Grad Notes

Compiled by Daniel Funke and Chase Martin 

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Arts & Sciences

Richard J. Cebula (MA ’68) of Jupiter, Fla., was honored with a 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the UGA Graduate School. Ronald L. Vaughn (PhD ’75) of Tampa, Fla., was honored with a 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the UGA Graduate School. Donald K. Ingram (MS ’77, PhD ’78) of Baton Rouge, La., was honored with a 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the UGA Graduate School. Joel D. Haber (MS ’81, PhD ’83) of Golden Bridge, N.Y., was honored with a 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the UGA Graduate School. Peter C. Griffith (PhD ’88) of Baltimore, Md., was honored with a 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the UGA Graduate School. Doyle Wade Srader (PhD ’03) of Eugene, Ore., was promoted to professor of speech communication at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore. Philip G. Bartley (PhD ’04) of Athens was honored with a 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the UGA Graduate School.

Education

Irby Sullivan (EdD ’91) of Carrollton was selected as the president of Alfred State College. Ann Levett (EdD ’92) of Macon is the chief academic officer of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Brendan M. Carr (MEd ’12) of Athens was elected student representative for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Enviroment and Design

Charles Brent Runyon (MHP ’05) of Thomasville was named executive director of the Providence Preservation Society.

Forestry & Natural Resources

Josh Harrell (MFR ’03) received the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from the Warnell School of Forestry.

Law

Lawton Jordan III (LLB ’64) of Augusta was appointed to the state ethics commission by Gov. Nathan Deal. Thomas E. Jones (JD ’74) of Atlanta was named to the 2014 list of the Best Lawyers in America in the Trusts & Estates practice area. Don L. Waters (JD ’78) of Savannah was inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame. D. Albert “Bert” Brannen (JD ’82, MBA ’82) of Atlanta was named the new managing partner of the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Maria Waters (JD ’99) joined the law firm of attorney Lester Johnson III in Savannah. Richard G. Douglass (JD ’02) of Evanston, Ill., was selected as one of the 40 most talented young attorneys in Illinois by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Benjamin Vinson (JD ’02) of Brookhaven was named one of Georgia Trend’s 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40. He was appointed to the Immigration Enforcement Review Board by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2011 and is also a board member of the Federalist Society. Francys Johnson (JD ’04) of Statesboro was elected president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP.

Public and International Affairs

Matt Bishop (MPA ’99, PhD ’12) of Athens was named one of Georgia Trend’s 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40 for his community outreach work with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia.

Veterinary Medicine

Charles E. Hamner Jr. (DVM ’60, MS ’62, PhD ’64) of Chapel Hill, N.C., was honored with a 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the UGA Graduate School.