Thompson receives Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

  • Dr. Anita Thompson, sociology lecturer, within the Department of Government and Sociology,  recently received a short-term Woodrow Wilson National Career Adjunct Faculty Enhancement Fellowship.
  • The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides each Fellow with a research stipend and guidance from/access to an assigned mentor and a small professional network of former Fellows.  A total of two Adjunct Faculty Fellowships are awarded each year.
  • The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities.

 

Coate elected Chair-Elect of ACUNS

  • Dr. Roger Coate, the Paul D. Coverdell chair of public policy, has been elected as chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). After serving for a year as chair-elect, beginning in June 2017, he will assume the position as chair for a three-year term from June 2018 to June 2021.
  • ACUNS is the premier global professional association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars, teachers and practitioners active in the work and study of the United Nations, multilateral relations, global governance and international cooperation. The association promotes teaching on these topics, as well as dialogue and mutual understanding across and between academics, practitioners, civil society and students. Its members come from diverse fields of study and practice. It also has institutional members across the world, representing a diverse range of universities, research centers, think tanks, NGOs and related organizations. Georgia College has been an actively engaged institutional member of ACUNS since 2009.

 

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.

 

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 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.

U.S. News and World Report Ranks GC

  • The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report ranked Georgia College as a Top Public Regional University. Designated ninth among the top public regional universities, Georgia College was the state’s only university to be ranked in the top 10 of this category.
  • The 2017 “Best Colleges” guidebook shows Georgia College also listed 28th on the Best Regional Universities in the South—tied with Christian Brothers University
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia College 20th as a Best Regional University for Veterans, which shows the university’s dedication to our veterans in two areas: certification for the GI Bill and participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program or in providing in-state tuition to all out-of-state veterans.
  • U.S. News listed Georgia College as a top undergraduate teaching school, ranking the university as fourth in the nation—tied with Rollins College. The J. Whitney Bunting College of Business ranked in the top Undergraduate Business Programs list.