During 2012, Georgia College senior Grace Nichols joined emerging leaders during equality discussions at the White House. The music therapy major attended the event with approximately 100 next generation lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) participants to discuss equality efforts taking place on the federal level. She also received the opportunity to talk and take a photo with Vice President Joe Biden.
President Dorman arrives on campus
Georgia College and the local community welcomed Dr. Steve Dorman to campus today.
The university’s 11th president received greetings from Mayor Richard Bentley at the Mayor’s Office, toured campus and also had his photo taken for his Bobcat ID card.
Dorman assumed the presidency of Georgia College Sept. 1.
Last week, Dorman met with campus and community members of Georgia College’s Presidential Transition Committee.
From September 2012 to March 2013, the committee will ensure a smooth and effective transition for Dorman and help him build mutual trust with internal and external communities.
Fast Facts about Dorman:
- He previously served as dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida in Gainesville;
- He is a professional, award-winning educator, a lifelong learner and a leader among educators of innovative thinking and teaching;
- He is an expert in public health and health education;
- He has published many journal articles, abstracts and reviews about topics ranging from dietary and sports supplements to training leaders for school health programs and from winning the battle for AIDS to measurements of social drinking;
- He is an effective fundraiser to ensure the future of teaching and learning;
- He has garnered external funding through grants during his career to further educational opportunities for students and faculty;
- He is a member and leader with professional organizations including American Association for Health Education, American School Health Association and Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Science Honorary; and
- He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn., a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate of philosophy, both at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.