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Nursing program cited as ‘most affordable’ in the state by College Choice

Georgia Highlands College’s nursing program was ranked as the “#1 Most Affordable Nursing Degree in Georgia” by College Choice. This follows the program’s recent inclusion in’s article called ““30 Most Affordable Nursing Degree Programs,” and in 2015, being ranked second on a list of the 30 most affordable online RN-BSN degree programs in the […]

Three new coaches join basketball and softball staff

Georgia Highlands College welcomed three new coaches over the summer for the men’s basketball team, the women’s basketball team and the softball team. Greg Schiefen comes all the way from Corning, New York. He will serve as the assistant men’s and women’s basketball coach. Schiefen is a graduate of the College at Brockport, State University […]

GHC starts new semester by honoring faculty and staff, welcomes 16 new full-time faculty members

Georgia Highlands College kicked off another academic year by honoring its faculty and staff from each of its campuses for the 2016-2017 academic year at its annual in-service meeting. GHC also welcomed 16 new full-time faculty from varying educational experiences and backgrounds. The 2016-2017 awards and recipients were: Outstanding Administrator Award — Jennifer Hicks This […]

Georgia Highlands College basketball player transfers to ACC powerhouse program

The Wake Forest men’s basketball program announced Monday the addition of graduate transfer Terrence Thompson. A 6-7 forward, Thompson transfers to Wake Forest from Marshall, where he averaged 9.1 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Thundering Herd last season. Thompson, a native of Durham, graduated from Marshall with a major in biology and a minor […]

GHC’s economic impact approaches $150 million

The University System of Georgia recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $16 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was over $149 million. The USG report is for Fiscal Year 2016 and is conducted by the Selig Center for Economic […]

President’s & Dean’s list announced for summer semester 2017

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2017 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 student’s son wins newborn sweepstakes, gifted a college fund

Luca Alonzo is well on his way to college, even though he just turned 1 on Monday. The dark-haired, dark-eyed infant with a shy smile was the winner of the 2016 Path2College 529 Plan Newborn Sweepstakes and now has $5,529 stashed away in a college savings account. Born Aug. 14, 2016, at Cartersville Medical Center, […]

GHC grows 260 pounds of produce to donate to the Charger Food Pantry

UPDATED: As of (8/10/2017), GHC has harvested over 327 pounds of produce to donate to the Charger Food Pantry.   A humble 160-square-foot plot of grow space split between a greenhouse and raised beds at Georgia Highlands College’s Cartersville location is responsible for 260 pounds of produce being donated to GHC’s Charger Food Pantry. The […]

GHC professor chosen by European Council to teach in Berlin next summer

Georgia Highlands College Assistant Professor of History David Hensley has been selected to join the University System of Georgia’s European Council Summer Study Abroad Program in Berlin for 2018. Hensley will be teaching a Western Civilization course called “History in the Heart of Europe.” This class will be an overview of the history of Europe […]