Georgia Gwinnett College's Student Ambassadors are optimistic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and often the first interaction our guests have with the College. As the true faces of GGC, they offer unique views and serve to welcome future grizzlies into our campus community.

If you'd like more information about how you can become a Student Ambassador, visit our how-to apply page for all the details.

Aizaz

Class: Senior
Major: Business management
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
Student involvement / leadership: I am the founding president of the Student Alumni Association and serve as the vice president of the Greenlight Activities Board. I am also a member of our Honors Program and assist Relay for Life with fundraising every spring, along with additional involvement.
Favorite thing about GGC: The chance to be involved in multiple ways and have face-to-face contact with upper level administration
Favorite place on campus: Summer night on the GGC lawn
Interesting fact: I was in the military.
Advice for prospective students: Build relationships with your professors.

Alexia

Class: Junior
Major: Biology with a minor in business administration
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Student involvement / leadership: I volunteer at a children’s hospital and I take part in Junior Achievement activities. Member of S.C.R.U.B.S.
Favorite thing about GGC: The professors at GGC are more than happy to help students, and I love that GGC has free tutoring on campus.
Favorite place on campus: The library. I love to get there early so I’ll have a chance to use one of the private study rooms.
Interesting fact: I enjoy exercising and traveling.
Advice for prospective students: It doesn’t feel good to have to play catch up or have to retake classes your junior or senior year, so give your all in every class you take. Taking school seriously is an investment that you will thank yourself later for. 

AriaAria

Class: Senior
Major: Criminal Justice/Criminology
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High school: Parkview
Student involvement / leadership: Grizzly Sociology Club president, POLIS secretary, Student Patrol, Student Integrity Board, member of Criminal Justice Club and Alpha Phi Sigma
Favorite thing about GGC: The small class sizes and the ability to interact with my professors
Favorite place on campus: The B Atrium
Interesting fact: I LOVE to travel! In fact, I recently got back from a study abroad trip to London with my fellow CJ majors, and it was one of the best experiences I've had in my college career. 
Advice for prospective students: Check your email. Check it often, and don't be afraid to go to some of the events of you are already on campus. It's a great way to meet new friends, get involved, and make connections that you will use throughout your college career. Plus, you don't want to be the only one who shows up to a class that got cancelled! 

CamiloCamilo

Class: Junior
Major: General biology
Hometown: Grayson, Ga.
Student involvement / leadership: I volunteer at the hospital, and I'm in OLAS, the Honors Program, Tri Beta and the Biology Club. I and a friend are trying to start up Alpha Epsilon Delta, which is a pre-health honor society. I also lift weights and work at Publix.
Favorite thing about GGC: The diversity!
Favorite place on campus: Student Center, LVIS
Interesting fact: I'm the first generation (in my family) to go to college in America.
Advice for prospective students: College can be fun, but make sure you know how to have fun, and remember what your priorities are first, yourself and your future.

EmmanuelEmmanuel "Manny"

Class: Junior
Major: Information technology
Hometown: Harlem, N.Y.
Student involvement / leadership: Resident assistant, 2014-2015
Favorite thing about GGC: Small class size
Favorite place on campus: Wellness and Recreation Center
Interesting fact: Yes I am tall, and no I don't play basketball.
Advice for prospective students: Be comfortable with yourself before trying to be comfortable around other people.

JanakiJanaki

Class: Sophomore
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Grayson, Ga.
High school: Grayson
Student involvement / leadership: Honors Program, Gentiva Hospice, Relay for Life, Asian Student Association secretary
Favorite thing about GGC: The friendly campus and environment
Favorite place on campus: Starbucks café area
Interesting fact: I’m a leftie!      
Advice for prospective students: It may feel scary not being around your family or friends, at first, but it is all part of a new chapter of your life. It is okay to embrace a new change.

KamariaKamaria

Class: Sophomore
Major: Political science with a concentration on political studies and a minor in criminal justice
Hometown: New Brunswick, N.J.
High school: Provost Academy, Atlanta
Favorite thing about GGC: The sizes of the classrooms are small and it's very easy to learn and get help from your professors.
Favorite place on campus: The Health and Sciences building, where I love to study in the pockets off to the side in the new addition
Interesting fact: I used to model when I was a kid.
Advice for prospective students: Network with the people that you meet. And have fun. College is going to be stressful and hard, but it will pay off when you walk down the stage in your cap and gown.

KianaKiana

Class: Sophomore
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Born and raised in Farmington, Mo. Lived in Duluth, Ga. for 8 years.
High school: Peachtree Ridge
Student involvement / leadership: Miss Freshman, 2015, Honors Program, student ambassador, Greenlight Activities, board treasurer
Favorite thing about GGC: Private school feel with low tuition
Favorite place on campus: Health and Sciences building
Interesting fact: I can ride a unicycle.
Advice for prospective students: College is a place to develop as a person. The best way to do so is to try things you aren't comfortable or familiar with, starting with getting involved on campus.

