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Ida Harris

Ida Harris, a junior majoring in English, presented a collection of art work at the 2014 Georgia Women’s Conference. Her showcase of 30 dolls challenging viewers’ ideas of feminism and identity fit the conference theme of “Female Perspective in Art, Scholarship and Politics.”

Diane White

Dr. Diane White

Dr. Diane White, dean of the School of Health Sciences, has received national recognition from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the AACN Certification Corporation for continuously maintaining her CCRN certification for 20 years.

Stanley “Stas” C. Preczewski, Ph.D.

Dr. Stanley “Stas” Preczewski

September 17 was designated “Stanley C. Preczewski Day” by the City of Milledgeville, Georgia, in recognition of his service and contributions to the community while serving as interim president of Georgia College. He now serves as GGC’s president.  

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Genie Yang

Genie Yang, a junior in information technology, was awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) Company. FIS is a leading global provider of technology and services to the financial services industry, serving more than 14,000 clients in over 100 countries. Genie was accepted into the FIS Scholarship Program in 2011 and has been a FIS scholarship… Read more →

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Elisha Patterson

Elisha Patterson, a junior in information technology, was selected as a Google Student Ambassador and attended a program at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Ca., where he and other ambassadors collaborated to develop creative and effective strategies to implement Google events to spark participation and engagement among students. His team won first place honors.

Xin Xu

Dr. Xin Xu

Dr. Xin Xu, associate professor of information technology, won the Outstanding Faculty Liaison Award at the 2014 STARS Celebration Conference in Washington, DC. Xu has served as a charter board member and faculty team mentor to the Technology Ambassador Program (TAP). Her work is essential to keeping TAP students excited about their IT major, the TAP program and their future… Read more →

Jennifer Stephens

Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens

Dr. Jennifer H. Stephens, associate vice president for Public Affairs, attended the 2014 Harvard Graduate School’s Institute for Management and Leadership. In addition, the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia selected Dr. Stephens one of its Outstanding Alumni.

Jaimie Carboy

Jaimie Carboy

Jaimie Carboy, instructor of sociology, has been accepted to present at the 2014 Association for Public Policy & Management Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Her presentations are entitled, “Gendered Political Economy, Transnational Advocacy Networks, and Praxis: Gender, the Dissemination of Knowledge & Policy,” and, “Latino/a Immigration: the Status of Social Services in New Immigrant Communities.”

Jenettha Baines

Jenettha Baines

Jenettha Baines, a freshman in criminology, is author of the book, 100 of the Most Influential Gay Entertainers, Volumes I and II. The first volume was reviewed by the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association and recommended for readers aged 16 and up. Baines’ books have been featured in several online magazines.

Todd Mueller

Dr. Todd Mueller

Dr. Todd Mueller, assistant professor of music, will be a soloist alongside Mark Yancich of the Atlanta Symphony on Oliverio’s “Dynasty” double timpani concerto with the Asheville Symphony, Nov. 22, 8 p.m. at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, N.C.

Linda Hughes

Dr. Linda Hughes

Dr. Linda Hughes, associate professor of educational foundations, is author of the book, What We Talk About When We’re Over 60, a collection of funny, touching and inspiring stories from 30 women.

Georgia Gwinnett College

Georgia Gwinnett College

Georgia Gwinnett College won one of the City of Lawrenceville’s 2014 Golden Hammer Awards, which honor local businesses for contributions to revitalization and growth throughout the community. The college’s Allied Health and Sciences Building earned the Outstanding New Construction (Large Business/Organization) Award.

Nannette Napier

Dr. Nannette Napier

Dr. Nannette Napier, associate professor of management information systems and decision sciences, published a paper titled, “Digital Options Theory for IT Capability Investment,” in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. She also won the GGC 2014 Outstanding Student Engagement Award.  

Kris Nagel

Dr. Kristine Nagel

Dr. Kristine Nagel, associate professor of Information Technology, served as vice general co-chair of the 2014 STARS Celebration Conference in Washington, DC, which was attended by students and faculty from more than 40 institutions and focused on developing student leaders to broaden participation in computing. Nagel participated in a panel on sustaining student teams, led a session on developing engaging… Read more →

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Jon-Julius Lindsay

Jon-Julius Lindsay, a senior in information technology, completed the 2014 ASSIST Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. He worked with a PhD student to redesign the user interface for an Android mobile application which monitors patient health information. He developed and presented a poster entitled “Wireless ECG Body Node Sensor User… Read more →

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Thaonguyen Nguyen

Thaonguyen Nguyen, a junior in information technology, completed a prestigious, National Science Foundation-funded summer research experience in data-intensive computing at the Clemson University School of Computing. She collaborated with PhD students on researching software and socio-technical ecosystems, straddling software engineering and business issues.  

