Emily Griffin and Milligan Williams
Georgia College made its debut on the Carnegie Hall stage this month in a bold and gutsy way – premiering two songs never before heard with choir, piano or orchestra. They’d only been imagined in the creative, silent depths of the composers’ minds.
Georgia College marketing students will be immersed in the Spanish culture for an entire month. Their visit begins in Madrid, the capital of Spain, and takes the students on a cross-country learning and cultural experience.
It’s another good year for Georgia College, in terms of students winning REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Seven biology, physics and mathematics students were selected to do a wide-range of different research in the United States and abroad.
Two physics students will continue research this summer, adding four solar-powered golf carts to Georgia College’s current fleet of two. In addition, they hope to make the current model more environmentally-friendly and use “aerodynamics” to reduce the time it takes to charge the battery.
Ten Georgia College students ventured to Taipei, Taiwan May 17 and will be there until June 16. This is the university’s first study abroad in that country. The group—led by Dr. Tsu-Ming Chiang, interim assistant vice president of International Education and professor of psychological science and Dr. Jenq-Foung “J.F.” Yao, professor of computer science—will study there just over four weeks.
Senior Janae Innis knew she was meant for a future in leadership. The Johns Creek native came to Georgia College as a business management major and later tacked on an international studies minor.
Public health major Laura Pappas’ sites are set on becoming an epidemiologist in another country, researching disease. But first, she plans to attend graduate school at Tulane University this fall to get her master’s degree in public health and tropical medicine.
Austin Sanders credits his degree in physics for giving him additional distinction and helping him land his new job at an engineering company in the metro Atlanta area. But it’s not the only degree he’s earned, nor is Saturday his only commencement.
Florrie McCard thought she would start college and almost magically find her true self. But it didn’t happen that way.
Record-setting Georgia College Baseball pitcher Charlie Hecht aspires to work in player operations of a major baseball league one day.
Mass Comm major reflects on time with International Education Center
Ahmed Al-Bayati, ’12, has come a long way from growing up in war-torn Baghdad where he served as a translator to reaching the peak of his education as a medical school graduate and beginning his surgical residency.
Senior Matthew Hood likes big ideas. He keeps notebooks chock-full of poetry he scratches down, along with possible inventions just waiting to be brought into reality. All that’s missing is Hood's spark of innovation.