VA honors employees


The following people have been named Employee of the Month at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta:

Benjamin Hamilton , a clinical pharmacist, October; and Tom Harris , a recreation therapist, November.

Greek inductee

Stephanie Lynn Mathis , of Augusta, has been inducted into Alpha Xi Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Aiken Technical College.

President named

Dr. Bruce LeClair, of Augusta, has been appointed president for the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.

Scholarship finalists

The following Augusta students have been named semifinalists in the 2008 National Achievement Scholarship Program:

George S. Daniels , John S. Davidson Fine Arts School; and Michael Kafabusa , Janaee L. Swann , and Michael D. Walden , A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School.

Perkins award given

Kevin Ward , Marketing Department chair at Augusta Technical College, has been named Georgia's top technical college instructor and received the state Rick Perkins Award.

Homecoming king

Antonio Bolton , a native of Augusta, was the 2007 Homecoming king at Vorhees College, Denmark, S.C.

Educator of year

Drew Pamplin Brown , associate curator for Education Services at the Morris Museum of Art, has received the Georgia Art Education Association Museum Educator of the Year Award for 2008.

Merchant Marine

Midshipman Jared Tebbs , a graduate of Westminster Schools of Augusta and son of Mark and Leisa Tebbs, of Augusta, has been appointed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

Named to honor roll

Caitlen P.Y. Prince , a third-grader at Jenkins-White Elementary School and daughter of Sharon Pugh, has been named to the A honor roll for the second time this school year.



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