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Dr. Kendra Russell named to Georgia Trend's '40 under 40'

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October 05, 2010

Georgia College’s Dr. Kendra Russell has been named to Georgia’s “40 Under 40: Georgia’s Best & Brightest” in the October 2010 edition of Georgia Trend.

Georgia Trend Editor Susan Percy describes this year’s class as “an impressive group.”

"I’m honored to be a part of this distinguished group,” said Russell. “Since my employment here at Georgia College, I have had the opportunity to grow professionally, which makes representing my alma mater that more special."

Russell serves as an associate professor and assistant director for the School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Southern Nursing Research Society, Sylvia Bond Leadership Institute, Phi Kappa Phi International, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Russell is a 1994 graduate of Georgia College and a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also is a Leadership Macon 2009 graduate and a 2010 USG ELI Scholar. A Macon native, Russell and her husband, Reginald, are both active in their community.

“It is great to be recognized for doing the things that you are passionate about and love, but I couldn’t do it alone,” Russell said. “I work with a great group of faculty and staff who are dedicated to educating students to make a difference in the lives they touch.”

Past honorees include entrepreneur Frank Pendergast and businessman Brad Serff, both of Milledgeville; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; UGA professor and founder of Aruna Biomedical Steve Stice; and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Tretheway.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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