MalikaMalika

Class: Senior
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High school: Archer
Student involvement / leadership: Lions Club International, student ambassador, Marketing Club, Volunteer GGC
Favorite thing about GGC: Never getting lost in the crowd because faculty and staff care about your success here
Favorite place on campus: Library
Interesting fact: I'm learning sign language.
Advice for prospective students: Get involved!

MarioMario

Class: Senior
Major: International business
Hometown: Bogota, Columbia
Student involvement / leadership: Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)
Favorite thing about GGC: Being able to have friends from all over the world
Favorite place on campus: The GGC Lawn
Interesting fact: I like to do crazy Snapchats. I am a very happy person who likes to work out a lot.
Advice for prospective students: Always fight for what you love, and no matter what, God will have the best for you.

MartaviousMartavious

Class: Sophomore
Major: Criminal justice/criminology
Hometown: Ellenwood, Ga.
High school: Morrow
Student involvement / leadership: A part of Volunteer GGC, Black Student Union, Four Pillar Society, Asian Student Association
Favorite thing about GGC: The local community vibe. I love how the size of the school does not allow it to affect its performance. Everyone around the college always seems like a family.
Favorite place on campus: I love the library. It seems like it's the best I've been in my whole life. It is definitely first class.
Interesting fact: I love hot wings!!
Advice for prospective students: Just be yourself, and have fun. Also, realize that you have to be open-minded.

SantessaSantessa

Class: Senior
Major: Political science, concentration in legal studies
Hometown: Norcross, Ga.
High school: Norcross
Student involvement / leadership: I currently hold positions as GGC student ambassador, charter member of the Georgia Gwinnett College Four Pollar Society, vice president of The Law Society, secretary of the GGC Campus Democrats, and student assistant for the Office of Advancement.
Favorite thing about GGC: GGC offers so many resources to advance yourself, and first and foremost, always puts the student first. If it will help the student succeed, GGC will make it happen for you or already has it at your fingertips.
Favorite place on campus: LVIS in the Student Center on the second floor. A lot of my favorite GGC memories took place in that room.
Interesting fact: During my Bear Essentials orientation, I whispered to one of the students on the tour with me, "none of these buildings have names on them. My goal is to get my name on at least one as my legacy." That was in 2013. Granted I didn't expect my name on one so soon. By 2016, my face and name was on the side of the Wellness and Recreation Center facing Hwy. 316. While it is temporary, it is a motivation to get it on one of GGC's fine buildings, some day.
Advice for prospective students: There are several opportunities to grow, develop and find your place in society at GGC. It is up to you as the driver to your own destination to go out, be open minded and see where the GGC path to success can take you. Lucky for you, GGC is a friendly community and anyone is willing to help you along the way. Especially me.

VanesaVanesa

Class: Senior
Major: Economics
Hometown: El Salvador
Student involvement / leadership: Treasurer, Organization Of Latin American Students (OLAS), Relay for Life, GGC volunteer, Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (HOPE), Miss Junior Georgia Gwinnett College.
Favorite thing about GGC: I love the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with professors due to the small classroom sizes, and also the many opportunities to get involved in more than 100 organizations on campus.
Favorite thing to do at GGC: I love volunteering in different events on campus and going to Starbucks to relax after class.
Favorite movie: "The Fault in Our Stars"
Favorite food: Steak is my weakness.
Interesting fact: I love rock climbing.
Advice for prospective students: Don’t be afraid of the unknown, and be ready to ask any question because “knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.” –Jimi Hendrix

Whitley

Class: Senior
Major: General chemistry
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High school: Berkmar (2009-2012)
Student involvement / leadership: Student assistant Hispanic Engagement Program, Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), Student Involvement, Student Government Association, Senator School of Science and Technology
Favorite thing about GGC: My favorite things about GGC is that you have the chance to be one-on-one with professors and gain a relationship with many opportunities for research and new activities.    
Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus would be a study room in Health and Sciences for alone time to study and do homework, and the Starbucks café for meeting with friends.
Interesting fact: One interesting fact would be I love photography and visiting new places and meeting new people.
Advice for prospective students: Advice for prospective students from my personal experience, get involved as soon as you can. Getting involved will dedicate you to improve in classes and focus.

YajarrahYajarrah

Class: Sophomore
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Dacula, Ga.
High school: Mill Creek
Student involvement / leadership: Psychology Club and Film Club
Favorite thing about GGC: Diversity of the student life and campus setup
Favorite place on campus: Library and Building A
Interesting fact: My favorite animal is a panda.
Advice for prospective students: Be open-minded and optimistic to the new experiences you will be introduced to.

Who can request a guided tour?

Prospective students

Please review the information and complete the online form for daily tours.

Tours including more than 10 students should refer to the information and complete the online form(s) for group tours.

Faculty/Staff

Ambassadors are available for tours Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. If you would like to request an ambassador to provide a guided tour for a guest, please contact:

Dena-Kay Spence
Campus Tour Coordinator
678.407.5344
campustours@ggc.edu

Tours will not be offered during final exams and when classes are not in session.