GGC hosts Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia

Georgia Gwinnett College welcomed leaders of the Asian/Pacific American Council (APAC) of Georgia to campus this week. The APAC representatives visited GGC to learn more about the college, view its newest facilities, and begin a preliminary dialogue about opportunities for collaboration.

Georgia Gwinnett College welcomed leaders of the Asian/Pacific American Council (APAC) of Georgia to campus this week. The APAC representatives visited GGC to learn more about the college, view its newest facilities, and begin a preliminary dialogue about opportunities for collaboration.

Dr. Gordon Harrison, vice president for institutional advancement and president of the GGC Foundation, welcomed the APAC delegation and provided an overview of the College’s history, innovative educational model, and its desire to forge a robust partnership with community partners.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to familiarize the leadership of Georgia’s Asian and Pacific communities with Georgia Gwinnett College,” said Harrison. “It is important to develop multicultural relationships because the global community is one in which our students will not only work, but lead.”

APAC is comprised of 14 Asian organizations and was established in 1985. Its multi-faceted mission includes preserving and promoting awareness of Asian culture within its communities and the general public, and promoting its communities’ full participation and contribution to society.

The group enjoyed lunch in GGC's new dining facilities and also visited the new Library and Learning Center and student residence halls. They also heard Anthony Pinder, GGC’s new director of internationalization, review plans for the college’s new internationalization program.

“APAC’s leaders indicated they were favorably impressed by GGC and its campus, and they spoke highly of its vibrant intellectual atmosphere and role in the economy,” Harrison said. “Several partnership opportunities were identified during this initial meeting, and GGC looks forward to continued opportunities to collaborate with this dynamic leadership group.”

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