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Georgia Gwinnett College student to give back to community as a special education teacher

Alma Eligio of Norcross knew that she wanted to teach someday. She always looked up to the teachers at Meadowcreek High School, especially the special education staff dedicated to helping the students who needed it the most. 

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Student learns perseverance and value of self at Georgia Gwinnett College

Before attending Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), Natan Mallory was the shy kid in class. In high school, he preferred not to talk unless he was called upon by a teacher or approached by a student. 

Seeing his time at GGC as a transformative opportunity, all of that changed for Mallory. Little by little, class by class and life lesson by life lesson, Mallory gained confidence, found success and learned how to be himself at GGC. 

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Community service spirit leads Georgia Gwinnett College student to chiropractic career

Even before going to college, Melissa Castaneda of Grayson always had dreams of helping her community. 

“Before I started college, I knew there was a good possibility that I would want to attend graduate school, and I knew there’s a big cost with that,” said Castaneda, a first-generation college student. “When looking at undergraduate programs, I wanted to stay away from taking out loans but still get a good education, and Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) felt like the right place.”

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Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation Board of Trustees adds new members, leader

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) and the GGC Foundation announced the appointment of new members to the GGC Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Vincent inspired to serve children and adults with developmental disabilities

Cynthia Totimeh-Vincent, a native of Liberia in West Africa, has a special reason to celebrate earning her college degree from Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). When she joins more than 800 graduates for the college’s Aug. 8 virtual commencement, she will complete a goal she started in 1995. 
 

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Making her mother proud inspired first-generation college graduate

Going to college was never a question for Jocelyn Pozorski. 

Born to a young single mother who always pushed the importance of education, Pozorski, of Jasper grew up with a passion for school and learning. Though her mother was not able to finish college herself, she always made sure to give her child every chance to learn that she could. When graduation time came along for high school, Pozorski headed to college in Tennessee without a second thought.

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Georgia Gwinnett College chooses Aladdin for new dining contract

Georgia Gwinnett College has entered into a partnership with Aladdin, a food service provider specializing in higher education dining, beginning July 1.

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Georgia Gwinnett College raises more than $100,000 for Student Emergency Fund

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) surpassed its goal to raise over $100,000 for its Student Emergency Fund, which provides GGC students with food, gasoline, housing, rent and utilities. 

The fundraiser attracted 384 donors, surpassing its 300-donor goal. 

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#SleevesUpGGC: GGC teams up with American Red Cross to host annual blood drive 

While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered many things in our society, one thing that hasn’t changed, according to the American Red Cross, is the need for blood donations. 

Toward that end, Georgia Gwinnett College is partnering with the American Red Cross to solicit blood donations through its #SleevesUp campaign, which uses an online site to attract blood donation pledges. 

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GGC conducts study on family coping strategies during pandemic

Georgia Gwinnett College faculty are conducting a research study that, once completed, will shed light on familial coping strategies during the coronavirus pandemic.

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