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2017 Archives

Gordon State AAMI Program Receives Funding Award — Thursday, July 26, 2018
The Gordon State College African American Male Initiative program has received a $15,000 funding award from the University System of Georgia’s AAMI. “We are so pleased to be awarded this funding,” said Ryran Traylor, Gordon State...
Gordon Librarian Beth Pye Recognized by the Georgia Archives — Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Professor Beth Pye was recently recognized by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council with an award for Excellence in Local History Advocacy. Pye, who is an associate professor of library science and the archivist at Gordon State...
First Lady Sandra Deal to Present Book to GSC — Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, is visiting Gordon State College to present a book she co-authored, Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia's Governor's Mansion, to the Dorothy W. Hightower Collaborative Learning Center and Library. The...
GSC Receives Approval to Offer BA in Interdisciplinary Studies — Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on Wednesday approved Gordon State College's request to add a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies degree to its list of baccalaureate degrees offered. The program -...
Students, Faculty on Fall Break Oct. 9 - 10 — Thursday, October 05, 2017
Gordon State College students and faculty will be on Fall Break Monday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Oct. 10. The campus will remain open with administrative staff working. Regular class schedules will resume Wednesday, Oct. 11.
GSC Hightower Library Offers Community Borrower's Program — Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Dorothy W. Hightower Collaborative Learning Center and Library on the campus of Gordon State College is inviting community members to take advantage of the Library's Community Borrower's Program. By signing up for a Community Borrower Card,...
Gordon State Joins USG European Council — Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Gordon State College has joined the University System of Georgia European Council which opens a world of study abroad opportunities for students. The European Council is one of five regional councils operating under the auspices of the System...
GSC Staff Council Gives to Lamar County Schools Backpack Program — Monday, September 25, 2017
The Gordon State College Staff Council recently contributed to the Lamar County Schools Helping Hands Backpack Program. Julie Hawkins, LCSW Lamar Co School System Social Worker, second from left, accepts a check from GSC Staff Council Chair...
Presidential Search and Screen Committee Community Forums — Friday, September 15, 2017
The Gordon State College Presidential Search and Screen Committee is holding two community forums to obtain input and insights concerning the qualities and expectations desired in the institution's next president. The forums are Thursday, Sept....
Classes and Normal Campus Operations Will Resume Thursday — Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Classes and normal operations AT ALL GORDON STATE COLLEGE LOCATIONS will resume Thursday, Sept. 14
Classes Cancelled Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Campus Closed Monday and Tuesday — Friday, September 08, 2017
Gordon State College classes at all locations are cancelled as of noon today. The campus and all locations will be closed and classes cancelled Monday, 9/11 and Tuesday 9/12 due to anticipated impact from Hurricane Irma. An update will be issued...
Gordon State College Presidential Search Committee Named — Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Atlanta - September 6, 2017 The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has named the two committees required by Regents' policy to conduct a national search for the next president of Gordon State College (GSC). "We have formed a...
GSC Closed for Labor Day Holiday — Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Gordon State College will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Regular office hours and class times will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Study Reveals Gordon State Pumps $144 Million into Regional Economy — Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Gordon State College contributed more than $144 million to the regional economy and provided 1,317 jobs in fiscal year 2016, according to a report released Monday by the University System of Georgia. Gordon State's impact on the regional economy...
Little Named AVP of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions — Thursday, August 10, 2017
Matthew Little has been named Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions at Gordon State College. Little comes to Gordon from the University of North Alabama in Florence where he served as Interim Director,...
President Burns Announces Retirement from Gordon State College — Monday, August 07, 2017
Barnesville, GA - Gordon State College President Max Burns has announced his plans to retire effective December 31, 2017. "It has been my great honor to serve as president of Gordon State College," said Burns. "I have been fortunate to have a...
Resident Students, Faculty Return to Campus Next Week for Fall Semester — Thursday, July 27, 2017
Gordon State College students will return to campus next week with resident students moving in Saturday, August 5 and commuter students joining them for classes starting Wednesday, August 9. "This year move-in day has been streamlined to a one...
Gordon State College Accreditation Reaffirmed — Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Gordon State College has received notice that its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has been reaffirmed. SACSCOC requires accreditation reaffirmation every 10 years and for...
