Major: Business – accounting concentrationValerie Allen

Graduation year: 2011

Where do you work? Windham Brannon, P.C.

Clubs/Organizations you were a part of at GGC: President of the Accountancy Student Organization

How has GGC helped prepare you for where you are today?
It’s impossible to retain everything you learn in the classroom. With each and every class I had at GGC, I learned something new and something I could apply to in everyday life. It wasn’t always academic – sometimes it was personal – but I took something away from every class. I feel that, because of my time at GGC, I’m a better critical thinker, better at looking at a situation and making the best of it, and I have much more confidence when it comes to sharing my opinion.

Favorite memory about GGC: I have a lot of great memories of GGC. One of my favorites, though, was the first trip the College took to Lake Lanier for the canoe and dragon boat rides. The weather was great. I learned how to steer a canoe, and it was a lot of fun enjoying the break from studying with several of my classmates.