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Jamaican immigrant finds her confidence at Georgia Gwinnett College

Geana Angus looked up to people who could do things like speak in front of a graduating class. But on December 1, the Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) graduating class will be looking up to her as she takes her role as Student Speaker for the college's Fall 2022 Commencement. Learn more about Geana and the journey from her native Jamaica to GGC.

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Georgia Gwinnett College nursing grad from Brazil credits her success to her mother and her second family in the U.S.

Camila Monteiro's mother dreamed of becoming a nurse but had to give it up to raise Camila and her three siblings in the small city of Sumaré, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. When Camila's journey brought her to the U.S., she had the support of her mother, stepfather and an African family, who became her second family and helped her navigate life in a foreign country. With the support of two families, Monteiro will graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

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A promise kept: Georgia Gwinnett College human services graduate fulfills her mother’s last wish

Jolene McGee said going to college was something she always wanted, but life kept getting in the way, to the point that she was 30 years old and the mother of four when she finally enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Unfortunately, life once again got in the way when McGee had to delay her education to care for her mother, who was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer. Learn about McGee's last promise to her mother.

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Community leader to speak at Georgia Gwinnett College fall 2022 commencement

Antonio Molina’s mission is to leave this world better than he found it. The United States Navy veteran, attorney and community leader is doing just that. Molina will share his insight, experiences and advice with graduating students at Georgia Gwinnett College’s fall 2022 commencement. The event will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 at Gas South Arena, Duluth. 

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Bucking the trend, Georgia Gwinnett College fall enrollment rises

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) was among eight of the 26 University System of Georgia (USG) public institutions that realized enrollment gains in fall 2022, according to USG data released Tuesday.

GGC’s fall 2022 total student enrollment totaled 11,030, up about a percentage point from last year. Total enrollment includes new, returning and transfer students.

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Georgia Gwinnett College to host preview day Nov. 12, application fee waived in November

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) will host its final in-person Preview Day for 2022, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Nov. 12.

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Georgia Gwinnett College grad earns first TESOL certification

Taylor Dukes was recently awarded Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) first certification in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and began her career teaching English in South Korea this fall.

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Georgia Gwinnett College political expert says candidates should be talking about more about policies, less mudslinging

Georgia is once again in the limelight with its upcoming election. Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) Dr. Laura Young, associate professor of political science, is weighing in on the critical points people should know going into voting.

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Georgia Gwinnett College professor keeps finger on pulse of student growth

Georgia Gwinnett College’s annual Fall Recognition ceremony celebrates its faculty and staff every year by honoring those standouts who embody the school’s four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and creativity. 

Dr. Amy Farah, associate professor of teacher education, has been named recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award for 2021-2022 by GGC’s Annual Awards Committee.

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