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2018 Archives

University System of Georgia Announces New Education Credential — Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Atlanta - February 13, 2018 With approval today by the Board of Regents, the University System of Georgia announced the creation of a new college education credential. The nexus degree will emphasize the connections between industry, skilled...
GSC Campus Closed Monday, January 21 In Observance of MLK Day — Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Gordon State College Campus will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Regular hours will resume Tuesday.
New Student Orientation Friday, Jan. 4 — Wednesday, January 02, 2019
This is your time to see our campus as well as meet some of our faculty and staff. You can think of it as your first day as a Highlander! New Student Orientation or NSO is mandatory for all new incoming students because we are committed to...
Campus Closed Dec. 18 Through Jan. 1 — Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The Gordon State College campus will be closed in observance of the holidays from Tuesday, Dec. 18 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Regular office hours will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2. Spring 2019 classes start Wednesday, Jan. 9. 
Gordon State College Pumped $130 Million into Regional Economy During FY 17 — Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Gordon State College contributed nearly $130 million to the regional economy and provided 1,310 jobs in fiscal year 2017, according to a report released Monday by the University System of Georgia. The fiscal year spanned July 1, 2016, to June 30,...
Campus Offices Closed Friday, Dec. 7 From 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. — Monday, December 03, 2018
In order to allow all GSC employees to celebrate graduation with our students, family and friends, Gordon State College offices will be closed from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7.
Join Us For Community Brunch — Monday, November 26, 2018
Join Gordon State College for seasonal family fun and great food on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  for Community Brunch. The festivities, held in Highlander Dining Hall in the Student Center, will include free photos with Santa...
Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday — Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Gordon State College will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular operating hours will resume Monday, Nov. 26. The Gordon State College family wishes everyone a harvest of blessings, good...
First Cohort of Highlander Leadership Academy Selected — Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Members of the first cohort of the Highlander Leadership Academy recently met for the first of six sessions designed to help the participants develop leadership skills to strengthen their current roles and help prepare them for future leadership...
Four Gordon State College instructors Selected Chancellor’s Learning Scholars — Friday, November 09, 2018
Four Gordon State College instructors have been selected Chancellor’s Learning Scholars. The Chancellor’s Learning Scholars program includes 110 faculty learning scholars, representing each institution in the University System of...
USG - Gordon State Highlight Ethical Culture Through Ethics Awareness Week — Friday, November 09, 2018
The University System of Georgia (USG) is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in pursuit of its mission to create a more educated Georgia. Accomplishing this mission demands integrity, good judgment and...
GSC Theatre Presents Performance of 'Twelfth Night' Wednesday Through Sunday — Friday, November 02, 2018
The Gordon State College Theatre performance of “Twelfth Night,” a comedy by William Shakespeare opens Wednesday, Nov. 7 and continues through Nov. 11. Twelfth Night features themes such as identical twins, disguise, romance, pranks,...
Gordon State College is going international as it celebrates International Education Week. — Friday, November 02, 2018
During the week of Nov. 5-9 participating faculty and administrative offices will be “passport stations” for countries like Turkey, South Korea, Ireland, and Greece. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to visit...
Lady Highlanders to Face Cape Fear Community College in District Championship Game — Monday, October 29, 2018
UPDATE:Highlanders WIN! 2-1 in a double overtime. Our fabulous ladies will face the winner of today's Eastern Florida State vs Spartanburg Methodist College game. Friday Nov. 1 Game 1: 12:30pm Cape Fear (home) vs. Gordon State (Away) GORDON WINS...
Using Data to Best Serve Students — Friday, October 26, 2018
Members of the Gordon State College Academic Council recently spent the day mining data to learn how best to continue serving its students. The council and others first heard from Britt Lifsey, GSC Director of Institutional Research and...
GSC, Barnesville Fire Department, Police Department Team Up for Learning and Burning — Thursday, October 18, 2018
Gordon State College, the Barnesville Fire Department, and the Barnesville Police Department are teaming up for some training and property clearing. On Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, the fire department will train at a house on property...
Highlander EDGE Cuts a Wide Swath On Gordon State’s Campus — Thursday, October 04, 2018
The first class of freshmen to benefit from Gordon State College’s Highlander EDGE initiative arrived on Gordon’s campuses in early August. EDGE stands for the qualities that set Gordon State graduates apart: Engaged Innovators,...
Gordon State College to Host Chair Academy's 28th Annual International Leadership Conference — Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Gordon State College is pleased to be serving as host for The Science of Leadership, the Chair Academy’s 28th Annual International Leadership Conference. The Conference is at the Sheraton Atlanta  Hotel March 26-29, 2019. "The Chair...
