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Now available: 8-week and 10-week class options at GHC

Completing a course sooner at Georgia Highlands College is made possible with 8-week and 10-week class options provided through “Late Start.” Future students and current students can choose to begin a course or add a course outside the traditional 16-week semester classes. Deadlines for registration and class options in the 8-week and 10-week format can […]

Three generations of graduates call GHC home

Three generations of graduates call GHC home Dunny Blankenship’s mom graduated as a registered nurse in one of the first nursing classes at Georgia Highlands College (then Floyd Junior College). Dunny followed in his mom’s footsteps by attending the same college and graduating in 1982 with an associate degree in criminal justice. In 2020, his […]

More to the game: student-athletes honored with national academic awards

Sixteen of Georgia Highlands College’s (GHC) student-athletes were recently recognized for their work in the classroom in addition to their abilities on the field and basketball court by receiving National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic honors. Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher for the […]

Community partnership supports 15 years of Foundation Camp

For over a decade, Georgia Highlands College (GHC) and the 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia have worked together to bring Foundation Camp to hundreds of local boys, ages 10 to 12. The camp, which is one of several partnerships between the 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia and GHC, is funded by generous donors […]

Foundation Camp creates memories through new experiences

At this month’s Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Foundation Camp, groups of boys ages 10 to 12 were able to experience new adventures on and off campus. “Providing off-campus activities is instrumental in the development of each camper, by enriching their awareness,” GHC’s GHAME Coordinator and Brother 2 Brother Assistant Director Evan Snelling said. Activities included […]

GHC students mentor youth during Foundation Camp

During this year’s Foundation Camp at Georgia Highlands College (GHC), student counselors were given an opportunity to help enrich the lives of young attendees while also getting to enjoy a little childhood nostalgia. For example, student and counselor David Smith said his experience at the camp reaffirmed his passion for education and desire to help […]

GHC Foundation Camp combines fun, science and character building

The young attendees to Georgia Highlands College’s (GHC) Foundation Camp enjoyed fun in the sun the past two weeks through activities such as canoeing and kayaking, sports and scavenger hunts… and even a bit of science. Under the buzzing propellers of drones, Professor of Biology Sharryse Henderson brought science-based activities out of GHC’s School of […]

GHC holds second highest economic impact among state colleges in Georgia

In a report showing that the University System of Georgia (USG) state economic impact grew to $18.6 billion, Georgia Highlands College (GHC) holds the second highest economic impact among state colleges in Georgia for fiscal year 2020. GHC’s economic impact was over $170 million and was part of the system directly and indirectly generating 155,010 […]

More Days Added: Extended hours for upcoming GHC application events

More chances to visit and apply in person at Georgia Highlands College are made possible with extended hours for application event days at each location. On the day of each event, the location holding the event will stay open until 7:30PM giving future students the chance to take part in dropping off documents, getting their […]

Undergrad research opportunities give GHC students hands-on training in STEM fields

Taking a biology course at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) is more than textbooks and labs. Through a partnership with The Margaret and Luke Pettit Preserve, GHC students are given the opportunity to perform experiential research and projects involving wildlife, plants and ecosystems. Interim Dean for GHC’s School of STEM Jason Christian stated these courses are […]