Gordon Establishes Presidential Fellows Program

BY: KATHERYNE A. FIELDS,  Gordon State College Director of Marketing

Gordon State College President Kirk A. Nooks established the inaugural Presidential Fellows Program that will allow five students to grow in their leadership and serve as ambassadors for the president and the college.

The Presidential Fellows Program offers exceptionally talented students the opportunity to develop their leadership potential through unique exposure to events hosted on campus, substantive work assignments and horizon-broadening education opportunities. The Presidential Fellows Program aligns with the college’s five-year strategic plan, Building the Power of WE! which emphasizes student leadership experiences to increase student engagement and development.

“We have always acknowledged that students are at the heart of everything we do,” Nooks said. “As we continue to develop the Gordon experience, it is an honor to have five students who have committed to this leadership opportunity. As Presidential Fellows they will have the opportunity to engage with local and civic leaders within the region. This is another demonstration of developing the Highlander EDGE.”

The Highlander EDGE stands for the qualities that set Gordon State graduates apart: Engaged Innovators, Dedicated Scholars, Gifted Communicators, Ethical Leaders.

The six prestigious students were vetted through an application and interview process. Presidential Fellows include: Harrison Bishton, Senior, Business Management and Administration from Coweta County; Amber Fraley, Junior, Biology from Clayton County; DaQuanis Robinson, Senior, Business Management and Administration from Macon-Bibb County; Jawuan Stephens, Freshman, Biology from Decatur County and Michael Zuniga, Junior, Business Administration from Butts County.