top portion of GGC ceremonial mace

The Georgia Gwinnett College mace

A ceremonial mace is a highly ornamented staff carried by a designated official during processions for formal academic ceremonies or parliamentary occasions. Derived from ancient weapons, maces become adorned and adapted for ceremonial use during the Middle Ages, and are often metal or wood. Georgia Gwinnett College’s mace updates the tradition with a mix of materials representing the many parts of the college community. Several of its materials have ancient cultural significance, some of which inspired the mace’s following symbolism.

General, the mascot, poses with 5 people.

Founders Celebration honors GGC’s many supporters

While Georgia Gwinnett College is marking its 10th anniversary year throughout 2015, it held several GGC10-themed events in mid-September, highlighted by GGC10 Day on Sept. 17. The day culminated in a formal Founders Celebration reception and dinner, held in the Student Center. The event’s more than 300 guests included Gwinnett community members and local and state officials, who were honored… Read more →

7 people stand with Dr. Kaufman and his picture on an easel

Convocation features special presentations

In addition to its annual recognition of student and faculty awards and the college’s reaffirmation of its commitment to its mission and vision, the fall 2015 academic convocation ceremony included two special presentations in honor of the college’s 10th anniversary. “By their very nature, anniversaries are times of celebration. They also are times for reflection – for remembering notable events,… Read more →