Originally created 12/25/05

On the move



  • Marc D. Miller has been named dean of Augusta State University's College of Business Administration. The associate professor of business administration joined the school in 2000 after serving at the State University of West Georgia as chairman of the Department of Management and Business Systems. Dr. Miller earned a doctoral degree in information systems from Auburn University and has integrated information systems into ASU's business curriculum.
  • Derek J. May has been named publisher of The St. Augustine Record, a newspaper owned by Morris Communica-tions Co. Mr. May, a former employee at The Augusta Chronicle, is currently director of sales and marketing for the Athens Banner-Herald. Mr. May earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Augusta State University.
  • Antuan Goodwin has joined the Alison Group as a production artist. Mr. Goodwin's responsibilities include brainstorming sessions, photo manipulation, illustration and other tasks involving the creative process. The Augusta native was previously employed as a freelance designer.
  • Mary Dunkirk has joined Gwen Fulcher Young & Associates as a licensed Realtor associate. The Columbia County resident is licensed to sell real estate in Georgia and South Carolina.
  • Helen Fouad has joined Advanced Mortgage & Investment Corp. as a loan specialist and will be responsible for prime and nonprime mortgage files. Ms. Fouad has more than 13 years of mortgage industry experience.
  • Kristina B. Baggott has been promoted to banking officer at Carolina First. Ms. Baggott joined the bank in November 2001 and is manager of the Whiskey Road branch in Aiken.
  • Jeff Asselin has been named a new business specialist in The Augusta Chronicle's retail advertising department.
  • BIZ BITS

  • BellSouth announced that Queensborough Bank & Trust Co., formerly First National Bank & Trust Co., has begun using its Managed Network VPN service to transmit sensitive financial data between locations. The product is based on the Multiprotocol Label Switching technology, which BellSouth recently announced it will begin providing as an advanced nationwide data service next year.
  • Fatz Cafe announced it has donated $30,000 to the Salvation Army to aid victims displaced by this year's hurricanes. The Salvation Army will use the funds to help purchase winter-related items such as coats, hats and gloves for hurricane victims forced to relocate in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Jeff Freehof, owner of Cutie Pies Gourmet Cafe, has been selected to moderate a panel of national pizza operators at Pizza Expo 2006 in Las Vegas. He will present three seminars covering gourmet specialty items, dessert and catering tips and running a profitable restaurant operation.
  • David Karangu has been appointed to a three-year term on the MCG Health Inc. board of directors by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Mr. Karangu, the president of Mercedes-Benz of Augusta and Fairway Ford, replaces Paine College President Dr. Shirley Lewis.
  • Lt. George Holland was named the Augusta Youth Detention Center's October employee of the month.
  • Washington Savannah River Co. donated $2,000 to the Golden Harvest Food Bank's Aiken location.
  • Sandi Jones, a licensed practical nurse at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital has received a $2,500 Dr. Edward J. Law Jr. scholarship, which she will use to pursue courses to be come a registered nurse. Dr. Law is a retired burn surgeon and researcher who practiced at the Burn Center from 1989 until his retirement in 2004.
  • Jim Whitehead Tire and Auto Service has donated a custom go-kart, valued at $2,000, to the Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America to assist the organization with its fund raising efforts.
  • Shelby Gumpp, vice president and manager of Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate's North Augusta office, has graduated from the South Carolina Association of Realtors' LeadershipSCAR class.
  • Christel Hammond was named Wells Fargo Home Mortgage's top producer during November.
  • Jim Hudson Lexus donated $11,000 in cash and gifts to area organizations including The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons, Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Golden Harvest Food Bank, Augusta Rescue Mission, and Child Enrichment Inc.
  • Jeremey Roese has received the Appraiser IV designation from the Georgia Department of Revenue.
  • On the Move is a free public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle that highlights achievements in the local business community. We should receive typewritten information by noon Tuesday. Fill out our online form at www.augustachronicle.com/business/onthemove or send items to The Augusta Chronicle, c/o Damon Cline, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903; or send a fax to (706) 722-7403. The Chronicle cannot guarantee return of photo prints.



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