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 following in his footsteps to reach theirs.
It’s going to be an exciting year for Charger athletics, and you’ll get a look at the new rosters for men’s and women’s basketball as well as baseball and softball. Get to know our art professor, Brian Barr, and his exciting extra-curricular projects. Read a review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Leslie Johnson, associate professor of communication, who participated in the summer read of GHC’s chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. Join the debate about the Guantanamo Bay detention center, argued intelligently by Teresa Hutchins, assistant professor of political science, and Jayme Feagin, assistant professor of history. And don’t miss the hair-raising exploits chronicled in Larry Stephens’s book John P. Gatewood: Confederate Bushwhacker featured in this issue.
As always, there’s something for nearly every interest. Enjoy.