During 2012, the Georgia Department of Education’s 21st Century Learning Community Center Programs granted Georgia College’s Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Program five-year renewal awards to support in-school afterschool projects. YES is Baldwin County’s only free afterschool program, providing enrichment and academic opportunities at Baldwin High School, Blandy Hills Elementary School, Eagle Ridge Elementary School, Midway Elementary School and Oak Hill Middle School.
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.