Jonathan Mangrum is Georgia College’s first David L. Boren Scholar—a prestigious award that will enable him to spend his fall 2018 semester learning Urdu in Lucknow, India. There the junior economics and political science major will gain a cultural perspective while staying with a host family, but first, he will develop his skills through intensive study of the language at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
During her time at Georgia College, she volunteered, worked in her professional organization, the Council for Exceptional Children, and completed her yearlong student teaching stint at Gray Elementary in Jones County. She even took her educational experience to the next by studying abroad in Tanzania during the summer of 2017.
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.
Entomology students have located a wasp – not previously detected in Milledgeville and not in the state of Georgia since the 1950s. The wasp’s favorite food is a beetle known for destroying millions of ash trees in the United States since 2002.
While most students will spend their summer working at a part-time job or in class, junior Keri Spetzer will be viewing glimpses of the galaxy never before seen.
Senior Whitney Gray’s time at Georgia College can best be described as a transformative experience.
A group of 19 students and faculty members are taking part in a medical mission to Honduras. Packed in their suitcase are medical supplies from ointments to vitamins, examination tools to aspirin, blood pressure cuffs to suturing equipment and family health kits.
Senior Samantha Scoggins is set to graduate in December with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in museum studies and a nonprofit management certificate, and she is already on the road to career success.