GGC Foundation acquires building and five acres on Collins Hill Rd.

Georgia Gwinnett College is growing...again. The GGC Foundation recently purchased a 75,000 square-foot building and five acres of property on Collins Hill Rd. which will soon become an office and recreational facility.

Free Calls to Troops in Iraq

Georgia Gwinnett College is offering free video calls to troops stationed in Iraq through December 22, 2006 and beginning again on January 3, 2007. Thanks to a partnership between the FreedomCalls Foundation and GGC, family and friends can contact service members who are located in, or have access to, facilities in Camp Fallujah, Camp Taji or Al Asad Airbase.

Dr. Cathy Moore named charter Dean of the School of Education

Georgia Gwinnett College has made a landmark investment in training 21st Century teachers by naming its first Dean of the School of Education.

Dr. Mundie will serve as the charter Dean of the School of Science and Technology

Leaders with the new Georgia Gwinnett College selected an experienced researcher and teacher to develop their own science and technology programs.

From Mission Impossible to Mission Accomplished in One Short Year

It began with one employee and a mission that seemed close to impossible: create a college from scratch. Get it up and running within a year. And make it succeed. Add to these necessities, the Regents want a new type of college, one that would use innovative learning technology and also address growing national concerns involving retention and graduation. No small task indeed.

Georgia Gwinnett College Holds First Open House

Georgia Gwinnett College will welcome 80 high school seniors from Meadowcreek High School on Wed., Oct. 18 for the college’s first-ever Open House. The students will spend a half day on the college’s campus learning more about the college experience and how to apply to GGC. Students will have a pizza lunch with GGC faculty and current students, try out college classes in biology and psychology, and hear words of encouragement from Georgia Gwinnett President Daniel J. Kaufman and GGC Foundation Board member Jose Perez.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Academic Building

Representative John Heard, University System of Georgia (USG) Regent Richard Tucker, USG Chief of Staff Robert Watts, Hector Morales of Silverman Construction and Phil Rutledge of Gay Construction joined Georgia Gwinnett College President Daniel J. Kaufman October 3 for a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the beginning of construction on the college’s newest academic building. The 33,000 square-foot building, slated to be open in fall 2007, will house core academic programs necessary to serve the rapidly growing student population at the Lawrenceville site.

Georgia Gwinnett College Adds Information Technology Degree Program

Georgia Gwinnett College President Dan Kaufman announced today that GGC will begin offering coursework for a bachelor’s degree program in Information Technology starting in fall 2007. The decision to add an IT degree was made in response to conversations with key community leaders who identified Gwinnett County’s growing need for college graduates possessing the skills and knowledge required for these quality jobs.

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Donates $5000 for GGC's First Scholarship

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s Executive Director Connie Wiggins announced the creation of the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Scholarship Fund to be administered through the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. The announcement took place today at a luncheon at the Gwinnett Center, where Governor Sonny Perdue made an address on the state of the environment. A $5000 check was presented by Wiggins to GGC President Dan Kaufman and GGC Foundation Chair Glenn White.

Buckheister Named Director of Development

Lori Miller Buckheister has been named director of development at Georgia Gwinnett College. Buckheister, former director of major gifts for the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., will assist in the administration of GGC’s Foundation and lead in the creation and implementation of the college’s strategic development plan.

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