The College Relations Department is the internal and external communications arm of the college.† The department regularly interacts with the media, distributing news releases, coordinating press conferences and interviews and managing newsworthy special events.
In tandem with the Information Technology department, the staff helps maintain the information on the college website.† It also contributes to Facebook and Twitter, as well as appropriate mobile apps.†
Every quarter, the staff produces Highlander, an online magazine featuring news of the college, spotlights on faculty, alumni and students and an ongoing column featuring two points of view by faculty members on various topics of general interest to Georgians.†
Every month, an issue of Folks & Features, provides a brief snapshot of college news, focusing on faculty and staff achievements. †
College Relations plays a crucial role in informing the college community about weather events, school closings and other emergencies.† It works closely with the presidentís office, Campus Safety and other officials to distribute accurate news quickly.
To report news or make inquiries, call Sheila Jones, director, at 706-295-6366 or 229-942-0611.
Meet the College Relations staff:
Sheila Averett Jones, Director of College Relations
Phone: 706.295.6366 (office) / 229.942.0611 (cell)
Ken Davis, Publications Editor
Ken Davis, a native Georgian, has more than 30 years of experience in graphic design and printing. His background includes 17 years at Rome Plow Company as director of sales promotion, where he managed advertising and promotion for domestic and international sales and managed the in-house print shop. In 1993 he opened a commercial printing company, Valley Printing and Graphics in Cedartown. That same year he became a freelance editorial cartoonist. His cartoons appeared weekly in the Cedartown Standard, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the San Jose Business Chronicle. In 1998 he won first place in the Georgia Press Associationís Better Newspaper Contest for his editorial cartoons. He is a graduate of Coosa Valley Technical College (now Georgia Northwestern) in Rome. He joined the staff at GHC as publications editor in 2003.
Office phone: 706.295.6784