Gordon State College’s Emma Mixon Recognized as USG Board of Regents Observes Academic Recognition Day

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) honored 26 students who best represent the system’s highest scholastic ideals for Academic Recognition Day 2022. Gordon State College is proud to recognize Emma Mixon as its recipient.

Mixon is currently a senior with a double major in biology and foreign language. She is the president of the Student Honors Council, member of Chemistry Club and the Human Services Club. She volunteered for the SPARK Mentoring program and worked as a Gordon Orientation Leader (GOL). Mixon is graduating in May and plans to go to medical school.

“I'm very excited to be receiving this honor. It was not anything I was expecting or planning for. I'm thankful to Gordon, and all the people within it, for the opportunities it's given me and the relationships I've made here. I couldn't have asked for more from an institution,” said Mixon.

Each of the system’s institutions selected a student with a 4.0 GPA who also reflects the system’s best qualities. These students strive for excellence and can share knowledge in various areas of expertise.

“Emma Mixon is a student who sought to overcome the obstacles and challenges endured during the pandemic and excelled academically,” said Dr. Kirk A. Nooks, GSC president. “Emma has displayed the qualities of the Highlander EDGE – Engaged Innovators, Dedicated Scholars, Gifted Communicators and Ethical Leaders – and we are honored that she is representing the Highlander Nation.”

Academic Recognition Day began 34 years ago as a celebration of Georgia students’ academic achievement. The honorees received a resolution from the Georgia House of Representatives along with a letter of commendation from acting USG Chancellor Teresa MacCartney.