Summer 2015

Dr. Doville Budryte

Diversity and opportunity make GGC special

Maya Angelou is quoted as saying, “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” It seems to me that one of the main assets of GGC is diversity – of faculty, students, and staff. Many of our students are first generation students, immigrants, veterans; they come from various socioeconomic and cultural…
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Students and staff looking at Career Day map

Expanded center connects students to careers

In today’s tight job market, top-notch career services make a big difference for students starting careers. In fact, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2014 Student Survey Report, more than 80 percent of U.S. students use the resources of their institutions’ career centers. Those students receive a job offer more frequently than those who do not use… Read more →

Patrick and Cedrick Mukinay standing in front of library

From the Congo to GGC in pursuit of a dream

Cedrick Dizala Mukinay has much in common with most students at Georgia Gwinnett. He is a transfer student. He works on campus to help pay his bills. He lives off-campus with family to keep costs down. And like many GGC students, this sophomore is ambitious and determined to make a difference with his life. Unlike most Grizzlies, he has come… Read more →

Graph indicating that 42% of students enrolled at GGC are first generation students.

GGC at 10: a higher education snapshot

To better understand how well Georgia Gwinnett College is performing after only 10 years, it is important to have a good overview of higher education in the U.S. As an access institution, GGC makes education possible for students who might not be accepted at more selective colleges and universities. This makes a college degree possible for students who would otherwise… Read more →

baseball player Ty Abbott about to catch a baseball

Grizzlies continue winning tradition

GGC Athletics continued its trend of excellence this year. In addition to the national honors described in the stories below, the women’s soccer team maintained its winning record, the softball team earned a conference championship, the men’s soccer team won its second consecutive conference championship, and the baseball team played in its second national championship tournament. Read more →

12 male tennis players standing, one holding trophy, other holding big banner reading 2015 NAIA Men's Tennis National Champion

Men’s Tennis cruises to second consecutive national championship

The Georgia Gwinnett College men’s tennis team spent the entire regular season as the undisputed No. 1 team in the country, and the Grizzlies will end the season that way too as they beat Embry-Riddle 5-0 to win a second consecutive NAIA National Championship at Mobile Tennis Center. “The men dominated from start to finish this week,” GGC Head Coach… Read more →

Kris Pena

Not that shy kid anymore

I am filled with a sense of pride at what GGC has accomplished in its first 10 years.

Now, to be honest, GGC was not my first choice of schools to attend after high school. It wasn’t even on my list, but my father convinced me to apply. Read more →

group of GGC IT students and their instructors hold 3 trophies they won at the AITP National conference

Notables

Notables includes achievements, honors and other distinctions earned by Georgia Gwinnett College and the members of its extended community. This includes faculty, staff, administration, students and close associates of the college. Read more →

Dr. Stas Preczewski

President’s message

GGC is Changing the landscape of higher education Georgia Gwinnett College recently hosted its first-ever monthly meeting of the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents. The opportunity to host this prestigious group occurs only once every 15 years for each USG institution. The host institution is given time on the meeting’s program for an institutional presentation. In GGC… Read more →

Dr. Rolando Marquez in the classroom

Unconditional dedication

I work at Georgia Gwinnett College’s Center for Teaching Excellence. This unit is responsible for providing faculty opportunities to enhance their skills, implement effective instructional practices and engage students in the learning process. Read more →

Dr. Darin Wilson standing in front of GGC baseball field

Wilson named 2014-15 Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year

For the second time in his career and the first time since founding the intercollegiate athletics program at Georgia Gwinnett College, Dr. Darin S. Wilson has been named Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year. The announcement was made by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Wilson, GGC’s inaugural Director of Athletics, has not only guided the… Read more →