Dean's Welcome

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Welcome to the College of Health Sciences!

Starting a new year is always an exciting time for me. It’s a time to put the previous year behind us and embark on a fresh start. That, however, can be a challenge. For some reading this welcome, their career path has been determined, and they are ready to hit the education road running. While there are others who are still searching for what to do with their lives or who are interested in a health-related field but haven’t quite landed on the program that triggers their passion. Regardless of the category you're in, you have come to the right place. Our programs in the College of Health Sciences are top-notch! Our faculty are educationally and experientially qualified to provide you with an excellent learning environment and their mentorship will help you navigate the transition from student to a healthcare professional. They are dedicated to seeing you succeed. Our students engage in research, clinical, internships, and projects among other activities/experiences that will maximize your ability to be successful in your career. We offer a variety of study abroad programs for you to learn about the culture and health care of countries outside of the United States. The College of Health Sciences also offers opportunities for community engagement through the efforts of the Center for Health and Social Issues. Whether you’re looking into athletic training, exercise science, human performance, health promotion, physical education, nursing, or public health, selecting Georgia College as your educational home will be one of the best decisions that you will make.

How can you resist becoming a GC Bobcat?

See you soon!

Sheri Noviello, Ph.D., RN
Dean, College of Health Sciences

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Sheri Noviello, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Health Sciences

Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia


Sheri Noviello received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Columbus College (Columbus State University) in 1986, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Troy University in 1991, and a PhD in Nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007. She specialized in Emergency Nursing working as a staff/charge nurse in a Level II Trauma Center and an Emergency Department in a Cardiac Center. From 1991 to March 2014, she served Columbus State University as a faculty member, Assistant Director, and Director of the School of Nursing. In Spring 2014, she joined Valdosta State University (VSU) as the Associate Dean and became the permanent Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences in January 2016. In July 2019, she joined Georgia College and State University as the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Her interests are in emotional intelligence, coaching, and leadership.