Homero Gonzalez on campus, holding one of his Emmy Awards.

Gonzalez forges his own path to success

College commencement speakers are usually prominent individuals who offer advice about achieving success, based on decades of experience. GGC’s commencement speakers have included Ambassador Andrew Young and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, but for its fall 2013 ceremony, the college challenged convention and selected Homero Gonzalez, 24, to speak. For such a young person, his insights were profound. A hard-working child… Read more →

Dr. Pennington

Pennington wins USG Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Richard Pennington understands very well why students struggle with chemistry. He struggled with it himself during high school in Manchester, England. “At that time my self-confidence was not high so this was a real blow,” he said. “But with help from a tutor, I managed to take my chemistry grade from an F to a B and learned then… Read more →

Members of the GGC team with the college's first Excalibur Award.

GGC emerges as an IT powerhouse

Georgia Gwinnett has quickly established itself as a powerhouse in information technology and a key player in the northeast Atlanta metro area technology hub. “Part of GGC’s vision is being a wellspring of innovation in education,” said Dr. Thomas Mundie, dean of the School of Science and Technology. “Our IT faculty and students have enthusiastically embraced this concept and achieved… Read more →

U.S. President and Vice President service badges

The recipe for a new future

For about 16 percent of students at Georgia Gwinnett, a degree represents a new future. Non-traditional students enter college later in life. Some seek new or additional degrees to make them more eligible for promotions in their current jobs, while others seek to change careers. Still others want to start their own businesses. Such is the case for Darian Horn,… Read more →