Connie Williams Hardgrove, BU ’04

Connie Williams Hardgrove, BU ’04, was recently promoted from assistant professor/program manager to associate professor/program manager at College of Central Florida in Ocala.

Ashanti Lawrence-Allison, BU ’96

Ashanti Lawrence-Allison, BU ’96, was named the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year at Charles L. Gideons Elementary School in Atlanta.

Rich Nuckolls, BU ’95

Rich Nuckolls, BU ’95, is co-founder and general manager of Art Colony Giverny. His company for 17 years has sponsored artist workshops in Giverny, France, where impressionist master Claude Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. Workshop partic …

Shena Gazaway, WC ‘05, BU ‘09

Shena Gazaway, WC ‘05, BU ‘09, successfully completed her dissertation in the nursing program at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, on March 28. Her dissertation explored how various mentoring programs support work transition six months after grad …

LaSharn Lockett Hughes, BU ‘98, BU ’04

LaSharn Lockett Hughes, BU ‘98, BU ’04, was appointed executive director of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce in June 2016. She was previously the executive director of the Georgia Composite Medical Board for 12 years.

Christina White, BU ’02

Christina White, BU ’02, earned her doctorate at the University of Alabama in higher education technology and administration in August.

Nathan Goss, BU ’07

Nathan Goss, BU ’07, and wife Claudia welcomed their daughter Presley Sloane Goss on Oct. 30. She weighed 8 pounds.

Nelson Rodriguez, BU ’08

Nelson Rodriguez, BU ’08, a Chicago-based actor, writer of Puerto Rican descent and, since August 2012, an ensemble member of Pride Films and Plays, has been named the company’s first artistic director.

Melinda Jeffers, BU’96, BU ’99

Melinda Jeffers, BU’96, BU ’99, of Cave Spring, Georgia, won election in November to an open seat on the Floyd County Board of Education with more than 75 percent of the vote. The veteran educator currently teaches at the Cave Spring Vocational Rehabil …

Bart Gould, BU ’09

Bart Gould, BU ’09, and wife Rozalyn welcomed their second son, Zander Starr, on Oct. 1. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Three-year-old Austin loves his baby brother.