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National Campus Safety Awareness Month: Georgia Gwinnett College assistant police chief promotes service, empathy, respect

Carlos Llorens has a servant’s heart. He has spent more than 33 years serving his fellow countrymen in uniform, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1986 straight out of high school, where he served for seven years in the reserves as a computer programmer before becoming a police officer for Gwinnett County, a job he did for 16 years before coming to Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) in 2010. Today, as the nation celebrates National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Llorens is Georgia Gwinnett College’s deputy police chief, responsible for all the daily operations of the college’s police department (GGCPD).

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Fall for GGC: Students, parents to learn about college options 

Georgia Gwinnett College will host evening Fall for GGC virtual information sessions beginning Sept. 28 through Nov. 5. Geared toward high school seniors and transfer students, the live sessions will cover areas such as academic programs, financial aid and admissions. 

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Georgia Gwinnett College recognized in multiple U.S. News & World Report rankings

For the seventh straight year, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been ranked as the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) magazine college and university rankings, released today. In addition to being recognized for its diversity, GGC also ranked as the fourth most innovative school among regional colleges in the South.

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Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation receives student endowment, dedicates presentation room

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) Foundation will receive a $50,000 endowment with additional funds from GGC President Jann L. Joseph and her family. The endowment will be used to create student scholarships for eligible full-time GGC social sciences students. The fund, called The Joseph Family Scholarship in memory of Dr. Edwin Joseph, recognizes Joseph’s late husband, who succumbed to cancer in 2018. 

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Students, faculty pitch in to give Georgia Gwinnett College microfarm new life

More than two dozen students and faculty members gathered on a green, grassy plot of land in the center of Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) campus Saturday, August 29 to bring life back to the school’s microfarm, which had gone neglected in the months since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the college to move to online instruction during the middle of the spring semester and to a hybrid format for fall semester.

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Grief Awareness: Georgia Gwinnett College provides tips, resources

There is no one-size-fits all approach to dealing with grief, according to Dr. Jyotsna (Josi) M. Kalavar, professor of psychology and gerontology at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). The veteran educator, who teaches in both the psychology and human development and aging services programs at GGC, said that various factors impact the way humans grieve, especially when facing a loss of life.

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Georgia Gwinnett College professor shares tips for remote learning success

A sixth-generation Georgia teacher is sharing some coping skills to help students achieve success with online learning. Dr. George Darden, assistant professor of educational foundations and chair of faculty for 6-12 programs at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), was invited to speak to students at an online forum and shared tips.

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Sign of the times: Georgia Gwinnett College students store information, memories in time capsules

To welcome students and assist in their transition to a new institution, GGC distributed “time capsules” during an Aug. 20 event with safety and social distancing protocols in place. The containers were filled with information about the college, fun facts and a number of questions contained on sheets of paper on which students could record their responses for reflection as they graduate from the college.

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Georgia Gwinnett College commencement speaker learns "It’s All About the Journey" 

"Everything is not for everybody." That piece of advice set student Andrea Devereux on a new path toward success.

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