When it comes to filming 30-second commercials—you have to be quick-witted, flexible and a creative problem solver.
It’s high pressure, but the final round of the Elevator Pitch competition included the students who received the highest scores from an earlier round of the competition that started with nearly 500 students from the College of Business.
You have to think fast and adapt quickly to changing situations to participate in the Southeastern Model of the African Union (SEMAU)—a realistic, three-day simulation that recreates the gathering of African heads-of-state. Students debate issues of critical importance and make decisions that could be adopted by real governments, impacting the lives of millions.
Some college and universities send one—but Georgia College has sent as many as three—female faculty to HERS (Higher Education Resource Services), an organization that holds leadership development institutes each year for women in higher education.
It started when she was just 13-years-old. Junior nursing major McKenna Yearick took on a challenge that few Americans have and now is recognized as one of the outstanding servant leaders in the nation.
Four history students are back from a grant-funded, eye-opening trip to Brussels, Belgium—where they visited a newly-renovated museum that’s reinterpreting its mishandling of the Congo.
Newly named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Costas Spirou is no stranger to the educational offerings and opportunities provided at Georgia College education. Spirou first joined Georgia College in January 2013 as the chair of the Department of Government and Sociology and a professor of sociology and public administration. In August 2015, Spirou became the senior associate provost for academic affairs and director of The Graduate School.
Close family members and friends of the late Staff Sergeant Alex French IV, gathered at Georgia College during a Veterans Day Ceremony. The university and Milledgeville community joined to pay their respects to the fallen soldier of Baldwin County with a new war memorial displaying his name.
Like the lyrics to John Hendrick’s song, “Everybody’s Boppin’”—when he sings of the Dixieland bands that kept jazz alive—Georgia College’s Jazz Band has done its part to keep the art form going and Milledgeville swinging for a generation.
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.”
On any given day, an estimated 20,000 phone calls come into domestic violence hotlines across the country, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. On top of that, 45 percent of female rape victims and 29 percent of male victims were raped by an intimate partner.
The Harrison House is currently home to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, but some say the former resident might still make an appearance from time to time.
Hadyatulloi “Hadya,” Azimzoda of Tajikistan knows his career goal. He wants to become an ambassador. To set him up for success, the Tajikistan native is spending a semester at Georgia College working to broaden his knowledge and expand his understanding of world politics.
Devlin Cooper, ’02, and his wife Ashley, both attorneys in Middle Georgia, are endowing a scholarship available for Honors students. The scholarship will give priority to Honors students studying economics or English or who are considering attending law school.