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Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:31 AM

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Subject: March Marks Milestones


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For College of Coastal Georgia Faculty & Staff

End of March 2011

Table of Contents

Varsity Sports Update

Faculty Member Is "In It to End It"

Dewart, Williams Recognized by Students for Dedication

Student Receives Habitat Award

Students & Alumni Invited to Career Fair Tomorrow


New Entrepreneurship Scholarship Established

Honors Day Set for April 15

Rock & Roll with Fat Daddy


Coastal Georgia in the News

College building in Senate budget


Coastal men win golf event


College dedicates new center for nursing


College gains big donation


Coastal men's and women's golf teams competed


Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational


Event brings big field to Isles


CCGA helps celebrate 'topping out' at student center 


College on track for new center


Coastal's first year programs finding success 


College's $7.6M project gets past hurdle  


House approves $7.6M for education building 


House Appropriation Committee Includes Funding for CCGA 


Mariners Scoreboard 

new athletics



The season stood at 5-12 for the women's squad after a match against

Franklin & Marshall

March 15.

The men's record improved to 9-5 after posting nine wins as of March 15. 

 Women's Tennis Schedule

Men's Tennis Schedule



At the Piedmont College Spring Invitational in Clarkesville, GA,

March 27-29, the men finished 3rd out of 9 teams in the tournament. 

The women played in the SCAD Women's Spring Invitational in Savannah March 27-29.

Both teams will play in the NJCAA Region 17 Championship on Jekyll Island's Pine Lakes Course April 21-24.

 Women's Golf Schedule


 Men's Golf Schedule  


 Women's Softball

 The overall record for the spring season stands at 

16-11 after winning against Gordon College March 26.

The Lady Mariners travel to Douglas for conference play against South Georgia College tomorrow. 



 Click here for the complete schedule




 Go Mariners!





30 - Tom Saunders



 01 - Sharon Bartkovich

01 - April Davis

03 - Karen Martin

03 - Joan Rozmarynoski

05 - Leslie Spires

09 - Betsy Kane 



Campus Calendar





31 - Reception for Tom Saunders

8:30 - 10 a.m.

Hargett Administration

Building Lobby




02 - CCGA Ultimate

Beach Sweep

9:30 a.m.

Jekyll Island

For more information, contact Andrew Smith 


 05 - Students' Spring Fling

Cookout, club & organization fair

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SAC, Main Campus


05 - Coastal Scholars:

Dr. Ntungwa Maasha

"Beach Processes on Jekyll Island"

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Academic Building, Room 103


 06 - Students' Spring Fling

Cookout, club & organization fair

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Camden Center,

north parking lot 


April 15 -

TAP Deadline for Summer Semester

April 15 is the deadline for faculty and staff to apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

For more information, click here. If you have questions, contact Heather Kennedy, Human Resources, 279.5742.


Sharon Bartkovich Is Training for Avon's "In It to End It" Rocky Mountain

Breast Cancer Walk

June 25-26

39.3 miles in two days


"I hope I can count on your support. Every single dollar helps. I am blessed to live in a "village" that helped me to raise almost $2200 last spring. The 1250 of us who walked in the Rocky Mountains last summer raised together over $2.6 million.  What that kind of money can do to help women diagnosed with cancer, their families, the survivors, the researchers, the caregivers is beyond comprehension."    


Check out Sharon's blog by clicking here.  

Hugh and Miriam Nunnally Honored, Nurses Lauded at Center Dedication 


Nunnally DedicationFour Brunswick nurses, three of whom graduated from Coastal Georgia, inspired Hugh P. Nunnally, Jr., to make a million dollar gift to the College. Calling Anne Barr and alumnae Cammie Hope, Nichole Lockhart, and LaJoy Wilson his "angels," Nunnally said their compassionate care not only aided his healing during hospitalization a year ago, but also planted the seed of his idea to assist the College's nursing programs.


The evening of March 24, the College honored the Nunnally family and paid tribute to Coastal Georgia's nursing students and graduates during the dedication of the Miriam and Hugh Nunnally Center for Nursing Education. The $1 million commitment by Hugh Nunnally in honor of his late wife, Miriam, specifically supports capital projects and programming to benefit committed nursing students and to further develop top-quality nursing education.


In her opening remarks, President Hepburn cited the projected shortage of registered nurses in the U.S. health care system and noted, "The vision and generosity of the Nunnally family assures we will have generations of fine nurses in Coastal Georgia."


Read more about the event.


Students Select Professor of the Year


PTKStudent essays about favorite professors submitted during March resulted in Anna Dewart, Assistant Professor of English, being named 2011 Professor of the Year by the Omicron Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national academic honor society. Part-time faculty member Linda Williams was named 2011 Adjunct Professor of the Year. The announcements were made on campus yesterday during the Staff Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the honor society.



Read nomination essay excerpts.



Student's Service-Learning Project for BUSA 2106 Evolves into Community Recognition


Woodcock_StacyStacy Woodcock '11 appreciates the irony that as a full-time manager at Gilman Building Products in Yulee, Florida, she is the Camden County Habitat for Humanity 2010 Volunteer of the Year. Her Business Environment Community Service Learning project for her Environment of Business course (BUSA 2106) is responsible for introducing her to the organization.


