Category Archives: News

Longtime faculty member retires from GHC with 25 years of service

Being labeled a “professional student” might be considered a jab to some, but for Carla Patterson, it was a goal… sort of. Although the slang term, which often labels students who perpetually take classes for many years with no desire to finish, might not be an exact definition for Carla, it does help describe her […]

GHC starts new semester by honoring faculty and staff, welcomes 14 new full-time faculty members

Georgia Highlands College kicked off another academic year by honoring its faculty and staff from each of its locations for the 2017-2018 academic year at its annual in-service meeting. GHC also welcomed 14 new full-time faculty from varying educational experiences and backgrounds. The 2017-2018 awards and recipients were: Outstanding Administrator Award — Julia Areh This award is designed for administrators who consistently project a […]

GHC’s Continuing Education Department launches Health Careers Training Institute

Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician Programs Added for Spring 2019 Georgia Highlands College Center for Continuing and Professional Education is pleased to announce the launch of its Health Careers Training Institute. Beginning spring 2019, GHC will introduce three new programs: Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. The new programs are […]

President’s & Dean’s list announced for summer semester 2018

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2018 summer 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 names Dana Nichols vice president for Academic Affairs

Georgia Highlands College has appointed Dana Nichols as the new vice president for Academic Affairs. Nichols will oversee the deans in each academic area, including Health Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Physical Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Education and Libraries and Testing, as well directors for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, […]

Date set for GHC’s new academic building Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Georgia Highlands College will be opening its new academic building at the Cartersville location in October during a Ribbon Cutting and Open House event. The event will take place on October 16 from 4-6PM and is open to the public. To R.S.V.P. to the event, please visit: The 52,000-square foot building has a full […]

GHC accreditation reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Georgia Highlands College’s accreditation has been officially reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The reaffirmation continues GHC’s accreditation for a 10-year period through 2028. The SACSCOC visited GHC in 2017 for its review. “All the time, effort and collaboration leading up to the SACSCOC review team onsite visit […]

Pilot GHC STEMFIT ‘math boot camp’ counted a success

Georgia Highlands College’s pilot STEMFIT “math boot camp” is the first of its kind in the University System of Georgia. Its aim is to help incoming high school dual enrollment students or college freshmen be prepared to start at a collegiate mathematic level of pre-calculus or higher. “In order to complete a STEM pathway in […]

GHC study abroad trip concludes yearlong academic focus on China

Students, faculty and one member of the local business community spent nine days in China this summer on a “Business and Culture” study abroad program. The group visited the cities of Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, including historical and cultural sites such as the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden Palace, the Terracotta Army […]