UGA Student Government Association honors 14 faculty members

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Student Government Association celebrated the work of 14 faculty members during its annual Professor Recognition Banquet on March 1 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

Faculty members honored and their disciplines are:

Mitos Andaya Music
Doug Anderson English
Daniel DerVartanian Biochemistry
Bill Graves Animal and Dairy Science
Tina Harris Communication Studies
Katie Hein Health Promotion
Joseph Hermanowicz Sociology
Doug Jackson Chemistry
William Kisaalita Engineering
Anne Marie Zimeri Environmental Health Science
Christopher Pisarik Division of Academic Enhancement
Christopher Pizzino English
Brock Tessman Public and International Affairs
Michael Yabsley Forestry and Natural Resources

The faculty members were selected from 45 nominations submitted by students. From the initial pool of nominations, the students of SGA’s academic affairs committee selected honorees based on numerous criteria, including clear articulation of impact and evidence of dedication to the education of UGA students.

Jan Davis Barham, associate dean of students and director of the Tate Student Center, said SGA recognizes the importance of honoring faculty members who are going the extra mile in contributing to student success and development.

“Faculty members are accustomed to being honored by their peers, but SGA wanted to provide an outlet through which outstanding faculty could be celebrated by the very students on whom they are having so much impact,” she said.

The Student Government Association is a registered student organization within UGA’s division student affairs. For more information, call 706/542-6396 or see http://sga.uga.edu.