Have you noticed a fellow Grizzly who always seems to go above and beyond; someone who embodies the spirit of a true GGC Grizzly, giving all they have with a positive attitude? We want to know! View the most recent Top Claw recipients.

Demonstrating Excellence

Ideal candidates for the Top Claw award demonstrate excellence in the following ways:

  • Consistently going above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Actively contributing to the success of the College and his or her department.
  • Supporting and reinforcing the values and mission of Georgia Gwinnett College.
  • Exemplifying core values of: integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.

Selection Criteria

  • All nominees must be a member of GGC staff or faculty.
  • All monetary awards are subject to federal and state taxes.
  • Employees who are currently the subject of a disciplinary action within the past six months are not eligible to receive a recognition award.
  • Coordination of the Grizzly Recognition Program is the responsibility of the awards committee.
  • Winner selection will be based on committee review.

Nomination and Selection Periods

  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester

Submit a Top Claw nomination, today!

Contact Human Resources at @email or 678.407.5070 for additional information.

Top Claw Recipients

Top Claw recipients go above and beyond, and embody the spirit of a true GGC Grizzly. They give all they have with a positive attitude while showcasing the college's four core values: integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.

Recipients of the Fall 2023 Top Claw Award include the following individuals:

  • Jennifer St. Juste, admissions processor
  • Stephanie Denny, lecturer of English
  • Dr. Omar Villanueva, associate professor of chemistry, chemistry department chair
  • Diana Gonzalez, Student Success advisor
  • Jessica Thompson, laboratory supervisor
  • Dr. Laura D. Young, associate professor of political science, political science, criminology and international studies department chair
  • Rachel Gullion, campus police
  • Dr. Umar Khokhar, assistant professor of information technology
  • Dr. Karen Perell-Gerson, professor of exercise science