“The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance”. (Benjamin Franklin).
“If you think education is expensive try ignorance”. (Derek Bok)
Phi Theta Kappa wins Awards!
Last weekend 12 students and 4 advisors attended the PTK Regional Convention in Atlanta. As part of the convention, regional awards were distributed to outstanding chapters from across the state...
Georgia Highlands College president hopeful...
The president of Georgia Highlands College is hopeful the college will be saved from making any of the long list of potential cuts proposed in February after the Board of Regents asked the institution to prepare a worst-case scenario plan for cutting $2.5 million from its already shrinking budget.
Congratulations Dr. Lucy Megginson!
Great News! Lucy Megginson, nursing faculty, has successfully defended her dissertation and may now be referred to as Dr. Lucinda Megginson.
Her degree is a Ph.D. in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Her official graduation date is May 21, 2010.
THANK YOU! A great event
Another sell out crowd for the GHC Alumni & Friends Rome Braves Event!
Thank you to all who participated. We had great weather, even though it got a bit chilly in the evening.
Hope to see you all again next year!
2010 Charger Fund Campaign Chair
Sarah Burkhalter is the 2010 Community Campaign Chair for the Charger Fund.
Sarah is a retiree of the college and a long time friend and board member of the college Foundation.
Congratulations Dr. Susan Claxton!
We have another new doctor in our midst!
Susan Claxton, Social Sciences faculty, has earned the degree of Doctor of Naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Health in Birmingham, AL.
For those of us needing a definition, naturopathy involves being and remaining healthy as a whole person, e.g., mind, body, spirit, emotions.
Scholarship Winners Announced
Georgia Highlands College recently hosted its annual scholarship reception to honor both the recipients and the donors of its various scholarships. In all, 62 students were recognized, receiving $58,000 in scholarship awards.
GHC Fares Well in 2011 Budget
But State Funding Still Trending Down Per Student
Georgia Highlands College has been allocated $1.6 million in new funds to support enrollment growth and strategic initiatives for fiscal year 2011 by the Board of Regents.
GHC Alum publishes first book
Cedartown resident Phillip David Lindsey (1991) recently published his first novel called “Endless Lies: Murder in a Small Town.”
Lindsey said he worked on the book for over ten years and the original idea to write the novel came from an unlikely place...(read more)
GHC's Summer Foundation Camp Now underway!
The 5th annual Foundation Camp for at-risk boys held on the Floyd campus of Georgia Highlands College is now underway. The camp is offered through a partnership between GHC and the 100 Black Men of Rome/Northwest Georgia. Boys aged 10 to 14 are eligible for two weeks of academics, athletics and cultural enrichment. Read More..
Announcement of Appointment
It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Jon Hershey has accepted the job of Chairperson for the Division of Humanities.
New Georgia Speed Limit Law!
New Georgia Speed limit law recently enacted by the state legislature. The intent is to raise an additional $9 million dollars for the state treasury.
In The NewsGHC Foundation Camp Is a Tremendous Success
The 5th annual Foundation Camp for at-risk boys held on the Floyd campus of Georgia Highlands College was a tremendous success, with a record number of 92 campers in attendance. The camp is offered annually through a partnership between GHC and the 100 Black Men of Rome/Northwest Georgia. Boys aged 10 to 14 are eligible for two weeks of academics, athletics and cultural enrichment. Breakfast and lunch are served every day and there is no cost to campers. Transportation is provided within Rome.
Best Place to Work
For the third year in a row, Experience.com
surveyed companies across the country and picked 20 organizations whose entry-level hiring and retention practices are exceptional.
Announcement of Appointments 2010-2011 Academic Year
The following full-time faculty members have been appointed to important new positions for the coming 2010-2011 academic year:
Dr. Jonathan Hershey
Dr. Jeff Linek
Dr. Bronson Long
Jennifer Wright Purcell
USG Names Hershey to Chair Fresman English Committee
The Board of Regents’ Advisory Committee on English has appointed Dr. Jon Hershey, professor of English and chair of the Humanities Division at Georgia Highlands College, chair of the Freshman English Subcommittee.
Six Mile Post Does Well at State!
Six Mile Post, the GHC student newspaper, did very well at the Georgia College Press Association Press Institute
in Athens February 5. The Six Mile Post won 15 general and individual awards, and the individual awards went to students from four of our campuses/sites.
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Hyde from the Cartersville Campus, she was elected GCPA Treasurer.
Two former staffers Six Mile Post and GHC Alumni were round-table leaders at the Press Institute program.
