Spring 2011 Issue

Happy 40th GHC!

March 8, 2011
Happy 40th GHC!

During the last half of the last century – 1968 to be precise – in what now seems a simpler time, a group of Rome’s movers and shakers began to talk about the need for a public college in Floyd County. In particular, James D. Maddox, an attorney and former member of the Board...
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GHC: a Middle-Aged Grande Dame. 2010 Marks 40th Anniversary

March 8, 2011
GHC: a Middle-Aged Grande Dame.  2010 Marks 40th Anniversary

Georgia Highlands College celebrated our 40th anniversary with a formal gala on Friday, Nov. 12 at Barnsley Gardens in Kingston. The elegant dinner was followed by a speech delivered by notable attorney Bobby Lee Cook of Summerville, who urged guests not to take American freedoms for granted. He said the founders were exceptionally intelligent...
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From the Editor’s Desk

March 8, 2011
From the Editor’s Desk

Welcome to the first edition of Highlander, a new, quarterly Georgia Highlands College e-zine. Besides keeping you up to date on college events and the activities of our accomplished faculty and staff, we plan to bring you lively discussions of the most pressing issues facing the citizens of Georgia today. Members of...
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On Everyone’s Mind: Recession, Jobs

March 8, 2011
On Everyone’s Mind: Recession, Jobs

In this introductory column of Counterweights, we hope to present issues that are front and center in the lives of Georgians. The economy has certainly been on the minds of most citizens, both those who have endured job losses and unemployment and those who have felt the pinch in the businesses they own and...
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Faculty Faces: Texas Native Adopts Marietta, GHC

March 8, 2011
Faculty Faces: Texas Native Adopts Marietta, GHC

Asha Hill, new mathematics instructor assigned to GHC’s Marietta site, knows how to focus and how impose strict discipline on herself.  After all, in high school she once scored 63 points in a single game, and when she graduated, her jersey was retired.  She was awarded a full basketball scholarship to the University of...
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The Soul of GHC: A Non-Traditional Student’s Story

March 8, 2011
The Soul of GHC: A Non-Traditional Student’s Story

By Christie Hufstedler Boyd I became a student at GHC by a rather circuitous route. I first married, raised our daughter and took care of home and hearth. During those years I founded the Rome Urban Ministries (now Rome Action Ministries) Community Kitchen and...
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Service Learning

March 8, 2011
Service Learning

Our faculty and staff wouldn’t work at Georgia Highlands if they didn’t believe in our mission to make higher education accessible to anyone who wants to pursue it.  That mission is what compels us to work individually with students with alternative learning styles.  Their challenges make us better instructors.  It inspires us to change...
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News and Notes

March 8, 2011
News and Notes

The Board of Regents’ Advisory Committee on English has appointed Dr. Jon Hershey, professor of English and chair of the Humanities Division, as chair of the Freshman English Subcommittee.  The ACE is composed of representatives from each of the University System of Georgia’s 35 institutions.  The subcommittee will study issues regarding freshman English curriculum...
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