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No application fee and quick admission virtual events launched at GHC this November

Applicants to Georgia Highlands College (GHC) now have an opportunity to receive an immediate admissions decision for the spring, summer or fall 2021 semester by registering for an Instant Decision Day. Instant Decision Day not only expedites the process for enrollment, but it also helps applicants save money by waiving the college’s application fee. The […]

GHC transfer agreements ease transition from fitness pathways to bachelor’s degrees

Georgia Highlands College (GHC) and the University of West Georgia (UWG) have signed articulation agreements to help students in GHC’s Recreation Administration or Sports Management pathways continue their education. “This articulation agreement allows GHC graduates a seamless transfer to a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management at UWG,” Dean of Health Sciences Michelle Boyce said. While […]

GHC library launches virtual memorabilia exhibit for 50th anniversary

As Georgia Highlands College celebrates its 50th anniversary, the college’s library has made it possible for anyone to view historic college memorabilia from a computer or smart device through the creation of a digital archive. The digital archive is available at “We have items that highlight student organizations, marketing campaigns and events throughout the […]

GHC speaker series to focus on unique careers and college pathways

Georgia Highlands College (GHC) will present the virtual “Momentous Tuesday @ GHC Speaker Series,” beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 1PM. The three-week long series, which is free and open to the public, will feature local business owners discussing their businesses and the path to their chosen career. “This speaker series is a collaboration drawing from […]

GHC celebrates 50th anniversary year this fall

Georgia Highlands College (GHC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary year this fall after opening in 1970 as Floyd Junior College. In fall 1970, Floyd Junior College opened in temporary offices in downtown Rome with the first college president David B. McCorkle leading 19 faculty members who taught 545 students. Soon after, in 1971, students were […]

GHC student publications, TV station big part of the history of the college

Georgia Highlands College is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall. Since 1970, students, faculty, and staff at GHC (formerly Floyd Junior College and Floyd College) have worked to expand the college in a number of ways, including some long-standing areas in student publications and the Rome-based television station. From 1972 onward, two student publications […]

GHC student’s undergraduate chemistry research receives national attention

The chemistry research of Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Pre-Engineering Pathway student Muhammad Hanzala will soon be seen by a larger audience following its acceptance into the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Hanzala’s road from research to publication began during his Chemistry 1 class with Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Hanzala’s research advisor Erin Shufro. […]

GHC’s Continuing Education Director retires after 21 years of service

For the past 21 years, Georgia Highlands College’s George White has made a considerable impact on local communities through his efforts as the director of the Continuing Education program. “My goal was to make Continuing Education a valued part of GHC,” White said. “I really enjoyed becoming the director of the department because it let […]

Speaker series at GHC to feature leading entrepreneurs with Chick-fil-A, the ‘Black Panther’ film and global marketing roles

This fall, Georgia Highlands College’s School of Business and Professional Studies will present a guest speaker series featuring entrepreneurs who have served in a variety of roles, including the design team for the 2018 Marvel Studios film “Black Panther,” the owner of the first Chick-fil-A in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a former Air Force Officer with […]

Upcoming virtual GHC summit to feature workshops for faculty, staff and students

Georgia Highlands College will host its first Motivation and Mindset Summit on Oct. 1. Funded through a University System of Georgia (USG) STEM Grant, the online summit coincides with USG’s Momentum Approach to cultivate a productive academic mindset, which includes growth mindset, purpose and social belonging. GHC’s School of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) […]