Staunch advocate for women in technology named Woman of the Year for STEAM Education

Staunch advocate for women in technology named Woman of the Year for STEAM Education

Dr. Sonal Dekhane, interim dean of Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) School of Science and Technology, was named Woman of the Year in STEAM Education by the Atlanta-based Women in Technology (WIT) organization. This award celebrates women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) careers for their leadership, vision and accomplishments in business, education and the community. WIT seeks to empower women and girls during all stages of their careers in STEAM disciplines.

Georgia Gwinnett College and Clayton State University partner for bachelor’s to master’s nursing degree pathway

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) and Clayton State University (CSU) have formed a new partnership to create a pathway to increase the number of undergraduate nursing students earning an advanced degree.

Georgia Gwinnett College hosts virtual fall commencement for students, including 75-year-old graduate

Georgia Gwinnett College hosts virtual fall commencement for students, including 75-year-old graduate

More than 500 graduates turned their tassels from the comfort and safety of their homes today, during Georgia Gwinnett College’s fall commencement, the second virtual commencement since the global pandemic took hold earlier this year. 

One of the graduates watching the event was Janet Lively. At 75 years young, Lively knows a thing or two about perseverance. The Duluth resident, who is a wife, mother of six and grandmother of 11, enrolled in GGC in 2012, taking one to two classes each semester. For the past eight years, Lively, who graduated from high school in 1962, juggled classes, homework and babysitting her youngest grandchild.

Questioning perspectives allows Georgia Gwinnett College student to find her path

Questioning perspectives allows Georgia Gwinnett College student to find her path

Muminah Chaudhry came to Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) expecting to earn a degree in biochemistry. Instead, she discovered an entirely new direction in life, and a newfound understanding of herself.

Georgia Gwinnett College nursing student scales challenges to conquer goals

Georgia Gwinnett College nursing student scales challenges to conquer goals

Of the countless emotions a human being can feel, helplessness may very well be the worst of them. It’s the feeling so many of us have experienced when someone we love is diagnosed with a serious illness. Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) student Kelly Mangham of Lawrenceville has become much too well acquainted with that feeling. In fact, it became such a force in her life that she decided to do something about it.

Mom takes her son to a Georgia Gwinnett College Preview Day and enrolls herself

Mom takes her son to a Georgia Gwinnett College Preview Day and enrolls herself

When Laurie Melonja-Seall first visited the Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) campus, it was to take a tour with her son, William, while he was planning his next steps in life after high school. Melonja-Seall went home and applied to GGC that night, and instead of sending her son to the college, she wound up being a student there herself.

 First African American Studies minors graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College

First African American Studies minors graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College

The first two students to receive Georgia Gwinnett College’s new African American Studies minor will graduate this semester. Psychology majors Devonna Smith and Brittany Boden will graduate with the minor in December.

Changing lives: Georgia Gwinnett College fund helps student stay on track

Changing lives: Georgia Gwinnett College fund helps student stay on track

Angela Muscheru had everything she needed to be thankful. The wife and mother of four boys, ages, 14, 10, 8 and 4 worked in the housing industry, taking jobs as a loan officer and then a Realtor. However, she wanted to move toward a corporate career in finance and to show her family that “anything is possible.”

Georgia Gwinnett College names new provost after national search

Georgia Gwinnett College names new provost after national search

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) President Jann L. Joseph announced today that Dr. George S. Low has been selected as GGC’s new senior vice president for academic and student affairs and provost. In that role, he will use his rich experience to further enhance the college’s strong foundation of academic excellence. His collaborative style will blend with current leadership to support student success with a focus on degree completion. He will assume his duties in mid-January 2021.

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