"I had a misconception that Habitat gave houses away. I quickly learned that wasn't accurate," Stacy says. "Habitat is a hand up, not a handout. They are an amazing group of people with contagious enthusiasm."


Stacy was one of five students who volunteered to work with Habitat to fulfill her business course requirements for a community service-learning project during spring term 2010. A minimum of fifteen hours of service are required for the course, according to Dr. Craig Fleisher, Dean of the School of Business and Public Affairs. Stacy continued to volunteer following completion of the project.


"I started and just kept going," she explains. "The staff asked me to serve on the planning committee for Camden County's 2010 Builders Ball, Habitat's big annual fundraiser, while I was still involved with the service-learning project. I was worried about the time commitment, but I just couldn't say no. Then I was asked to serve on the events planning committee for 2011 and I help out in the administrative office when my schedule permits.


"I was shocked and honored when I received the award at the Camden County Habitat for Humanity volunteer recognition banquet in February. Christi Gallagher, the executive director, and board members told me that my name was the one that everyone kept bringing up over and over when they discussed who should be the honoree."


Read more about business student Stacy Woodcock.



Career Services Organizes Spring Fair for Coastal Georgia Students and Graduates Tomorrow 


Chris Meshanko PhotoThe College's Career Services team has organized a Spring Career Fair tomorrow from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. Over 50 employers in business, health care, and education will be represented.


According to Chris Meshanko, Coordinator of Career Services, the level of participation by regional employers is encouraging, particularly in this economy, and speaks to the quality of education and training Coastal Georgia students receive.


The objective of the career fair is to assist seniors and graduates identify full-time employment and internship opportunities. Ten P-12 school systems will be attending as well as representatives from nonprofit organizations, the banking and hospitality industries, and staffing services, including the Georgia Department of Labor.


Career Services, an extension of Student Affairs, provides student-centered, comprehensive career development programs and services that empower both students and College alumni to achieve their career goals.


SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Preparations Accomplished and Compliance Certification Materials Submitted


SACSCOCDr. Jim Hughes Lynch is psyched about SACSCOC - especially since one of the critical milestones in the process has been completed this month. The Compliance Certification Report (CCR) has been formally submitted to the SACSCOC off-site reaffirmation team.


Dr. Lynch cites a long list of faculty and staff who were involved in the process: Dr. Valerie Hepburn, Dr. Phil Mason, Dr. Jerry Kiel, Dr. George Dupuy, Dr. Ann Crowther, Dr. Karen Hambright, Dr. Keith Belcher, Dr. Kent Layton, Dr. Craig Fleischer, Dr. Dougie Taylor, Tom Saunders, Jeff Preston, Michele Ham, Kay Hampton, Bryan Lemons, Gale Barr, Bryan Sipe, Geri Culbreath, Lisa Lesseig, Marsha Miller, Tony Wege, Debbie Holmes, Elizabeth Weatherly, Zerelda Jackson, Apryl Dervay, Tiffany Cherry, John Cornell, Kim Leggett, and Sandra Bunn.


From May 10-13, the off-site reaffirmation committee reviews the College's CCR, meeting to finalize a report of their findings. Following that meeting, the Commision staff will forward those findings to the College SACSCOC leadership team, scheduling a conference call during May 16-20 to discuss the report. The College SACSCOC leadership team will then have the summer to review and respond to those findings. 


Dr. Lynch estimates the process is about 33% completed, with September 1 as the next major deadline. To learn more about the process and follow the progress, click here



Arthur and Lindee Lucas Endow College Entrepreneurship Scholarship


Lucas DonationLocal businessman Arthur Lucas and his wife, Lindee, recently presented President Hepburn with their inaugural contribution to establish the Arthur and Lindee Lucas Endowed Scholarship in Entrepreneurship, a $50,000 commitment, for the School of Business and Public Affairs at the College. The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are majoring in a program within the School of Business and Public Affairs and have completed 60 or more credit hours toward their program of study or achieved an Associate of Science degree.


April 15 Honors Day Program Will Recognize

Student Scholars, Faculty and Staff Leaders, and Community Partners 


Influencers, scholars, and leaders on the campus and in the community who positively impact the student experience at the College of Coastal Georgia will be lauded during the annual Honors Day program Friday afternoon, April 15, at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. The series of awards includes:

  • Student academic awards for each discipline
  • Recognition of students who have earned 31+ hours of credit with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale
  • Publication awards
  • Student Affairs awards
  • President's and Vice Presidents' awards
  • Georgia Outstanding Scholar
  • All-Georgia Academic Team members
  • President's Choice scholarship recipients
  • Compton Scholars
  • Advisor of the Year
  • Professor of the Year
  • Staff Member of the Year
  • Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Business Partner of the Year
  • Internship Program Director of the Year
  • Alumni of the Year
  • Judge Anthony A. Alaimo Award for Public Service

New this year, the Alumni Award recognizes an alumni of the College who demonstrates leadership and dedication in advocating for, and supporting, the College.


Fat Daddy 


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