Jun 13 2024
GGC Kaufman Library and Learning Center, students walking and students studying in Adirondack chairs

Georgia Gwinnett College earns reaccreditation

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) earned its 10-year reaffirmation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

"We are thrilled to announce that the Board of Trustees of the SACSCOC has voted and approved Georgia Gwinnett College’s accreditation reaffirmation as we embark on the 20th year of our young history,” said GGC President Jann L. Joseph. “Our enrollment numbers have rebounded strongly from the pandemic and continue to grow; with record enrollments

Jun 04 2024
Dr. Andrea D. Jasper

Georgia Gwinnett College’s GACE scores exceed state average

Before teachers can teach, they must pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) exam to earn their license. In the past year, Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) graduates in its School of Education surpassed the Georgia state average score by 16.4 points.

“Over the last academic year 93 percent of our completers passed all of our teaching certificate program exams,” said Dr. Angie Jasper, dean of GGC’s School of Education. “These are not easy exams, but the strength

May 28 2024
Dr. Michael Poll

Record summer enrollment at Georgia Gwinnett College

Summer. It’s a time that students look forward to every year. It’s a break from studies, a chance to sleep in and enjoy more time with their family and friends. For new and continuing students at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), it’s also an opportunity to reach their academic goals a little faster.

Summer enrollment at GGC is at a record high with a 10 percent increase over last summer in the number of students taking classes.

“Our students are more focused on the finish line,” said Dr

May 21 2024
Dr. Ashwani Monga, Dr. George Low, Dr. Karen Jackson, Dr. Justin Jernigan, Nancy Ciudad-Simmons and Dr. Sonny Perdue

Georgia Gwinnett College receives Board of Regents Momentum Award

As the 2023-2024 academic year ends with commencement ceremonies, there’s one last celebration: state awards. The Georgia Board of Regents, which oversees the University System of Georgia’s (USG) 26 higher education institutions, presented the Regents Momentum Award for Excellence in Advising and Student Success to Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) recently in Atlanta.

Dr. George Low, provost, Dr. Justin Jernigan, dean of student success, Dr. Karen Jackson, assistant professor of education and

May 15 2024
Dr. Philip Vinson

Continued inflation: Are rate cuts in jeopardy?

While inflation has eased somewhat in April according to today’s Consumer Price Index Report, consumer prices continue to be elevated. That’s not good news for consumers who want to borrow money, or for the Federal Reserve, which will have tough decisions to make about interest rates.

“The Fed has signaled that they’d like to cut rates, but it’s hard for them to justify that if inflation continues to be stubborn,” said Dr. Philip Vinson, assistant professor of economics at Georgia Gwinnett

May 13 2024
Georgia K-12 educators Lakecia Gray, Susan Daughtry and Sean Nolan, GGC information technology major, software development concentration, participate in TAP activities.

Georgia Gwinnett College awarded $700,000 in grants

In less than a year, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has received three grants totaling $700,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). All three grants will help address specific needs in the information technology (IT) field.

“We appreciate the generosity of NSF and the dedication and hard work of our faculty to recognize and find solutions for gaps in the information technology field,” said Dr. Chavonda Mills, dean of GGC’s School of Science and Technology. “Our faculty worked

May 09 2024
2024 Spring Commencement Graduates | Georgia Gwinnett College

Georgia Gwinnett College celebrates May 2024 graduating class

The rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance” was played a few extra times as the Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) May 2024 graduating class entered Gas South Arena on May 9. That was understandable considering this was the largest graduating class in the history of GGC with more than 900 diplomas awarded.

The graduates and their families filled the arena with smiles, laughter, and a few tears during a celebration that was emotional on many levels. Each reached this milestone through determination

May 07 2024
GGC nursing students Camila Monterro, Xavier Dennis, Kayla Oung, Said Pasgon and Nicola Goodman

Perfection: Georgia Gwinnett College’s nursing students pass NCLEX at 100 percent

Before you can become a registered nurse, you must pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), which is designed to test critical thinking, solid decision-making and to provide safe and effective nursing care for the patient.

Georgia Gwinnett College’s Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program graduates are passing the NCLEX at an exceptional rate. The December 2023 class passed the exam on the first try at 100 percent. In the past four years, GGC’s nursing students passed the exam

May 06 2024
GGC Graduate Laura Davis, Spring 2024 Student Speaker

Degree interrupted: Venezuelan refugee finds her way to GGC to complete college dream

Laura Davis was 21 years old and just two academic quarters short of a psychology degree when she had to drop everything and flee her home country of Venezuela, carrying one small suitcase through the Colombia border and crossing into an uncertain future.

Davis grew up in Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second-largest city, which sits at the mouth of an inlet between the Gulf of Venezuela off the Caribbean Sea and Lake Maracaibo, the largest lake in South America. It was once a beautiful tourist

May 01 2024
Dr. Alesha Harris

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month: Georgia Gwinnett College students have services available year ‘round

While the month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, the support and resources for students at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) are readily available year ‘round.

Students are welcome and encouraged to take full advantage of the counseling and psychological services offered on campus and beyond.

"Students can call us, email us, and walk in," said Dr. Alesha Harris, dean of student holistic health at GGC. "We provide mental health support with our staff here, plus referrals for