Apr 26 2023
Nellie Benjumea and Mohena Singh

Georgia Gwinnett College graduates first cohort in new Health Science major

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for health care professionals will grow 13% over the next decade, translating to more than two million new job openings in the next ten years and another two million openings projected to come from growth and replacement needs. The median wage for health care practitioners and technical occupations was $75,000 in 2021, while the median annual salary for all occupations was $45,760.

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) launched a new degree

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Apr 23 2023
Nana Oppong

Grad’s journey takes her from West Africa to Georgia Gwinnett College for a criminal justice degree

Of all the students who will walk in Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) graduation ceremony on May 11, it’s safe to say few have traveled farther than Nana Afia Serwaa Oppong to receive her degree.

Oppong grew up in Ghana in West Africa. Her hometown is the small village of Bonwire (pronounced “bon-ray”), where the most popular cloth in Africa, known as “Kente,” originated. According to legend, two brothers from the town learned how to weave the fabric by watching how a spider spun its web. It

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Apr 17 2023
Dr. James Russell and students K.J. Hartfield and Stephen Johnson work together to turn dining hall waste into compost.

Georgia Gwinnett College 'Roots to Shoots' program repurposes food waste

With more than 11,000 students and more than 1,000 faculty and staff, the dining hall at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) stays busy serving more than 3,000 meals daily. That can add up to a lot of food waste if all those diners don’t clean their plates. One student decided to find a way to repurpose all that organic material, making GGC’s dining operations more sustainable while at the same time providing a teaching tool to students.

Stephen D. Johnson, 28, a senior studying environmental

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Apr 12 2023

Georgia Gwinnett College earns AACSB reaccreditation for its School of Business

Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC’s) School of Business (SBA) successfully earned reaccreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an international accreditation body.

“AACSB accreditation ensures both a high-quality standard of teaching, research, curriculum, and learner success, and a relevancy and impact to the communities the business school serves,” said Dr. Tyler Yu, dean of GGC’s SBA.

The accreditation process involves rigorous internal focus

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Apr 11 2023
Convocation center groundbreaking

Georgia Gwinnett College officials break ground on transformational Convocation Center

Officials broke ground yesterday on a 72,280 square-foot Convocation Center at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Referred to by officials as the “new front door to campus,” the Convocation Center is part of a $48 million state-funded capital project that will include an infrastructure upgrade, including the creation of a central energy plant onsite.

GGC President Jann L. Joseph said the new building will reshape life on the college’s campus for students, faculty and staff, and the community for

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Apr 04 2023
Dr. Matthew Boggan

Georgia Gwinnett College introduces autism endorsement program

Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) School of Education has introduced an autism endorsement program for licensed teachers and other certified professionals. An autism endorsement program increases one’s knowledge in the area of teaching students with autism spectrum disorders. The program consists of nine hours of training that will be delivered online. GGC is one of nine USG institutions offering the Autism endorsement.

Dr. Matthew Boggan, professor of special education at GGC, said the

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Mar 28 2023

Georgia Gwinnett College earns innovation grant to provide math tutoring to elementary school students in need

The Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE) has awarded a prestigious innovation pilot grant to the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation in support of math tutoring for elementary school students in need of targeted support. The Innovative Education Fund Prototype Grant was awarded over one year to pilot an innovative education program that “has the potential to impact student outcomes and transform teaching and learning practices at the school or district.”

Dr. Amber Ebert, assistant

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Mar 27 2023
Olifer family

Georgia Gwinnett College competition promotes the importance of math to young students

First- through 10th-grade students showed off their math skills at the annual Olifer Math Competition held on Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) campus on March 25.

Mary Barboza Beltran was one of the more than 130 students who attended the event, hosted by GGC's School of Science and Technology. As she sat still in her chair, her eyes focused on the paper in front of her, the sixth grader from Dacula Middle School displayed an impressive amount of patience beyond her years as she methodically

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Mar 07 2023
Instant Decision Day at Collins Hill High School, student Lillian Gomez-Dusik and GGC admissions Hannah Chisolm

Georgia Gwinnett College offers Instant Decision Day to Collins Hill High, program poised to expand

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) counselors traveled to Collins Hill High School on March 2 to offer Instant Decision Day (IDD) to high school seniors. The IDD event allowed college hopefuls to meet with admissions counselors, who helped them fill out GGC application forms and evaluated their transcripts. Students who met GPA requirements were provided an instant admissions decision on the spot. Twenty-one students were admitted to GGC at the event.

GGC has offered more than 50 IDD events to

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Mar 01 2023

Georgia Gwinnett College to host preview day March 25, application fee waived in March

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) will host its final in-person Preview Day for spring semester from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. March 25. 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 in

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