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A BARK out to

… UGA students and alumni Doug Eudy, Katy Riccione, Muktha Natrajan, Jessica Mitchell, Tulsi Patel (BS ’09), David Schaeffer, Amy Styer, Stanley Underwood (AB ’10), Amelia Villasenor, Mark Wiest, Jessica Winek (BS ’09), Emily Dale Broder (AB ’08, BS ’08) and Jennifer Lee Claggett, who each received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, one of the most prestigious and sought-after fellowships in the U.S.

Peter Smagorinsky

… UGA Distinguished Research Professor of English Education Peter Smagorinsky, who received the 2011 SAGE Citation for Excellence in Reviewing for his work on behalf of the journal Written Communication.









Carissa DiCindio (MA ’04), Georgia Museum of Art curator of education, who was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the Southeastern Museum Education Art Educator Award.

… UGA sophomores Rosemary Gay of Douglasville and Neenah Williams of Morristown, Tenn., who were awarded National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for international language study during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Bryan McCullick

… Physical education Professor Bryan McCullick (PhD ’98), who was chosen as chair-elect of the Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education special interest group for the American Educational Research Association.













… Doctoral candidate David Porcaro, who received the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award for his dissertation from the American Educational Research Association.

Mardi Schmeichel (MEd ’09), a doctoral candidate in social studies education, who was honored by the American Educational Research Association with an award for outstanding graduate student paper by the Research in Social Studies Education special interest group.

Ruth Bettandorff

… Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of UGA’s Gwinnett campus Ruth Bettandorff, who was awarded the 2011 Continuing Education Leadership Award from the Association of Continuing Higher Education, South Region.



The Georgia Review, which received two golds, three silvers, a bronze and an honorable mention from the GAMMA Awards, given by the Magazine Association of the Southeast.

… UGA geography Assistant Professor John Knox, who made the Final Four of the WxChallenge, a national weather forecasting competition.

… UGA’s Ramsey-Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Structural Biology B.C. Wang, who was named a Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association.

… UGA recreation and leisure Professor Douglas Kleiber, who received a fellowship from the Basque Science Foundation to conduct research on leisure and aging with the Institute of Leisure Studies at Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain.