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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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Georgia Gwinnett College graduates charged to appreciate time, find purpose

On a day when graduating seniors were thanking God, family and friends, Poet Laureate Hank Stewart challenged more than 660 graduates to thank the “haters.” Stewart, who spoke at Georgia Gwinnett College’s spring commencement said that sometimes, one’s haters are the inspiration.  

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Georgia Gwinnett College grad learns there is no direct path to the perfect career field

Eric Thomas Jr., 25, of Norcross, describes their younger self as “one of those annoyingly smart kids who shines at every academic spotlight,” but their abundance of book smarts was counterbalanced by a strange lack of motivation. Born and raised in metro Atlanta, they graduated from Henry County High School with a 3.8 GPA, but was ambivalent about what to do next.

A random online search of different college majors led them to the Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) website, and it was like the clouds parted and a ray of light landed on their computer screen, Thomas said.

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Georgia Gwinnett College information technology major fights her way out of despair to graduate top of class

When she was just eight years old, Ruby Hernandez, 21, of Lawrenceville, was diagnosed with the rare and incurable autoimmune disease that causes excruciating flare-ups. Any mild accumulation of sweat triggers the painful outbreaks, and the symptoms are significantly worsened with weight gain. It sentenced her to an acutely frustrating struggle to stay healthy without provoking the disease.

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Guardian angel guides Georgia Gwinnett College nursing graduate to success

Autumn Musgrave Burgess, 24, of Canton, said she could easily have wandered down a bad path. She grew up in Forsyth County, Georgia, the child of separated parents and a survivor of an “adverse childhood,” a term referring to various types of abuse and neglect.  

Burgess enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) in 2016. She said she decided on GGC after taking a tour and falling in love with the beautiful campus and friendly faculty. She knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping troubled children.

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Poet Laureate to Address Class of 2022 at Georgia Gwinnett College Commencement

Poet Laureate Hank Stewart will address the Class of 2022 at Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Gas South Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. This is the first time a poet laureate has addressed a GGC graduating class.

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