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GHC receives national accolades for affordability and quality

Known for its value, variety of programs and class options, Georgia Highlands College (GHC) has recently been recognized by several national publications, including having one of the “Best RN to BSN Programs for 2021” by According to, the 2021 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return […]

National STEM fellowship awarded to Kiersten Boley

This year, Georgia Highlands College (GHC) alumna Kiersten Boley will begin the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution. Boley started at Georgia Highlands College. She is […]

GHC names Michelle Lockett as Assistant Vice President of Academic Resources and Retention

Georgia Highlands College (GHC) has named Michelle Lockett as Assistant Vice President of Academic Resources and Retention. Lockett will supervise the Student Support Services Center, Academic Tutoring Center, Grants Administration, Office of the Registrar and the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Lockett has extensive experience in higher education, both in the public and […]

100% of dental hygiene students pass national board exams

Every single dental hygiene student who graduated from GHC this year completed their graduation requirements and passed both the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE) and the Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDTS) clinical board examination. Dental hygiene licensure in Georgia requires that graduates from an accredited dental hygiene program pass both board examinations. The […]

‘Construction Dive’ highlights new bachelor’s degree at GHC

As seen on Construction Dive: Dive Brief: Officials at Georgia Highlands College, located in Rome, Georgia, have created a Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design and Construction program that is slated to start in the spring of 2022. Georgia Highlands will join Purdue University as one of the few schools in the country with a degree […]

Now available: 8-week and 10-week class options at GHC

Completing a course sooner at Georgia Highlands College is made possible with 8-week and 10-week class options provided through “Late Start.” Future students and current students can choose to begin a course or add a course outside the traditional 16-week semester classes. Deadlines for registration and class options in the 8-week and 10-week format can […]

Three generations of graduates call GHC home

Three generations of graduates call GHC home Dunny Blankenship’s mom graduated as a registered nurse in one of the first nursing classes at Georgia Highlands College (then Floyd Junior College). Dunny followed in his mom’s footsteps by attending the same college and graduating in 1982 with an associate degree in criminal justice. In 2020, his […]

More to the game: student-athletes honored with national academic awards

Sixteen of Georgia Highlands College’s (GHC) student-athletes were recently recognized for their work in the classroom in addition to their abilities on the field and basketball court by receiving National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic honors. Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher for the […]

Community partnership supports 15 years of Foundation Camp

For over a decade, Georgia Highlands College (GHC) and the 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia have worked together to bring Foundation Camp to hundreds of local boys, ages 10 to 12. The camp, which is one of several partnerships between the 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia and GHC, is funded by generous donors […]