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Diversity: Gita Phelps doles out hope and tough-love

Dr. Gita Phelps is quick to praise her oldest sister, who broke barriers as the first black valedictorian at Peach County High School in Fort Valley. But when it comes to her own accolades—being the first female and first African-American to get a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Georgia (UGA)—she simply says, “That’s just normal. That’s in my family that we do our best.”

Breaking the gender gap—Georgia College engages women in IT field

Of the 51 seniors majoring in management information systems, only nine are female. Majoring in computer science are 24 graduating seniors with only three females. Those numbers don’t faze senior Chancelynn Ridley and junior Kali Kimball. These young women are making their mark in the technology field thanks in part to the education and opportunities they’ve found at Georgia College.

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