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Augusta University

A bold advocate for student success

Elizabeth Huggins, PhD, has been teaching first-year students at Augusta University since 2000. In 2013, Huggins’ role evolved, and she became the first director of First and Second Year Experiences.

All of her hard work and high impact on student-centered programming hasn’t gone unnoticed. This year, Huggins is being honored by the National Resource Center and Penguin Random House annual campaign. She is one of 10 student advocates across the nation who will be recognized at the 43rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experiences in Seattle.

Huggins was surprised but knew something was up when Lorraine Evans, PhD, executive director of AU’s Academic Success Center, asked her to update her resume.

East Georgia State College
AAMI program receives $10,000 grant from Nordson

The East Georgia State College (EGSC) African American Male Initiative (AAMI) Program recently received a $10,000 grant from the Nordson Corporation Foundation.

Savannah State University
NSF awards SSU grant for microplastics research

Savannah State University was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that will support graduate and undergraduate research to help determine the quantities and movement patterns of microplastics within and traversing between the main coastal Georgia river systems and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Kennesaw State University
Fun programs have a serious purpose: engagement

As music thumped and students mingled on the Campus Green, Kennesaw State University freshman Weilly Cabrera of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, surveyed the scene at SplashBash.