Ryan Akers (PhD '07), an associate extension professor in the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University, recently received the 2017 Federal Emergency Management Agency's national award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness.
Three professionals connected with the University of Georgia College of Education were recently appointed or reappointed to the state's board overseeing licensure and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
Heather Vaughn (EdS '17), an assistant director of advanced academics at the University of Texas at Austin High School, received the 2017 Master's and Specialist Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.
Amber Simmons (PhD '12), an English teacher at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, was one of only 15 winners nationwide to receive the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence Award.
Gregory Spillers (PhD '17), director of the Pre-Health Advising Office at UGA, was recently honored with the Lightbulb Award for his innovative ideas and creative solutions to improve student services.