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GSC Student Honored by Georgia General Assembly

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Rhett Mussell

 Gordon State College student Rhett Mussell was recently recognized by the Georgia General Assembly for his service as a Cadet Colonel in the Griffin Squadron of the Civil air Patrol.

The Resolution was presented to the House by Rep. Karen Mathiak of the 73rd District and Rep. David Knight of the 130th District

Mussell is a student in Gordon’s engineering transfer program and is completing his coursework at the end of the spring semester. He plans to contine his studies and earn a degree in mechanical engineering.

In October of 2018 , his CAP service and leadership were recognized through the granting of the General Carl A. Spaatz Award for having “demonstrated the highest level of ability in the areas of leadership, fitness, aerospace knowledge, and personal character.” 

Mussell’s positions in the CAP have included being a squadron team leader, squadron executive officer, and squadron commander.  He presently serves as the squadron’s Leadership Instruction Officer and Emergency Services Training Officer.

“I was surprised and deeply honored by this legislation,” Mussell said.

Gordon State College President Kirk A. Nooks said Mussell’s dedication to the CAP is what being a Highlander is all about.

“Rhett demonstrates through dedication to his studies and to his community that he truly has the Highlander EDGE as an Engaged Innovator, Dedicated Scholar, Gifted Communicator, and Ethical Leader,”  said Nooks. “We wish him well as he continues toward his goal of earning a degree in mechanical engineering.”

The full text of the resolution is available here: