Quitting is not a word in Dr. Owen Lovell’s vocabulary, and canceling concerts is taboo. As a concert pianist, he’s played through broken thumbs, broken hands and scorpion stings. He’s missed family funerals and skipped hospital visits to play on stage. So, it’s no surprise the coronavirus didn’t stop Lovell’s March solo concert. He streamed it live on Facebook.
Georgia College’s innovative Rural Studies Institute was established in January. As Dr. Veronica Womack settled into her new role as its executive director, the coronavirus was raging in China. Now a global pandemic, it has sent billions of people home to work remotely by computer—giving more urgency and meaning to Womack’s work.
Five finalists were recognized for their creative writing during the Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Award ceremony held March 12. The top written works were selected from 70 entries during the celebration of writing excellence. The two top finalists: Madeline Ender, a senior and Emma Gullo, a sophomore, both of Cumming, Georgia, were awarded $1,000 each.
A passion for helping others through the arts at Georgia College runs in Paul Guy Accettura’s family. His mother, Mabel “Mabs,” sacrificed her own needs by placing others first. She was also a strong advocate of education and the arts. So much so, that Paul provided a scholarship for students enrolled in the Georgia College Theatre and Dance Department.
Fifteen, the most Georgia College students ever, applied for U.S. Fulbright Scholarships this year and more than half were named semi-finalists. Nine Fulbright semi-finalists is the largest number in the university’s history.
Kendyl Lewis has the heart of a public servant. The Georgia College junior not only started an organization on campus to help students with food insecurity, she’s also championed the initiative in the community.
Six students—with majors in chemistry, music therapy, physics and psychology—represented themselves and Georgia College in February at the 2nd annual “Posters at the Georgia State Capitol.”
The Colonnade, Georgia College's student newspaper, was started in 1925 as a way for students to have their voice heard. Today, it is continuing to provide students an opportunity to conduct investigative journalism.
Georgia College professor of Instructional Technology Dr. Chris Greer hopes to bring new opportunities for K-12 students to learn topics like science and history using virtual reality (VR).
It’s always been part of Georgia College’s DNA, as one professor said recently. But—with undergraduate research now officially dubbed a “transformative experience” and part of GC Journey’s high-impact practices—investigative opportunities at Georgia College are gathering even more momentum.
Georgia College commemorated two campus buildings in February with a groundbreaking ceremony for its Integrated Science Complex and ribbon cutting for newly-renovated Terrell Hall. The two facilities mark a combined construction upgrade for the campus worth $35.4 million.
Dr. James Schiffman’s life is a fascinating tale of traveling and taking chances—a journey that ultimately took him to Asia and remote U.S. regions, then to jobs at the Wall Street Journal and CNN.
Georgia College alumna Erin Nobles—the mother working to pass “Gracie’s Law” into state legislation, granting children with disabilities access to organ transplants—will speak to university nursing students at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Health Sciences Building.
Dr. Hasitha Mahabaduge, assistant professor of physics, was recently named the 2020 recipient of the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award—bestowed for “a strong commitment to teaching and student success.”
Natalie Sharp is a Georgia College alumna who has went on to get a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado and is currently on a Fulbright Scholarship in Armenia.
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