Senior biology major Emmy Thornsberry knew her love of ceramics would continue into college. But it wasn’t until October of her first year, when she happened to see a group of community members and students going into Grassmann Ceramics Studio, she decided to follow along.
Eight finalists were recognized for their creative writing during the Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Awards ceremony held March 12. The top written works were selected from over 100 entries during the celebration of writing excellence. The two top finalists—awarded $1,000 each—said they were encouraged to write even more because of this recognition.
In 2017, Georgia College formed its own Retiree Council joining 25 other University System of Georgia (USG) institutions in doing so.
Dr. Jacqueline Braer, ’11, ’12, has always had a heart for animals. Surrounded by animals her whole life, she knew at an early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Then, she got her chance to care for animals while she was in high school by shadowing coworkers at a local veterinary clinic.
State legislative spouses raised more than $120,000 to establish the Sandra Dunagan Deal Scholarship at Georgia College. The endowment, a surprise to Mrs. Deal, was announced at a special luncheon March 7.
Ten music majors have immersed themselves in pre-Civil War culture to prepare for an upcoming recital. They learned how women were expected to be modest and fashionable in the 1800s – with impeccable manners and musical talent to boot.
Since spring 2017, the International Student Center has expanded the way it opens doors for international students to attend Georgia College. The center works with the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and World Learning to bring in short-term students to Georgia College for up to a year.
Drew McDaniels found creative ways to use his computer skills – and his fresh perspective has kept keep him in demand, both on and off campus, ever since.
Hundreds of Georgia College students did professional-style makeup and hair, served refreshments, worked photo booths and acted as escorts or paparazzi – photographing guests on the red carpet at Milledgeville's recent "Night to Shine" prom for the developmentally disabled.
Award-winning author Dr. Kerry Neville has won a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. She will teach creative writing this fall in Limerick, Ireland, and return to Georgia College next year with an international perspective for teaching.
“I can finally show the world I was that kid in the movie, and now I’m grown up, and I’m ready to tackle these issues through my art and get people talking.” — Tanvi Lonkar
Approximately one-third, or 1.4 billion tons, of food produced worldwide for human consumption gets lost or wasted every year, according to the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations. For over 20 years, the Georgia College Grounds Department has been composting lawn material such as tree branches and shrubbery.
Dr. Yael Prizant joins Georgia College this spring as the fifth Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar.
Dr. Eric G. Tenbus will join Georgia College as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences effective June 1, 2018. Tenbus is a professor of history in his seventh year as department chair in the Department of History, Sociology, Anthropology and Cross-Disciplinary Studies at the University of Central Missouri. He has taught at the university since 2001.
“GC Journeys” is a new program that encourages high-impact practices and transformative experiences, designed to put students on the road to success. But it has also put Georgia College on a definitive road – where it finds itself in the lead, blazing a trail for other schools.
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