Major: B.B.A – FinanceJohn Maison

Graduation year: 2015

Employer and job title: Georgia Gwinnett College, Veterans Success coordinator; Army National Guard, air traffic control chief

Clubs/Organizations you were a part of at GGC: Co-founder and president of the veterans club COVERT; The National Society of Leadership and Success, member; Student Fee Committee, member

How has GGC helped prepare you for where you are today: Today, I feel empowered by the education I have received from GGC. That empowerment allows me to pursue many jobs and career choices without the barrier to entry issues that lagged me in the past. My finance concentration from my degree is a key source of my contribution to strategic planning, goal achievements, and pure knowledge of business operations.  

Favorite memory about GGC: My favorite memory of GGC took place in 2014. A group of student veterans started an annual tradition of arriving on the main lawn of the campus at 6 a.m. to put over 300 small U.S. flags in the ground on Veterans Day. Three years later, the tradition is still going strong.