Army veteran graduates from Georgia Gwinnett College and aims big

Army veteran graduates from Georgia Gwinnett College and aims big

Everyone in Morgan George’s life knew she could be anything she wanted to be – everyone but her, that is. When your deepest desire is to help save the world, it can be hard to believe you can ever make that happen. Through her tenacity and the unwavering support of the people around her, George, a U.S. Army veteran, discovered that destiny has a way to put you on the path to your dreams despite your own insecurities.

Georgia Gwinnett College commencement to feature Gwinnett County judge, U.S. Army veteran as speakers

Georgia Gwinnett College commencement to feature Gwinnett County judge, U.S. Army veteran as speakers

More than 600 students will graduate at Georgia Gwinnett College’s fall commencement at 10 a.m., Dec. 7 at the Gas South Arena. The ceremony will feature Gwinnett County State Court Judge Veronica Cope as keynote speaker. The event will also feature graduate speaker Morgan K. George.

Georgia Gwinnett College to host vaccine clinics in December

With news of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, it’s more important than ever to consider vaccination and booster shots.

Toward that end, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has partnered with CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) to offer vaccination clinics on campus from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15. The clinics, open to all – students, faculty, staff and community members, will be held at the third-floor lounge in GGC’s Student Center (Building E). 

Filipino immigrant overcomes self-doubt to graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College

Filipino immigrant overcomes self-doubt to graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College

Le Quang Greatzel Unabia, 26, of Norcross, grew up in Digos City on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. She was raised in a home of women – just her and her mother, grandmother and aunt - so she didn’t have to look far to see first-hand how strong a woman can be.

Hard work pays off for Georgia Gwinnett College senior Benjamin Rodriguez

Hard work pays off for Georgia Gwinnett College senior Benjamin Rodriguez

To Benjamin Rodriguez, hard work isn’t a platitude – it’s a way of life passed down to him from his parents. His father spent three decades managing restaurants, and his mother was an activities director at a nursing home. Rodriguez started working from the time he was old enough to apply for a job. He worked at a fast-food restaurant and as a lifeguard throughout high school. When he enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College, he knew he’d work his way through that, too.

Researchers seek to build cyber-attack resilient passenger air networks

Researchers seek to build cyber-attack resilient passenger air networks

As Americans prepare to come together this Thanksgiving, the threat of travel disruptions looms a little heavier than usual due to a recent spate of mass flight delays and cancelations.

Dr. Skanda Vivek, assistant professor of physics at the School of Science and Technology at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) teamed up with Dr. Charles Harry, an associate research professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, to conduct a research study to better understand those threats in order to mitigate them.

Their findings shed some light on the vulnerability of U.S. airlines and airports to cyberattacks, and offer a framework for assessing these threats.

Georgia Gwinnett College celebrates International Education week with early Thanksgiving feast

Georgia Gwinnett College celebrates International Education week with early Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving came early as students, faculty and staff gathered for Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) International Thanksgiving Feast and Study Abroad Fair. Along with the traditional American turkey and dressing, the event offered Costa Rican fried plantains, Moroccan couscous, Vietnamese spring rolls, and other delicious staples from around the world. 

New degree program allows Georgia Gwinnett College students to finish what they started

Students who change majors or transfer into another college or university tend to lose credits and take extra time to graduate. But Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has a solution for that, saving students time and money. 

A new bachelor’s degree at GGC allows students to keep the credits they have earned and progress toward graduation without loss of time. The recently introduced Bachelors of Integrative Studies (BIS) is a multi-disciplinary program that requires students to complete three major concentrations, or two concentrations and a minor, thus giving them the skills to compete in a wide range of careers.  

Georgia Gwinnett College waives application fees for month of November 

In accordance with the Georgia Apply to College (GAC) program, Georgia Gwinnett College has slated November as a free application month, when applicants can apply for admission for free.

Agonizing over American arachnids: Halloween ushers sticky spider craze

Agonizing over American arachnids: Halloween ushers sticky spider craze

Joro spiders might be the new, walking Kudzu of the South, but spiders in general have had a special – if not creepy – place in our hearts for centuries. Different regions of the U.S. harbor their own species of spiders. From the enormous tarantulas of the southwestern deserts to the wolf spiders that dwell in basements, these creatures come in all shapes and sizes. Dr. Christopher Brown, professor of biology at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), shines light on these fascinating arachnids’ sudden burst of activity in the early months of fall.

Dr. David Ludden, professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College, said our fascination with them actually stems from our fears.

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