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Alumni speakers are out of this world

An evening with an Apollo 13 duo is one of several events that will make Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Alumni Weekend on April 23-26 an out-of-this-world experience.

NASA speakersThis year’s theme is All roads lead to home, but for NASA legends James Lovell and Gene Kranz, it was a bumpy ride.

Lovell and Kranz will share the roles each played 45 years ago in getting Apollo 13 back home – while the whole world watched – after an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. Their presentation will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus. Click here to watch a video with more details about this program.

Get ready the Signature event by joining GRU for a free screening of the film Apollo 13 on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the D. Douglas Barnard, Jr., Amphitheatre on the Summerville campus. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown on the Health Sciences campus in the Lee Auditorium.

Alumni Weekend features activities for alumni of each of GRU’s nine colleges – the College of Allied Health Sciences, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Hull College of Business, College of Dental Medicine, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Science and Mathematics, and the Medical College of Georgia.

For a full schedule of events or to register, call the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759 or visit grualumni.com/alumniweekend

Register today for the Ellison Lectureship program

Explore the world of nanoscience during Georgia Regents University’s Drs. Robert and Lois Ellison Lectureship program. This event will be held Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus as part of 2015 GRU’s Alumni Weekend.

Sam WicklineThe featured speaker will be Dr. Samuel A. Wickline, the J. Russell Hornsby Family Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University, who will share his research on “Nanotechnology in the management of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.”

Health Center Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for Alumni Weekend. For ticket information, contact the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759. To register for Alumni Weekend events, visit grualumni.com/alumniweekend
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2015 Alumni Weekend overview

Join us for Alumni Weekend 2015, a campus-wide celebration of our alumni—past, present and future, April 23-26.

This year’s schedule is filled with many events, including the annual Art Hardy Memorial Golf Tournament, campus tours, Alumni Association banquets and class reunions.

Highlighting the weekend will be the Annual Alumni Signature Event on April 25. This program will feature National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) legends Captain James Lovell and Gene Kranz as the guest speakers.

Health Center Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for Alumni Weekend. For ticket information, contact the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759. To register for Alumni Weekend events, visit grualumni.com/alumniweekend. 

GRU to recognize distinguished alumni, Jag20 winners

Georgia Regents University has announced the recipients for the institution’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni and Jag20 awards. The winners will be formally recognized during the university’s Alumni Weekend, April 23-26.

The following distinguished alumni will be presented their awards at the  Alumni Weekend Signature Event on Saturday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre on GRU’s Summerville Campus:

  • Elizabeth Adams, BA ’87, will receive the Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna awards for the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
  • Sandra Carraway, BA ’85 and MEd ’94, has been named the recipient of the College of Education’s Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna awards.
  • Ronald (Ron) W. Courson, BS ’89, is set to receive the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards.
  • Krishnan (Kris) Dhandapani, PhD ’03, will receive the Graduate School’s Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards.
  • Nick W. Evans Jr., BBA ’72, has been named the recipient of the Department of Athletics’ Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards.
  • Mary Jane Hamilton, BSN ‘60, has been named the recipient of the College of Nursing’s Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna awards.
  • Brooks A. Keel, BS ’78 and PhD ’82, the College of Science and Mathematics’ Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards.
  • Debbie Layman, BSN ’78, will be awarded the College of Nursing’s E. Louise Grant Distinguished Alumna award.
  • Kimford J. Meador, MD ’76, has been named the recipient of the Medical College of Georgia’s Distinguished Alumnus for Professional Achievement.
  • Elizabeth (Beth) Menger Morrison, BBA ’87, will receive the James M. Hull College of Business’ Distinguished Alumna and Presidential Alumna awards.
  • Peter M. Payne, MD ’64, has been named the winner of the Medical College of Georgia’s Distinguished Alumnus for Loyalty and Presidential Alumnus.
  • Richard Weinman, DMD ’76, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus and Presidential Alumnus awards for the College of Dental Medicine.

GRU’s Jag20 awards will be presented during the Alumni Weekend Farewell Brunch on Sunday, April 26,  at 11:30 a.m. at Legends Club in Augusta. This award will  be given to 20 emerging alumni leaders  under age 40 who have made a significant impact in their career, community, and the university. Below is a list of those recipients:

  • Scott Argo, BA ’04, MPA ’08
  • Hannah Beriault, BS ’05
  • Allison Buchannan, DMD ’05
  • Cathleen Caldwell, BA ’00
  • Graeme Connolly, MED ’00
  • Thomas Cullen, BS ’06
  • Amy Horne, BBA ’97
  • Nina Krimshtein, MD ’04
  • Donald Loebl, MD ’03
  • Wendy Madkan, MD ’04
  • Amber McCall, BSN ’05, PHD ’11
  • Kara Moore, DMD ’05
  • Brandy Quarles, BS ’10
  • Stevie Redmond, MPA ’10
  • Cynthia Rhodes, BA ’03
  • Kyle Scott, BBA ’03
  • Rhoda Sword, DMD ’03
  • Lauren Wieme, PA ’08
  • Tom Wieme, PA ’08
  • Mark Witcher, MD ’09

Health Center Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for GRU’s Alumni Weekend. Tickets for the Signature Event are $10 for alumni and $15 for non-alumni. Tickets for the Farewell Brunch are $35 per person and $55 if tickets are purchased after April 3.

For ticket information, contact the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759. To register for Alumni Weekend events, visit gru.edu/alumniweekend/.

