GHC student organization wins national award for second time
Georgia Highlands College's chapter of Brother 2 Brother (B2B) won the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award at their recent national conference of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), which was held in Detroit, Michigan. There are 300 chapters of SAAB/B2B at colleges and schools around the country, and many of the chapters had groups attending the conference. The Highlands chapter of B2B was represented at the conference by 23 B2B members from all five campus locations.
Outstanding Chapter of the Year is determined by the strength of the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of its members, as well as by the activities and dedication of the chapter during the year. This is the second time that Georgia Highlands has won Chapter of the Year in the past three years.
“Brother 2 Brother makes me consistently proud. Our members are determined to succeed, and their hard work is paying off. This award proves to them that their efforts are being recognized not only at Highlands but nationally,” said Dr. Jonathan Hershey, Dean of GHC Humanities Division and Director of the GHAME initiative and B2B.
Brother 2 Brother is a part of the larger Georgia Highlands College initiative called GHAME (Georgia Highlands African American and Minority Male Excellence) which itself is part of the University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI). The mission of B2B and GHAME is to increase the enrollment, retention, progression, and graduation rates of African American and Latino men at GHC.