Fall 2011 Issue

Breaking News! President Randy Pierce Announces Retirement

September 30, 2011
Dr. J. Randy Pierce

Georgia Highlands College President Dr. Randy Pierce has announced his plans to retire, effective Dec. 31, 2011. “I consider myself extremely fortunate to have served the University System of Georgia and the citizens of this state for almost 40 years,” Pierce said. “While I look forward to a new chapter of my life, I...
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Through the Love of Libraries Comes the Power of Knowledge

September 30, 2011
new library furniture

I love to walk into libraries and book stores. Granted, I’m a word nerd. I more or less write for a living, and I love the printed word – being, shall we say, of a certain age. I grew up spending summers in the Carnegie library in downtown Rome. Now...
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Forty Years Later, Librarian Talks History, Memories, Tomorrow

September 30, 2011
Russel Fulmer

Russell Fulmer, assistant librarian on the Floyd campus, has quite happily wrapped up 40 years as a working librarian, but his trajectory wasn’t always certain.  When he entered college he thought he would enjoy a job with the Foreign Service, so he majored in European history and Russian and East European studies at Dickinson...
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Tips for Using Technology to Your Advantage in a Job Search

September 30, 2011
Ginni Siler

If you are looking for a job or if you know someone looking for a job, you understand the frustrations involved in the search process.
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Counterweights: Education – The Experts Discuss What’s Gone Wrong and What to Do about It

September 30, 2011
scales

For years experts in education have been lamenting the decline of the American classroom.  Worldwide, public opinion still believes that America’s colleges and universities are the finest in the world, and American college classes are filled with international students.  But something is fundamentally wrong with achievement in K-12, and that malaise has spread upward. ...
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From Lackluster Student to Super Learner, Joey Johnson Inspires

September 30, 2011
Joey Johnson

Joey Johnson is the kind of student who motivates the faculty at Georgia Highlands.  His is a story like so many GHC students – but it is also one of the most inspirational and successful. Johnson, who currently works at GHC as a college recruiter, grew up in Cedartown and attended public school there. ...
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GHC Names Athletics Director

September 30, 2011
Philip Gaffney

Georgia Highlands College welcomed Philip Gaffney in August as the college’s new athletics director.  Gaffney comes to GHC from Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina, where he held the position of athletics director since 2005.  He also coached men’s basketball at GTCC, as well as Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New...
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News and Notes

September 30, 2011
News and Notes

GHC Dedicates James D. Maddox Heritage Hall Also Celebrates Success of Legacy Campaign Georgia Highlands College officially dedicated the James D. Maddox Heritage Hall on Thursday, Sept. 29 at a celebration reception.  The building at the corner of Third Avenue and Glenn Milner Boulevard was named for the late James Dickson Maddox, the college’s...
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From the Editor’s Desk

September 30, 2011
feather

Welcome to the fall issue of Highlander.  As you can tell from our cover art, we are focusing mainly on the myriad ways technology has changed our everyday lives.  Naturally, that includes education, too – from the way subjects are taught, to interacting with faculty members to navigating our everyday world. As this publication...
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