Billy Hickman (’74) was honored as the 2018 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year at the 30th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala.

Drew Ernst (’74) has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2019. He practices with HunterMaclean in Savannah.

Lovett Bennett Jr. (’78) has been appointed a superior court judge on the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit.

Deborah Nelson (’90) has been named a Washington 2018 Super Lawyer. Each year, only five percent of the lawyers in the state receive this prestigious honor. She practices in Seattle.

Vincent Buggs (’90) has been confirmed to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Reserve. He assumed command of the 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), headquartered in Marysville, Wa.

Sharon Barrow (’93, ’95) earned the 2018 National Association for Career and Technical Education Career Guidance Award, which is sponsored by the U.S. Army.

Karen McNeely Becker (’94) has joined the Alabama Community College System as deputy chief information officer.

Shanan Gwaltney Gibson (’95) has accepted a position as dean of the College of Business at Texas A&M University.

Garry Spinks (’96), cofounder of the technology startup firm, Bug Insights, has sold the human resources analytics rewards optimization company to Deloitte Consulting.

Janelle Elias (’00) was hired as dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation for Rio Salado College, a Maricopa Community College, in Tempe, Az.

Hollie Sisk (’01,’05) was selected as one of only 1,700 individuals in the world and 14 in the state of Georgia to become a Google for Education Certified Innovator.

Matthew Dixon (’03) assumed a new position as vice president, treasury services product management, with BB&T in March.

Sarah Boisvert Rule (’04) was appointed research ethics and compliance officer with the Army Human Research Protections Office of the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army.

Ben Anderson (’12) has been named the administrator/ chief operating officer of the micro-hospital being built by St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Pooler, Ga.

Justin Humrich (’12) has been appointed a business express credit analyst for South State Bank in SC.

Edward Johnstone, MPH (’13) accepted a new position as a clinical trial monitor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trial on HIVpositive to HIV-positive kidney transplants.

Madelyn Roush (’13) has been accepted into the South University School of Pharmacy class of 2021.

Sarah Keller White, MPH (’13) has completed a Ph.D. in environmental and global health at the University of Florida, where she is working as a postdoctoral research associate.

Kwame Phillips (’13, ’15) has been appointed assistant director of multicultural affairs at Johns Hopkins University.

Michael Medlin (’13, ‘17) is the new director of Recreation and Wellness at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick.

Christopher Timperio (’14) was appointed chief technology officer for Swissloop in Zurich, Switzerland.

Kristin Owens Singleton (’14) was appointed assistant director of financial aid at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga.

Kelly O’Toole Reams (’14, ’15) began working as a diagnostic medical sonographer at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, Ga. in March.

Hannah Nelson Reyes (’15) was promoted to team leader in the Ocean Export Bookings and Traffic department of Page International in Savannah, Ga.

Sara Reynolds (’16) has a new job as a historical interpreter at the Georgia Railroad Museum in Savannah, Ga.

Ryan Emmons (’16) has been hired as a finance operations lead with Sure Power Consulting in Marietta, Ga.