Author Archives: Nick Godfrey

GHC sees two graduate from Cobb Consortium, two more join

Georgia Highlands College had two of its members in the Cobb Education Consortium (CEC) graduate the Leadership Academy: Professor of Communication Travice Baldwin Obas and Advisor Jillian Petro. Baldwin served as project director for the inaugural community service committee. They partnered with MUST Ministries to provide financial literacy resources for the organization’s annual “Step Up […]

Nursing program cited as ‘most affordable’ in the state by College Choice

Georgia Highlands College’s nursing program was ranked as the “#1 Most Affordable Nursing Degree in Georgia” by College Choice. This follows the program’s recent inclusion in’s article called ““30 Most Affordable Nursing Degree Programs,” and in 2015, being ranked second on a list of the 30 most affordable online RN-BSN degree programs in the […]

Three new coaches join basketball and softball staff

Georgia Highlands College welcomed three new coaches over the summer for the men’s basketball team, the women’s basketball team and the softball team. Greg Schiefen comes all the way from Corning, New York. He will serve as the assistant men’s and women’s basketball coach. Schiefen is a graduate of the College at Brockport, State University […]

What does it mean to be a Take Charger?

Take Charge in High School Take charge of your future and take college classes in high school tuition-free. GHC accepts students from all public, private, and home schools in Georgia. Take classes in fall, spring, or summer and work toward your associate or bachelor’s degree. Get access to student resources, including the tutorial center, library, and gym. Graduate with your full degree by […]

Ski for college credits at GHC

For the 39th consecutive year, Georgia Highlands College is offering PHED 1420 (Beginning Snow Skiing/Snowboarding) and PHED 1421 (Intermediate Snow Skiing/Snowboarding) for our students. This course can apply as your Physical Education elective course. This course is appealing because it is extremely cost effective, and will apply credit for spring semester, 2018. The course work […]

GHC starts new semester by honoring faculty and staff, welcomes 16 new full-time faculty members

Georgia Highlands College kicked off another academic year by honoring its faculty and staff from each of its campuses for the 2016-2017 academic year at its annual in-service meeting. GHC also welcomed 16 new full-time faculty from varying educational experiences and backgrounds. The 2016-2017 awards and recipients were: Outstanding Administrator Award — Jennifer Hicks This […]

Georgia Highlands College basketball player transfers to ACC powerhouse program

The Wake Forest men’s basketball program announced Monday the addition of graduate transfer Terrence Thompson. A 6-7 forward, Thompson transfers to Wake Forest from Marshall, where he averaged 9.1 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Thundering Herd last season. Thompson, a native of Durham, graduated from Marshall with a major in biology and a minor […]

GHC’s economic impact approaches $150 million

The University System of Georgia recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $16 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was over $149 million. The USG report is for Fiscal Year 2016 and is conducted by the Selig Center for Economic […]

President’s & Dean’s list announced for summer semester 2017

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2017 summer President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at […]

GHC student’s son wins newborn sweepstakes, gifted a college fund

Luca Alonzo is well on his way to college, even though he just turned 1 on Monday. The dark-haired, dark-eyed infant with a shy smile was the winner of the 2016 Path2College 529 Plan Newborn Sweepstakes and now has $5,529 stashed away in a college savings account. Born Aug. 14, 2016, at Cartersville Medical Center, […]