Georgia Gwinnett College's student ambassadors are optimistic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and often the first interaction our guests have with the College. As the true faces of GGC, they offer unique views and serve to welcome future Grizzlies into our campus community.

ArynAryn selfie in front of the GGC fountain

Class: Junior
Major: History, Western civilization concentration
Hometown: Lilburn, Ga.
High school: Parkview High School

Campus Involvement 
Student ambassador, GGC Wesley, Honors Program

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
My favorite place to hang out and study is behind the Student Center near the fountain. It’s typically a quiet place to reflect, study or hang out with friends. I also love being outside in a nature, and being by the fountain helps satisfy that desire to be outside.

Favorite Thing about GGC
My favorite thing about GGC are the professors. They all care about me as a student and want to see me succeed. They are willing to answer questions during class or meet with me outside of class. The professors get to know me as a person in their class and have invested time to help me be successful.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
My number one piece of advice for new students is to get involved, especially for commuters. There is so much to do on and around campus that there really is no excuse to be bored or lacking in the friends department. The best way to meet new people is to go to the events or join a club. There are so many to choose from that there is bound to be something you are interested in.


ColinColin poses in front of the Grizzly statue with the Student Center in the background.

Class: Senior
Major: Criminal justice/criminology
Hometown: Port Deposit, Md.
High school: Choice Educational Academy (formerly TNT Academy)

Campus Involvement
Student ambassador, Criminal Justice Club (former vice president), Alpha Phi Sigma the National Criminal Justice Honors Society chapter (former president), Grizzly Percussion (former vice president), National Society of Leadership and Success member, Golden Key International Honour Society member, Honors Program (member of various committees and Leadership Advisory Board), student assistant

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
I love the honors lounge. It’s quiet, and there are comfy chairs and popcorn!

Favorite Thing about GGC
I cannot stress how much I love the accessibility of the school and my professors. I don’t have a long commute to get to campus, and my professors always respond promptly. Even more, they actually care about my academic and professional development. That really means a lot to me.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
Learn to hold yourself accountable. You are the only one who can make sure you wake up on time, get enough sleep, turn assignments in, etc.


DiondraDiondra selfie on GGC's campus

Class: Senior
Major: Human development and aging services
Hometown: Greensboro, Ga.
High school: Greene County High School

Campus Involvement 
Student ambassador, Four Pillar Society, Internship Committee, Sociology and Human Development Club

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
My favorite spot to hangout is the Student Center because this is the place where I can socialize with friends and its where most events are held.

Favorite Thing about GGC
My favorite thing about GGC is the easy access to different resources and the small classroom sizes.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
Stay focused and never give up. When times get tough, find the strength within to push through.


EricEric selfie on GGC's campus

Class: Junior
Major: Human development and aging services
Hometown: Riverdale, Ga.
High school: Henry County High School

Campus Involvement 
Student ambassador, Faces of Gender (FOG), student orientation leader, member of the Four Pillar Society

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
My favorite hangout spot on campus is one of the study rooms in the library. I love this spot because it can have a dual purpose: I can study and get work done, but also call up some friends to chill and have fun.

Favorite Thing about GGC
My favorite thing about GGC is the community. The campus is so inviting and everyone is awesome! I have made great friends here and the teachers are amazing. The GGC atmosphere makes me want to be a better person, and I don't think that is a bad thing at all.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
For new incoming students, I would advise you to get involved on campus. You will have a better GGC experience and meet some lifelong friends along the way. Plus it would look good on your resume.


KevinKevin selfie on GGC's campus

Class: Sophomore
Major: Biology, cell biology and biotechnology concentration
Hometown: Lilburn, Ga.
High school: Parkview High School

Campus Involvement 
Student ambassador, orientation leader, GGC Volleyball Club (GGCVB) president, Student Dance Association (SDA) vice-president, Alpha Lamda Delta National Honor Society member

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
My favorite hangout spot is one of the study rooms in the library. My friends and I usually reserve a room, so we can hangout or work on classwork while keeping each other on task. I also love it because it’s peaceful when I’m by myself, and the view from the third-level study rooms is really nice.

