Spring 2014

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 →

One of GGC's female soccer players kicks a ball in the pouring rain.

Rain sleet snow – no sweat!

Now in its second season of competition as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Grizzly Athletics continues its impressive, winning record. “We are thrilled with how competitive our teams have been on the field and in the classroom,” said Dr. Darin Wilson, director of Athletics. “Our core purpose is to develop lifelong leaders of character through… 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 →

Connie Dudley, Dr. Stas Preczewski and Danny Dudley

Connie Dudley’s lessons in giving

Connie C. Dudley admits she is “a fish out of water” as an introvert doing an extrovert’s job. As executive vice president of Product & Client Development for Implementation Services at TSYS/North America in Columbus, Ga., Dudley guides large clients like Target and Bank of America toward complex technical outcomes provided by the second largest credit-card payment processing company in… Read more →

Andy Williams of Brightree talks with Dr. Susan Walsh, associate professor of nursing, at a breakfast presentation about GGC's new nursing program.

GGC connects with its communities

Georgia Gwinnett’s campus community, now almost 10,000 students strong, has become tightly intertwined with its surrounding communities and region. “The relationship between a college and its communities is multi-faceted and rich with mutually beneficial opportunities,” said Renee Byrd-Lewis, vice president for Advancement. “These connections enhance both the student educational experience and the impact the college has on the Gwinnett area.”… Read more →

A large number of students walking on campus.

President’s message

Welcome to Engage – The magazine of Georgia Gwinnett College   I am pleased to introduce you to the inaugural issue of our new magazine, Engage. The purpose of Engage is to share the GGC story with the college’s many audiences. Georgia Gwinnett is in its eighth academic year, and the campus now bustles with almost 10,000 students. We quickly… Read more →

Art appreciation students display pieces of the mural they planned and created themselves.

Student works featured in GGC’s first permanent art installation

When you build a new college, you end up with a lot of blank walls … walls that almost scream for art. Thanks to some creative art appreciation students, several large scale works now grace some of those walls, enriching the campus environment for everyone. Today, the resulting, large-scale art works are located in GGC’s Center for Teaching Excellence, the… Read more →

Measures of Success

GGC’s measure of success

Georgia Gwinnett College continues its pattern of success. These are a few of the many impressive distinctions and milestones achieved by the college in its first eight years. View facts as text (PDF).