Grizzly Orientation leaders are dedicated, knowledgeable students who serve as peer advisors to new students (and their families) and facilitate a smooth transition so you get the most out of your GGC college experience.

Learn more about becoming a Grizzly Orientation Leader.

 

Adachukwu “Ada”Adachukwu “Ada”

Class: Sophomore
Major: Exercise science, wellness promotion concentration
Hometown: Anambra, Nigeria

Favorite class you’ve taken at GGC and why: I loved Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Dr. Ramata Cisse. She made the class really fun by having us play games and sing songs. She even hosted classes outside sometimes. Overall, this made the material interesting and easy to learn.


AlexisAlexis

Class: Junior
Major: Elementary education
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.

Favorite class you’ve taken at GGC: My English 1102 professor, Dr. Kelly McCaffrey, gave my class the option of taking a written final or creating a flash dance mob and performing in the middle of Building B. We danced to Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars and had a blast!


AmandaAmanda

Class: Junior
Major: Exercise science, wellness promotion concentration
Hometown: Loganville, Ga.

Favorite event you’ve participated in on campus: I certainly loved the March through the Arch ceremony and the International Hot Dog Festival that took place during the beginning of the fall semester right after I transferred to GGC. I also enjoyed dressing up and going to the Masquerade Ball last fall with my sister and friends. 

ChloeChloe

Class: Sophomore
Major: Elementary education
Hometown: Vietnam

Favorite event you’ve participated in on campus: My favorite event that I have participated in on campus was a canvas painting party hosted by the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS). We gathered outside underneath a tent on the lawn on a sunny day and painted skulls in celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I had so much fun meeting new people and sharing our experiences as students at GGC.


Daniel
Daniel

Class: Freshman
Major: Biology, cell biology and biotechnology concentration
Hometown: Loganville, Ga.

Favorite class you’ve taken at GGC: My favorite class is Intro to Human Geography (GEOG 1101) with Dr. Todd Lindley. The class was structured on discussion as well as interesting projects. For example, we had to visit a place outside of our ethnic stance, take notes of what we saw, then highlight the cultural differences between our culture and the culture we observed. I went to an Indian market in Decatur and had a lot of fun taking pictures for my project.

EricEric

Class: Junior
Major: Human development and aging services
Hometown: Riverdale, Ga.

Favorite class: My favorite class I have taken at GGC is Social Inequality because we get to talk about current social issues in our society. I have gained a lot of knowledge regarding how to be a better person because of this class.

IsataIsata

Class: Junior
Major: Exercise science, wellness promotion concentration
Hometown: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Favorite event you’ve participated in on-campus: Welcoming Dr. Jann L. Joseph, the new president of GGC, has been my favorite event on campus. She is a breath of fresh air because of her inspiring and courageous words to pursue our dreams. As a minority student growing up in a society where social pressures are powerful, I want to be able to break unbreakable barriers and stand strong.

JasdineJasdine

Class: Freshman
Major: Biology, biochemistry concentration
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.

Thing that made you the most nervous on your first day at GGC: My fear was being a wallflower and not making any friends. Honestly, that wasn’t the case at all. I stayed true to myself and went to a lot of different events. There is such a variety of events on campus from social events to fashion shows to group yoga on the lawn. Don’t be afraid to get involved.

JordanJordan

Class: Freshman
Major: Cinema and media arts production
Hometown: Grayson, Ga.

Favorite event you’ve participated in on campus: Outdoor Adventures (Wellness and Recreation) set up a tight rope on the lawn one day. It took me three tries to be able to walk on it by myself, but they had nice people there willing to help you get across the entire thing.


KandraKandra

Class: Junior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Loganville, Ga.

Favorite memory at GGC: My favorite memory was participating in a creative project for my biology class. I created an interactive game focused on the topic of mimicry in nature. There was a background story that set the scene – the dead of winter and approaching the ice age where food was scarce. Each student was placed into a team named after an animal, and they had to decide which animal they could eat, knowing that some may be toxic. The class was enjoying themselves and laughing by the end.

KevinKevin

Class: Sophomore
Major: Mathematics, teacher certification
Hometown: Lilburn, Ga.

Favorite memory at GGC: My favorite memory at GGC would have to be the Grizzly LEAD (Leadership, Education, Action, and Development) conference in 2019. We stayed at Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia for three days and heard from a variety of speakers about leadership topics. The food at the lodge was amazing – I will never forget those chips! Having friends from the Student Government Association there made the experience even more fun. I made plenty of new friends and learned more of how to be a better, stronger leader. I plan to participate in the Grizzly LEAD conference all four years of my college time.


TosinTosin

Class: Senior
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Ogun State, Nigeria

Favorite event you’ve participated in on campus: Taste of Africa has been my favorite event on campus. It was an event where we shared aspects of our cultures and ethnicities through food, dance, poetry and comedy.
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