Faculty Member of the Year
Kudos to Dr. Colleen Vasconcellos, visiting professor of history. She received the Faculty of the Year Award from the EXCEL Center at the General Faculty Meeting. Cheryl Rice, director of the center, presented the award. The award is based in part on student comments and on the work a faculty member does with First Year students at the center. Students said that “She is great and hilarious; she makes history incredibly interesting; and that she ‘kicks ass.’”
Congrats Dr. Madhavi Sethna
Kudos to Dr. Madhavi Sethna for earning her doctorate in education this summer. Dr. Sethna is a faculty member in Media and Instructional Technology and has three master’s degrees. She has been married to UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna for more than 34 years.
Working on the Weekend
It’s an annual late summer tradition for UWG staff as the first day approaches and students are moving into their residence halls. Helping out with luggage, furniture and laundry supplies are (l-r) Naveen Bopearatchy, coordinator of Residential Services, and Ronnie Mayfield, Landscape and Grounds. UWG staff worked throughout the weekend and weekdays before classes began to make students feel more at home. President Beheruz N. Sethna joined in on Sunday.
History Professor Jonathan Goldstein delivered the paper "The Establishment of Chinese-Israeli Relations.” at Harvard University's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies this summer.
Dr. Judy Butler, associate professor of secondary education, has been elected to the Executive Board of the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators or GATE.
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