Winter 2011/12

From the Editor’s Desk

December 19, 2011
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This issue of Highlander is a very special one because it fondly remembers the tenure of Dr. Randy Pierce, who is retiring as president at the end of the month. You’ll enjoy reading the comments of many from both inside and outside the college who have worked with him to make the college what...
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Randy Pierce: A Decade of Service, Achievement

December 19, 2011
Dr. J. Randy Pierce

The year 2001 brought uncertainty, fear and incalculable pain for this nation as a whole.  It was momentous for our national psyche and for our sensibilities as Americans.  But before that bleak day in September, American life was normal.  People were born and they died.  Workers started jobs and left them.  Couples got married. ...
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Randy Pierce: Helping People His Greatest Legacy

December 19, 2011
Dr. Randy Pierce with a GHC student

In this issue of Highlander we say goodbye to our beloved president, Randy Pierce, who has been with the college for a decade. Through stormy times he has gently, yet strongly led this institution from one campus with a satellite in Cartersville to a multi-campus college that serves most of northwest Georgia. ...
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Pierce Honored at Retirement Party

December 19, 2011
Dr. J. Randy Pierce

Dr. Randy Pierce was celebrated at a retirement party Friday, Dec. 2 on the Floyd campus.  Members of the Foundation board, alumni, faculty and staff attended.  Regent Willis Potts and former Chancellor Erroll Davis were also on hand to honor Pierce, who retires on Dec. 31.
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Counterweights: Education – The Experts Discuss What’s Gone Wrong and What to Do about It. Part II

December 19, 2011
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In our fall issue of Counterweights, Dr. Laura Musselwhite, associate vice president for academic and student services, and Carla Moldovan, dean of the mathematics division, discussed the very complex issues facing American education today.  The subject is in the forefront of public conversations more than ever.  Both women had such instructive musings about the...
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Faculty Faces: Billy Morris

December 19, 2011
Billy Morris

Billy Morris, associate professor of geology, applies his love and knowledge of science in his life off-campus.  See how he makes biofuel for farming.
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News and Notes

December 19, 2011
News and Notes

Frank Minor Chairs Warren Akin Award for AAUP Executive Committee Frank Minor, associate professor of English, has been named as the new chair of the Warren Akin Award, an honor bestowed by the Georgia Conference of the American Association of University Professors only when a recipient is considered worthy.  The award was named for...
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