One of GGC's First Grads Bound for Harvard

Andrea Ide is making history as part of the Georgia Gwinnett College charter graduating class, and now she is preparing to take on even bigger first-time challenges.

Andrea Ide is making history as part of the Georgia Gwinnett College charter graduating class, and now she is preparing to take on even bigger first-time challenges.

The psychology major from Suwanee has been accepted for graduate work at Harvard University – a first in GGC’s history. Ide will begin her master’s degree studies at the prestigious institution this fall.

“Everyone is excited and happy to see that we can come out of this school and go somewhere,” she says. “I’m very excited and honored to go out into the world and show people that GGC is there. It’s so overwhelming.”

With her GGC classes behind her, Ide will be part of a year-long program to earn a Master’s of Education in Human Development and Psychology. She may continue her education beyond Harvard, but her ultimate goal is to teach at the high school level.

The Greater Atlanta Christian School graduate will also be the first in her family to attend Harvard, but blazing new trails is nothing new for her. Ide says the college’s newness helped convince her to enroll at GGC.

“I enjoy the fact that we're doing something different,” Ide says. “We get to start from scratch; we don't have hundreds of years of tradition governing what we do.”

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