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Student Government Association honors faculty members

Outstanding professors honored during SGA’s annual banquet include (from) Christy Desmet, Gary T. Green, Melissa Landers-Potts, SGA President Cameron Keen, UGA President Jere W. Morehead, Leah Carmichael, Michael F. Yoder, Tim Samples and Jennifer Atkinson.

The University of Georgia Student Government Association recognized the work of 10 faculty members at its annual Professor Recognition Banquet, held Feb. 21 at the Tate Student Center.

Faculty members, their disciplines and schools and colleges are:

Jennifer Atkinson, risk management and insurance, Terry College of Business.
Leah Carmichael, international affairs, School of Public and International Affairs.
Christy Desmet, English, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
Nick Fuhrman, agricultural leadership, education and communication, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Gary Terrance Green, natural resources, recreation and tourism, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
Melissa Landers-Potts, human development and family science, College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Hatidža Mulić, art, Lamar Dodd School of Art.
Tim Samples, legal studies, Terry College of Business.
Sarah Shannon, sociology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
Michael F. Yoder, environmental, civil, agricultural and mechanical engineering, College of Engineering.

The faculty members were selected from nominations submitted by students. From the initial pool of nominations, members of SGA’s Cabinet selected the honorees based on numerous criteria, including clear articulation of impact and evidence of dedication to the education of UGA students within and beyond the classroom.

“At the SGA Professor Recognition Ceremony, we have the privilege of awarding professors that go the extra mile for their students, both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Cameron Keen, SGA president. “Each professor nominated greatly impacts the lives of their students every day, and we are truly grateful for their significant contributions.”

The Student Government Association is a registered student organization within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs.

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