During 2012, alumnus Alex Gregory, who holds two master’s degrees from Georgia College and has served for more than 20 years as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, has been awarded the Mike Mansfield Award, presented by The Japan-America Society of Georgia. The award honors former Ambassador Mansfield’s efforts in fostering good will between Japan and the United States. Currently, Gregory serves as chairman of YKK Corporation of America’s board of directors and president and CEO of the Marietta-based company.
Nursing graduates earn pins
Georgia College nursing graduates will receive their nursing pins representing their dedication, hard work, stamina and compassion.
The candlelight ceremony for the 31 graduating nursing students is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium.
The pins are symbolic of the nursing cohort’s challenges during their two years together. These cohort members have studied together and cried together.
During Fall 2008 semester, the students mourned the loss of classmate Maggie Moody and organized a successful fundraiser for her family.
"Most nursing students don't receive a class ring, but do want their nursing pin,” said Gail Godwin, assistant professor of nursing. “This pin will stay with them as they go into their future jobs and placements.”
One third of the graduating class will stay within Baldwin, Bibb and Houston counties. Others will return to their hometowns.
For more information, please call Gail Godwin at (478) 445-3915.