Best In Show

A bark out to


… Natarajan Kannan, a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar, who received an NSF CAREER Award of $969,822 over the next five years to gain an in-depth understanding of the evolution of kinases, a protein that controls cellular signaling pathways.


… Donna Alvermann, a Distinguished Research Professor in language and literacy education, who received the 2012 Computers in Reading Research Award from the International Reading Association.

… Bethany Moreton, associate professor of history and women’s studies, who was one of 25 professors nationwide selected this year to join the speaker’s bureau of the Organization of American Historians, the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history.

… The Georgia Museum of Art, which received national awards for two of its publications: first prize for “Facet,” its quarterly newsletter, in the American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition, and first runner-up for its book One Hundred American Paintings from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards in the art category.

… Billy Hawkins, a professor of sport management and policy, who was elected to the board of directors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Forum for the Scholarly Study of Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education.


… UGA Food Services, which received a gold Loyal E. Horton Dining Award for residential dining concepts and honorable mention for catering-online menu from the National Association of College and University Food Services.

… Allan Armitage, professor of horticulture, who received the American Horticultural Society’s Liberty Hyde Bailey Award.

… Michael Ferrara, a professor of kinesiology and founder and director of UGA’s athletic training education program, who was inducted as a 2012 member of the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Hall of Fame.