Holiday Message from President Daniel J. Kaufman

On behalf of all of us in the GGC family, we wish you and your families a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.

On behalf of all of us in the GGC family, we wish you and your families a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.

2007 has been an extraordinary year at Georgia Gwinnett College. Our goals have been ambitious, our challenges have been varied and interesting, and our accomplishments, in such a short time, have been many. Most important, every member of the faculty and staff are working tirelessly to accomplish our mission to educate and inspire our students so they will have the skills needed to be contributing citizens and community leaders in the years ahead.

The past year has been one of continuous growth for the College. We hired 85 new faculty members to teach the college’s first freshman class of nearly 750 students. Those students, along with our new juniors and returning seniors, have begun to create the campus culture, organizing clubs, running activities, contributing to the community and forming the GGC Student Government Association. Our academic programs continue to grow and mature, and we continue to attract talented faculty who are dedicated to student development. At year end, after much hard work by our faculty and staff, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved a candidacy visit for GGC, the next important step in the accreditation process.

Of course, we have not achieved these successes by ourselves. I cannot express enough our thanks to the Gwinnett community, our elected officials and other community leaders, and the many contributors to the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation for their support of the College. We simply would not have been able to achieve what we have to date without their generous and continuing support.

2008 will be no less ambitious than 2007. The new year brings new challenges and new opportunities as we enroll more students, begin construction of our library and a student center, continue to seek candidacy status, and graduate the GGC inaugural class of 2008. Our faculty and staff will continue to grow to meet those challenges, engaging our students and contributing to the Gwinnett community. In 2008, we will persist in our mission to position GGC as a leader in innovative education, engaging our students in active-learning environments and preparing them for their roles as leaders in an uncertain and ever-changing world.

Happy Holidays.

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