Dr. Chaudron Gille – Guest Speaker for the 2019 STAR Banquet


Dr. Chaudron Gille – Guest Speaker  for the 2019 STAR Banquet

3/9/2019 ~ by Reeder Burch

The Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program, is pleased to announce that Dr. Chaudron Gille will be the guest speaker for this year’s STAR Banquet.

Dr. Gille currently serves as Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of North Georgia. She began her career teaching French and English as a Second Language. She has worked in the areas of curriculum development, strategic planning, accreditation, international education, distance education, academic advising, student success initiatives and faculty professional development. She has a Ph.D. in French Literature from Emory University and a M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language from Georgia State University. She has two daughters in college and a son who attends Gainesville High School. She is an active member of Grace Episcopal Church and several organizations which support education for women.

For over 30 years the Optimists have recognized the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with nine STAR Finalists with the largest and most unique local STAR Banquet in this statewide program. In the local program, the Optimists not only recognize the STAR Student and Teacher, but an additional nine STAR Student and Teacher Finalists.

The 2019 STAR Student and Teacher Finalists are:

Student | Teacher

Dale Smith | Kathy Daymude
STAR Student and Teacher

Bethany Carver | Ted Estes
Katherine Densmore | Kanyon Petti
Emma DiPuma | Jolain Brownell
Olivia Fountain | Angela Quarles
Miles Gregg | Keith Petty
Thomas Pinson | Ginger Rizoti
Emily Robinson | Wil Nix
Tyler Westbrook | Christine Westbrook
Rosamary Willis | Christi Hobgood

The Optimist Club of Jasper will recognize the 2019 STAR Students and Teachers at the annual STAR Banquet on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2019. The banquet will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, Georgia. Anyone interested in attending the banquet should email the Optimist Club at pickensstar@etcmail.com Reservations are required, and tickets are $25.00 per person.