Gordon State Awarded Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant — Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Gordon State College has been awarded a Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) grant from the Georgia Department of Education. The $93,000 grant will allow Gordon faculty to partner with Henry County educators to increase student academic...
Gordon State College Campus Closed For Holidays — Friday, December 15, 2017
The Gordon State College Campus will be closed Monday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Jan. 1. Regular operating hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. Students have through Tuesday, Jan. 9 to register for Spring 2018 classes. Classes resume...
Retiring GSC President, Wife Establish Scholarship Endowment — Monday, December 11, 2017
Lora and Max Burns sign the scholarship endowment agreement as Rhonda Toon, executive director of the Gordon State College Foundation, looks on.   Retiring Gordon State College President Max Burns and his wife Lora have established an...
Stuart Rayfield Named Interim President of Gordon State College — Friday, December 08, 2017
ATLANTA - (Dec. 8) - University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has named Dr. Stuart Rayfield interim president of Gordon State College. Rayfield has been serving as the interim president of Bainbridge State College since June 1, 2016....
Speaker to Grads: Think — Friday, December 08, 2017
In his address to Gordon State College graduates, Professor Emeritus Dr. Don Butts asked one thing of them…to think. "I have spent most of my adult life trying to get people, including myself, to think more and think better," he said. "So I...
Earn a Degree Online — Thursday, December 07, 2017
Gordon State College is making it easier to earn a degree. Gordon offers entirely online, blended and hybrid course options to allow students to complete the equivalent of an associate degree or earn a bachelor's degree in Nursing, Human Services...
GSC Alumnus Adds Mural to East-West Campus Tunnel — Friday, December 01, 2017
GSC Alumnus A.P. Henry, '14, has performed some artistic magic transforming one side of the pedestrian tunnel that connects east and west campus. Henry's mural features mascot Harry Highlander, two students - a graduate and a student working...
Former Professor to Address Graduates — Monday, November 27, 2017
Dr. Don Butts will address Gordon State College graduates, family and friends during the graduation ceremony planned for Friday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. in the Student Activity and Recreation Center on campus. Approximately 300 students are expected to...
GSC Closed Thursday, Friday in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday — Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Gordon State College will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. Regular hours resume Monday, Nov. 27. The GSC family wishes you and yours a safe and festive holiday.
Recital Series Presents Bradley Howard — Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Holiday Concert Features GSC Chorus and Vocal Ensemble — Tuesday, November 14, 2017
GSC Theatre Production of Antigone Opens Wednesday — Friday, November 03, 2017
The Gordon State College Theatre is presenting Antigone a play by Sophocles that while ancient, carries a theme that continues to be relevant today. Antigone, adapted for the stage by Jean Anouilh, explores struggles of honor, social...
Gordon State's, University System of Georgia Enrollment Increases — Friday, November 03, 2017
Atlanta - November 3, 2017 Enrollment at Gordon State College increased 2.2 percent while enrollment within the University System of Georgia's 28 colleges and universities showed an increase of 1.1 percent over fall 2016. The enrollment numbers...
Gordon Alumnus Recognized by Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council — Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Executive Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley and Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) Chair P. Toby Graham recently presented Gordon State College alumnus Benjamin Joiner with the GHRAC Award for Excellence in Student Research Using...
"The Golden Isles at War" Film Screening With Producer Lance Toland — Monday, October 23, 2017
Join Us For Community Brunch Sunday, Oct. 22 — Thursday, October 12, 2017
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a delicious Community Brunch at Gordon State College. The brunch is Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Highlander Dining Hall. The all-you-can-eat meal is $12 for adults and $7 for children 8 and...
Ensemble Chaconne Opens GSC Recital Series Monday — Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Gordon State College Recital Series kicks off Monday, Oct. 16 with the Ensemble Chaconne. The three member ensemble plays Baroque music on instruments of the period. Ensemble Chaconne enthralls audiences with dramatic period-instrument...
Gordon State Campus Closed Tuesday in Observance of 4th of July Holiday — Monday, July 03, 2017
The Gordon State College Campus will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Summer office hours -- 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-Th -- will resume Wednesday, July 5.
