Almost 160 Georgia Gwinnett College seniors turned their tassels at the Gwinnett Center this afternoon, symbolizing their graduation from college. Today’s commencement represented several firsts for the institution, including the first time it has graduated more than 150 students. This is GGC’s largest graduation class to date, warranting a first-ever move to an off-campus facility large enough for the ceremony. It also produced the college’s 500th graduate.
Richard Tucker, a member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, will present the commencement address at Georgia Gwinnett College’s Dec. 16 winter ceremony, to be held at the Gwinnett Center.
Veteran women’s soccer coach Domenic Martelli has been chosen to lead the women’s soccer program at Georgia Gwinnett College, with the team’s inaugural season less than a year away. A Lawrenceville resident, Martelli has had his eye on GGC for years and labels it an ideal fit for him professionally and personally.
Gwinnett Federal Credit Union has pledged a gift of $50,000 to Georgia Gwinnett College for an additional scholarship in the School of Education.
Two visitors from the University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT-Dallas) visited with administrators and faculty at Georgia Gwinnett College today, hoping to learn from GGC’s success.
Georgia Gwinnett College is waiving its $20 application fee from now through Nov. 20, 2011 for the spring, summer and fall 2012 semesters. The deadline to apply for the spring 2012 semester is Tuesday, Nov. 15. The college offers 12 degree programs and 40 areas of study. GGC currently enrolls almost 8,000 students.
Georgia Gwinnett College got a green light on its varsity athletics complex upon receiving project authorization at today’s meeting of the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents.
Georgia State Senator Don Balfour (R-Snellville) spoke to political science students at Georgia Gwinnett College on Tuesday. The college’s Polis Club invited Sen. Balfour to discuss redistricting, changes to the HOPE Scholarship and his role as Rules Chairman in the Senate.
Georgia Gwinnett College business students placed third among 38 colleges and universities in a social business plan competition held during the Oct. 17 University System of Georgia Social Business and Microcredit Forum. This marks the first academic trophy earned by GGC in a state-wide competition.
Georgia Gwinnett College’s innovative iTouch Chemistry Project took home top honors at the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) 2011 Excalibur Awards Ceremony, held Friday, Oct. 21.