Dr. Marni A. BrownAssistant Professor of Sociology
"While working at GGC, I have enjoyed meeting students from all over Georgia and around the world. It is a wonderful learning institution that fosters strong faculty to student partnerships."
Dr. George Darden, IVAssistant Professor of Education
"Normally, large post-secondary schools under-emphasize teaching. It is very satisfying to be at a large school that places value on teaching and learning by actively mentoring students, keeping class sizes small and encouraging professors to collaborate with one another."
Atiya CrockettMajor: Biology/pre-medicine
"We all have the power to make a difference in any field we go into, and GGC helps us do it in a better way by equipping us with the tools, knowledge and resources. I chose GGC because I like that the focus is on the students and that GGC's primary goal is for their students to succeed."
Dr. Ryan GastonAssistant Professor of History
"I find GGC to be a rewarding collaborative environment. My students are eager to gain knowledge and explore new ideas, and are truly eager to succeed. Yet just as I encourage my students to thrive in my class, their interest and enthusiasm prompt me to consider new ideas and improve on my own perspectives."
Brittany DavisMajor: Early childhood education
"GGC is all about the student. The school has the latest technology, coolest professors and greatest student involvement in the community. What I like the most about GGC is the student-teacher ratio, the technology, the beautiful campus, the state-of-the-art library and Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery, of course! You can make history here at GGC. You can be part of its foundation and the beginning of a legacy while making your dreams come true."
Christian RuizMajor: Psychology/political science
"GGC provides me a home away from home and the family environment I couldn’t succeed without. What I like most about GGC is the friendly staff I spend almost every day with keep me entertained and loved. Each and every faculty member is essential and willing to open their hearts to every newcomer. I’ve become close friends with most of my professors and faculty I’ve come in contact with."
Ms. Victoria Ann HansonDirector of Auxiliary Services
"I am excited to be working in an institution that values the innovative use of educational technology to enhance student learning and the commitment to an integrated experience that develops the whole person."
Dr. G. LaVerne HillPart-time Instructor of Political Science
"I believe that students must be encouraged to see themselves as part of the "larger picture." They must see themselves as citizen-scholars. How will their scholarship make them more productive and engaged citizens? This is a question I strive to answer in my classes here at GGC."
Jackie BassongMajor: General Biology
"GGC has given me the opportunity to explore so many parts of myself that I did not realize existed from academics to extracurricular activities. I have been able to experience many things here that would not have been possible at other institutions. One of my most memorable experiences has been when I was giving a tour to a group of 5th grade students. During this tour, Student Affairs and the Wellness and Recreation Center were doing a red ribbon picture on the lawn, so my group and I were invited by Dr. Fatzinger to join. My little 5th graders loved the idea of being a part of something so cool, and they got to meet the General, which I think they thought was the best part. I will never forget their smiling faces; I just felt like they had found a reason to attend GGC in the future."
Dr. Justin E. JerniganInterim Dean, School of Transitional Studies and Associate Professor of English for Academic Purposes
"At GGC, we care about our students and their development as whole people. We warmly welcome students from all cultures, languages and life experiences. The integrated educational experience (IEE) is a way of life at GGC.
The cultural and linguistic diversity of GGC make this a wonderful place to discover the world and learn to appreciate other perspectives, right here in Gwinnett County."
Crystal WoodMajor: General business
"My experience at GGC has been wonderful! I have made many friends and contacts that I will have forever. I chose GGC for a few reasons. I liked that it was close to home and offered small class sizes. I was also impressed that the majority of the faculty are doctors in their field. The class times that are available for courses give the non-traditional student the opportunity to attend day or evening classes. For someone who has a daytime job or a family, this is invaluable."
Mr. Tomas JimenezDean of Students
"It is an honor and privilege to work alongside students, staff and faculty as the first Dean of Students at Georgia Gwinnett College. I love the GGC student! The GGC student is a pioneer, leader, global learner, creative, resourceful, engaging and truly inspiring. Go Grizzlies!"
Dr. M. Shannon KecklerPart-time Instructor of Biology
"GGC is a very student oriented college. My favorite part of the GGC teaching experience is being a part of the GGC goal of developing the whole student – both in and out of the classroom. As an advocate of service and community involvement, I appreciate the opportunities available to GGC students to improve both themselves and their community."
Dr. Niaz Ahmed KhanAssistant Professor of English
"Every day GGC students energize my teaching, creativity, and professionalism."
Joni ElshaniMajor: Information technology - system and security
"[GGC] gives its best to integrate students from high school to college. Speaking English as a foreign language makes it harder to fully understand the teachers. GGC’s number of students in class (approx. 25) helps me understand everything because it’s easier for the teacher to provide individual feedback."
Dr. Christopher Inman Brandon, Jr.Associate Professor of Biology
"Georgia Gwinnett College's vision and mission are what sets us apart from all others. Our focus on the holistic development of all of our students is unique, and our dedication and devotion to the innovative approach that we take to higher education makes us one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the land."
Katheryn NikolichHistory and Political Science
"I never imagined I'd be getting a bachelor's degree, much less going on to graduate school, but GGC changed all of that for me. As a non-traditional student, I expected to go to class and go home, but after being asked to join a couple of clubs, I discovered I enjoy being involved. I'm now a part of several student clubs and organizations, and I've received a leadership scholarship as a result. I love trivia, so I'd have to say Quiz Bowl is one of my favorite activities."
Racey DanielsMajor: Business administration with a concentration in finance
"I love that GGC offers evening classes. I also love the amount of activities here and the range of events."
Dr. Daniel VollaroAssistant Professor of English
"GGC is a wonderful place to work because our genuine commitment to student engagement creates many opportunities for professors to interact with their students outside of the classroom. Education is a holistic process that cannot be contained in a classroom. We are creating a holistic learning environment here, and it is exciting to be a part of it."
Rigoberto Rivera, Jr.Major: Political science with a concentration in international relations
"GGC has given me opportunities that I hadn’t even dreamed of, opportunities that I would have had to fight for at a bigger institution. I like being a part of a growing school. I feel like I’m truly a part of GGC’s growth. Years after I graduate, I will be able to look back with pride at having been a part of making it great."
Dr. Andrea GreenAssistant Professor of Religious Studies
"I am so excited to be at GGC, as we are building a learning community that uses innovative teaching and cutting-edge pedagogies to support the next generation, the critical thinkers and global citizens for our future."
Stacey IkebuduMajor: Cell Biology
"Once you enter GGC, I guarantee you will leave as a transformed individual – one that is not afraid of challenges but rather anxious to conquer them. GGC served as the best choice for beginning my undergraduate career, mainly due to the collaborative and compassionate community of professors that care about transforming students into fully competent individuals ready for the real world."
Dr. Tess ReidAssistant Professor of Special Education
"I love that I have multiple opportunities to interact with GGC students from teaching in the classroom and student events to volunteering alongside them in the community or mentoring them via team sports! GGC is the nexus between higher learning and student success beyond the four walls of the college classroom."