Dr. Juli Gittinger—known affectionately as Dr. G to her students—likes to joke that she doesn’t have a life. What she really means is her life is nonstop. Her world is a hodgepodge of interesting facts and ceaseless activity, much like the religions she teaches.
Marissa Mayfield is experimenting with the Moringa tree to see if its roots extract pollutants from Zambian soil. This important research has landed her a spot in the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, making her one of the nation's top science students.
By the time women reach college, many become discouraged and disinterested in historically male-dominated fields like science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
Many departments at Georgia College are working to reverse that trend.
In 2012, a small department in the College of Arts and Sciences was born.
In six short years, it not only increased 80 percent—from five professors to nine—it’s been dubbed “the most diverse philosophy department in the nation.”
It’s a challenge to recruit outstanding faculty. Doubly so, when trying to attract a more-diverse teaching population.
When it comes to keeping underrepresented faculty, it gets even harder.
Every Monday and Tuesday, Georgia College rhetoric students can be found at Milledgeville’s only soup kitchen—peeling potatoes, chopping onions and shredding meats. They set tables, serve meals to the less fortunate, wash dishes and haul out garbage.
Then they use what they've observed and learned to write a great speech—putting their rhetoric to work, educating others about food insecurities of the poor.
Although scenes of devastation from the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico are no longer on the news—one Georgia College graduate student and Puerto Rican native is still working to find out why residents there got sick and why some died.
As the largest division on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) makes diversity a priority. And the results are remarkable.
Joseph (Joey) Anthony Sousa
Hometown: Milton, Georgia