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GSC pays tribute to students and faculty at Honors Day

POSTED: April 23, 2008 5:02 a.m.

At its annual Honors Day event Wednesday, Gainesville State College honored more than 200 students who were nominated for various academic and service awards.

The GSC Achievement Award went to Dwana Franks of Hiawassee for her successful advancement and persistence.

The Clark-Theodore Award was presented to both traditional and non-traditional students and highlights those GSC considers "the best and the brightest," according to Sloan Jones, GSC director of public relations and marketing.

The Outstanding Traditional Student Award was presented to Anna Garrison of Lula for being "an extremely dedicated, hard-working, and highly motivated student," according to report from the school’s public relations department.

The Outstanding Non-Traditional Student Award was presented to Terri Milburn of Flowery Branch for exemplifying "the college ideals of excellence in academic achievement, leadership and service to others," the report stated.

Additionally, GSC students voted and chose the full-time and adjunct Ann Matthews Purdy Outstanding Faculty Members of the Year.

Dr. Andrew Thomas, Assistant Professor of Chemistry was named as the Ann Matthews Purdy Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year.

Tom Deitz was named as the Ann Matthews Purdy Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year.

A reception hosted by GSC Student Activities followed the awards ceremony.


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