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.

 

AmandaAmanda, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Senior
Major: Exercise science, health promotion concentration
Hometown: Loganville, Ga.

Favorite class you’ve taken at GGC: My favorite class that I’ve taken has been Rehabilitative Techniques in Sports Medicine because, in it, I learned the logistics behind physical rehab and how to design exercise programs for certain conditions. This will be valuable for my future career in physical therapy.


ArlineArline, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Junior
Major: Biology, general biology concentration
Hometown: Grayson, Ga.

Favorite event you've participated in at GGC: My favorite event that I have a participated in at GGC would have to be International Education Week’s Taste of the World. During this event, I was able to learn about different cultures through personal experiences from the students at GGC. The event had many different types of dishes that we were able to try from these cultures, and they were absolutely amazing! I remember that there was also a mariachi band playing and a lot of people came to watch. We had such a fun time!


CasCas, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Freshman
Major: English, teacher certification concentration
Hometown: Valrico, Fla.

Favorite class you’ve taken at GGC: My favorite class so far has been Elementary Chinese with Dr. Liu because of the environment of encouragement, kindness and friendship fostered by the professor and taken up by the class. It genuinely feels like how you'd want a class to feel – we're always working together, laughing and putting real effort into the language we've chosen to study. Our class is small, and most of us have become friends.


ChloeChloe, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Junior
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.


DiniyaDiniya, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Junior
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Bangladesh

Favorite event you’ve participated in on campus: I participated in Georgia Muslim Voter Project, which is non-profit, non-partisan voter education and civic engagement organization. Our goal was to boost electoral participation and have people become more engaged and invested in their communities. It was my favorite event because I was engaging with others to help them sign up to vote online, and it was a great opportunity to stay active on campus. 


ElenaElena, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Senior
Major: Psychology, developmental/educational specialization
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.

One piece of advice you would give to a new student: Get to know your professors. Talk with them, and be present and interactive in class. I have been granted many opportunities through getting to know my professors, including becoming vice president and now president of the Psychology Club, getting involved in Psi Chi International Society, and being a research assistant. They have helped guide me through my journey at GGC, and I could not have gotten to where I am without some of them. My professors are the ones who I will ask to write my recommendation letters for graduate school.


EricEric, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

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

Favorite class you've taken at GGC: 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.


HarrisonHarrison, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Sophomore
Major: Psychology and political science, legal studies concentration
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.

Favorite memory at GGC: My favorite memory has been meeting some of the most authentic and most genuine friends of my life. As an incoming freshman from DeKalb County, I didn’t know anyone else coming to GGC. I remember distinctly saying to myself, “I’m not going to make any friends here; just get in and get out.” Now, in less than two and a half years, I have a multitude of strong, aspiring and connected friends that have built a massive culture of care for me. The genuine reciprocity between everyone is astounding and highly commendable. It’s hard not to make a friend or two while you’re here.


JasdineJasdine, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Sophomore
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, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Sophomore
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, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Senior
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.


QiaolingQiaoling, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Sophomore
Major: Exercise science, health promotion concentration
Hometown: China

Favorite memory at GGC: My favorite memory at GGC so far would have to be when I was first accepted to the college. I remember anxiously opening my acceptance letter and feeling so much relief knowing that I was about to take my first steps toward beginning my dream career as a nurse.


RebeccaRebecca, GGC Grizzly Orientation Leader

Class: Sophomore
Major: Business administration, marketing concentration
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.

Thing that made you the most nervous on your first day at GGC: Starting out as a dual enrollment student, I was nervous about what classes would be like and how professors would teach since I was coming from an online charter school. I overcame this fear by remembering that I was not alone and that a lot of other students were just as nervous as me whether they were also dual enrollment students, freshmen or transfer students.


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