Daniel Bell (Rome News Tribune) and Jeremy Stewart (Rockmart Journal) Six Mile Post archives
Dr. Lesley J. Henderson
February 22, 2011. We at Georgia Highlands mourn the death of Leslie Henderson, associate professor of nursing. Leslie came to GHC in 1998, and taught here for about three years before she left for a brief stint at the University of West Georgia. She returned to us in 2005. She was always one of the most popular instructors, demanding excellence from all her students, but tempering that demand with kindness, humor and understanding. Donations are accepted for the Lesley J. Henderson Memorial Scholarship.
Hershey - President's Award 2011
Dr. Jon Hershey is this year's recipient of 2011 President's Meritorious Award. As a member of the faculty since 1983, he has distinguished himself at Georgia Highlands and in the Rome/Floyd County community by working diligently with at-risk and minority students. (con't)
Rome Braves Strikeout Hunger!2011 Strike Out Hunger Campaign
The Rome Braves have accepted the challenge from the Perdue Family of Companies, which includes Perdue Farms & Perdue AgriBusiness, to “Strike Out Hunger.” This challenge is being held in conjunction with the South Atlantic League’s 2011 All-Star Game on June 21 in Salisbury, Maryland. This is an opportunity for teams in the South Atlantic League to partner with Feeding America affiliated food banks and community kitchens in the fight against hunger.
Members of the Rome Braves team, field staff, and front office staff will be working together to raise the equivalent of 5,000 meals by June 12, 2011. The Rome Braves have partnered with the Rome-Floyd County Community Kitchen to meet this goal. This will include volunteering hours on four separate occasions this summer with the Kitchen.
The Rome-Floyd County Community Kitchen is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping feed those in need in the Rome-Floyd County Community with 100% participation by volunteers. An average of 2,500 meals are served each month and over 56,000 meals have been served to the hungry in Rome-Floyd County since their opening.
The Rome Braves are asking all of their fans to help in this challenge. Two separate canned food drives will be held at State Mutual Stadium May 29-31 and June 9-11
. Every time a fan donates three canned food items during this time, they will automatically receive a voucher for a free General Admission ticket to any game at State Mutual Stadium August 22-30, 2011
. Fans can also donate canned food items at the Community Kitchen located on North Broad Street in Rome. They must indicate their participation in the Rome Braves Strike Out Hunger campaign for the items to be counted in the Perdue challenge.
Summer Poetry Nights Return
Attend the Poetry Night Series this summer in downtown Rome at Schroeder's Courtyard--the last Thursday of every month through September, at 7 p.m.
WellStar donates nearly $1 Million to GHC
WellStarWellStar Health System has donated $983,972 Georgia Highlands College to be disbursed over two years for its nursing programs, specifically to help prepare students for the college’s new Bachelor of Science in nursing and to support onsite programs for WellStar team members.
GHC Faculty speak on the Constitution
To mark the 224th anniversary of the framing of the Constitution, two Georgia Highlands College professors shared their thoughts about the struggle — the bones of contention — and how those issues still resonate today.
Dean of Health Sciences Named
Dr. Lucy Megginson has been named
the Dean of Health Sciences.
She will begin Summer 2012.
Dr. Megginson currently teaches both
undergraduate and graduate courses at
University of West Georgia.
2011 Inaugural Honors Program
The inaugural Honors Program Symposium, held on December 2, 2011, provided GHC Honors students the opportunity to present work completed as part of Honors courses over the past year. Four students participated in the competitive presentations, and the top two presenters - Abigail Sosebee and Alberto Romero, will submit their work to be considered for inclusion at the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council Conference at North Georgia College & State University.
GHC President, Dr. Randy Pierce Retires
Dr. Randy Pierce retired December 30, 2011. A reception was held December 2. Rob Whitaker and Renva Watterson did a roast of Dr. Pierce over his 10 years of service to GHC, and his over 40 years of service to the Board of Regents. Read More...
Zach Green, Ambassador of the Year
Zach Green (06), a former financial consultant for Edward Jones Investments who recently took a new position with Ball Container Corp., was honored as the chamber’s Ambassador of the Year. Green was one of the leaders of the chamber’s membership drive in 2011.
Six Mile Post Receives Awards!
Dr. Kristie Kemper announced news that The Six Mile Post staff received a total of 17 awards February 3-5 during the Georgia College Press Association's annual press institute in Athens.
I write to share sad news of the death of our dear friend and dedicated colleague Dr. Nancy Hague. I am certain that you will want to know this, as well.
The Highlands Gala - A Huge Success!
The Highlands Gala was held May 4, 2012 at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville GA.
Mr. Randy Quick mc'd the evening and Theresa Hightower and her band performed for an elegant evening of dinner and dancing. (read more)
GHC Graduation 2012
Georgia Highlands graduates are urged to seize the day 'Make every moment in life count'.
Kenneth Bernard, Board of Regents
GHC Team Members Sign Letter of IntentROME, Ga., June 28 -- Members of Georgia Highlands College’s inaugural basketball team came to the Floyd campus today to sign letters of intent for the 2012/2013 season. Recruits for the team mainly hail from the Northwest Georgia region, but the group also will include a player from New York State.
