Grad Notes

Compiled by Chase Martin

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Arts & Sciences

Stephen Enniss (MA ’87, PhD ’96) of Washington, D.C., was named the new director of the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin. Robert James Francis Elsner (MS ’95, MEd ’99, PhD ’01) of Due West, S.C., was awarded the 2013 Younts Excellence in Teaching Award. Amanda Burk (MFA ’07) and Katherine McGuire (MFA ’08) opened a printmaking studio in Athens, Double Dutch Press. Wes Fugate (PhD ’12) of Lynchburg, Va., is the winner of the 2013 CASE Alice L. Beeman Award for Outstanding Research in Communications and Marketing for Educational Advancement. Tom Okie (PhD ’12) was awarded the annual Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize at the annual meeting of the Society of American Historians.


Victor Segrest (MBA ’93) of Atlanta was named chief financial officer for Lee & Associates Valuation and Consulting Services, a nationwide provider of real estate appraisal services. Bonnie Buchanan (PhD ’00) of Seattle, Wash., has been tenured and promoted to associate professor at the Albers School of Business at Seattle University. Dave Douglas (MBA ’05) of Atlanta was promoted to national vice president of sales at Healthstat.


Ray Perren (BSEd ’79) of Douglas was named president of Lanier Technical College. Mary-Beth Cooper (MEd ’85) of Pittsford, N.Y., was named president of Springfield College. Catherine H. Monaghan (PhD ’04) of Cleveland, Ohio, received Cleveland State University’s 2013 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. Kathy Ann Rogers Pharr (MPA ’05, EdD ’11) of Winder is chief of staff for UGA President Jere Morehead.

Enviroment and Design

John Robert “Rob” Crawford IV (MHP ’05) of Oxford, N.C., was named executive director of Uptown Lexington.

Journalism & Mass Communication

Marie Hardin (PhD ’98) of State College, Pa., received the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Social Work

Trevis Killen (MSW ’06, EdS ’07) of Warner Robins is president of the School Social Workers Association of Georgia.

Veterinary Medicine

John E. Hayes (DVM ’63) of Ruckersville, Va., received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine. John C. Sundstrom (DVM ’67) of Gainesville was elected president of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine. David Loughridge (BSA ’73, DVM ’78) of Chatsworth was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. Robert M. Sheegog Jr. (DVM ’79) of Jacksonville, N.C., was named Small Business Person of 2013 by the Onslow County Board of Directors. Susan Lawson Fubini (DVM ’80) of Ithaca, N.Y., received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Wendy Whitlock Carter (DVM ’00) of Charleston, S.C., was promoted to chief of staff of the Banfield Pet Hospital in Summerville, S.C. Adam C. Eichelberger (DVM ’03) of Aiken, S.C., received the Young Achiever Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine.