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Innovative Course Offers Students an Opportunity to Create Community Partnerships

A collaboration between sociology and art faculty provides students with an opportunity to engage with the local community through the development of a community mural.

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Georgia College selects director of community-based engaged learning

Dr. Julia Metzker has accepted a new position as the community-based engaged learning (C-bEL) director. As co-chair of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Task Force, Metzker has worked to garner support for the planning process from the university and local communities.  In her new position, Metzker will work to bring community partners together with faculty and staff at Georgia College to develop opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life situations. [Read More]

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Study abroad trip focuses on service learning

A group of health science students spent two weeks in the Central American country of Belize this summer. The students participated in service and community-based learning initiatives each day including health fairs working with an HIV/AIDS awareness group, volunteering to help build an orphanage and working with local high school coaches at a clinic. [Read More]

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Bobcats Against Hunger reaching beyond goals

Georgia College sophomores Sofia Papa and McKenzie Fisher were inspired to begin Bobcats Against Hunger after attending a Hunger Project hosted by the national non-profit Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) in September. At that event, the two students met Kara Teresi, a GC alumna and FCE program coordinator. [Read More]

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PR Students Raise More Than $20,000 For Local Nonprofits

Georgia College students teamed up with the Milledgeville chapters of Habitat for Humanity and Communities in Schools to raise more than $20,000 on Georgia Gives Day in November. Two teams of six from Dr. Kristin English’s public relations campaigns’ course worked with the nonprofits on a semester-long project including fundraising for Georgia Gives Day. [Read More]

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