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LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis named one of Augusta Magazine’s Top 10 young professionals

LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Associate Professor of Education at Paine College and graduate student in the Georgia Regents University College of Education’s Clinical Mental Health program, has been named one of Augusta Magazine’s Top 10 young professionals.

Dennis received her doctorate in educational psychology from Georgia State University. As a professor, she has developed and taught special topics classes on gender psychology and African-American education, presented at national conferences, published multiple journal articles, and earned three grants totaling more than $360,000. In 2014, she was invited to the first White House Research Conference on Girls in Washington, D.C. Currently, she serves as the Creative Director of Ananse Design Essentials, a local business specializing in handcrafted accessories.

Dennis is also the founder of Black Girls Matter, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the social and economic issues faced by young African-American women across the world.

ADP names 29 GRU students as scholars

Automated Data Processing (ADP), an American provider of business outsourcing solutions, has named 29 students from Georgia Regents University to be among the company’s 2015 scholars.

The scholarships are funded through a $700,500 three-year grant from ADP to Georgia Regents University, Paine College, and Augusta Technical College to enhance science education and to increase the number of graduates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and STEM-related fields.
In addition to scholarships, ADP also provides funding support for tutorial centers to help GRU students excel in rigorous STEM disciplines.
“We are grateful for ADP’s investment in the STEM education efforts taking place at each our institutions,” says Dr. Thomas Gardiner, Associate Dean of GRU’s College of Science and Mathematics. “The company’s generosity shows just how much they are about the success of our students, our state, and our nation.”
Below is a complete list of GRU’s 2015 ADP Scholars:

Atique Alam, third-year ADP Scholar, Biology

Phillip Armstrong, first –year ADP Scholar, Chemistry

Berkeley Bolin, second-year ADP Scholar, Biology


Shelby Buckner, first-year ADP Scholar, Biology

Lindsey Burden, second -year ADP Scholar, Physics

Genevieve Coe, first -year ADP Scholar, Chemistry

Stephanie Cipollone, third- year ADP Scholar, Mathematics and Psychology

Phillip Dukes, second-year ADP Scholar, Management Information Systems

Christopher Evans, first-year ADP Scholar, Computer Science

Kyle Finnegan, first -year ADP Scholar, Chemistry

Bailey Fisher, second-year ADP Scholar, Chemistry

Robert Fisher, first-year ADP Scholar, Biology

Kyle Gebhard-,fourth-year ADP Scholar, Chemistry and Math

Oluwaseyi Jibade, second-year ADP Scholar, Chemistry

Courtney Johnson, third-year ADP Scholar, Physics

Keri Jones,second-year ADP Scholar, Cellular & Molecular Biology

Kevan Khaksarfard, second-year ADP Scholar, Biology

Rachel Latremouille, first-year ADP Scholar, Chemistry

Juliette Lynn, first-year ADP Scholar, Math

Murray Macnamara, first-year ADP Scholar, Math and Physics

Marjorie Marchman, first -year ADP Scholar, Biology

Rebekah Martin, second-year ADP Scholar, Computer Science

James O’Meara, second-year ADP Scholar, Physics

Tanner Mobley, first-year ADP Scholar, Chemistry

Alexander Price, second-year ADP Scholar, Physics

Kaitlyn Rouillard, first-year ADP Scholar, Chemistry

Ashton Stallings, first-year ADP Scholar, Biology

Yat Wang Ying, third-year ADP Scholar, Mathematics

GRU Hosts Lion/Jaguar Invitational With Paine College March 7

The GRU Augusta men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams will host the Lion/Jaguar Invitational with Paine College starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Westside High School in Augusta, Ga.

The Jaguar men’s team just set six personal records in their most recent meet at the Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga., on Feb. 28. The men finished second overall and bested three Peach Belt Conference schools.

The Jaguar women notched fifth in Columbus out of eight teams and had two personal records achieved.



(**all events will be on a rolling schedule…event times could change based upon number of entries)


10:00AM                 W Shot Put              FINAL

10:00AM                 M Discus                 FINAL

10:00AM                 M Long Jump          FINAL

Followed by women

10:30AM                 M High Jump           FINAL

Followed by women

11:00PM                  M Shot Put              FINAL

11:00PM                  W Discus                 FINAL

11:30AM                 M Triple Jump         FINAL

Followed by women

12:00 PM                 M Javelin                FINAL

Followed by women


10:00AM                 W 5000m                FINAL

10:30AM                 M 5000m                FINAL

11:00AM                 W 100mH                FINAL

11:10AM                 M 110mH                FINAL

11:20AM                 W 400m                  FINAL

11:30AM                 M 400m                  FINAL

11:40AM                 W 100m                  FINAL

11:55AM                 M 100m                  FINAL

12:10AM                 W 800m                  FINAL

12:20AM                 M 800m                  FINAL

12:30AM                 W 4x100m               FINAL

12:40AM                 M 4x100m               FINAL

12:55PM  Break on the Track – Highlight Field Events

1:10PM                    W 200m                  FINAL

1:20PM                    M 200m                  FINAL

1:35PM                    W 1500m                FINAL

1:45PM                    M 1500m                FINAL

1:55PM                    W 4x400m               FINAL

2:05PM                    M 4x400m               FINAL


Staff Appreciation Night with the Jags

GRU Basketball PromoGRU Augusta returns home for the first time in three weeks this weekend when the Jaguars host Paine College in the latest installment of the crosstown rivalry at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Jaguars take on the Lady Lions in the women’s contest on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s matchup to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

GRU Athletics and the university’s Employee Advisory Council have teamed up to host Staff Appreciation Night with the Jaguars. The first 100 university staff employees (non-faculty) will receive complimentary admission. The specials will extend to the concession stand as well, where staff members can receive discounts on hot dog combos and on popcorn.

Staff members will also be eligible for a special drawing to win a pair of signed basketballs by the Jaguar Men’s and Women’s Basketball squads. Several raffle prizes and other giveaways are also planned throughout the doubleheader.

Other promotions include a halftime hotshot contest for cash sponsored by Health Center Credit Union.

General admission seating for all current and retired GRU staff, as well as faculty, is $3. All GRU students are admitted free with a valid JagCard. For the general public, tickets are $8 for a single game and $10 for a doubleheader. Senior citizens, along with non-GRU students, will be admitted for $7.

Season tickets packages are available for $75 to Jaguar Club members and for $100 to non-Jag Club members. The season ticket booklets will continue to include 20 tickets. All current GRU faculty and staff, as well as retired GRU, ASU, GHSU, and MCG faculty and staff, can also purchase season ticket booklets (maximum of two) for $25. Reserved seats remain available for $25. For more information, fans are encouraged to contact the GRU Athletics’ ticket office at 706-737-1626.

The Jags currently sit at 3-1 heading into Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m., non-conference matchup in Columbia, S.C., against Benedict. The Jags (1-2) and Lady Tigers tip off the action at 5:30 p.m., from Benjamin E. Mays HRC Arena.

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