Connect and network with successful alumni of Augusta University and learn how you can turn your degree into the career of your dreams! Free food and T-shirts will be provided.
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Meet the alumni participating in this year's event:
Freelance Communications Consultant, Self-Employed
"I'm a career communicator with more than 30 years experience ranging from food columnist to chief communications officer. I've worked for and consulted with military subcontractors, universities, newspapers, magazines, and a variety of corporate clients, crafting everything from talking points to comprehensive communication strategies. My passion is helping organizations discover, refine, and tell their stories."
Vice President, Augusta Industrial Services Inc.
“I am currently serving as the Vice President and on the Board of Directors of Augusta Industrial Services. In 2015 I led the transfer of ownership from the original owners to and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). I am transitioning to the President /CEO role. My direct reports include the CFO, the Operations Manager and the Sales Team. I work daily in the company managing relationships, strategy, and growth.”
Owner, 4P Studios
“Founder and owner of 4P Studios; art studio, art gallery, and custom frame shop. I am a practicing artist who also teaches private art lessons to students of differing skill levels and ages in a variety of mediums. I curate artist's solo and small group exhibitions for our main gallery location in West Augusta and the 600 Broad Gallery (Old Chamber of Commerce building in the middle of Broad Street's 600 Block, designed by I.M. Pei) in downtown Augusta. I am the current president of Columbia County Arts, Inc., the liaison for the Augusta University Art & Design Alumni, and a board member for the Empty Bowl fundraiser.”
Sports Reporter, The Augusta Chronicle
“I cover prep, collegiate and professional sports in the Augusta, Ga., area, including Augusta University athletics, the Augusta GreenJackets and the Masters Tournament.”
Chief Deputy, Richmond County Sheriff's Office
“I am the Chief Deputy of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. I report directly to Sheriff Roundtree and have oversight responsibility of the Sheriff's Office directly leading, managing and supervising about 750 personnel and administering a 61,000,000 operational budget as well as other money streams such as SPLOST. The Sheriff's Office is a full service agency which provides all of the law enforcement and detention services for Richmond County. Richmond County has about 210,000 people and swells to over 500,000 during the day time hours and enjoys a large medical, educational and industrial community.”
Territory Sales Manager, Textron Specialized Vehicles
“I manage TSV's dealer network in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. I am responsible for growing consumer sales of E-Z-GO and Cuhsman in the territory.”
Owner, Kirkwood's Music and Repair
“I oversee all business at my shop and also work as one of the repair technicians. Kirkwood's Music focuses in band and orchestral instrument repairs, rentals, supplies, lessons, and sales. We support local school music programs to help ensure as many students as possible get to participate.”
Dr. Lorraine Evans
Executive Director of the Academic Success Center, Augusta University
"My current role requires innovative thinking, the ability to translate ideas into action, initiative, expert data analysis abilities, cultural competency and strong communication skills. The tasks that make up my work are centered on one goal, improving the academic success of students, and this means lots of meetings to brainstorm ideas and develop plans, data analysis to both identify where the gaps are and assess our progress, and the ability to react quickly to changing circumstances. Ultimately, my role is very satisfying because every day I can try to have a positive impact and improve the lives of others."
Social Worker, Doctors Hospital of Augusta
“I am a Medical Social Worker. I work with patients and their families to make sure they have what they need when it is time to discharge. I work with both burn and medical patients, so I see many different people in many different situations. I love what I do at Doctor's and I love being a Social Worker!”
Technical Director, Department of Defense
"As an office technical director I am part of the leadership team and involved in strategic planning; responsible all matters of technical health for a variety of analytic work roles ranging from day-to-day operations as well as training and development; and advise and perform project management for operational projects."
United States Probation Officer, U.S. Probation Office for the Southern District of Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice – Georgia Regents University
“I effectively and efficiently supervise and manage a caseload of federal offenders while servicing the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.”
Founder, Email Industries
Scott Hardigree is a graduate of Augusta [State] University with a degree in Communications. Hardigree, having served as Art Director and Editor at Phoenix Magazine, then founded Push Interactive, a Jacksonville, Florida-based digital agency. He later co-founded Teramedia, a database marketing company, with his brother, Steve, in Orlando, Florida. Hardigree, along with his family, returned to Augusta in 2011. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Email Industries, a marketing technology company that creates niche products for major companies, including Oracle and Mailchimp.
Alumni Affairs Coordinator, Augusta University
“As an Alumni Affairs Coordinator, I am responsible for event planning, communications, and alumni outreach. I work with alumni boards and societies from all of Augusta University's colleges. We plan and execute alumni events including Alumni Weekend, the Augusta U Brew-N-Que, and regional receptions for MCG alumni throughout the state. My primary function is as the communications liaison between the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Division of Communications and Marketing. Our office focuses on building and strengthening relationships with alumni from all age ranges, experiences, and backgrounds.”
Assistant Principal/Registrar, Evans High School
BA History, Minor in Secondary Education/Tier I Educational Leadership Certification – Augusta State University
MA Teaching and Instruction – National University
“I handle the master schedule for Evans High School and also work as a Question Leader for the AP Seminar exam. I also work closely with College Board to help the AP Capstone Program grow.”
County Manager, Morgan County, Georgia
Prior to joining the ranks of Morgan County, Adam served as County Administrator in Jefferson County, Ga., for six years. Adam has more than 18 years of experience in executive level government management serving in various roles throughout his tenure. He enjoys having the opportunity to work with the public and serving the needs of the community on a daily basis.
Music Therapist, Department of Veteran Affairs
“I treat veterans with a variety of mental and physical health issues. I also supervise music therapy interns and work to partner with community members and organizations to bring arts and humanities offerings to our veterans.”
Director of Performing Arts, The Jessye Norman School of the Arts
“As the Director of Performing Arts/Drama teacher, I am responsible for directing productions and coordinating Drama, Music, and Dance classes for various Shows, Musicals, and events throughout the year. I am also responsible for school operations, guiding and caring for students, and communicating with parents, students, and staff. I also help with social media graphics and photography, as well as teach various art classes in our Fabulous Friday Homeschool program, including photography, art history, and drama.”
Promotions and Digital Content Coordinator, Beasley Media Group
“I work in promotions and at a variety of events, charitable organizations and concerts. I also handle digital content for five stations.”
Office Coordinator/Account Coordinator, Brown Bag Marketing
“I started as the office coordinator at Brown Bag which was an excellent opportunity to see all aspects of a digital marketing agency. I have since been brought on to our Client Services Team as an Account Coordinator for a new client.”