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GHC welcomes German student through elite exchange program

(Lena Walter-Helk, wearing a black Rome Film Festival shirt, poses with her host family.) GHC welcomes German student through elite exchange program Georgia Highlands College is wrapping up its inaugural year as a host institution through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals. CBYX is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered […]

David Mathis selected as new Director of Athletics at GHC

David Mathis selected as new Director of Athletics at GHC New assistant director and head men’s basketball coach named Georgia Highlands College has appointed David Mathis as the new Director of Athletics. Former Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Phil Gaffney has accepted a position as head coach for Gulf Coast State College’s men’s basketball […]

Grandfather and grandson to receive diplomas at the same time from GHC

It’s rare to see a grandfather and grandson working elbow-to-elbow in a college science lab for credit towards their associate degrees, but for Ron Hale and his grandson Thorne, it was just another step closer to walking in the Georgia Highlands College Commencement this year. Almost 50 years separates them in age, but on May […]

GHC listed for best online two-year degree in Georgia

GHC has been highlighted for having one of the best online associate degree options in Georgia by SR Education Group. The education research publisher recently released their first-ever online rankings categorized by state on their website: Each college highlighted on the Georgia list was ranked based on several important factors, including retention rate, graduation […]

Commencement planned for May 11th, 973 diplomas to be conferred

Georgia Highlands College Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11th, at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome at 10AM. GHC will have up to 973 students receiving diplomas.* The nursing pinning ceremony will be held at 6PM on May 10th at West Rome Baptist Church. The faculty chose Kristie Kemper as the 2019 […]

GHC nursing students participate in disaster training with local emergency responders

Cathy Furtado and other Georgia Highlands College nursing students funneled into a small room at Heritage Hall Wednesday morning where several disaster victims were awaiting help during a disaster training simulation with the Floyd County Police Department and other emergency personnel. The disaster victims were played by other nursing students who were given unique health […]

German CEO to speak at GHC about the solar industry

Georgia Highlands College will host speaker Rainer Walter-Helk, CEO of Innotech Solar GmbH, for a presentation on “Entrepreneurship and the Solar Industry in Germany” on April 24 at 3:30PM at GHC’s Cartersville location. The event is free and open to the public. Walter-Helk will discuss his experiences as a CEO creating and operating a new […]

Military Family Fun Day returns to GHC in April

Georgia Highlands College is set to continue its annual Military Family Fun Day for the sixth consecutive year. This year’s event will be held on April 13th starting at 10AM and ending at 1PM on the Floyd Campus at the pavilion next to Paris Lake. The free event is a partnership between GHC and the […]