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December 2016

This year's convocation speaker came to the College in an untraditional way

December 1, 2016
Exercise and sport science major Creedence Riblett will address classmates during the ceremony at 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

Creating literary critics or lifelong readers?

December 1, 2016
In a recent op-ed piece, Professor Peter Smagorinsky notes how passion and imagination are better ways to keep kids reading.

Governor appoints alumna to state board

December 5, 2016
College of Education alumna Cheryl Harris was recently appointed to Georgia's Statewide Independent Living Council.

Eighth annual Bulldog 100 list features record 10 businesses linked to College

December 6, 2016
The annual recognition notes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.

Hall appointed associate editor of evaluation journal

December 7, 2016
Jori N. Hall was recently named associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), a peer-reviewed publication that focuses on evaluation methodology, theory and practice.

OLLI@UGA welcomes new executive director

December 8, 2016
Tim Meehan brings with him years of experience managing nonprofit organizations in the United Kingdom.

Alumna and professor emeritus receive outstanding research paper award

December 13, 2016
So Mi Kim and Michael Hannafin were awarded the Outstanding Journal Article Award from the Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT).

Assistant professor receives Early Career Award from literacy association

December 14, 2016
Tisha Lewis Ellison was recognized by the Literacy Research Association for her significant contributions to the field of literacy research and education.

Alumnus named new athletic director at San Diego State

December 15, 2016
John David Wicker (M.Ed. '97), whose appointment at SDSU started Nov. 28, most recently served as the senior associate athletic director for operations at Georgia Tech.

Convocation: Students urged to find value in small change

December 16, 2016
More than 200 graduate during Convocation, Commencement ceremonies.

Alumnus named Pac-12 Coach of the Year; wins division title

December 16, 2016
During his fourth season coaching the Buffs, Mike MacIntyre (M.Ed. '91) led the University of Colorado to a 10-2 overall record and an 8-1 conference record, securing the Pac-12 South Division title.

Partnership helps English language learners in 2 countries

December 18, 2016
The partnership draws from research from the College of Education's Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, which found a particular method of instruction called "instructional conversation" was extremely successful in helping English-language learners catch up with their peers.

Spanish-speaking counselors from College help fill community need

December 20, 2016
Immigration issues and trauma complicate the need for bilingual mental health professionals.