Welcome from Advancement and Alumni Relations

Natalie Rischbieter

Natalie Rischbieter, Executive Director of Advancement

Lambdin Hall, Room 325
678.359.5124 (Office)

Natalie W. Rischbieter, serves as the institution's lead advancement officer, overseeing friend-and-fundraising initiatives, alumni programming, and constituent relations. She returned to the Highlander community in January 2024 having previously served as Alumni Affairs and Annual Fund Administrator from 2011 to 2014.

Rischbieter recently held the position of director of alumni relations and annual giving at Middle Georgia State University (MGSU), serving as liaison between MGSU’s five campuses and over 43,000 alumni and community leaders. With an extensive career spanning two decades, Rischbieter has held positions in sales, advertising and advancement that built expertise in strategic marketing and communications, donor cultivation, and community engagement.

A native of Pensacola, Florida, Rischbieter holds a Bachelor of Science in social services and social work from Troy University and completed fundraising coursework through Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is a member of the Georgia Education Advancement Council (GEAC) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She is also active in her local community, a 2012 graduate of Leadership Lamar, and is a Paul Harris Fellow of Macon North Rotary.




Meagan Pearson, Development Officer

Lambdin Hall, Room 328
678.359.5740 (Office)


Meagan Pearson serves as the Development Officer for the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations.

In this role, Pearson establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with the GSC Foundation, internal and external stakeholders, and the community to maximize gift revenue, plan solicitation strategies, and leverage joint solicitation efforts. Her responsibilities include strategic planning to meet and exceed fund-raising goals and objectives as well as researching, writing, editing, and overseeing solicitations, proposals, case statements, and grants.

Pearson is a two-time alumna of Gordon State College.


Candi Babcock, Advancement Coordinator

Lambdin Hall, Room 324
678.359.5739 (Office)


Candi Babcock coordinates the administrative functions of the Advancement and Alumni Relations department. She works closely with the Gordon State College Foundation and coordinates the annual award process for Foundation Scholarships.