Chronicles

David Darden (’80), a state judge in Cobb County, Georgia, received the Adams Justice Award from the Cobb County Bar Association.

Richard Rogers (’81) has been inducted into the Southeast Emmy Awards Silver Circle. He is a news anchor for WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences established the Silver Circle to recognize individuals who have at least 25 years of experience in the television industry.

Rob Fowler (’82) has been inducted into the Southeast Emmy Awards Silver Circle. He is the chief meteorologist for WCBD-TV in Charleston, South Carolina. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences established the Silver Circle to recognize individuals who have at least 25 years of experience in the television industry.

Nick Wiley (‘83) has taken a new position as the chief conservation officer for Ducks Unlimited, a national organization dedicated to conserving North America’s waterfowl habitats. Previously, he was the executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Julie Turner Davis (’84) received the June 2017 Chapter Champion Award for her contributions to the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The award recognizes members who have gone the extra mile in service to the PRSA Georgia Chapter.

Steve Lawler (’91) was named president of the North Carolina Hospital Association. 

Nichole Krieger (‘94) has been appointed executive director of the NASCAR Foundation. The Foundation has raised millions of dollars to improve the lives of children.

Ranee’ Bragg (’96) joined the Savannah firm, Coastal Consulting Management Group, as a senior accountant.

Anna Swenson (‘97), a travel consultant, earned distinction as a 2017 Top 25 All Star Travel Agent by Travel Agent magazine. Swenson specializes in all Disney Destinations.

Lori Joiner (’98, ’10) was named the 2017 National Distinguished Middle Level Principal of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.  She is principal of Risley Middle School in Brunswick, Georgia.

Demetrius Johnson (‘99) earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) premier designation.


Jonathan McCollar (’03) was sworn in on Jan. 2, 2018, as mayor of Statesboro. He is the Georgia city’s first African-American mayor and received 53 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7, 2017, election. McCollar is also the assistant director at Georgia Southern University’s Liberty Campus.

 



Russ Taulbee (’04) has been named a principal at the Statesboro insurance agency Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors.

Brannon Parks (’05, ’07) is serving a one-year term as president of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists. He is a school psychologist at Chattahoochee-Flint RESA.

Heath Vickers (’06) has joined Carr Allison, a civil litigation firm in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bob Mikell (’07), an attorney in Statesboro, was chosen as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 Under 40 for 2017.

Ashley Norris (’08) has been hired as branch manager of Ameris Bank’s Rincon, Georgia, location.

Joe Tillman (’08) was recognized as a 2017 Pro to Know award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Amy Pierce (’08, ’10) was recognized as the 2016-2017 School Psychologist of the Year by the Georgia Association of School Psychologists. She is the school psychologist for the Banks County School System in Homer, Georgia.

Donovan Thompson, Ph.D., (‘10) won the Early Career Scientist Award at AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company.  The award recognizes outstanding performance of early career individuals in the area of research excellence.

Talia Davis (’14) has joined the General Commercial Litigation practice group at the Burr & Forman firm in Atlanta.

Charley Johnson (’17) was chosen as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 Under 40 for 2017. He manages the utilities department of Rayonier Advanced Materials in Jesup, Georgia.

Meghan Rosser (’17) was recognized as the 2017 Special Education Paraprofessional of the Year by the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children. The former autism paraprofessional is now a special education teacher.

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