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.

Lawrenceville, GA – 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.

Dr. Holly Haynes is the organizer of the visit, a psychology professor at Georgia Gwinnett College, and a graduate of Meadowcreek High School. “What an honor to welcome students from my own alma mater and show them the opportunities for higher education that are available in their own back yard,” says Haynes. “It is my hope that these students will choose to pursue a college degree at GGC to have the opportunity to succeed and grow in life to their fullest potential.”

Haynes holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree from Harvard University and as an assistant professor at GGC, is thankful for the opportunity to give back. “The real difference is made for students when they connect with faculty in such a way that they become inspired,” says Haynes. “My job as a teacher is to inspire.”

Georgia Gwinnett College opened its doors Aug. 18 as the newest public four-year college created in Georgia in more than a century. The Oct. 18 Open House marks the institution’s first recruiting activity where high school students will be on-site touring the campus.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the lunch, faculty & student Q&A, and the president’s closing remarks at the campus located at the intersection of Hwy 316 and Collins Hill Rd. in the B-Building Atrium. Visitor parking for the media is available in the lot adjacent to the B-Building.

11:25 – 11:55 a.m.
Lunch with faculty and student ambassadors

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Faculty/Student Q&A

12:35 – 12:45 p.m.
Closing remarks by GGC Foundation Board Member Jose Perez and GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman.

For more information, contact Jennifer Stephens at 678-407-5425.

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