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GGC IT majors receive summer internship stipends

 

Information technology (IT) majors Ryan Gambrell, '22, Ahkeelah Lindo, '22, and Joseph Ongchangco, '22, received summer internship stipends to work on open source programming projects as part of the Google Summer of Code, a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development. Drs. Anca Doloc-Mihu and Cengiz Gunay, both associate professors of IT, collaborated with the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility to create these positions.

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GGC's Information Technology Students of America organization receives national award

 

GGC's registered student organization, Information Technology Students of America, received a national 2022 Outstanding Membership Growth Special Recognition award from the United States Information Technology Collegiate Conference for maintaining exemplary organizational operating performance.

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GGC's Dr. Alvina Atkinson re-elected Southeast regional vice president of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges

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Dr. Alvina J. Atkinson, professor of mathematics, was re-elected to serve a second, two-year term as the Southeast regional vice president of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). This national organization focuses on excellence in mathematics education in the first two years of college. She serves on the executive board for AMATYC and will represent the Southeast region, including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, at the November 2022 conference in Toronto, Canada.

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GGC’s Sherrie Goodman elected to serve as GACE 2022-23 president-elect

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Sherrie Goodman, acting director of Career Services, will serve as the 2022-2023 president-elect for the Georgia Association for Colleges and Employers (GACE). Goodman received GACE's 2020 Rising Star Award, and has chaired and served on various GACE committees, such as the conference, career fair and technology committees.

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GGC’s Dr. Karen Jackson and Diana Rowe co-edit a book on first-gen students

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Dr. Karen Jackson, assistant professor of education and associate dean for Advising Programs, and Diana Rowe, senior student success advisor, co-edited the book, "Developing and Implementing Promising Practices and Programs for First-Generation College Students."

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GGC authors contribute to book on Gwinnett history 

 

A group of GGC faculty members and one alum made significant contributions to the book, "Gwinnett County, Georgia, and the Transformation of the American South, 1818-2018." 

Dr. Michael Gagnon, professor of history, co-edited the book. He also wrote the chapter, “Slavery and Cotton in Antebellum Gwinnett” and co-authored the chapter, “Reconstruction and Race in Gwinnett.”

Dr. Richard Cook, Jr, assistant professor of history, authored the chapter, “Cherokee and Creek Agency: Gwinnett County before the Button.”

Dr. David Mason, professor of history, authored the chapter, “Pluck and Luck: The Life of Buck Buchanan.”

Dr. Carey Shellman, associate professor of history, authored the chapter, “Alice Harrell Strickland (1859-1947): Civic Motherhood in Progressive Era Gwinnett County.”

Katheryn L. Nikolich, '13, history, authored the chapter, “Saving Gwinnett County: Preservation, Modernization, and the Three Women Who Informed a Sunbelt Suburb.”

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GGC Student Engagement and Success team presents at the 2022 NASPA Conference

 

Dr. Michelle Rosemond, vice president for Student Engagement and Success; Dr. Justin Jernigan, senior associate vice president and dean of Student Success; Dr. Karen Jackson, associate dean for advising programs, and Diana Rowe, senior student success advisor, presented “Optimizing Organizational Structures to Design Effective First-Generation Pathways” at the 2022 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education in Baltimore, Maryland.

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GGC’s Dr. Binh Tran recognized as WIT Ally

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Dr. Binh Tran, associate professor of information technology, was recently recognized as a WIT Ally (LinkedIn login required) by Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based nonprofit empowering girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). The WIT Ally program periodically celebrates men who are supportive of women. He was nominated by three GGC students.

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GGC’s Juan Ren and Dr. Michelle Rosemond present at research forum

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Dr. Michelle Rosemond smiling at camera. Dr. Michelle Rosemond

 

Juan Ren, senior institutional research analyst, and Dr. Michelle Rosemond, vice president for Student Engagement and Success, recently presented “Leveraging Analytics from Power BI to Increase Student Success” at the 2022 Association of Institutional Research (AIR) Forum in Phoenix, Arizona.

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GGC’s Dr. Michelle Rosemond presents at the Association for Institutional Research AIR Forum

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Dr. Michelle Rosemond, vice president for Student Engagement and Success, and Drs. David Tanner, James Byars and Scott King of the University of Georgia, recently presented “Democratizing data on grades and retention and progression analytics” at the Association for Institutional Research AIR Forum in Phoenix, Arizona.

   

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