Latin American Association Visits Georgia Gwinnett College

Executive members of Atlanta-based Latin American Association (LAA) visited Georgia Gwinnett College to meet with staff members and students and learn about innovative programs and partnerships at the college. The event was organized by GGC Assistant Professor of English Jessica Damian.

Executive members of Atlanta-based Latin American Association (LAA) visited Georgia Gwinnett College to meet with staff members and students and learn about innovative programs and partnerships at the college. The event was organized by GGC Assistant Professor of English Jessica Damian.

According to a Gwinnett Coalition data report, the proportion of Hispanic students in Gwinnett County grows at an average of 44% each year. GGC is preparing to meet the needs of a county with rapidly changing demographics. “We’re looking for partners in the community to help us reach students,” noted Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Stas Preczewski. “GGC’s future depends on providing high-quality, accessible education to anyone who has the desire to go to college.”

Latin American Association Executive Director Maritza Pichon agreed, stating that “education is a common thread in our association and is our highest priority for Latino youth. GGC has been built to satisfy a need and will act as a bridge to the cultural community.”

The visit left a positive impression with LAA, which plans to return to GGC on June 29 with 100 Gwinnett County middle and high school students.

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