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Georgia Gwinnett College professor discusses best vacations to relieve stress

The summer season is synonymous with vacationing. People travel all over the world to soak in sunshine and splash in salt water, but what kind of vacations are best to recuperate? Dr. David Ludden, associate professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College, says it boils down to science.

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The blueberry bee solution

It’s hard to ignore the importance of bees to life on Earth. Bees pollinate more than one-third of the human food supply, including a large majority of the fruits, vegetables and nuts in your refrigerator and pantry. 

It’s not just human life, either. Seventy-five percent of all flowering plants on Earth rely on pollinators to reproduce, and those plants provide the foundation for countless food webs. Considering all that, it’s very concerning that the primary commercial pollinator, the honeybee, is under significant threat from colony collapse disorder (CCD) and other factors.

According to a nationwide survey conducted by the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) in 2021, beekeepers in the United States lost 45.5% of their managed honey bee colonies from April 2020 to April 2021. Biologists worldwide have expressed acute concern over this trend, which could have devastating consequences for the U.S. food supply if solutions aren’t found to reverse it.

Dr. Mark Schlueter, a professor of biology at Georgia Gwinnett College, has dedicated his life’s work to finding those solutions. Initially focused on apple orchards, he shifted his research to blueberry patches after receiving an on-farm Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) research grant. Schlueter and his team planted wildflowers adjacent to blueberry bushes on the Pinefield Eco Farm in Hephzibah, Georgia, and will spend the summer observing the plants very carefully.

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Georgia Gwinnett College's economic impact approaches $513 million 

According to an economic impact study released today by the University System of Georgia (USG), Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) contributed nearly $513 million to the economy of Gwinnett County and the Atlanta metropolitan area during fiscal year 2021, up more than $4.5 million over last year and ninth among the 26 USG institutions making impacts in their regions.

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Georgia Gwinnett College recognized with inaugural Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) was selected to receive the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE) inaugural Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award. The award recognizes the efforts of a university career services office or employer member.

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Two Georgia Gwinnett College students win Women in Technology scholarships

Two Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) information technology students have earned scholarships from Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women excel in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields (STEAM). This is the fourth year in a row a GGC student has been awarded this scholarship.

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Georgia Gwinnett College is ‘storm ready’

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been recertified as a StormReady campus by the National Weather Service (NWS). 

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Georgia Gwinnett College class seeks volunteers for free physical assessments

Summertime is almost here, and with it comes a renewed interest in health and wellness. Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) School of Science and Technology is offering a chance for several individuals to work on their personal fitness.

The exercise science program at GGC seeks volunteers to participate in a six-week exercise program. The purpose of the program is to help exercise science students sharpen hands-on skills while gaining experience in a practical fitness setting.

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Georgia Gwinnett College students “dress out” for hazardous materials training

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has introduced its first continuing education program – training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). The program certifies students in the proper protocols and safety measures for dealing with hazardous materials, including in environmental crises.

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Georgia Gwinnett College VP selected for national leadership program

Dr. Marie-Michelle Rosemond, vice president for Student Engagement and Success at Georgia Gwinnett College, was selected as one of 22 senior-level higher education professionals to participate in the 
American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) 2022 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI). 

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Georgia Gwinnett College defies national trend with Hispanic outreach 

In a time where Hispanic enrollment in some higher education institutions is trending downward or stagnating, Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) Hispanic student population continues to rise. GGC’s Nancy Ciudad-Simmons and her team are working to maintain that momentum.

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