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Class of 2022: Longtime friends look to make their marks at Georgia College

Emily Griffin (left) and Milligan Williams

Name: Emily Griffin 
Hometown: Claxton, Georgia
Intended major: Nursing 
Why do you want to major in that? I’ve always been interested in the medical field- studying how the body works and reacts fascinates me, but in the beginning of my junior year of high school two classmates were in tragic car accidents within a week of each other. After visiting them several times in the hospital and seeing the way the nurses treated them and their families with such care I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life. I saw how the nurses cared more about their patients than their paycheck. 
Why did you choose to come Georgia College? My older sister actually graduated from Georgia College so it’s been on my radar for a few years. I wish I would have toured GC first because as soon as I did I fell in love. Milledgeville is beautiful, the school has a highly-ranked nursing program, and the people are so welcoming! When I got off of the bus to start the tour, I was asked by five different people, “Hi, how are you doing today? We’re glad you are here.” before I reached the building where the tour began. Knowing that my one of best friends, Milligan, wanted to go to GC too was just icing on the cake. 
How long have you guys known each other? Milligan and I have known each other for 6 years when she moved to my town and school in the middle of our 6th grade year. 
What's a fun fact about your friendship? I graduated from a small school, so it was a big deal when a new kid showed up. At break and recess Milligan would be surrounded by other people who are trying to figure out things about the “new kid.” I decided that it wasn’t that big of a deal so I’d just wait to meet her later when people chilled out. I waited two weeks before I introduced myself to her because like I said earlier I didn’t think it would be that important. Little did I know that she would become one of my best friends, biggest supporters during sports, and strongest encouragers in my Christian walk. I’m so excited to see what God has planned for our friendship during these next four years! 

Name: Milligan Williams
Hometown: Claxton, GA
Intended Major: Mass Communication 
Why do you want to major in that?  I love working with people and ideas, and I also have an interest in writing. A mass communication major can open doors to a variety of career possibilities that would allow me to be social and creative in my work. 
Why did you choose to come to Georgia College? Initially, the school’s size and liberal arts philosophy drew me in, and when I first stepped on campus, I felt a connection to the students, who were all so friendly and helpful. GC felt like home! 
How long have you guys known each other? 6 years! We met in 6th grade. 
What’s a fun fact about your relationship? We love throwback jam sessions, anytime, anywhere! The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Journey — the list goes on and on! 

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