Class Notes


Emily Dunn, ’83, was named secretary of the State Transportation Board in August. She was elected to the board and served as the first female chair in 2011. Dunn has been named an Engineering Magazine 100 Influential Women to Know for two years in a row. She earned a UNG degree in nursing.



Bruce Gannaway, ’98, has accepted a position as East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy’s Assistant Dean of Finance. He commissioned from UNG into the Army and served for nearly 21 years and was awarded the Ralph Colley Spirit of North Georgia Award at the 2017 UNGAA Alumni Awards Banquet.

Bruce Gannaway
Jeffery J. Bragg, ’98, was promoted to Army colonel on Oct. 11. Bragg was a Distinguished Military Graduate of UNG, where he earned a degree in physical education. Bragg is the senior active adviser to the Georgia National Guard and the state’s adjutant general at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia.
Jeffery J. Bragg in uniform




Jason Lewis, ’04, of Cartersville, Georgia, serves as the commander of the Marietta, Georgia-based 4th Civil Support Team, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel earlier this year. He graduated with a degree in psychology.



Mike Sloop in a tie
Mike Sloop, ’12, is the new principal of Silver City Elementary in north Forsyth County. He has worked in the Forsyth County school system since 2002. Sloop began at Otwell Middle School, where he served as science teacher for nine years and was named Forsyth County Teacher of the Year. He earned a degree in education from UNG.
Kristen Redmon, ’15, is taking a position with Gainesville Georgia Water Resources as a water conservation specialist. Previously, she was the manager of the downtown development program, Main Street Gainesville. Redmon graduated with a degree in biology
Kristen Redmon


Jennifer Lopez, ’17, accepted a new position at Fintrust as the client service administrator. She will focus on maintaining client relationships and assist advisers with service requests. Lopez graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.
Marina Esteves Monteiro, ’17, works for The Weather Channel as an associate producer. Her program, Tech it Out, broadcasts on Local Now, which is The Weather Channel’s digital platform that has more than one million monthly viewers. Monteiro received an associate degree in journalism from UNG.



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