Each year during Alumni Weekend, distinguished and outstanding alumni from each college are honored for their dedication to the university and their chosen fields. Through these awards, the Alumni Association expresses its deep appreciation and admiration to alumni who bring honor not only to their alma mater, but also their communities, states, the nation, and the world. The 2022 recipients are listed below. Congratulations to all!

2022 Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni

College of Allied Health Sciences

Alissa Eckert MS '06
Distinguished Alumna

Melania Velasquez BS '09, MPA '13
Outstanding Young Alumna


Dental College of Georgia

Kathleen Robinson BS '81, DMD '90
Distinguished Alumna

Kajuana Farrey Sutton DMD '09
Outstanding Young Alumna


Medical College of Georgia

Stephen Clements MD '66
Distinguished Alumnus, Professional Achievement

Bill Brooks MD '67
Distinguished Alumnus, Loyalty

Leslie Wilkes MD '65
Distinguished Alumnus, Posthumously

Natasha Savage MD '07
Outstanding Young Alumna


College of Nursing

Sue Ellen Abney Roberts MSN '86, DNP '14
Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Distinguished Alumna

Thayer McGahee PhD '98
E. Louise Grant Distinguished Alumna

Sidney Llorance MSN '16
Outstanding Young Alumna


Summerville Campus Colleges

Keenan Mann BBA '92, MBA '96
Athletics Distinguished Alumnus

Doug Burks BS '05
School of Computer & Cyber Sciences Distinguished Alumnus

Carey Anne Cushman BS '04, MEd '06, EdS '07
College of Education Distinguished Alumna

Phillip Coule BS '92, MD '96
College of Science & Mathematics Distinguished Alumnus

Alan Griffin BBA '82, MBA '87
Hull College of Business Distinguished Alumnus

Maribel Brown BA '14
Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Distinguished Alumna

Jeremy Garcia BS '18
School of Computer & Cyber Sciences Outstanding Young Alumnus

Crystal Crawford BA '09, MEd '12, EdS '16
College of Education Outstanding Young Alumna

Daniel Gray BS '08
College of Science & Mathematics Outstanding Young Alumnus

Cole Watkins BBA '12
Hull College of Business Outstanding Young Alumnus

Raysean Ricks BA '17
Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Outstanding Young Alumnus


The Graduate School

William Bornstein MD '76, PhD '78
Distinguished Alumnus

Jennifer Iddings PhD '15
Outstanding Young Alumna