Gordon State Offers Online RN to BSN Degree — Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Gordon State College is offering an opportunity for RN's to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completely online starting Fall Semester. "We are so excited about this program," said Dr. Anne Purvis, dean of the Gordon State College School of...
Students Selected as First Presidential Scholars — Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Gordon's Presidential Scholars, their high school and intended major include: Natalie Neil, Northside High School - Columbus, education; Kazuya Gatlin, Spalding High School, general education; Manuella Martins, Upson-Lee High School, nursing;...
Regent Hopkins to Graduates: Your Education is an Investment — Friday, May 12, 2017
  Dr. C. Thomas Hopkins, chair of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, delivered the commencement address to graduates of Gordon State College Friday morning. An estimated 3,000 people gathered on Lambdin Green at the center...
Outstanding GSC Students Lauded — Thursday, May 04, 2017
This year's recipients of a Gordon State College Outstanding Student Award include: Jared James Gillis, Mathematics; Teresa Thompson, Tutor of the Year; Peyton Maynard, Honors Program; Jessica Leonard, School of Nursing and Health Sciences;...
Gordon State Community Education Offers Fun, Enriching Summer Classes — Friday, April 28, 2017
From Mommy and Me swim lessons to Junior Highlander camps, Gordon State College Community Education can help make this summer one of learning and enrichment for youth and adults. "We are offering baton twirling lessons, private k-12 tutoring and...
Gordon State College to Observe Summer Operating Hours — Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Gordon State College will observe Summer Operating Hours May 15 through July 28. Administrative offices will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The campus will be closed every Friday during this time.
Gordon State College Summer 2017 Operating Hours — Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Gorodn State College will observe Summer hours starting Monday May 15, through Friday, July 28. Standard operating hours will be 7 a.m.to 6 p.m. Mondays - Thursdays with one hour for lunch. Offices will be closed on Friday's. Standard hours will...
GSC Baseball to Forfeit 18 Games After NJCAA Ruling — Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Gordon State College baseball team will forfeit 18 games of its 2017 season, including 7 conference games, after a ruling by the NJCAA determined that a player was academically ineligible. "We believe we have complied with the NJCAA bylaws...
Gordon to Graduate 300+ Friday, May 12 — Monday, April 24, 2017
Chairman of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, Dr. C. Thomas Hopkins, will deliver the commencement address to the Gordon State College Spring 2017 graduating class. The event will be held May 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. on Lambdin...
Alumni Return to Campus for Alumni Weekend — Monday, April 17, 2017
Gordon State College will welcome more than 200 alumni back to campus this weekend for the annual Alumni Weekend. The festivities start Friday with registration opening at the Alumni House on Stafford Avenue. Registrants will have the day to...
Fourth Annual FDR Lecture is Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. — Sunday, April 09, 2017
The Gordon State College Department of History and Political Science is sponsoring the Fourth Annual FDR Lecture Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. The event with be held in the Student Center Auditorium. It is free and the public is invited to...
CLASSES CANCELLED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 — Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Due to anticipated severe weather, Gordon State College has cancelled classes on its main campus and other locations for Wednesday, April 5. Only essential personnel will report per supervisor's instructions. Resident students will shelter in...
Gordon State College Professor of English Stephen Raynie was honored by USG — Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Gordon State College Professor of English Stephen Raynie was honored Friday night with the 2017 Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award for state colleges for the University System of Georgia. "The committee felt that it was evident in your...
Gordon State College Professor of English Stephen Raynie Honored by USG — Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Gordon State College Professor of English Stephen Raynie was honored Friday night with the 2017 Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award for state colleges for the University System of Georgia. Raynie was among several honored by the USG...
Gordon State College Tops List for Least Expensive In-State Tuition and Fees — Thursday, March 30, 2017
Gordon State College tops a list compiled by U.S. News of schools with the least expensive in-state tuition and fees for the 2016-17 school year. Nearly 60 percent of college freshmen attend a four-year public institution within 100 miles of...
GSN School of Nursing Accepting Applications for Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program — Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Gordon State College School of Nursing is accepting applications for the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The pre-licensure BSN is for students who do not have a nursing license but are seeking a Bachelor's of...
