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College faculty members, graduate student recognized during 2024 Honors Week

  |   Kathryn Kao   |   Permalink   |   Kudos,   Service and Community,   Spotlight,   Students and Faculty

Every year, the University of Georgia celebrates the successes of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni in a series of events during Honors Week. This year, nine faculty members and a graduate student in the Mary Frances Early College of Education were recognized for their accomplishments in both the classroom and in the local community.

The honors range from teaching and public service awards—such as the Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award, which recognizes excellence in developing academic service-learning opportunities for UGA students—to the Josiah Meigs Teaching Professorship, the university’s highest recognition for instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

UGA has honored the following faculty members and graduate student in the College:

Outstanding Teaching Awards

  • Laurie Achin, lecturer, Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education
  • Deborah A. Barany, assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology
  • Brian W. Leffler, senior lecturer, Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education
  • Becca Leopkey, associate professor, Department of Kinesiology
  • Robyn Ovrick, senior lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education
Honors Week at UGA dates back to the 1930s when then-Chancellor S.V. Sanford set aside a day to recognize exemplary students. The event was expanded to a full week in 2011 to include events recognizing faculty, staff, and alumni.

View the full list of honorees

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