the 1987 Masters. On the 25th anniversary of Mize’s historic win, the book details the Augusta native’s life and how finding his faith helped him overcome several setbacks in his career en route to shocking the best players in the game in a sudden-death playoff in the 1987 Masters thanks to steely nerves and a miraculous chip shot. Books are $20. Contact Chris Gay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 495-3507 to obtain a copy.