Milestones

Cancer awareness

Augusta native Price Dunaway will be honored by the Integrated Medical Foundation at its Fourth Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness benefit, The Bruce Morrell Comedy for a Cause. The event will be held May 9 at in Woodbury, N.Y. Dunaway is the first nonphysician to be honored by the foundation for his contributions to education and public awareness in the fight against prostate cancer.

Accredited again

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs recently awarded Paine College reaffirmation of accreditation of its business programs. The accreditation certifies that Paine’s business school meets the council’s rigorous educational standards. The reaffirmation is good for 10 years.

Design recognized

The architect group Studio 3 Design has been recognized for the design of an Outstanding Elementary School by American School and University magazine for its design of the reconstructed T. Harry Garrett Elementary School. The building, on Eisenhower Drive, was completed in August. The group was recognized in the magazine’s November issue.

Two win contest

Symphony Orchestra Augusta and the Augusta Symphony Guild announced student winners in the annual SOA Concerto Competition, which was held Jan. 22 Augusta State University’s Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre.

Golda Nguyen, a junior at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, won first place for her performance of the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15. She received a certificate of recognition, $500 award, and solo appearance with SOA at a Discovery Series Concert next season. Nguyen is a student of Clara Park.

Sophie Li, a freshman at Lakeside High School and also a student of Park, won second place for her performance of the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor. She received a certificate of recognition, and a $300 award.

Schools honored

Four Richmond County schools have been named Title I Distinguished Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

Rollins, A. Brian Merry, National Hills and Willis Foreman Elementary schools received the honor, State School Superintendent John Barge recently announced. Rollins received a $14,416 award and has met federal Adequate Yearly Progress benchmarks for 10 consecutive years. Merry and National Hills, which have each made AYP for nine straight years, received certificates. Willis Foreman, which has made AYP for three consecutive years, also received a certificate.

Grants awarded

The Georgia Humanities Council has awarded two grants to Augusta State University for a program, From the Past, In the Present, For the Future.

ASU English professor Walter Evans has been awarded $1,974 to fund the transportation of 675 Richmond and Columbia County high school students, teachers, and chaperones to attend the interdisciplinary presentation of Sic Semper Tyrannis.

The program will feature four Augusta State professors who will deliver brief lectures, followed by a discussion session. The talks will focus on Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar and how that historical figure’s rise and assassination can help illuminate two tragic events in American history as well as shed light on political conflicts.

Also, the university’s Reese Library will receive $2,000 to fund its project, Saving the Voices From Augusta’s Past.

Carol Waggoner-Angleton, a library assistant, authored the grant for the audiotape preservation project.

Poet, artist picked

Audrey “Sala Adenike’’ Jeter-Allen has been selected as the CSRA African American Arts Alliance’s inaugural artist-in-residence for 2012.

W. Travis Wright, a.k.a. Brotha Trav the GodBrotha, has been selected as the alliance’s inaugural poet laureate for 2012.

Mock trial honors

Augusta native Jared Williams helped Stetson University’s College of Law win the Florida Bar Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition on Jan. 26 at the Florida Bar meeting in Orlando.

The student team of Morgan Anderson, Julian Catala, Kristin Johnson and Williams beat a team from Florida State University in the final round to win the competition.

Twenty-two teams from 11 Florida law schools competed.

Dean's list

Myah Williams, of Augusta, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Central Missouri for the fall semester.

Priscilla K. Howard and Teresa Z. Leslie, both of Augusta, made the merit list at Darton College in Albany, Ga., for the fall semester.


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