New retirees honored: GPC faculty and staff members who retired during the past year were recognized at Fall Convocation. Pictured from left are Patricia Butler, Frankie McIntosh, Mary Ellen Davis, Myrtle Miller and Margo Eden-Camann. Other recent retirees honored included Jo Ann Adkins, Karen Duncan, Elsie Deloris Evans-Daniels, Lee Hedden, Anthony Hellen, Patricia Howell, Marie Jarrett, Don McCormick, Alexander Neville, Pamela Parker, Howard Silverstein, Gayle Suchke, Wilbur Thrasher and Patricia Zrolka.Click here to see video and more photos.
New Faculty Emeriti: Georgia Perimeter announced its newest faculty emeriti at Fall Convocation. Pictured from left are Frankie McIntosh, Ronda Karelitz, Brendalyn Browner, Verna Rauschenberg, Mary Ellen Davis and Myrtle Miller. Not pictured are Catherine Carter, Dina Foster and Dennis Russell.Click here to see video and more photos.
Future best-sellers: Participants in the Atlanta Writers Club Creative Writing Camp held at GPC collaborate on a project. The summer camp for youth ages 12 to 17 took place over two days at Clarkston Campus.
Student activities showcased: Dunwoody Campus student and Phi Theta Kappa chapter member Chris Le Fave, left, chats with new student and potential member Amy Roulhac during a registration event on GPC Dunwoody Campus.
Fine Arts alumni reconnect: Former students in Georgia Perimeter’s Fine Arts program enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect one another and with faculty and staff before the GPC Jazz Ensemble’s ‘Big Screen, Small Screen’ concert. Pictured from left are Greg McLean, Jazz Ensemble director and faculty member; Jennifer Jenkins, manager of the GPC Cole Auditorium and a Fine Arts alumna; Kay Brown, class of 1983 alumna; and her husband, Don Brown. Entertaining the alumni was GPC alumnus Erik Herndon, who was part of a three-man band that played at the event; he also performed with Jazz Ensemble later in the evening. WSB radio personality and former Jazz Ensemble member Scott Slade acted as host.
Preparing for Nursing School: New GPC Nursing student Donna Russell reviews a binder with nursing school information during the GPC Nurse Boot Camp. This was the first year for the three-day ‘boot camp’ designed to help new nursing students prepare for the rigors of the program.
Class field trip: Students in Dr. Paul Gregozek’s biology class got a first-hand look at the workings of the human body when they attended ‘Bodies: The Exhibition,’ which showcases preserved human bodies dissected to display bodily systems.
Star treatment: Georgia Perimeter College students who attended orientation at Newton Campus were welcomed by the college’s STAR orientation leaders, who gave out ‘Welcome to GPC’ bags, T-shirts and guidebooks and pointed them in the right direction to register for classes. STAR orientation leaders are selected annually on each campus through the Student Life office based on academic achievement, interpersonal skills, co-curricular involvement and leadership potential.
Pride in volunteering: Several Georgia Perimeter employees represented the college in the PRISM (Pride Rings in Stone Mountain) July Fourth parade. They included math instructor Cindy Box, left, and Public Safety Lt. Anqueria ‘Hank” Jones, center, and Dr. Mary Sanders (not pictured), who is the PRISM liaison for GPC. Box’s husband is pictured at right. PRISM’s mission is to inform, support and serve the Stone Mountain area community, which includes GPC Clarkston Campus.
Trying out college: Georgia Perimeter Student Affairs counselor Cheryl Sessoms, right, works with students from the Brookhaven Boys and Grils Club of Metro Atlanta during the college’s Summer Bridge Program on Dunwoody Campus. The program offered high school students a five-day academic and co-curricular experience which mirrored college life. The students participated in simulated college classes and received instructions on admissions, advising, career counseling, financial aid and testing.