Natan Mallory, '20

Thanks to my campus involvement, I’ve been able to stretch myself by traveling to out-of-state conferences, creating and hosting events, and meeting people from different countries and cultures. It’s been incredibly rewarding.

Natan Mallory, '20
Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Media Arts Production
Edil Nour, ’18

GGC will always be a home to me. The community here is something that I will forever cherish.

Edil Nour, ’18
Bachelor of Science in Biology: Biochemistry concentration and chemistry minor
Cedrick Mukinay, ’17

My scholarship has made positive impacts in my academics. Besides knowing that I can count on GGC faculty to help me academically, I now know that there are generous people willing to financially help students complete their education.

Cedrick Mukinay, ’17
Bachelor of Science in Biology: Biochemistry concentration
Micah Seibel, '17

Micah Seibel is by far the best and the most prepared Senate aide I have had since being elected to the Senate," said Georgia Senator Brandon Beach. "I am thankful to GGC for providing the tools to prepare Micah with great leadership skills.

Micah Seibel, '17
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: International relations concentration
Matthew Camp, '19

It feels like science fiction,” says Matthew Camp about his undergraduate research into cutting-edge visualization technologies. “It’s not 20 years in the future; it’s here now.

Matthew Camp, '19
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
David Hollifield, '16

I’m eligible for help through the GI Bill, but it only covers about 50 percent," said Hollifield, one of many who receive financial assistance to attend GGC. "So I’ve had to find ways to cover the other 50 percent somehow.

David Hollifield, '16
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Criminology
Jim Rooks, '16

I absolutely fell in love with it," said Rooks about history, recalling a childhood visit to Kennesaw Mountain. "That's when, as historians say, I caught the bug.

Jim Rooks, '16
Bachelor of Arts in History
Gabriella "Bella" Tyler, ’20

They have my back,” Tyler said of her faculty research mentors. “Every one of them has made a real difference for me.

Gabriella "Bella" Tyler, ’20
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Benjamin Coker, ’19

As I saw my dad go through treatments, I saw that nurses were the ones providing direct patient care,” Coker said. “That’s when I realized that what I really wanted to do was nursing.

Benjamin Coker, ’19
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, business administration minor
Mark Guevara, '17

At [GGC], we are not just a number or a statistic, but part of a growing family. GGC’s culture was the spark that led to my personal development.

Mark Guevara, '17
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Shelby Myers, '17

If it was not for the faculty who pushed me and dedicated their time toward helping me succeed in my classes, I would not be the confident and fun-loving [kindergarten] teacher I am right now.

Shelby Myers, '17
Bachelor of Science in Education: Early childhood education
Seijin Tranberg, '13

As a student who didn’t know how to apply to colleges and had no real career ambitions, GGC made all the difference.

Seijin Tranberg, '13
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: International relations and comparative politics concentration
Sean George, '14

I had professors and mentors at GGC who would motivate me, not just to help me become a successful student, but also a successful individual.

Sean George, '14
Bachelor of Business Administration: Leadership concentration
Ying "May" Meng, '17

I hope others can learn from my experiences and be inspired as others have inspired me. They can do this, too.

Ying "May" Meng, '17
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: Digital media
Jose Gutierrez, '15

I think my experiences should be encouraging to other first-generation students. You can make something of yourself no matter where you are from. I want to use my experiences to mentor and motivate others.

Jose Gutierrez, '15
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Jordan McKay, '18

Through our nursing program’s relationship with the community, I was given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at local hospitals in clinical rotations and build clinical skills in a true healthcare environment with real, complex patients.

Jordan McKay, '18
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Homero Gonzalez, '11

How will you go about reaching success? That’s up to you. That’s the adventure. That’s the thrill that makes life worth living ... You can always forge your own path.

Homero Gonzalez, '11
Bachelor of Business Administration: Marketing concentration
Zoe Harris, ’16

We’re like a family," said Harris, who most appreciates the faculty’s helpful commitment to student success. "They are really there for us.

Zoe Harris, ’16
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Flurim Aliu, '17

We each came to this college for our own special reasons. And we each are leaving it today with our own special gifts. I came to GGC with dreams. I am leaving it with goals and plans for how to achieve them.

Flurim Aliu, '17
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: International relations concentration
Hannah McAdams, '17

I have seen my family struggle with finances because they did not have college degrees, and I wanted to break the cycle. I have always loved learning. Knowledge is power! My destiny was not going to be restricted by my circumstances growing up.

Hannah McAdams, '17
Bachelor of Science in Education: Special education
Reggie Hairston, '17

The paraprofessional program is great for nontraditional students like me, who are already in the workforce and can’t quit their day jobs but want to switch careers. The relationship between GGC and GCPS allowed me this opportunity.

Reggie Hairston, '17
Bachelor of Science in Education: Special education
Alicia Griffiths, ’16

It has been rewarding ... to see [Ms. Griffiths] thrive thanks in part to GGC’s many support resources," said Dr. Mazin Tadros, assistant professor of history. "I believe she has the capacity for a profound future in service.

Alicia Griffiths, ’16
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: International relations concentration