2014-03-26 / News

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Krys Johnson

Krys Johnson presented research based on her undergraduate thesis at the Southern District American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference in Lexington, Ky. The presentation delved into alcohol and tobacco use in the traditionally aged college student cohort and how alcohol use is linked with meeting physical activity guidelines. Krys is currently pursuing a Masters in Epidemiology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and plans to pursue a doctoral degree upon graduation. She is the daughter of Mike and Tracey Johnson of Waynesboro and a 2009 honor graduate of Burke County High School.

Jacoby Carpenter

Jacoby Carpenter and fellow members of Georgia Southern’s Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) team earned two awards recently at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) in Clemson, S.C. Carpenter is a graduate of Burke County High School.

The 2014 SOAR Team is comprised of 24 undergraduate student leaders who help orient new students and their families to Georgia Southern during the summer. SROW is a regional conference attended by more than 2,000 undergraduate orientation leaders, graduate students and orientation professionals.

Returning SOAR Leaders Jacoby Carpenter and Sarah Sandbach competed in the undergraduate student case study. Their discussion centered on how they would advise a student who had been a member of their small group during orientation and found herself in an uncomfortable situation later in the fall semester. Carpenter and Sandbach received the award for Best Communication in their case study presentation.

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