Georgia Gwinnett College students maximize their education through summer internships

The lazy days of summer do not apply this year to some Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) students who secured internships with some of the most influential businesses in the nation. From Google, to the National Science Foundation, to one of the biggest insurance companies in the nation, to a nonprofit that fights climate change, GGC students are using the summer months to make an impact in a wide range of disciplines while gaining priceless experience in their fields.

Georgia Gwinnett College opens campus Care Pantry

It’s hard for college students to meet the challenges of an academic environment. It’s even harder when they’re hungry and their access to food is limited. 

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), where 81% of students qualify for financial aid and 52% qualify for Pell grants, is doing its part to ensure its students never have to choose between a meal and a utility bill, with the opening of its Care Pantry.

Georgia Gwinnett College produces more than $508 million in economic impact

Georgia Gwinnett College produces more than $508 million in economic impact

According to an economic impact study released yesterday by the University System of Georgia (USG), Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) contributed more than $508 million to the economy of Gwinnett County and the Atlanta metropolitan area during fiscal year 2020. 

Georgia Gwinnett College summer credit recovery program gives students second chance after year of COVID

Georgia Gwinnett College summer credit recovery program gives students second chance after year of COVID

The ripple effects of the COVID-19 lockdown are sure to be felt for years, if not decades, but Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is launching a recovery program this summer to help smooth the waters for its students who may have suffered drops in grades because of the challenges caused by the pandemic.

2021 Huddle Conference to take place July 15-16, see agenda

The 2021 Huddle Conference for higher education communicators will take place July 15-16. See the agenda for this virtual conference and register today!

GGC Reads essay contest winners share what they think it means to be an American

Diversity and the complex viewpoints of American citizens were on display in an essay contest held by Georgia Gwinnett College this semester. The college boasts a multicultural and diverse student body that reflects a cross-section of the United States not seen in many schools. This distinction came shining through when students were asked to reflect on what it means to them to be an American.

New College Corridor creates a “red carpet” to campus

New College Corridor creates a “red carpet” to campus

Dr. Jann Joseph and members of the cabinet joined City of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County officials Thursday, June 24, at a ribbon cutting for the College Corridor. 

Future teachers: Georgia Gwinnett College students spend summer tutoring local elementary and middle-school children

Future teachers: Georgia Gwinnett College students spend summer tutoring local elementary and middle-school children

Students and graduates from Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) School of Education (SOE) are partnering with Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) to tutor middle-and-elementary-school children over the summer break. This is the first year GGC students from the SOE have participated in the program.

The program aims to recruit “year 1” teacher candidates and graduating student teachers admitted to the Educator Preparation Program in the School of Education.

GGC students, faculty spend hundreds of volunteer hours helping administer vaccines

GGC students, faculty spend hundreds of volunteer hours helping administer vaccines

Students and faculty from the nursing program at Georgia Gwinnett College gave up their free time to volunteer at several local COVID-19 vaccination sites. Four faculty have been volunteering to give vaccinations with the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale (GNR) Health Department and 20 students worked in the mass vaccination clinic at the old Sears building at Gwinnett Place and at Kaiser Permanente.

‘Magic’ 17-year cicadas to emerge this summer

‘Magic’ 17-year cicadas to emerge this summer

Christopher Brown remembers where he was when the parents of the 2021 “Brood X” cicadas emerged. He was a graduate student working on his dissertation in Nashville, Tennessee. Now, 17 years later, he’s an associate professor of biology at Georgia Gwinnett College, which didn’t exist the last time the inch-long insects made an appearance above ground.

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