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GHC student chosen as Board of Regents Academic Day representative

Georgia Highlands College student Haydn Turner has a perfect 4.0 GPA, and recently, she was chosen to represent GHC at the Board of Regents Academic Day in Atlanta. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) honored 26 students total who best represent the system’s highest scholastic ideals during Academic Recognition Day […]

GHC screening civil rights movement documentary for Black History Month

Georgia Highlands College will be screening a hour-long civil rights movement documentary at the Cartersville site for Black History Month this Sunday (Feb. 23) from 3:30PM to 5:30PM in the Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. The documentary is called “Summer Hill: A Story of Community.” Georgia Public Broadcasting […]

Third Annual Highlands Writers Conference set for Leap Day

Georgia Highlands College will be hosting the third annual Highlands Writers Conference on Saturday (Feb 29) at the Cartersville site starting at 9AM. The one-day program provides numerous opportunities for aspiring writers to learn about craft in a variety of genres as well as best practices for publication, including workshop sessions, writing consultations and a […]

A passion for writing becomes a communications career in health care for GHC alumnus Bill Fortenberry

The Floyd health care system stretches across northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama as one of the region’s largest employers, with over 3,000 employees, over 300 physician specialists and a volunteer force of over 350. GHC alumnus Bill Fortenberry manages internal and corporate communications for this vast and extensive health care network. When he was younger, […]

President’s & Dean’s list announced for fall 2019

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the fall 2019 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 partners with Georgia College for new pathways and scholarship opportunities

Georgia Highlands College (GHC) kicked the new year off with a partnership with Georgia College & State University (GC) giving students the option to complete their associate degree with GHC before moving on to a four-year degree with GC. Additionally, GHC graduates transferring to GC will have special scholarship options available to them. The new […]

Hydroelectric dam operator found his start at GHC

A great concrete structure stretches across the Chattahoochee River in Roswell just north of Atlanta like a wall dividing the water. This concrete dam allows operators to control how much water filters through and when. At times, as the water is released over the dam, a thunderous hush dominates the area, and the still waters […]

GHC student hooks competitive research internship in Bermuda

With the closest ocean over 300 miles away off the coast of Tybee Island, marine science might seem like an odd passion for a Georgia Highlands College student. But Isaiah Calhoun, a geology major at GHC, isn’t letting the miles of dry land come between him and his dream of becoming a marine geologist. Instead, […]

GHC students participate in undergraduate field research for hands-on learning experience

Georgia Highlands College hosted a student research poster session showcasing undergraduate research in the field of environmental science recently in the student center on GHC’s Floyd campus. The session stemmed from GHC Professor Billy Morris’ ENVS 1123 course, where students spent part of their semester “doing science, rather than reading about it,” he said. Students […]