Students create signage for Andalusia Farm

Talking points:

  • The Georgia College Department of Theatre and Dance reached out to the community this recently to help local Andalusia Farm, the final home of Flannery O’Connor, update its look at its 441 entrance.
  • The new signs were designed, built, painted and installed by a collection of Georgia College faculty, staff and students with the help of Andalusia staff and community members.

Despite campus closure, GC marketing students present project to client

Talking points:

  • Georgia College was recently closed due to city water issues, but students in the strategic marketing course chose to present to their client anyway.
  • The students were scheduled to present their yearlong marketing plan recommendation to the Jasper County Mentor Program in class on Monday during the closure.
  • When classes were cancelled for the second day, Tuesday, the students asked if they could travel to the client to make the presentation. Working with the client and the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce, the students made their presentation in the Monticello city council chambers on Tuesday.

Marketing Faculty win Best Paper in Track Award

Dr. Kalina Manoylov and Dr. Doreen Sams along with their two co-authors (Janna Parker – James Madison Univeristy and Amit Poddar – Salisbury University) received the Donald Sawver Branding, Strategy, & Research award for their paper “Water Conservation On Campus: Experimental Study Examining The Role Of Advertising and Technology In Promoting Water Conservation Among College Students” presented at the Marketing Management Association Conference in Chicago on April 15, 2016. The research data collection for this conference proceedings and presentation was sponsored by the Georgia College Green Fee. A journal article from the data is currently under review with an expected publication date in early 2017.

Dr. Costas Spirou named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) selected 33 emerging college and university leaders for the 2016-17 class of ACE Fellows, which includes Dr. Costas Spirou, interim associate provost for academic affairs and director of graduate studies. Spirou was the only administrator selected from a Georgia institution to serve as an ACE Fellow for 2016-2017.

His latest book, “Building the City of Spectacle: Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago” (with D. Judd) will be published by Cornell University Press this fall. Spirou maintains an active public scholarship agenda and his activities have received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Ford Foundation and the Sam Walton Foundation.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program—the longest running leadership development program in the United States—focuses on identifying and preparing the next generation of senior leadership for the nation’s colleges and universities.

Talking Points:

  • 33 emerging college and university leaders were selected from the 2016-17 class of ACE Fellows
  • Dr. Costas Spirou was the only administrator selected from the state of Georgia to serve for this year’s class
  • The ACE Fellows program is the longest running leadership program in the U.S. – it focuses on identifying and preparing the next generation of senior leadership for the nation’s colleges and universities.


Lockerly Arboretum Volunteer Appreciation

GC students from the Grassmann Ceramic studio team “CeramiCart – Art in Action” recently brewed teas and coffee for all at Lockerly Arboretum and offered a moment to muse amongst the cultivated shrubs, herbs, flowers and trees. Shared experience and community partnership were at the heart of their efforts. It’s great to see students fully engaged in an academic project and see how they will make every effort to extend themselves physically and conceptually. Knowing that they are doing something unique or special for others provides an impetus to practice kindness. Providing free beverages isn’t that interesting, but providing experiences with carefully considered elements is altogether something else: it is crafting experience through art and that’s pretty special.

Participants included students: Tamara Green, Bethany Hull, Abigail LeRoy, Grady Boyle, Nikita Harajani, Emily Eubanks, Savannah Cottle, Daniel Woffington and Tyler Reynolds.

Dr. Walt Issac – Textbook Transformation Award

In 2016, Affordable Learning Georgia highlighted the Calendar Year 2015 efforts of USG faculty and staff for their outstanding accomplishments in affordable learning materials with the Textbook Transformation Awards. Dr. Walt Isaac was selected as Georiga College’s recipient.


More about the Textbook Transformation Awards can be found here: