From the Editor’s Desk

April 19, 2013
From the Editor’s Desk

Welcome to the spring 2013 edition of Highlander, GHC’s online quarterly magazine.  As we near graduation, we believe that featuring our students who have succeeded and excelled, often faced with extraordinary challenges, are fitting subjects to celebrate.  Watch the video featuring the four Coca-Cola All-American Team scholarship winners.  Read the story about a very...
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The Face of GHC: Demaurius Morgan

April 19, 2013
The Face of GHC: Demaurius Morgan

Every summer, a rowdy group of boys, ranging in age from 10-16, arrive on the Floyd campus for an adventure most of them never forget.  In fact, some of them keep coming back until they’re too old to participate.  But that doesn’t always stop them.  Some transition into camp counselors.  Demaurius Morgan is one...
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All-Georgia Academic Team

April 19, 2013
All-Georgia Academic Team

Meet the All-Georgia Academic Team, a program sponsored by two-year college presidents, the national honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa, and community college state associations: Marie McCary, Victor Williams, Amelia Bagwell and Meagan Williams.
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History Remembered: a 1963 Sit-In in Rome for Civil Rights

April 19, 2013
History Remembered: a 1963 Sit-In in Rome for Civil Rights

GHC celebrates Women’s History Month every year with one or more events.  This year’s may have been some of the most fascinating.  At the Floyd campus, students honored three women who took part in the Civil Rights movement of 1963.  The event took place on March 27, a day before the 50th anniversary of...
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Counterweights: Dissecting Violence in America

April 19, 2013
Counterweights:  Dissecting Violence in America

The slaughter of elementary school children in Newton, Connecticut just before Christmas shook America to its core.  It also reignited the debate about guns, propelling it to the forefront of American sensibilities as it has never been before.  And of course, it brought out extremes, angry exchanges and much misinformation.  In this issue, Dr....
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A Review of Tony Hoagland’s Donkey Gospel

April 19, 2013
A Review of Tony Hoagland’s Donkey Gospel

April is National Poetry Month, a time that I look forward to each year because I know that many of my colleagues in English at colleges all over the country will be reading and sharing their favorite poems. In keeping with that rich tradition, I wanted to share one of my favorite books with...
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GHC Alum Makes Good – and Then Some

April 19, 2013
GHC Alum Makes Good – and Then Some

Ray Atkins, a well-recognized presence in Rome and Floyd County, accomplished his dream of becoming a published novelist years ago, but he still remembers the thrill of seeing his own words on the printed page. And one of his first experiences of that satisfying sensation happened at Georgia Highlands College via The Old...
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News and Notes

April 19, 2013
News and Notes

Alan Nichols, associate professor of philosophy at Georgia Highlands College, has been named a Governor’s Teaching Fellow, a program designed for faculty members who teach at public or private institutions in Georgia. Participants are chosen on the basis of teaching experience, interest in continuing their professional development and their ability to impact their...
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