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.

 

AlexisAlexis

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

Favorite class you’ve taken at GGC and why: English 1102 with Dr. Kelly McCaffrey has been my favorite class I’ve taken at GGC. Instead of having a final exam, we had to create a flash-mob dance. It was epic!

AnthonyAnthony

Class: Sophomore
Major: History, world history concentration
Hometown: Baltimore

Thing that made you most nervous on your first day at GGC and how you overcame it: Coming to college, I knew I was going to need to be able to speak in front of others whether that be in the classroom, during meetings or one-on-one with a professor. I overcame this fear by becoming an orientation leader, which helped me take control of my anxiety disorder. My advice for all new students is that it may take time to overcome a fear like this, but blessings come from effort.

DianaDiana

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

Favorite event you’ve participated in on campus: I volunteer through the School of Business as a member of the Torch Team student ambassador program. My favorite event to volunteer for has been our internship events where companies come to GGC to meet the School of Business students and tell us about their internship programs. 

EricEric

Class: Sophomore
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.

Gabrielle
Gabrielle

Class: Junior
Major: Criminal justice / criminology
Hometown: Chicago

Thing that made you the most nervous on your first day at GGC and how you overcame it: The thing that made me nervous on my first day at GGC was getting lost, which I overcame by asking anyone that I saw on campus for help when trying to find my classes. I would advise other new students to do the same if they’re feeling lost because everyone has been there, and there are a lot of people on campus willing to help.

IsataIsata

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

Favorite event you’ve participating 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. 

JamieJamie

Class: Senior
Major: Human development and aging services
Hometown: Atlanta

Favorite memory at GGC: My favorite memory as a student at GGC was experiencing the solar eclipse. GGC had a watch party on the lawn where students got to watch the eclipse with friends, peers, faculty and staff. I had so much fun and truly enjoyed the experience.  

JaylaJayla

Class: Sophomore
Major: Cinema and media arts production, design and production concentration
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Favorite class: My favorite class has been Special Topics in Anthropology (ANTH 4900) because we got to go to an excavation site and dig for artifacts to learn about the people who had once lived there.

MarquiaMarquia

Class: Junior
Major: Criminal justice / criminology
Hometown: Chicopee, Mass.

Favorite event you’ve participated in on campus: My favorite on campus event was volunteering with the student organization Faces of Gender and Sexuality. I helped pass out pride pins and educate students about the pride community during National Coming Out Week 2019.

NatanNatan

Class: Senior
Major: Cinema and media arts production, design and production concentration
Hometown: Newark, N.J.

Thing that made you the most nervous on your first day at GGC and how you overcame it: I was nervous about not being good enough in college classes, which I overcame by talking with my teachers and getting their advice on how to best succeed in class.

RachelRachel

Class: Senior
Major: English, writing and rhetoric concentration
Hometown: Sandy Springs, Ga.

Favorite event you’ve participating in on campus: My favorite event that I’ve participated in is March through the Arch because it really made me feel welcome on campus. GGC faculty and staff lined up on the lawn to welcome the new freshman as we walked through the arch. There were also games and activities that we participated in leading up to the march. I also enjoyed participating in the computer technology camp when I was 13 years old.


SaraSara

Class: Junior
Major: Exercise science, wellness promotion / nursing concentration
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.

Thing that made you the most nervous on your first day at GGC and how you overcame it: I was a transfer student to GGC and was nervous because I didn’t know anyone. Getting involved on campus and through class study groups helped to make GGC feel more like home.  

ShariShari

Class: Junior
Major: Human development and aging services
Hometown: Baltimore

Thing that made you the most nervous on your first day at GGC and how you overcame it:  Being a non-traditional student, I thought that I might not be able to relate to my fellow classmates. This was quickly put to rest as they would seek insight from me and me from them. I am proud to be a student and a leader here at GGC.

TemiTemi

Class: Senior
Major: Business administration, accounting concentration
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Favorite memory at GGC: My favorite memory as a student at GGC is my first experience with Grizzly Days, which is a multi-day event welcoming students to campus during the first week of classes. I love that there are many different activities going on and so many opportunities to get involved and meet other students. 

TosinTosin

Class: Junior
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, poems and comedy.

YaraYara

Class: Junior
Major: Information technology, digital media concentration, business administration minor
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon

Favorite class you’ve taken at GGC and why: My favorite class has been Computer Graphics and Multimedia (ITEC 3450). It was my first IT class that dealt with animation instead of just programming. It helped me understand that I can still use my creativity in my information technology major.
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