Fall 2015

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.

Stas Preczewski head shot

President’s message

We are grateful to those who have made GGC possible. There was a time when Georgia Gwinnett College wasn’t part of this thriving community. For more than 20 years, local leaders advocated for a college in Gwinnett County. Their determined efforts resulted in the 2005 founding of Georgia’s first four-year, public college in more than 100 years. Over the last decade,… Read more →

General mascot and 4 students pose at Homecoming

Alumni have more opportunities to connect with GGC

The 2015-2016 year has been full of exciting events for alumni, students, and college faculty and staff thanks to the efforts of the Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations. GGC also welcomed a new director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Brian Greer, in August. The summer kicked off with three events for students and alumni to mix… Read more →

Tom and Ethel Anderson

Tom and Ethel Andersen: Encouraging a legacy of community service

Tom and Ethel Andersen have made community involvement the hallmark of their personal and professional lives. Both have impressive records of community service, participating in leadership positions for many civic and professional organizations. Co-founders of Gwinnett County’s largest law firm, Andersen, Tate & Carr, PC, they also expect their colleagues to uphold a commitment to service and success both in… Read more →

Georgia Gwinnett College logo


Notables includes achievements, honors and other distinctions earned by Georgia Gwinnett College and the members of its extended community. This includes faculty, staff, administration, students and close associates of the college. Notables features recognitions spanning academics and scholarship, leadership positions, community service and involvement, individual achievements and other news of significance. Members of the GGC community may submit items using… Read more →

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 →

GGC soccer field at dusk

GGC honored as gold-level NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

The NAIA recently named Georgia Gwinnett College a gold-level Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. GGC earned silver level last year. “I love national championship trophies, but that isn’t all that we’re about at GGC,” said Dr. Darin Wilson, director of Athletics. “Our office maintains a laser-like focus on our mission of developing lifelong leaders of character through academic and athletic… Read more →

group of GGC students

This is GGC

This short, fun and informative video introduces viewers to GGC and what makes it special. It was shown at the Founders Celebration reception and dinner and is also located on our YouTube channel.

Dr. Lois C. Richardson and Dr. Stas Preczewski in front of GGC's BizTown storefront

GGC featured in Junior Achievement BizTown

Georgia Gwinnett College has partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) to establish a presence in Discovery Center at Gwinnett by sponsoring a “storefront” in JA BizTown. This unique learning environment creates an opportunity where all Gwinnett County sixth graders are able to apply classroom lessons to a simulated macro-economy in which they take on the roles of employee, taxpayer and consumer…. Read more →

Group of 20 individuals, including the General, wearing hard hats and holding ceremonial shovels breaking ground.

College begins major expansion of Building C

A construction crane will once again dominate the Georgia Gwinnett College campus as the institution begins a major expansion of Building C, one of its main academic buildings. Building C will more than double in size with the addition of classrooms and offices that will enable GGC to serve its anticipated fall 2016 enrollment of about 13,000. The building was… Read more →

Jose Gutierrez speaking to a potential GGC student and parent

Gutierrez’s White House experience inspires future students

As an admissions counselor for Georgia Gwinnett College, Jose Gutierrez, ’15, speaks with prospective students from personal experience, especially about the many opportunities GGC provides for expanding one’s horizons. In Gutierrez’s case, his horizons were expanded all the way to the White House. The oldest of four children, Gutierrez is the first member of his family to graduate from college…. Read more →