The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has approved eight new degree programs at Georgia Gwinnett College. The new majors will be offered to students in January 2010.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) is slated to give the keynote address to Georgia Gwinnett College students who graduate in December. Forty students are expected to receive their diplomas following the fall 2009 semester, and the commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place on December 19 at 1 p.m. in the atrium of Building B.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a major in criminal justice/criminology for Georgia Gwinnett College, further expanding its academic program and giving students another choice as they pursue their post-secondary education. The new major is one of several that Georgia Gwinnett has added to its curriculum since it became accredited in June by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Georgia Gwinnett College President Daniel J. Kaufman announced today that GGC is one of 12 four-year institutions selected to participate in a national higher education project in the coming year known as “Foundations of Excellence in the First College Year.” The project, sponsored by the Policy Center on the First Year of College, utilizes a model of excellence for the first college year. This model is used by colleges and universities to develop and refine their overall approach to educating first-year students. GGC’s initiative has been named First Year Matters.
Georgia Gwinnett College enrolled its 3,000th student this week as classes began, nearly doubling in size over last year’s enrollment. Nick Falkenhagen, 27, registered for classes Thursday and put student enrollment at the 3,000 mark. He was followed by a handful of other students, and final numbers are expected to be around 3,050. About half of those are students new to GGC.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved another significant expansion of academic programs today for Georgia Gwinnett College, giving students at the new college more choices as they pursue their post-secondary education at GGC. These are the first of several new majors the college will be adding to its curriculum since it became accredited in June by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
High school students may now take college courses at Georgia Gwinnett College while earning their high school diploma – through GGC’s Joint Enrollment program.
For the third time since November, Georgia Gwinnett College has brought the community together for a groundbreaking ceremony – this time on a new 77,000 square foot Student Center that will house the college’s first dining hall and an expanded version of the Barnes and Noble Bookstore as well as office and meeting space.
Earth was moved and ground was broken today on Phase I of Georgia Gwinnett College’s first student housing project that will boast 1,029 beds. These modern dorms, scheduled to open next fall, will include five residence halls. Eventually, the campus will house some 2,500 students.
Georgia’s newest four-year public institution, Georgia Gwinnett College, received notification today from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that the college has been granted its initial accreditation, less than three years after opening its doors to students. The decision, which came only a year after the college was granted candidacy toward accreditation last June, affirms Georgia Gwinnett’s continuing commitment to academic excellence, public accountability and its capacity to provide effective programs and services based on accreditation standards established by SACS.