Augusta State University held its annual Alumni Association Awards Celebration on Friday at St. Paul’s Church.
Award recipients include:
• Lynthia Ross Owens (2003, 2006), Young Alumna Award, given to an alumna younger than 35 who has manifested special interest in ASU and the community and who has graduated within the past 10 years. Owens is an adjunct political science professor at ASU and serves as the district director for Congressman John Barrow.
• Christopher A. Gay (1997), Golden Key Award, recognizes an individual for actively supporting ASU and the Alumni Association and for achieving success in his career and community. Gay is a sports reporter for The Augusta Chronicle. He was instrumental in the coverage of several ASU athletic events, including the ASU golf team winning back-to-back national Division I championship titles.
• Barbara C. Coleman (1985), Town and Gown Award, recognizes an individual who connects the university with the community. Coleman is the associate dean and marketing professor in ASU’s Hull College of Business. She has conducted research for national organizations, and her studies have been published in Journal of Advertising Research, Health Marketing Quarterly and Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing. She has served on boards of several nonprofit organizations including Morris Museum of Art, The Family Y, Augusta Advertising Federation and Imperial Theatre.
• Charles J. Anderson (1973), Distinguished Alumnus Award, for achieving excellence in his chosen profession and for providing outstanding support to the community and university. Anderson, an Augusta native, is the owner of RBW Logistics Corp. and has served on the boards of several organizations, including the University Health Care Foundation and East Georgia Easter Seals. He is also the former president and trustee of the Augusta State University Foundation.
• William A. Bloodworth Jr., president, Distinguished Service Award, for making a significant commitment to furthering the goals and missions of ASU. Bloodworth will be retiring from his role as the university’s president and return to full-time teaching and scholarship at Augusta State. He spearheaded more than $103 million in new construction and renovations that have enhanced the learning environment for ASU students.
• Daryl Flink, of Martinez, graduated in the fall semester from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.
• The following students graduated in the fall semester from the University of South Carolina Aiken: Dina Elaine Baylor, bachelor of science in nursing; Michelle Kipp Clark, bachelor of science in nursing; Dominique Andrea Jones, bachelor of science in nursing; Carol Amber Lovett, bachelor of science in nursing; Islen Elizabeth Price, bachelor of arts in education; Timothy Kyle Rice, bachelor of science; and Shantanet Perry Welcher, bachelor of science in nursing.
• The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Valdosta State University: Alberto Logan Benitez; Ashlyn Brooke Horney; Joshua Ryan Mulloy; Kaitlyn Ruby Frits; Katelyn G. Chandler; Kristen Alexandra Shanahan; Robert Arthur Shanahan; and Steffany Lynn Weathers.
• The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Furman University: Helen Cave, Deshanda Edwards, Elizabeth Hall, Sarah Harrison, Taylor Mitchell and Alyssa Cameron.
• Erica Denise Moore, of Augusta, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Anderson University.
• Heather Lange, of Augusta, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Dubuque in Iowa.
• The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of South Carolina Aiken: Ariel Benton, Jasmine Carter, Dori Gambrell, Shelette Johnson, Carol Lovett, Douglas Ndungu, Sheena Payton, Islen Price, Sara Putnam and Carolyn Mixson.
• The following students were named to the merit list at Piedmont Technical College for fall semester: Tessa Terry, Tonette L. Merriweather and Kathy L. Steele.
• The following students were named to the President’s Honor Roll for the fall semester at the University of South Carolina Aiken: Michelle Clark, Dominique Jones, Sara Winter and Crystal Lucas.
• Mary Ellen Middleton Fain, of Augusta, was named a Presidential Scholar by the University of Georgia for the fall semester.
• David A. Long, a 2011 graduate of Westside High School, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Takeisha Watkins, of Augusta, and grandson of Forrest Watkins, of Rome, Ga.
• Earnest J. Cook, a 2011 graduate of Academy of Richmond County, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Mary Narbritt of and Allen Cook, both of Augusta.
• Sean D. Evans, a 2005 graduate of T.W. Josey High School, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Gloria Washington, of Augusta.
• Johnna Q. Reams, a 2009 graduate of Academy of Richmond County, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Quenna Davis-Martin of Dixon, Mo., and the stepdaughter of Tracy Dodson of San Antonio.