Oct 17 2023
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GGC School of Education receives national award for excellence

Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) School of Education (SOE) has been recognized as an outstanding Educational Preparation Provider by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) with the 2023 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement.

“The Frank Murray Leadership Award recognizes GGC and the School of Education as a teacher education preparation program leader,” said Dr. Pamela Smith, GGC coordinator of assessment and accreditation and assistant

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Oct 03 2023
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Ribbon Cutting group shot:  (From l. to r.) Dr. George Low, Senator Don Balfour, Dr. Jann L Joseph, Ryan Hawk, Dr. Tyler Yu, Jennifer Hendrickson, Lisa Huynh

New SIM lab provides Wall Street-like experience to Georgia Gwinnett College students

A new space on Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) campus will provide a high-tech experience for students. GGC’s School of Business (SBA) unveiled its new simulation (SIM) lab during a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The new lab looks like something right out of Wall Street. The space features a real-time LED stock ticker that wraps around the entire room, self-contained workstations with on-demand monitors, wireless collaboration areas, all of which can be seen by passersby through the modern

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Sep 26 2023
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Nancy Ciudad-Simmons

Georgia Gwinnett College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with food, music, art

The richness of the Hispanic/Latino culture was on display at Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) Hispanic Heritage Festival, held on GGC’s campus. Sponsored by the college’s Hispanic Achievers Committed to Excellence in Results (HACER) living-learning community and the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) student group, the event kicked of a long slate of campus activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Nancy Ciudad-Simmons said the event was designed to bring awareness

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Sep 26 2023
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Dr. Rahaf Barakat

Georgia Gwinnett College presents outstanding teaching award, other faculty, staff honors

Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) outstanding faculty and staff were honored at its annual Fall Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 21. The college recognized six faculty and two staff members for embodying its four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and creativity.

Rahaf Barakat, an associate professor of information technology in GGC's School of Science and Technology, received the 2022-23 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. Recipients of this award are nominated by students.

Barakat

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Sep 18 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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