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40 Under 40: Maritza McClendon

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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The first African American woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic swim team, on which she won a silver medal in the 2004 games in Athens, Maritza McClendon rounds the Franklin College graduates in the 2017 class of the Alumni Association 40 Under 40:

Born in Puerto Rico in 1981, Maritza Correia is the first black female swimmer to break an American record, setting new records in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events at the Women's NCAA Championships in 2002. Two years later, Correia became the first black woman to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic swim team.

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40 Under 40: Dorian Lamis

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 celebrates Emory University School of Medicine faculty member and Franklin alumnus Dorian Lamis:

Dr. Lamis is a licensed clinical psychologist, completing both his internship and postdoctoral training at the Emory University School of Medicine.  His research focuses on mood disorders, substance use, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations including adolescents, young adults (e.g., college students), and African Americans.

Dr. Lamis has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters...

40 Under 40: LeRoya Chester Jennings

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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Founding Partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LeRoya Chester Jennings of Atlanta (B.S., psychology, '01) is among the University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017:

a former prosecutor who has worked in various prosecuting agencies - the City of Atlanta, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the Coweta County Solicitor's Office and the DeKalb County Solicitor's Office.

Chester Jennings is also dedicated to educating her peers and the public.  In addition to lecturing on trial advocacy to prosecutors, police, and the community, LeRoya has also...

40 Under 40: Matt Koperniak

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017, celebrating the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, includes Riverwatch Middle School director of bands Matt Koperniak (BMUS ’02, MMED ’04):

Under his direction since 2008, he has expanded the band program from 130 students to over 600. Prior to his arrival at Riverwatch, he taught at Norcross High School and Jefferson High School. Dr. Koperniak is currently the State Band Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association. He serves Phi Mu Alpha...

40 Under 40: Dominique Holloman

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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The University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. The program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, and this year's class features five Franklin College alumni. We will spotlight one each day this week beginning with attorney and consultant Dominique Holloman, president of the Black Alumni Leadership Council (BS ’01, AB ’01, MED ’04, JD ’04):

I graduated from UGA in 2001 with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. I then attended Georgia Law where I completed a dual degree...

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