Mar 28 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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Feb 27 2023
Middle School students Eleanor Ryall and Layla Henderson

Super Saturday Event attracts middle schoolers to the world of science 

With the rising demand for workers in STEM-related fields, a Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) program is working to attract younger generations to STEM careers.

GGC partners with local schools to offer its Super Saturday Series, which provides middle school students hands-on experience in biology, chemistry, exercise science and information technology (IT), through participation in activities presented by GGC’s faculty, staff and student volunteers.

GGC initially focused on female students

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Feb 21 2023
Aerial shot of Building B

Georgia Gwinnett College boosts spring enrollment numbers

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is continuing its upward trajectory of student enrollment this spring.

Recently released data indicates that GGC’s total spring student headcount, including new, transfer and returning students, is up 5% over this time last year. First-year freshman are up 52% from spring 2022, according to Dr. Michael Poll, GGC’s vice president of enrollment management and institutional research.

Poll also said that student transfers into the college are up 14%, new students

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Feb 20 2023
Jamarius Strong-Williams, Dr. Brandon Williams, Gustavious Maddox, Harrison Clark

Georgia Gwinnett College initiative inspires big dreams, belonging and support among African American male students

Jamarius Strong-Williams has dreams of working in healthcare. The 19-year-old Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) majors in biology with a concentration in biochemistry in the hope of someday becoming a surgeon. But Strong-Williams said that having grown up in the town of Covington, about 35 miles southeast of Atlanta, he felt that such big dreams were elusive for a small-town African American male, where the poverty rate is 21%, nearly double the average of the poverty rate in Georgia.

“Where I

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Feb 12 2023
Lee Kurtz

Could a fungus cause the apocalypse? Georgia Gwinnett College biology professor breaks down the premise of HBO’s “The Last of Us”

Could a fungus be the last of us? That question is the premise of HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Last of Us.” Based on the video game, the series follows an ominous, but hopeful tale of a small group of survivors along the lines of other recent post-apocalyptic dramas like “The Walking Dead,” “Sweet Tooth,” and “Station Eleven.” What sets “The Last of Us” apart is the seemingly terrifying plausibility of its plot. Set in 2023, events in the show take place 20 years into a global pandemic

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Feb 07 2023

Older for a Day

With aging comes the arrival of reduced biological functions and mobility. To provide insight to Human Services students on the implications of getting older, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) students donned a "suit" of weighted clothing, as well as specialized goggles and noise-cancelling headphones, to simulate different components of aging.

The event, orchestrated by Dr. Mark Sweatman, professor of sociology at GGC, helps students experience first-hand the troubles and difficulties that

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Feb 06 2023

Georgia Gwinnett College hosts events to promote understanding, inclusion

By Collin Elder

In all cultures, food is a way to connect with others when it is shared. The meal is a staple feature that encourages understanding, cooperation and togetherness. 

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is harnessing that concept to celebrate its differences and to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the higher education space through a series of dinners that began Feb. 1.

“The benefits of building an inclusive and supportive workplace are well researched in literature,”

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Jan 31 2023

Georgia Gwinnett College launches groundbreaking after-school program for historically underserved elementary school students

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has introduced an after-school program for historically underserved elementary school students that will serve as a model for similar programs across Georgia.

Named Grizzly Academy Dreamers, the program serves third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from Jenkins and Lawrenceville Elementary. The initiative was funded by a $1.75 million federal grant spearheaded by its director, Dr. Amber Jarrard Ebert, assistant professor of science education and secondary education

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