Georgia Gwinnett College Hosts GwMA's June, 2018 Meeting

June 13, 2018
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Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director Larry Hanson joins GGC President Stas Preczewski and GwMA President Barbara Bender for the GGC Meeting

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) hosted GwMA members on campus for the June 12, 2018 general meeting.  The meeting and dinner were held in the Daniel Kaufman Library facility and included student ambassadors and GGC senior staff representatives.  In addition to the meeting interval GwMA representatives were treated to campus tours guided by the student ambassadors.  The evening’s program was presented by GGC President Stanley (Stas) Preczewski with additional comments by T.J Arant, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Provost.

A video of GGC’s history was shown to start the presentation.  Since its initial class over 38,000 students have passed through the campus doors.  GGC boasts having over 6000 graduates and has experienced an 86 percent retention rate.  Over 85 percent of the institution’s graduates are employed and it is estimated that GGC has contributed a $2.7 billion impact on greater Gwinnett and the state of Georgia.

The campus currently has 13,000 students and 1300 full time employees.  Average class size is 24 students and professors teach and are accessible & involved with their students.  The college has 400 + students included in its honors program.  GGC’s IT program lays claim to be one of the largest programs in the United States.  In addition to the current fields of undergraduate studies Provost T.J. Arant offered the attendees a preview of approved and pending programs of study: Human Development & Aging Services, Cinema and Media Arts Production and Logistics concentration studies.

In addition to the on-campus programs the City of Lawrenceville and the Aurora Theater are working with GGC to create a new “College Corridor” linking the college with downtown Lawrenceville.  This link further strengthening CCG’s ties to GwMA cities.  Gwinnett Municipal Association Members recognize the importance of having GGC active, growing and giving back to the cities.

On a final note…This meeting is dedicated to the memory and honor of Merri Brantley, a true friend of GwMA, who left us too soon.