GHC Plays Ball!
Georgia Highlands athletics took another step forward on Thursday as the school introduced their first-ever softball and baseball coaches.
Welcome! Dean of Health Sciences
Georgia Highlands College has named Janet G. Alexander, EdD, RN, CNE, as the Dean of Health Sciences. Dr. Alexander currently serves as a tenured professor at Samford University in the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing. Active in nursing education since 1979, she has a long record of excellent teaching, leadership, and scholarly activities both in the U.S. and abroad.
Ms. Alexander begins January 7, 2012.
Celebration of Life Scheduled
It is with regret and sadness to post the death of a beloved friend, trusted colleague, and dedicated student advocate, Sheryl McKinney, counselor at GHC - Cartersville. Sheryl passed away on Saturday evening, December 29. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorial be made to the charity co-founded by Sheryl, Anderson Care Pregnancy Clinic, PO Box 6161, Anderson SC. 29263
GHC will host a Celebration of Life on Thursday, January 31st. 4:30PM, Cartersville Campus, Student Center. All are welcome!
Janet Moon honoredJanet Moon, a Floyd College graduate and long-time officer in law-enforcement was honored Sunday afternoon at the Men's Charger Basketball game during half-time. At each home game we recognize a distinguished GHC alumnus who contributes in meaningful ways to the community, and represents the highest standards and values of the college. HS Seniors sign with GHC Baseball!
Baseball Coach Mike Marra anticipates a very strong team for GHC. “We know we have a great challenge ahead of us in starting a competitive intercollegiate program from scratch, but we feel we have a great group of young men who are ready to meet the challenge,” he said.
50 years Ago... Civil Rights History
50 years ago this week, March 1963 something remarkable happened in Rome, Georgia. It was 1963. High school students from Main High, the all-African American high school, in North Rome, on the hill above what is now Main Elementary--marched downtown on Broad Street. Once there, they held a sit-in at the lunch counters on Broad Street, businesses where they were not allowed to eat, or even order a glass of water. 62 high school students marched. They were arrested, and spent several evenings in jail.
Ms. Lavada Dillard and Ms. Linda Cason-Harbert, participants in the 1963 Broad Street Sit-In, and Ms. Marisue Harrison-Brown, one of first students who integrated higher education in Rome in 1964
-Ms. Laura Caldwell Anderson, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Archivist, who is also a Rome native and has written extensively about Rome-area Civil Rights activities
-Mr. Scott Akemon, GHC Political Scientist, who discuss the link in Women’s History and local Civil Rights
Lindsey creates new novel! Echo of Deceit: A Derek Lancy Novel
Derek Lancy is a forty-six-year-old husband and father of three, who happens to be a retired police officer, turned private investigator that was finally able to go back and finish law school. Echo of Deceit is a look at Derek Lancy’s first case as a lawyer. This mystery-novel is based in the fictional town of Elmsville, Georgia.
Four Students Make All-Georgia Academic Team
Four students from Georgia Highlands College were named to the All-Georgia Academic Team, a program sponsored by two-year college presidents, the national honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa, and community college state associations.
GHC Baseball Signs Recruits
Coach Marra introduced the college’s baseball recruits for the 2013-2014 team as they signed letters of intent on Monday April, 22nd at the Cartersville Student Center. Follow the link to photos of the event.
The Highlands Gala"Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Through Scholarship"
On April 11, 2014, at the Coosa Country Club, Rome GA, we will celebrate our mission with an evening of celebration. Guests will dine on a gourmet dinner, and enjoy live entertainment. The evening will include honoring Willis Potts, our Heritage Award recipient. Potts who was appointed in March 2006 by Gov. Sonny Perdue to represent the Eleventh Congressional district on the Board of Regents, he served as board chair from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
Lady Chargers have a Great Season!
The Lady Chargers brought the ball down the floor, down by one point with 12 seconds remaining to win the GCAA championship and a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, Kansas but the shot fell short as time expired and the Lady Jets of South Georgia Tech win 59-58.
The Lady Chargers fought back throughout the contest to keep the game close on the Lady Jets home floor. Freshman Aujana Dawkins rarely came off the floor leading GHC with 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Amber Curtis heated up in the second half ending her Lady Charger career with 16 points and 4 rebounds. Shakierya McClendon also ended her Lady Charger career with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assist, 6 of McClendon’s points came on two critical three pointers to put the Chargers in a position to win on the last possession .China Henderson had 9 points and 3 rebounds.
McClendon and Curtis members of the inaugural Charger team last year end their career with a 50-13 record, and two straight trips to the GCAA Conference play-offs.
The Lady Chargers the GCAA Conference runner – up ended the year with a stellar 26-7 record.