Greg Seals' (Ph.D. '98) book, "Teachable Moments and the Science of Education" (Routledge, 2019), won the 2020 John Dewey Society Outstanding Achievement Award. Several well-respected Dewey scholars nominated Dr. Seals and his most recent book for this award. "Teachable Moments and the Science of Education" has been called an ‘innovative, groundbreaking, and pioneering work in progressive education’ and ‘a bold new look at Dewey’s educational ideas.’
LaTresse Snead (M.P.A. '01) has been hired as Chief Program Officer for the National Park Foundation, leading the organization’s programs and partnerships departments. Snead will oversee the organization’s programmatic strategy for protecting parks and their resources, connecting people to the natural and cultural heritage they preserve, and strengthening the extensive national network of nonprofit partners that support the more than 400 national parks across the country.
Sara Terry (B.B.A. '04) has joined Colliers International in Dallas, Tex., as executive vice president where she will lead the office agency leasing group. Terry previously served as senior vice president at Stream Realty in Dallas.
Brenda Allison (B.A '96), founder of two successful Ventura County, Calif., insurance agencies and the chief executive officer of Coast General Insurance Brokers, has been selected to receive the Women’s Economic Ventures’ Trailblazer Award. The annual award celebrates inspirational businesswomen in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties who have succeeded in challenging gender norms in society through passion, commitment, vision and grit. Trailblazers are active community members and philanthropists whose accomplishments serve as an uplifting example to other women entrepreneurs.
Edwin T. Bell
Edwin T. Bell (B.S. '97), deputy court administrator for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit in Decatur, Ga., is joining the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) as the Director of Racial Justice, Equity and Inclusion, a newly created position. He begins work in October. The NCSC established this position in support of a resolution adopted in July by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators that pledges to make the courts more equitable for everyone.
Ruggiero DeLuca (B.B.A. '18) has joined McGuire Sponsel as a tax consultant in the firm’s cost segregation practice in Atlanta. DeLuca was a quarterback on the Georgia State Football team and was a member of the squad that beat Western Kentucky at the 2017 AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
Leah Petersen (J.D. 14) recently joined the Atlanta law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as an associate in the firm's growing private equity team. Petersen represents lenders and corporate borrowers in financing transactions involving secured and unsecured credit facilities, reorganizations, cross-border transactions and acquisitions.
Carmen Shaw (B.S. '18) received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Thailand for the 2020-21 academic year. Shaw will support the teaching of English as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
Michael Boswell (MBA '00) has joined Providence Bank in Alpharetta, Ga., as Credit Analyst/Assistant Vice President. Boswell has more than 30 years of banking, financial analyst and mortgage lending experience.
Irvin Bishop Jr.
Irvin Bishop Jr. (M.S. '17) has been named as chief information officer at Black & Veatch. Bishop will lead the information technology services team, which provides the company’s global workforce with the tools and technologies needed to offer solutions and services to clients.
B.A. '94, M.S. '97
Rob Preiditsch (B.A. '94, M.S. '97) has joined Cawood Dinsmore Group at CarolinaOne Real Estate in Charleston, S.C. as a licensed realtor.
The Lee County School District in Sumter, S.C., has named alumna LaToya Boyd (S.Ed. '15) the principal of Dennis Elementary School. Boyd most recently served as assistant principal at Meadowcreek Elementary School in Norcross, Ga.