Students, Faculty on Fall Break Oct. 8,9 — Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Gordon State College students and faculty will be on Fall Break Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9. The campus will remain open and administrative offices will remain open. Classes wil resume Wednesday, Oct. 10.
GSC Theatre Opens Season Friday — Thursday, September 27, 2018
Gordon State College Theatre opens its 2018-19 Theater season Friday with a staged reading of “The Laramie Project.”  “The Laramie Project, ” created by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, is a...
Harry's House Officially Opens — Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Harry’s House, Gordon State’s food and necessities pantry, officially opened Tuesday with a shout of “Highlanders Forward” and the snip of a ribbon. What was once a storage closet on the second floor of the Student Center...
GSC Atlanta Region Young Alumni Association Wants to Reconnect with You — Thursday, September 20, 2018
If you attended or graduated from Gordon State College 2008-17, the GSC Atlanta Region Young Alumni Association wants to reconnect and invites you to become active alumni. I’ve always been taught that networking was powerful, and Gordon is...
Gordon State College and The Carl Vinson Institute Join Forces to Address Education and Workforce Needs — Sunday, September 16, 2018
Gordon State College and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government have joined forces in a Workforce Development Strategy Project designed to better align the college’s education programs and other offerings with the region’s workforce...
Gordon State College Foundation Holds Retreat on Campus — Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Members of the Gordon State College Foundation Board of Trustees spent Wednesday in retreat on the GSC campus. Sue Chipman, principal at SBC Nonprofit Consulting, LLC, facilitated the meeting and led board members through group exercises designed...
Gordon State College is ranked no. 7 among Top Public Schools — Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Gordon State College is ranked no. 7 among Top Public Schools in the Regional Colleges South category, according to the latest edition of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges list. The rankings, which were released Monday, reveal the...
Gordon State College President Kirk A. Nooks' 100 Day Report — Monday, September 10, 2018
Gordon State College President Kirk A. Nooks presented his 100 Day Report  live Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 to students, faculty, and staff. The report reviews the past 100 days of his presidency and looks forward to the bright future of Gordon...
GSC Theatre Season Opens Friday — Monday, September 10, 2018
Gordon State College Theatre opens its 2018-19 Theater season with a staged reading of “The Laramie Project." “The Laramie Project, ” created by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, is a documentary-style theater...
GACE Program Admission Assessment Student Sessions — Monday, September 10, 2018
The GSC School of Education is hosting two GACE Program Admission Assessment Student Sessions on campus Click on the links below to register for the preferred session. The sessions are designed to assist students in passing the GACE Program...
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Fully Accredited — Thursday, September 06, 2018
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has fully accredited the Gordon State College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. According to ACEN, accreditation indicates to the general public and to the educational community...
GSC Students, Faculty Assist Local Family — Thursday, September 06, 2018
Gordon State College students, including members of AAMI, Brother to Brother, and Residence Life, recently came together to help a local family in need.  Residence Life Director Shalanna Banks, a former DFACS employee, received a phone call...
Campus Closed for Labor Day — Monday, August 27, 2018
Gordon State College will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Regular campus hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.  
Gordon State AAMI Kicks Off 2018-19 Year — Thursday, August 23, 2018
  Jordan and James English are excited to think that they might be two of the newest members of the Gordon State College African American Male Initiative (AMMI.) “We think it will be a great networking opportunity and a chance to meet...
Board of Regents Approve First Nexus Degrees — Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Atlanta -- With approval today by the Board of Regents, Albany State and Columbus State universities this fall will become the first to offer the University System of Georgia (USG)’s newest college education credential called a nexus...
University System of Georgia Releases College 2025 Recommendations — Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Atlanta - Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced today the final recommendations from the University System of Georgia (USG)’s College 2025 Initiative. Launched in May 2017, the College 2025 Initiative seeks to refine and...
Power to the People Exhibit Dedication is Saturday, Aug. 11 — Friday, August 03, 2018
Gordon State College and Southern Rivers Energy are teaming up to celebrate the 80th anniversary of electricity being made available in rural Georgia. “Power to the People,” a historical exhibit that illustrates the impact electricity...
John D. Head Named Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services — Thursday, August 02, 2018
Dr. John D. Head Gordon State College President Kirk A. Nooks announced Wednesday that John D. Head, Ed.D. has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. As Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student...
