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New country music documentary series from Ken Burns to be screened at GHC’s Cartersville library

Georgia Highlands College’s Cartersville library has partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) to give visitors a sneak peek at “Country Music,” a new documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns before it premieres on television. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch an abridged one-hour episode from the series on September 9 at 2:30 PM […]

GHC launches new initiatives for student success

With the goal of educating each and every student completely, Georgia Highlands College is introducing two new campaigns to help students succeed in college – and save money while doing it. The first initiative, Student Success Workshops, rolled out during the first weeks of classes for the fall semester. Designed as a two-part series, these […]

GHC’s economic impact approaches $180 million

The University System of Georgia (USG) recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $17 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was nearly $180 million. The USG report is for Fiscal Year 2018 and is conducted by the Selig Center for […]

Recreation administration degree now available at GHC

Starting this fall, Georgia Highlands College students can pursue a degree in recreation administration at GHC. The new two-year pathway prepares students for future work and management with recreation centers, parks, cruise ships, gyms and other facilities that provide recreation and leisure services to the general public. The new program was created based on the […]

Four-year degree offered through GHC partnership with The Citadel

Those with a Georgia Highlands College associate degree in business administration can now go on to complete a four-year degree through a partnership with The Citadel, a military college based in South Carolina. The business administration pathway is currently one of the biggest programs at GHC, said Alan Nichols, division of social sciences, business, and […]

GHC names Sarah Coakley the new dean of Natural Sciences

Georgia Highlands College has appointed Sarah Coakley as the new Dean of Natural Sciences. Coakley will oversee the Division of Natural Sciences, which currently offers associate of science degree pathways in biology, chemistry, geology and physics. Coakley is originally from Lake Zurich, Illinois. She has a bachelor’s in chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago […]

GHC offering upcoming information sessions for prospective dental hygiene students

Anyone considering Georgia Highlands College’s dental hygiene program is invited to attend one of four information sessions scheduled between now and February 2020. The sessions will prepare prospective students for admission into the fall 2020 class in advance of the March 1, 2020 application deadline. The sessions will include details on the application process, a […]

GHC admissions team staffed with Charger alums

College admissions can be a confusing time for prospective students, whether they are fresh out of high school or starting their education later in life. Between completing applications, deciding where to attend and securing financial aid, navigating it all can be overwhelming. Luckily, for students looking to attend Georgia Highlands College this August, a group […]