David Thoms

David Thoms

David Thoms, ’11, biology, was one of five graduate students winning an award for a research poster at a Gordon Conference on Plant and Microbial Cytoskeleton. Enrolled in the genome, cell and developmental biology graduate program at Indiana University, he has received the James Holland Fellowship and the Carlos O. Miller Graduate Fellowship in Plant Developmental Biology.  

Torrez Wilson

Torrez M. Wilson

Torrez M. Wilson, coordinator of Student Involvement, has been selected as a Leadership Fellow for the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). The program aims to increase the diversity of the association’s leadership through familiarizing NACA members of underrepresented ethnicities to with the association’s governance, programs, and professional development opportunities at the regional and national levels.  

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Katie Buell

Katie Buell, assistant director of Wellness Programming, went on a summer medical mission trip to Tanzania. She worked with local doctors and teachers to provide vision screenings, dental health education, first aid, infectious disease treatments and other services to about 300 children and 100 adults.  

Dr. Dovile Budryte

Dr. Dovile Budryte

Dr. Dovile Budryte, professor of political science, was named the 2015 recipient of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award. She also received the 2014 GGC Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.  

Jaclyn White

White memorializes husband with endowed scholarship

Jaclyn White is busy. When she is not making custom jewelry or trying other crafts, attending events at the Braselton Gallery or speaking to audiences about one of her books, she is traipsing across the state, researching historical markers for her next book project. White wanted to be a writer since she was young. Not one to be confined to… Read more →

Kelly Kimball

Silken threads: Kimball connects the past to the future

Kelley Kimball has had a life-long love for history, significantly influenced by her Cherokee heritage. Family stories passed down through the generations gave her a personal connection with the past and an appreciation for how the past influences the present and future.Kimball enrolled at Georgia Gwinnett College in 2010 to pursue her dream of attaining a degree. After 10 years… Read more →

Dr. Susan Walsh's Demonstration

Nursing program: rich with traditions

Unlike other college degree programs, nursing has a decades-long heritage of rich and meaningful traditions and symbolism. “Because of the need for caring for the sick and injured, nursing has both religious and military roots, so many of nursing’s traditions grew from there,” said Sharon Grason, PhD(c), RN, director of the nursing program. “We even refer to work as being… Read more →

nursing students in lab

GGC establishes Georgia’s nursing program of choice

With new, high-tech instructional facilities in the Allied Health and Sciences building and a rare educational approach, Georgia Gwinnett College has a lofty goal – to have the baccalaureate nursing program of choice in Georgia and the premier program of the Southeast. “Ours is Georgia’s first program designed to be concept-based from its beginning, and only one of two in… Read more →

Undergraduate research expands student experience

Undergraduate research expands student experience

Georgia Gwinnett is unique as it offers undergraduate research experiences to all STEM majors, no matter their academic year. “At most institutions, undergraduates are not offered research opportunities until their junior or senior years,” said Dr. Thomas Mundie, dean of the School of Science and Technology. “We provide all of our students such opportunities, even freshmen.” Undergraduate research experiences expose… Read more →

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal addresses attendees at a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the college’s new Allied Health and Sciences building.

Nursing, STEM programs have new home at GGC

See photos/video taken at the opening! Georgia Gwinnett College recently celebrated the opening of its much-needed Allied Health and Sciences (AHS) building. While the facility opened this summer, about 200 people attended a September ceremony marking this important milestone in the growth of the college. Speakers included Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Gwinnett… Read more →

Stas Preczewski

President’s Message

GGC is prepared to meet critical regional, state needs It was exciting to begin the 2014 fall semester with a new record enrollment of nearly 11,000 students and the opening of our long-awaited Allied Health and Sciences (AHS) building. It was particularly noteworthy that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal celebrated this building with us at a recent ribbon-cutting event. Governor Deal… Read more →