Faculty, Staff Participate in Student Success Summit — Thursday, August 02, 2018
Faculty and staff at Gordon State College came together Wednesday for a day that included inspirational talks, recognition, and training all with the goal of facilitating student success. Dr. Tristan Denley, executive vice chancellor for academic...
GSC Food Pantry to Address Food Insecurity — Thursday, July 26, 2018
On August 8 students will return to the Gordon State College campus with one less concern  – food insecurity. “I was amazed when a report revealed that nearly 40 percent of our students had experienced food insecurity during the...
GSC PD, Others to Train on Campus — Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Gordon State College Police Department will participate in a training exercise on campus Monday, July 30. The exercise will also involve Gordon State College administration, a representative from the University System of Georgia, members of...
Gordon State College Offices Closed Wednesday, Aug. 1 — Wednesday, July 18, 2018
All Gordon State College offices will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 1 to allow for faculty and staff training. Regular business hours and all activity related to registering for fall semester will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Move in for...
Summer Semester Enrollment Continues to Grow — Wednesday, July 18, 2018
More than 900 students took advantage of classes offered during the Summer 2018 semester at Gordon State College. Summer enrollment topped 945, a 12 percent increase over Summer 2017’s number of 844 which was a 7 percent increase from Summer...
GSC Celebrates Growth With Groundbreaking — Friday, July 13, 2018
Jeff Knighton, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Kristin Albritton, vice president of business  and administration, GSC President Kirk A. Nooks, Rhonda Toon, vice president of advancement, Tonya Coleman, interim vice president...
Resident Students Return to Campus Aug. 4 — Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Gordon State College resident students return to campus Saturday, Aug. 4. “Move-In Day is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and we want our neighbors to be aware that traffic near campus, especially along College Drive and Highlander Way, might be...
Campus Closed Wednesday In Observance of 4th — Friday, June 29, 2018
Gordon State College will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the 4th of July Holiday. Normal campus hours will resume Thursday, July 5 at 8 a.m. The GSC family wishes everyone a safe and festive holiday!
Groundbreaking Slated for Student Services Center — Thursday, June 28, 2018
A groundbreaking celebration is slated for the Gordon State College Student Services Center at the corner of College Drive and Spencer Street. Administration from Gordon State College and other officials will gather Thursday, July 12 at 9 a.m. at...
Student Services Center Construction to Begin Soon — Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Construction on the Gordon State College Student Services Center at the corner of College Drive and Spencer Street is expected to begin early July with an anticipated completion date of early summer 2019. Site preparation is currently...
Coleman Named Interim Vice President for Student Affairs — Thursday, June 07, 2018
Coleman Gordon State College President Dr. Kirk A. Nooks has named Tonya Coleman Interim Vice President for Student Affairs. Coleman, currently the Director of Residence Life, fills the position left vacant due to the recent retirement of Dr....
Ready to Move On — Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Some people look back on high school as their glory days, while others are eager to move on with their lives. Kimora Anderson was ready to move on. Anderson, a 2018 Stockbridge High School graduate and former Gordon State at McDonough...
Incoming Freshmen Invited to Register for New Student Orientation — Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Incoming freshmen are invited to visit Gordon State College before Fall Semester begins. New Student Orientation is for students who are accepted, and you must register NSO. For more information, please...
Drop In Reception for New GSC President — Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The community is invited to meet Dr. Kirk Nooks, the new Gordon State College President, during a drop-in reception on Thursday, June 7. The event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barnesville-Lamar County Library. "We want to make sure the community...
Campus Closed for Memorial Day — Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Gordon State College campus will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 29.
GSC Celebrates Spring 2018 Graduation — Friday, May 11, 2018
"Looking out on you this morning reminds me of my undergraduate commencement ceremony quite some time ago," incoming Gordon State College President Kirk Nooks told members of the Spring 2018 graduating class. "I can still recall this surreal...
Incoming GSC President Dr. Kirk Nooks' Address to Spring 2018 Graduates — Friday, May 11, 2018
Greetings! Looking out at you this morning reminds me of my undergraduate commencement ceremony quite some time ago. The location of the ceremony was just south of here in Macon, Ga. I can still recall this surreal feeling that came over me as...
View Spring 2018 Graduation Live — Thursday, May 10, 2018
To view the Spring 2018 graduation ceremony, visit the link below: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gordon-state-college
GSC Honors Highlander EDGE Award Winners — Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Gordon State College recognized and honored its best and brightest students recently with the first ever Highlander EDGE Awards. There were student-athletes, soon-to-be teachers, and nurses, biology and English majors and at least one recognized...
