Celebrating 50 years on campus

Dr. John Sallstrom standing outside of Parks Hall
Dr. John Sallstrom outside of Parks Hall, the first home of the Honors Program.

This year, 2020, marks the fiftieth anniversary of Honors at Georgia College. On November 5, the John E. Sallstrom Honors College commemorated this milestone and celebrated the opening of the new Honors College with a virtual event premiering a film with remarks from the President and Provost of GC and a history of the program, a directors’ panel featuring each of the previous Honors directors (Dr. John Sallstrom, Dr. Doris Moody, and Dr. Steve Elliott-Gower), and a 360-degree video tour of the Humber-White House. View a recording of the full proceedings of the 50th anniversary celebration.

The Honors College is also pleased to post a series of alumni and faculty videos celebrating the Honors community. To share your own reflections, please email honors@gcsu.edu.

Thank you for celebrating such a momentous occasion with us, and as always, Go Bobcats!

"To the members of the Georgia College Honors College:
Congratulations on the College's 50th Anniversary! I am honored to have been part of the first Honors College in the Fall of 1970. And I am proud to know how the College has expanded. Glad I am not having to compete with you. 

In the Fall of 1970 the Honors College was small and most of us took the honors section of Western Civilization I that quarter from Dr. Deaton. Most of us also took honors Western Civilization II from him the Winter quarter of 1971. The courses were inspiring and Dr. Deaton made Western Civilization come alive for us. Being in class with the other honors students certainly motivated me to do my best.  

Being part of the Honors College program at Georgia College has served me well as I am sure it will you." –Deborah Griffin ('71)