Author Archives: Nick Godfrey

New bachelor’s degree coordinator ready to head the bachelor’s programs being launched in fall 2017

Mecole Ledbetter has joined Georgia Highlands College as its new bachelor’s in business coordinator to work with students, faculty and the community as GHC launches two new bachelor’s degrees in healthcare management and logistics and supply chain management for fall 2017. Ledbetter is a GHC alumna who was born in Pennsylvania, but was raised in […]

Phi Theta Kappa chapter brings home more honors than any other college in attendance at the All-Georgia Academic Team Awards luncheon in Atlanta

  Georgia Highlands College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter’s stellar year reached a new height this month when the team brought home more honors than any other college in attendance at the All-Georgia Academic Team Awards luncheon in Atlanta. Mykayla Jeter, from the Paulding site, was selected as a Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar, winning […]

Chargers win third straight region title, earn bid to nationals

Whether it was the opening tip, just before halftime or in the final minute of Saturday’s region championship game, the Georgia Highlands Chargers were going to run. It is the same style that coach Phil Gaffney has implemented since he came to Georgia Highlands. And it’s the style that has earned the Chargers three straight […]

GHC saves students nearly $4 million by eliminating textbook costs

Georgia Highlands College has saved students $3.8 million over the past five semesters by eliminating the cost of textbooks in specific courses. GHC’s faculty have been working since Fall 2015 to expand Open Education Resources (OER) courses each semester. Almost half a million dollars’ worth of student savings was yielded the first semester alone. To […]

GHC names Michelle Boyce the new dean of Health Sciences

Georgia Highlands College has appointed Michelle Boyce as the new dean of Health Sciences. Boyce will oversee the Division of Health Sciences, which includes nursing and dental hygiene. GHC currently offers an associate and bachelor’s in both nursing and dental hygiene. Boyce is a Registered Dental Hygienist with an Associate of Science Applied Technology in […]

Faculty member chosen to study in South Africa

Georgia Highlands College Assistant Professor of Sociology Christina Wolfe has been chosen to take part in the University of South Carolina’s International Perspectives on Higher Education (IPHE) in March. Wolfe will join a group of other college faculty and staff from around the country on a visit to South Africa. “We will be visiting universities […]

 Etowah Scholarship Foundation’s sixth annual Reality Store held at GHC

Bartow County freshmen learned a valuable lesson last week — life is expensive when mom and dad are no longer paying the bills. About 1,300 freshmen from Adairsville, Cartersville, Cass and Woodland high schools — along with freshmen and sophomores from Excel Christian Academy and all high schoolers from Grace Academy — attended the Etowah […]

President Donald Green says college degrees must be affordable

Making a quality, four-year degree program affordable to students across Northwest Georgia is the top priority for Georgia Highlands College President Donald Green. “If we do not have the workforce, we cannot attract the business opportunities that will fuel our future economic development,” Green said to members of the Rome Rotary Club during Thursday’s meeting. […]

Advancement team brings home 2016 Overall Institutional Excellence in Advancement award from the Georgia Education Advancement Council

 Georgia Highlands College’s Advancement Division recently received the 2016 Overall Institutional Excellence in Advancement award. The annual award is given out by the Georgia Education Advancement Council (GEAC), which selects a winner from all public, private and technical colleges and universities in Georgia each year. The Overall Institutional Excellence in Advancement award is presented to […]