University System of Georgia Seeks Proposals to Expand P3 Student Housing Program — Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Atlanta - April 20, 2018 The University System of Georgia (USG) has released a Request for Qualified Concessionaires (RFQC) for a student housing Public Private Partnership (P3) for seven University System of Georgia institutions. The release of...
Students to Pay the Same Tuition for the 2018-19 Academic Year — Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Atlanta - April 17, 2018 University System of Georgia (USG) students will pay the same tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year as the current 2017-2018 academic year after the Board of Regents set annual tuition rates today for all 26 colleges...
GSC Graduation Ceremony is May 11 — Thursday, April 12, 2018
An expected 314 degrees will be awarded to 306 graduates Friday, May 11 at the Spring 2018 graduation ceremony at Gordon State College. The ceremony begins at 8:30 on Lambdin Green. As customary, the graduates, faculty, and guests will be lead...
Alumni Back on Campus April 20-22 — Thursday, April 12, 2018
Gordon State College will welcome more than 200 alumni back to campus April 20, 21 and 22 for the annual Alumni Weekend. The festivities start Friday with registration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alumni House on Stafford Avenue. Registrants will...
Student, Faculty Art Exhibition Continues Through April 30 — Monday, April 09, 2018
Fleissner Lecture on FDR is Tuesday — Monday, April 09, 2018
Jim Fleissner will present a lecture to GSC students, faculty, staff and guests Tuesday on President Franklin Roosevelt's 1938 visit to Barnesville. Fleissner is a law professor at Mercer University School of Law and has written on the political...
GSC Theatre Presents Original Work 'Our Brave New World' — Monday, April 09, 2018
The Gordon State College Theatre is presenting an original work, Our Brave New World. The show opens Wednesday and continues through Friday at 7:30 each night on the stage of the Gordon State College Fine Arts Theatre. Our Brave New World is the...
GSC Police Officer Named Officer of the Year — Thursday, March 29, 2018
Gordon State College Police Officer Jody Alford has been named the department's Officer of the Year for 2017. Alford, a patrolman currently on the midnight shift, has been a member of the campus police department for 18 years. He has been in law...
The Late Gov. Miller Helped Celebrate Gordon's Growth — Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The late Zell Miller visited Gordon State College many times during his term as Governor. On Aug. 10, 1993, Miller assisted in the groundbreaking for the Fine Arts Building. The photo shows, from left, the late Quimby Melton, at the time a member...
The GSC Theatre Production of The Giver Opens March 28 — Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The Gordon State College Theatre production of The Giver opens Wednesday, March 28. The Giver, by Lois Lowry and adapted by Eric Coble is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story...
Regents Name Dr. Kirk Nooks President of Gordon State College — Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Board of Regents today named Dr. Kirk Nooks president of Gordon State College in Barnesville. Nooks will assume his new position on June 1, 2018. Nooks is currently president at Metropolitan Community College (MCC)-Longview in Lee's Summit,...
Riley Fuller Named Outstanding Scholar — Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Riley Fuller has been named the Gordon State College Outstanding Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year. As Gordon's Outstanding Scholar, Fuller was recognized along with students from other University System of Georgia institutions on Academic...
Scholarship Endowed in Honor of George and Ernestine Barrett — Friday, February 23, 2018
The Barrett family has endowed a scholarship in honor of George and Ernestine Barrett to assist a student who is a graduate of the Lamar County public school system and attends Gordon State College. The Barretts were both born and raised in...
Finalist Named for Gordon State College Presidency — Monday, February 05, 2018
  ATLANTA (Feb. 5, 2018) - Board of Regents Chairman Jim Hull and Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced today that the Board of Regents named Dr. Kirk Nooks as the sole finalist for the position of president of Gordon State College in...
Demolition Work to Begin on Campus Buildings — Thursday, February 01, 2018
Demolition work will soon begin on the former Gordon State College Welcome Center, at the corner of College Drive and Spencer Street, and the house next door which housed Community Education. Preliminary work which will allow for the houses to be...
Founder's Day Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser to Feature Swingin' Medallions — Thursday, February 01, 2018
The fifth annual Gordon State College Founder's Day Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser - presented by United Bank - will feature a musical favorite from the '60s, The Swingin' Medallions. The event is Saturday, March 17 in the arena of the...
GSC Closed Monday in Observance of King Holiday — Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The campus of Gordon State College will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Spring '18 Semester Begins Wednesday, Jan. 10 — Monday, January 01, 2018
Spring '18 Semester begins Wednesday, Jan. 10. Students have until Tuesday, Jan. 9 to register.