Some Walls Surrounding Gordon State College Campus Being Removed — Monday, March 20, 2017
Work has begun on taking down some of the brick walls that surround the Gordon State College campus, opening up views of the beautiful grounds and removing what was perceived to separate east and west campus. "This is part of the Master Plan that...
Concert Series Presents John Boonenberg on Piano April 6 — Monday, March 20, 2017
The Gordon State College Recital Series concludes April 6 with a performance by concert pianist John Boonenberg. John Boonenberg is a highly versatile, prize-winning pianist who has performed both nationally and internationally to great acclaim....
Basketball Highlanders to Face S. Georgia Tech Tuesday at Home in GCAA Quarter Finals — Monday, March 06, 2017
The Gordon State College Basketball Highlanders will face S. Georgia Tech Tuesday in the quarter finals of the 2017 GCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The game begins at 7:30 in the SARC Arena. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for...
Gordon State College Spring Break March 13-17 — Monday, March 06, 2017
Students and faculty will observe Spring Break Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17. While no classes will be held, staff offices will remain open. Regular operating hours and classes will resume Monday, March 20.
GSC to Host Fifteenth Annual Teaching Matters Conference March 3-4 — Thursday, March 02, 2017
Teaching Matters is celebrating its 15th annual interdisciplinary conference at Gordon State College March 3-4. This year's theme is "Engaging Students, Empowering Educators." Presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative...
Join Us For Community Brunch Sunday, February 19 — Sunday, February 19, 2017
Founder's Day Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser Slated for March — Thursday, February 16, 2017
The fourth annual Gordon State College Founder's Day Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser - presented by United Bank - will be an evening of great food, music and fun all for a great cause. The Shamrock and Roll - themed event will include a meal...
Gordon State College Noted for Percentage of Donation Dollars that Benefit Students — Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Gordon State College is listed among community colleges and regional public universities that focus a larger share of their donation dollars on financial aid than other types of institutions. According to data released Tuesday by the Council for...
GSC Police Officers Honored By Peers — Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Back, from left, Rotaract members Jeffrey Isbell, Lindsey Holt, Ander Ramming; front, from left, Michael Sanders, Lynn Ray and Jeff Mason Two Gordon State College police officers were recently recognized by their peers and honored at a reception...
Gordon State College Theatre to Present Fences — Thursday, February 02, 2017
The cast of Fences includes, G'Nasha Mahone, Trenton Watkins, Trenton Riley, Jada Warner, Dimario Watkins, Samantha Jackson, Josh Lowery. Front (on steps): Ja'Michael Stephens and LaTrez Anderson       The Gordon State College...
Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit By the ACEN — Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Gordon State School of Nursing wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet...
Third District Congressman Visits Gordon State College — Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Third District Congressman Drew Ferguson, R-West Point, visited campus recently, visiting with faculty and staff before touring the Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Building and visiting with first semester nursing students and a "patient....
WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Representatives Visit Campus — Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Anne Purvis, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences greets representatives of WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital who visited campus today. From left, Purvis, Wadra McCullough, an almna of Gordon's nursing program and vice-president...
Campus Closed Monday, January 16 in Observance of MLK Day — Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Gordon State College campus will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day. Regular campus hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Beat Winter Doldrums With Community Education Classes — Monday, January 09, 2017
Gordon State College Community Education is offering a variety of courses top help you beat the winter doldrums ranging from violin lessons to conversational French. "You can teach your dog some manners, learn calligraphy, and even take a trip to...
Basketball game, Weekend College Orientation Cancelled Saturday — Friday, January 06, 2017
Two Saturday events have been cancelled due to the possibility of inclement weather. The basketball game between Gordon State College and East Georgia State College scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. has been cancelled. It will be...
Classes Resume January 11 — Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Office hours have resumed at Gordon State College and students will return to class Wednesday, January 11. New students are urged to participate in New Student Orientation Thursday, Jan. 5 from 8 to 5. For more information visit:...
Gordon State College Recital Series Continues Wednesday — Saturday, February 20, 2016
The Gordon State College Recital Series continues Wednesday, Feb. 22 with Jonathan Adam Hayes on trumpet. Hayes is an internationally recognized performer, educator, and clinician. A versatile musician, Hayes has performed on trumpet throughout...