Sep 18 2023
Group of GGC students on campus

Georgia Gwinnett College is most ethnically diverse Southern regional college for 10th straight year in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been ranked as the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college, for 10 consecutive years according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) magazine college and university rankings, released yesterday. The Southern region includes 12 states and Puerto Rico.

The same report indicated that GGC ranks #4 in ethnic diversity among regional colleges in the nation.

The ranking was based on data reported from the college’s fall 2022 semester. With 11

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Sep 18 2023
Dr. Chavonda Mills. Dr. Lauren Tapp, Dr. Ruth M. Maher, Dana Brooks

New agreement provides a pathway for GGC exercise science students to enter PCOM Georgia's Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) in Lawrenceville and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia (PCOM Georgia) in Suwanee, located just five miles apart in Gwinnett County, recently inked an agreement that’s a winning combination for local students interested in becoming physical therapists.

“This partnership is significant because it will provide our exercise science students with a guided pathway to matriculate into a physical therapy program, while also providing PCOM Georgia’s

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Sep 12 2023
Dr. Philip Vinson

Georgia Gwinnett College economist outlines past rate hikes, thoughts for upcoming Fed meeting

The Federal Reserve Board has a tough decision to make when it meets at its Sept. 19-20 meeting. The board will decide if it wants to raise interest rates for the 12th time since March 2022 to stem inflation.

With so many rate hikes, skyrocketing prices on goods and services and an inflation rate that still hovers above the Fed’s 2% target, one may wonder if raising interest rates really works.

Dr. Philip Vinson, assistant professor of economics in Georgia Gwinnett College’s School of

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Sep 11 2023
Preview Day on campus

Georgia Gwinnett College to host preview days Oct. 14 and Nov. 18

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) will host two in-person fall Preview Days. The events are from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Oct. 14 and Nov. 18.

Prospective students will hear from members of the Grizzly family about programs of study, admissions, financial aid, student housing and more. Participants will be able to tour GGC’s campus and talk to student ambassadors about their experiences at GGC. The event will include food, music and fun giveaways. GGC team members will host selected breakout sessions

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Sep 05 2023
Anca Doloc-Mihu and Kathryn Zimmermann

NSF grants bring IT opportunities for underserved students, cutting-edge equipment to GGC

Faculty at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) will be able to broaden opportunities for science students and offer state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling more than a half a million dollars.

An interdisciplinary team of chemistry, biology and physics faculty led by Dr. Kathryn Zimmermann, associate professor of chemistry, received a $203,047 NSF Major Research Instrumentation (NSF MRI) grant for the purchase of an inductively-couple plasma mass

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Aug 23 2023

For the greater good: Georgia Gwinnett College students give back in service day event

Service is one of the four pillars of Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), and that means a lot to the 26 GGC students who spent their time Saturday volunteering for the greater good during the college’s service day event.

Working at the Lawrenceville Co-op, the GGC Microfarm and the GGC Care Pantry, students learned about the inner workings of the areas where they were assigned. And they learned something more.

“It’s about the opportunity to give back to the community, to engage in something

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Aug 21 2023
Exercise science student helping a a woman life weights

Georgia Gwinnett College class seeks volunteers for free physical assessments and exercise program

The Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) seeks volunteers for participation in a 10-week exercise program. The program is designed to help exercise science students sharpen their hands-on skills, while gaining experience in a practical fitness setting.

Volunteers will have a pre-training and post-training fitness assessment performed, which will include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Body composition
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Muscular strength
  • Balan
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Aug 15 2023
Photo of students walking on campus

Georgia Gwinnett College students begin fall semester, enrollment continues to rise

Enrollment at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) maintained its upward trajectory as students started classes for the fall semester.

Preliminary numbers from the college show enrollment at more than 12,000 students (new and returning) which is 9% percent above fall 2022.

“With more than 4,000 new students, we’re excited to welcome our largest incoming class since 2019,” said Dr. Michael Poll, GGC’s vice president of Enrollment Management and Institutional Research.

Poll said the college has

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Aug 14 2023

Georgia Gwinnett College begins fall semester

Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) campus came alive this morning as students began the fall semester. Officials say that preliminary enrollment numbers are trending upward compared to this time last year.

Resident students had already moved into their rooms on campus in previous days, and most commuter students were busy buying books in the bookstore or locating their classrooms.

Over the next few weeks, the college will greet new and returning Grizzlies during the college’s Grizzly Welcome

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Aug 11 2023

New beginnings: Georgia Gwinnett College move-in day draws record numbers of students

College move-in day is typically a time of anticipation, exploration and newfound independence. That wasn’t lost on Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) students who moved into the campus residence halls this week.

From tearful goodbyes from parents to excited introductions with new friends, students navigated the maze of dorm rooms, carrying dreams, hopes and their cherished belongings.

Officials say that campus housing is at full capacity for the fall, which is a healthy sign of engagement on

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