Mad Potters End of Semester Pottery Sale

Mad Potters end of semester pottery sale. Will be held on the Summerville campus Wednesday, April 22-24 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. And on Saturday, April 25 during lunch for the Alumni weekend. Look for the white tent outside the Jaguar Student Activities Center.

For more information, call Carol Cross at 706-667-4888.

GRU Alumni Weekend speakers are out of this world

AUGUSTA, Ga. – An evening with an Apollo 13 duo is one of several events that will make Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Alumni Weekend on April 23-26 an out-of-this-world experience. In addition, campus tours, college banquets and class reunions comprise what’s expected to be the university’s largest alumni weekend ever.

This year’s theme is All roads lead to home, but for NASA legends James Lovell and Gene Kranz, it was a bumpy ride.

NASA speakersLovell and Kranz will share the roles each played 45 years ago in getting Apollo 13 back home – while the whole world watched – after an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. Their presentation will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus. Click here to watch a video for more details about this program.

Alumni Weekend features activities for alumni of each of GRU’s nine colleges – the College of Allied Health Sciences, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Hull College of Business, College of Dental Medicine, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Science and Mathematics, and the Medical College of Georgia.

For a full schedule of events or to register, call the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759 or visit  grualumni.com/alumniweekend

 

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Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.  http://www.gru.edu

Raft Debate set for April 17

The fate of an internist, pediatrician, and surgeon is in the hands of students at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. All three are aboard a sinking ship, and their only escape is a one-person raft. Who should be saved?

Representatives from medicine, pediatrics, and surgery will try to sway MCG students during this hypothetical debate at the 13th annual Raft Debate at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons.

Hosted by the MCG Alumni Association, representatives will debate which specialty is most important and would help the most people if saved.

Physicians aboard the ship include Dr. Laura Carbone, Professor of Medicine; Dr. Will Cagle, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; and Dr. Karen Draper, Part-time Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Paul Wallach, MCG Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, will moderate the debate. Dr. Michael Toscano, Assistant Professor of Pathology, will serve as devil’s advocate.

The program was initiated in 2003 by Dr. Paul Dainer, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Dr. Elizabeth Holt, Class of 2005. Dainer had seen a similar format pitting a social scientist, natural scientist, and humanities professor while earning his undergraduate degree at the College of William & Mary. After arriving at MCG, he wanted medical students to enjoy a similar experience.

For more information about the event, contact The MCG Office of Alumni Affairs, 706-723-0140

Speakers announced for Alumni Weekend 2015

The speakers for Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Alumni Weekend have been announced.

wicklineThe university’s Drs. Robert and Lois Ellison Lectureship program, will be held Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus.  The featured speaker for this event is Dr. Samuel A. Wickline, the J. Russell Hornsby Family Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University, who will share his research on “Nanotechnology in the management of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.”
NASA speakersFestivities will continue on Saturday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre on GRU’s Summerville Campus with the 3rd Annual Alumni Weekend Signature Event. The speakers for this program will be National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) legends Captain James Lovell and Gene Kranz who both helped land the legendary Apollo 13 after an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft during flight. The event will also serve to recognize the university’s presidential alumni award winners.

Nita wigginsOn Sunday, April 26, at 11:30a.m. at Legends Club in Augusta, Georgia, world-renowned journalist and GRU alumna Nita Wiggins will serve as the keynote speaker for the Alumni Weekend Farewell Brunch.

In her presentation, “From Augusta, Georgia to Paris, France – my believable successes in journalism,” Wiggins will share her journey to becoming a barrier-breaking sportscaster as well as her views on other topics including the role of women in the American sports industry and the changing landscapes of American politics and society. This year’s Jag20 recipients will also be announced during this program.

Health Center Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for Alumni Weekend. For ticket information, contact the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759. To register for Alumni Weekend events, visit grualumni.com/alumniweekend 
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Patrick Reed Claims Fourth PGA Tour Title

In the final round of the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, former Jaguar men’s golfer Patrick Reed shot a 67 to claim the fourth win of his young career on the PGA Tour, joining Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio Garcia as the only players in the last 25 years to win four PGA Tour titles before the age of 25.

Reed won the 2015 opening tournament over American Jimmy Walker when he rolled in a 19-foot putt in the first playoff hole. Four shots behind with four holes to play, Reed made two birdies, holed an 80-yard shot for an eagle and got just enough help from Jimmy Walker to win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for his fourth career PGA Tour victory.

It was up to Walker, who appeared to have control of the winners-only event until he tried to play it safe off the tee on the short par-4 14th and found a bunker, leading to his first bogey in 33 holes. Walker twice missed birdie putts inside 10 feet, and he missed an 18-foot birdie try for a victory in regulation.

In the playoff, Walker’s chip went over the green, and he had a 6-foot par putt he never had to hit when Reed made his winning putt. It his Reed’s fourth win in his last 35 PGA Tour starts.

VIDEO: Patrick Reed’s clutch birdie leads PGA Tour Shots of the Week

Annual Alumni BBQ is Friday, Oct. 10

The annual Alumni Barbecue and Celebration is planned for Friday, Oct. 10, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the D. Douglas Barnard, Jr., Amphitheatre on the Summerville campus.

This year’s event, which is the culmination of the IGRU campaign, features food by local favorite, Sconyers Bar-B-Que, live entertainment by the Joe Stevenson Band, a Kid’s Zone with games and inflatables, and fireworks at dusk. Food service will end at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for IGRU donors (limit 2), students, and children; $15 for adults; and $20 at the gate. To purchase tickets, call 706-737-1759 or visit grualumni.com/bbq