Bobcat Athletics wins PBC Institution of the Year Sportsmanship Award

  • Georgia College earned the PBC Institution of the Year Sportsmanship Award for the first time in school history.
  • The annual honor is given to the institution displaying the best overall sportsmanship for the 2016-17 season and culminates the PBC’s season-long sportsmanship recognition program.
  • Following each championship sports season a Team Sportsmanship Award is presented to the team in that sport that best exemplifies what the award stands for: the spirit of sportsmanship, a high degree of integrity, character and class.  Each team award is voted on by other teams who compete in that sport and points are awarded on how each team finished in the voting.
  • In 2016-17, Georgia College was a co-winner of the Team Sportsmanship Award in women’s tennis and won outright in men’s tennis and volleyball.  GC has won 12 Team Sportsmanship Awards all-time.

 

GC wins Best Fact Book and IR website

  • Georgia College won best fact book and best institutional research website from the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR.) The production of the Fact Book is an annual collaboration between the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Creative Services and University Communications.
  • SAIR is dedicated to the advancement of research leading to improved understanding, planning and operation of institutions of post-secondary education. The organization provides a forum for the dissemination of information and interchange of ideas on problems of common interest in the field of institutional research. In addition, SAIR promotes the continued professional development of individuals engaging in institutional research and fosters the unity and cooperation among persons having interests and activities related to research.

GC Director of Admissions elected to national post

  • Georgia College’s Director of Admissions Ramon Blakley was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). During his three-year term, Blakley will serve this organization that represents more than 15,000 admissions professionals worldwide.
  • NACAC was founded in 1937 and is dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. A member-directed organization, NACAC is governed by its voting members, an Assembly of delegates elected by voting members in NACAC’s state and regional affiliates, and by an elected Board of Directors.

GC named College of Distinction for 2016

  • Georgia College has once again been named a College of Distinction.
  • Recognized for exemplary commitment to the Four Distinction areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes, Georgia College was designated as a 2016-2017 Public College of Distinction—one of only two public institutions in the state named to the list and one of 10 total from Georgia.
  • Georgia College has consistently been listed as a Public College of Distinction since 2005.
  • To compile the list, Colleges of Distinction uses information from college admission experts around the country. They also interview senior administration, faculty, alumni and current students at each nominated college. Feedback is gathered from administrators at other colleges and high school counselors across the country. The team also visits each college to get a feel for student engagement and quality of teaching as they compile the list.

 

Volleyball wins AVCA Team Academic Award

  • The Georgia College Volleyball program and head coach Gretchen Krumdieck pulled in their second-straight American Volleyball Coaches (AVCA) Team Academic Award, the organization announced recently.
  • The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
  • The Bobcats posted a 3.53 GPA for 2015-16, well over the minimum requirement and 0.1 above last year’s mark. The AVCA broke a record set last year with over 764 recipients of this honor, including 120 in Division II Women’s Volleyball.
  • Georgia College was one of four teams from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) on the list, joining Francis Marion University, the University of Montevallo and USC Aiken.

Kappa Psi Chapter of National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society named “Honor Chapter”

  • Georgia College’s Kappa Psi Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2015-16, an award that was bestowed to only 13 chapters nationwide in 2016.
  • This is the first “Honor Chapter” distinction in the history of the chapter, an award largely due to the fine leadership of GC’s chapter adviser, Professor Mariana Stoyanova.
  • Each summer, the more than 610 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi across the U.S. are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous activities and projects from the academic year. Based on these reports, the National Executive Committee chooses approximately 10-15 “Honor Chapters” annually. This recognition is based upon the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.