Ben Hines

Bachelor of Business Administration, general business, 2012
Master of Public Administration, University of GeorgiaBen Hines

Business relationship coordinator, School of Business, Georgia Gwinnett College

Describe what you do and how GGC may have played a role to prepare you for success in your job.
As the business relationship coordinator for the School of Business (SBA) at Georgia Gwinnett College, I facilitate all student engagement events for the SBA, oversee the Torch Team Ambassadors Program, and assist with establishing and strengthening relationships with alumni and external partners. GGC gave me a foundation to prepare for this role by challenging me to think outside of the box, develop a global, civic-oriented mindset and believe in the unbelievable. It also prepared me to continue my education in graduate school since we never stop learning, even when we graduate.

Has your life changed since graduation, and if so, how has earning a degree contributed to that change?
Earning my three academic degrees have extensively prepared me to meet the challenges of today’s world and find ways to continuously prepare our students for careers and service beyond graduation. I am extremely grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to attend college and make a difference in the community.

Why do you give back to GGC through donations and volunteering your time?
As President Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” We all have a role to play in making our alma mater better. It is important to pay it forward and give back to those that have helped us get to where we are today. Countless individuals impacted my life in a positive way. I aim to return the favor.