Favorite Thing about GGC
My favorite thing about GGC is how small the classes are. It makes me feel as if I were still in high school. It allows me to be able to get to know everyone and connect with my professors. I personally think this has been a key in how I am able to do well in my classes.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and do things you normally wouldn’t do. I was a very shy person, and it was weird adjusting to college because none of my friends went to GGC. I didn’t start making more friends until I started joining student organizations (RSOs) and attending events. I got to become friends with people who shared common interests with me, and I also got to improve upon my leadership skills by becoming an officer for an RSO.


LuisLuis in front the GGC's signature building (Building B)

Class: Junior
Major: Cinema and media arts production
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
High school: Duluth High School

Campus Involvement 
Student ambassador, Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) chief of staff, Four Pillar Society member

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
My favorite place at GGC would have to be the lawn. The lawn is a perfect place to relax and catch some sun before or after class. I usually like to go there in the morning and watch the sunrise and hang out with friends.

Favorite Thing about GGC
My favorite thing about GGC is the level of communication available between the students and faculty – how it is easy to always be in contact with someone, and the feeling you get knowing that you always have people who you can reach out to for help.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
Don’t be shy. Ask for help. Get involved. Starting college is a brand-new start, and you don’t have to be who you were in high school. Open up, and you will see that your time here will be more enjoyable. There are so many things you can do here in college; you just have to be willing to look.


RaquelRaquel poses on Building B's balcony overlooking the campus lawn and Student Center.

Class: Senior
Major: Human development and aging services
Hometown: New Brunswick, N.J.
High school: Berkmar High School

Campus Involvement 
Student ambassador, Honors Program member

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
Having a comfortable place to hang out on campus adds benefit overall to my experience as a student. My favorite place to go is anywhere in Building B. That building has essentials such as printing, food and comfortable places to study. There is also a calmer atmosphere in Building B and less traffic. Personally, I find that I am much more productive on campus compared to other places.

Favorite Thing about GGC
The extensive resources available to students, hands down, would have to be my favorite thing about GGC. Georgia Gwinnett College is full of people of all different backgrounds and ages, but they have created a support system that meets all students where they are. These resources are centered on getting to graduation, cultivating the essentials for success after graduation and everything in between. This is my favorite thing about GGC because I have seen a distinct growth in my development since utilizing these resources, and I am eager to see what the finished product will be.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
I strongly advise new students to be intentional about not limiting the levels of growth they can experience during their time at GGC. Whether it be studying abroad for the summer, learning how to rock climb with Outdoor Adventures or even polishing your resume to perfection at the Career Development and Advising Center. Intentionally be open to new experiences and goals. No matter what stage of life you are in, there is always room for growth.


ShareenaShareena selfie on GGC's campus

Class: Senior
Major: Business administration, management concentration
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.
High school: Collins Hill High School

Campus Involvement 
Student ambassador

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
I love to hang out in front of the library in the courtyard. The comfortable seating by the lawn is peaceful and relaxing.

Favorite Thing about GGC
My favorite things are the diverse student body, the ability to create a close relationship with professors and taking advantage of the many opportunities GGC has.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
Go on MyCourses (D2L) every day and be involved with GGC’s extra activities.


YesmeenYesmeen on GGC's campus

Class: Senior
Major: Biology, biochemistry concentration, religious studies minor
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga / Ein Yabroud, Palestine
High school: Archer High School

Campus Involvement 
Student ambassador, Muslim Student Association president, Greenlight (former vice president), Student Government Association secretary, National Society of Leadership and Success member

Favorite Hangout Spot on Campus
My favorite place on campus is the Health and Sciences building because it is the most relaxed building on campus. It is also full of my favorite science subjects. I like to study there and explore the building even though I already did many times.

Favorite Thing about GGC
My favorite thing about GGC is the diversity. The college has so many people of different racial and cultural backgrounds, which is the most beautiful thing. I love to learn about different people and their culture and their way of life.

One Piece of Advice for New Students
One piece of advice to give students is to keep on track with school because if you fall behind it is hard to get back in order – most important lesson learned.

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