Student receives Presidential Leadership Award

  • The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute presented Jonathan Mangrum with the Presidential Leadership Award during the Spring 2017 semester of the Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) program.
  • Mangrum was selected as the individual from his cohort who demonstrated thoughtful, measured and admirable leadership reflective of this award.
  • The Presidential Leadership Award is awarded to a student who demonstrates exemplary growth in leadership throughout their time with the LTAP program. Mangrum was a clear leader amongst his peers during his time with the LTAP program, and continued to grow as a leader through thoughtful inquiry. His actions and behavior were consistently reflective of a citizen leader, and his zeal for learning was evident in all that he did.
  • The Leadership and the American Presidency program is designed to identify student leaders who demonstrate leadership potential on their campuses and in their communities, and offer them an experience to elevate that leadership in practice here in Washington, DC. Students are challenged in their internships, through rigorous coursework, and experiential learning.

GC intramural team wins Georgia Peach Classic Flag Football Tournament

  • A Georgia College intramural team took home the top prize at the Georgia Peach Classic Flag Football Tournament.
  • The team, named Flight, went 5-0 in the tournament beating Valdosta State, who was the defending state and national champions. Along the way, they also beat Georgia Southern, Kennesaw and Coastal Georgia twice. For their win, the team gets a paid entry to the national tournament, which will be held in Pensacola Florida during January 2017 and a plaque.

GC student wins sustainability scholarship

  • Emma Brodzik was recently recognized as the recipient of the Connie Burns Scholarship. The award was presented at the 2016 Georgia Recycling Coalition Conference held at St. Simon’s Island on Sept. 20.
  • About the Scholarship: Awarded in honor of Connie Burns, of Effingham County, Georgia. Burns was an active Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC) member for several years and renowned for her spirit, love of life and adventure, and her true understanding of and dedication to effective waste reduction and recycling practices. The solid waste and recycling community lost Burns to an unexpected death in August of 2012. Burns was active in the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), serving as the director of the group’s communication, education and marketing division. That role just scratched the surface of all the work she did in the Effingham County community, including serving as director of Keep Effingham Beautiful and coordinator for Rivers Alive Effingham. She was also on the Governor’s Task Force on Litter Abatement and Prevention and the advisory board for the Effingham United Way. As a way to remember and honor her life and work, GRC in partnership with SWANA Georgia Chapter, established the Connie Burns Scholarship Program dedicated to assisting and mentoring Georgia college and university students interested in a career path in recycling, composting, environmental practices and sustainability.

GC sophomore places at international paraclimbing competition

  • Connor King placed third at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Paraclimbing World Championship in Paris, France, last week.
  • The sophomore mass communications and information systems double major won third place in Men’s RP1 category, for competitors with physical or neurological disabilities. King has cerebral palsy, but his disability could not keep him from making the podium in this international competition.
  • Quote: “This was definitely the highlight of my life, so far,” said King. “I placed fifth at the competition two years ago in Spain, but I never imagined I’d get a medal.”
  • During his time at Georgia College, he makes ample use of the climbing wall at the Wellness and Recreation Center saying it “definitely helps having a rock wall here to practice at, and the people there are very nice.”
  • King is involved on campus serving as a Community Advisor for Foundation Hall, a perfect fit for him because it allows him to “interact with different kinds of people, get to know them and really make a difference on campus.”

More information on the competition, which took place Sept.14-16, can be found here.

The Max Noah Singers’ trip to Europe

  • The Max Noah Singers will tour performing at an international festival in two European artistic centers – Budapest and Vienna.
  • MNS will perform concerts with the Bob Jones University Singers on Wednesday, May 25 at the Aula Szent Imre Gimnazium in Budapest, Hungary, and on Saturday, May 28 at the prestigious Peterskirche in Vienna, Austria. They will combine with five other choirs to perform Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.”
  • For music composer and member of the MNS Cannon McClain, ’16, it will be a very delightful experience as he will get to hear his own works being performed.
  • Quote from Tevauri Marshall: “Being in Max Noah Singers means that you’re held to a higher standard,” says Marshall. “It’s the only auditioned choir. It means that it’s ultimately your responsibility to learn your music on time. More importantly, it means that you’ll be able to meet people who have the same passion for choral music as you do.”

Twelve students help children with autism

  • 12 students, under Dr. Nicole DeClouette, volunteered and taught at Queensmill School in London.
  • The schools serves approximately 100 students with autism with over 40 cultures enrolled.
  • According to DeClouette, some students will switch over to become special education majors after the trip and their experiences at the school.

Quote from Jessica Chaloult: “It exposed me to teachers who understand autism and believe that it does not limit people,” Chaloult said. “I got to see many different interventions effectively implemented at Queensmill, and it helped me to understand that people with autism are just people, and they can do anything that someone without autism can do. They just need to learn the best way to manage their different behaviors and needs.”

Students to perform world premiere of play in Czech Republic

  • 15 students to perform “The Vision of Čapek,” a play that focuses on the famed science fiction writer who lived in Prague and invented the word “robot” in the 1930s.
  • The group’s most notable performance will be during the Eastern European Regions Theatre Festival—where GC students will be the only university performers alongside professional theatre companies around the world. Students will don robot costumes and play real people from the life of Čapek.
  • In addition to performing, students will tour churches, museums, the countryside and take classes on history, culture and theatre from the provost and professors of the University of Hradec Králové.