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GHC names Julius Fleschner the new dean of Libraries and College Testing

Georgia Highlands College has appointed Julius Fleschner as the new Dean of Libraries and College Testing. Fleschner will oversee all of GHC’s libraries which are open to students and the public in Cartersville, Douglasville, Paulding and Rome. Between 2015 and 2016, GHC’s libraries had a combined total of over 250,000 visits. And the library faculty […]

GHC partners with West Georgia for bachelor’s in mass communications in Douglasville

Georgia Highlands College has partnered with the University of West Georgia to jointly offer students in Douglasville the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations. The new mass communications degree partnership begins fall 2018 and offers students two years with GHC and another two years with UWG. […]

Military Family Fun Day returns to GHC in April

With an average attendance of over 200 people, GHC continues its annual Military Family Fun Day set for April 21st starting at 10AM and ending at 1PM on the Floyd Campus. The event is free and open to the public and hosts over 15 vendors and a 20-piece military band. The event is a partnership between GHC […]

Year-round Pell Grant funds now available at GHC starting this summer

Georgia Highlands College’s students now have access to year-round Pell Grant funds starting this summer. Before the change, students could only receive the Pell financial aid for fall and spring semesters, GHC’s Director of Financial Aid Donna Childres explained. Now, students can attend the summer semester and receive additional Pell funding. For example, if a […]

GHC’s food pantry earns state award at the 25th Annual Georgia College Counseling Association Conference

A few years ago, Georgia Highlands College started a project called the Charger Food Pantry to help combat the nationwide problem of food insecurity among college students. GHC was recognized with the “Advocacy Award” at the 25th Annual Georgia College Counseling Association Conference, which brings together counselors from over 50 public and private universities across […]

GHC saves students more than $6 million with free textbooks

Georgia Highlands College has saved students over $6 million by eliminating textbook costs and providing free digital options. GHC’s faculty have been working since fall 2015 to expand Open Education Resources (OER) courses each semester. OER course conversions are aided by the University System of Georgia’s Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) initiative which promotes student success […]