The UGA Student Government Association recognized the work of 10 faculty members at its annual Professor Recognition Ceremony Feb. 23 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
Faculty members, their disciplines, schools and colleges are Vikki Clawson, leadership advancement, Terry College of Business; Nick Fuhrman, agricultural leadership, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Jennifer Elkins, social work, School of Social Work; Cecile Martin, environment and design, College of Environment and Design; Patrick O’Connor, kinesiology, College of Education; Christopher Plaue, computer science, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Welch Suggs, journalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication; Brock Tessman, international affairs, School of Public and International Affairs; Michelle vanDellen, psychology, Franklin College; and Hongyu Zhang, international affairs, SPIA.
The faculty members were chosen from nominations submitted by students.
From the initial pool of nominations, the students of SGA’s academic affairs committee selected the honorees based on numerous criteria, including clear articulation of impact and evidence of dedication to the education of UGA students both inside and outside of the classroom.
“We’re lucky to have so many incredible educators at UGA,” said Megan Ernst, a senior dual-enrolled AB/MPA student from Atlanta and SGA chief of staff. “This is an opportunity for SGA to recognize just a handful of the professors who have impacted our student experiences.”