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Mary S. Byrd 

a Columbia County resident passionate about arts and music, who has made it her life’s work to promote art and music in her community and to provide scholarships to talented local students who wish to major in art or music at Augusta University. READ MORE 



Ellison Family 

In 1939, “Gone With The Wind” was number one at the box office, a nice house would set you back about $6,400, and RCA/NBC introduced the very first regularly scheduled U.S. television broadcasts. And in 1939, Robert “Bob” Ellison entered the Medical College of Georgia, never suspecting he would launch a storied MCG family legacy that flourishes unbroken to this day.  READ MORE 


Jim Hull

Jim Hull’s connections run deep to both Georgia Regents University and Augusta. At 17, Jim Hull obtained his real estate license and started a lifelong career. A few years later, he served in the U.S. Air Force and later the Air Force Reserves. He and wife Karen Newton, a teacher, raised four children: daughters Coles and Caroline, and sons Jim and Frank.  READ MORE


Dr. Wallace Mays

Situated in the southeastern region of Peru, Cusco was once the historic capital of the Inca Empire. While still a proud city that serves as a gateway for tourists visiting the majestic Machu Picchu, Cusco is also known as a city with one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world. READ MORE


The Mazzawis: A Dental Dynasty 

If the “Guinness Book of World Records” had an entry for the family with the most dentists, the Mazzawis of Snellville, Ga., might be contenders. That, according to the book’s advertising, would make them “officially amazing.” To avoid confusion, the family dentists are known by their middle names. There’s Dr. Mark, Dr. Matt, Dr. Miles, Dr. Marty, and Dr. Megan, all graduates of the College of Dental Medicine and children of Hugh and Anne Mazzawi, who are also dentists (Yes, Dr. Hugh and Dr. Anne!). READ MORE


Nita Wiggins

Armed with a BA in Communications from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, along with loads of charm and pit-bull determination, Nita Wiggins became a major-league sports journalist and broke records of her own. But not without a fight.

It was summer of 1999, at the Dallas Cowboys training camp. Nita Wiggins was on her first assignment as a sports reporter for Fox TV in Dallas, along with a team of 10 journalists, producers, and camera operators from the station. READ MORE


Pat Wozniak (MSN, Nursing)

As a young woman growing up in the ’40s and ’50s, there were only four acceptable career choices available to Pat Wozniak: housewife, secretary, teacher, or nurse.

“My mother always wanted me to be a nurse ... that’s all I ever heard,” said Wozniak. “I was never an argumentative person; that’s what was offered so that’s what I did.”  READ MORE



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