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GHC Students Defy Odds Every Day – Ike Nwokike’s Story Details Success

August 2, 2013
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Many GHC students have tales to tell about meeting challenges, overcoming hardship, proving naysayers wrong, triumphing against all odds.  Alumnus Ike Nwokike is one member of an entire family who keep winning in spite of the roadblocks in their way.  The Nwokike story parallels the saga of millions of American immigrants who settled the...
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Fine Artist Brian Barr Ventures into Sci-Fi and Comics

August 2, 2013
Fine Artist Brian Barr Ventures into Sci-Fi and Comics

Drinking his coffee from a jelly jar and sitting in a paint-spattered chair, GHC art professor Brian Barr has an air of laid-back congeniality.  His studio is filled with easels and paintings in various stages of completion.  It’s an expected environment for an artist – calm yet creative. But this conventional looking professor of...
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Larry Stephens Brings the Darkest Side of the Civil War to Light

August 2, 2013
Larry Stephens Brings the Darkest Side of the Civil War to Light

Assistant librarian Larry Stephens recently penned a book on a rather unsavory figure in the Civil War South, John P. Gatewood.  His book, John P. Gatewood: Confederate Bushwhacker, tells the harrowing true story of a Confederate soldier who apparently went off the rails after sneaking away from his army camp to visit his family,...
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GHC Athletics: Building on a Strong Beginning

August 2, 2013
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The Georgia Highlands College community is looking forward to a winning year for its athletic programs in 2013-14, with the addition of new basketball team members and the beginning of competitive baseball/softball in Cartersville.  When conference athletics came to campus in the fall of 2012, the event ushered in a new era for the...
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The Fate of Guantanamo Bay

August 2, 2013
The Fate of Guantanamo Bay

The Guantanamo Bay detention center was established in January of 2002, scant months after the devastating attacks of September 11.  The administration of President George W. Bush selected the site because it was outside the jurisdiction of the United States.  Therefore, the administration’s legal team argued, the detainees were not entitled to the protections...
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A Review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

August 2, 2013
A Review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Each summer, the GHC chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges selects a noteworthy book for our Summer Book Club. It is a great time to gather for an evening of fun, food and conversation. Past selections include The Help by Kathryn Stockett as well as Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de...
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Student Clubs Thrive at GHC

August 2, 2013
Student Clubs Thrive at GHC

Student clubs are one element of life at GHC that keeps students at school, brings them together with mutual interests and can actually improve their academic performance. What, you say? Gaming can improve academic performance? Well, yes it can. An anime club? Yep. Political clubs? Yes indeed.
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News and Notes

August 2, 2013
News and Notes

Georgia Highlands College sophomore Amelia Bagwell has been awarded a prestigious national scholarship by the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. There were only seven recipients of the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of noteworthy academic accomplishments, community involvement and contributions made in support of women’s issues. Recipients will...
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From the Editor’s Desk

August 2, 2013
From the Editor’s Desk

Welcome to the summer issue of Highlander, the online magazine of Georgia Highlands College.  This issue is packed with success stories.  Our students often overcome the odds to get a college education, and Ike Nwokike perhaps embodies this uniquely.  He’s the first in his family to achieve his goals, but his six siblings are...
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