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First student in university history graduates with physics, chemistry and math majors

Matthew Hilliard

After the excitement of graduation day settles, many newly minted Georgia College alumni will inevitably begin the search for that perfect spot on the mantle to display their degree. For graduate Matthew Hilliard, that task might prove challenging. 

On Saturday, May 10, Hilliard was the first in Georgia College history to graduate with three majors in physics, chemistry and math. Triple majors are rare at the university, but degrees in these three areas of study together have never been achieved before.

Students partner with Georgia Power to identify algae in Georgia’s lakes

Microcystis Aeruginosa

Georgia College environmental science and biology students spent the semester working to identify different types of algae in Georgia’s lakes, determining the causes and examining the potential to cause harm. 

Georgia College student receives National Science Foundation award

Anne Zimmerman

After three years of research on how plants respond to their environment, Anne Zimmerman has been recognized among the top science students in the country, landing the prestigious honor of being a part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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