Learning all about GPC: Staffer Lori Payne explains Georgia Perimeter College enrollment procedures to prospective student America Lince at a recent open house event at Georgia Perimeter’s Dunwoody Campus.
Free hugs for everyone: Student Government Association officers Katrina Allen and Yolanda Williams hug Letay Abera during the Free Hugs campaign in front of the GPC Clarkston Campus student center.
Got Jaguar fever? Students at Georgia Perimeter’s Newton Campus got the fever this year at their spring fling event, which included a “foam party” designed to allow students to relax. Other activities included a truck offering video game play plus laser tag, cookouts and a movie.
Newest nurses: Georgia Perimeter nursing students recite the Florence Nightingale pledge at the pinning ceremony that preceded their graduation from GPC.
Looking for Venus: Stargazers at GPC’s Decatur Campus peer through a solar telescope or don special “eclipse shades” to get a glimpse of a cosmic event June 5. Sky-watching enthusiasts gathered on all GPC campuses to witness the astronomical event so rare that it will not occur again for another 105 years: the shadowy passage of Venus across the face of the sun.
Feeding the hungry: Georgia Perimeter students work in the warehouse at Hosea Feed the Hungry, helping to inventory crates of food that are donated every day. Newton Campus Student Life recently sponsored the volunteer opportunity.
Sign Language pinning: Damita Boyd, left, head of GPC’s Sign Language Interpreting Program, presents graduating student Christine Partin with her pin, signifying that Partin has completed the program’s requirements at Georgia Perimeter College.
Dental Hygiene students honored: Dental Hygiene 2012 graduates celebrate scholarships and awards at their pinning ceremony. From left, are: back row, Saleeha Zareen, Golden Scaler Award for Outstanding Clinician in the Class of 2012; Alisa Vergara, Dental Hygiene State Board Assistance Scholarship; Deannie Mendoza, Sheryl Wentworth Faculty Scholarship; Tracy Davis, Wilmer Eames Award; Jessica Chaney, Colgate STAR award for Community Service; and front row, Jessica Carter, Emile T. Fisher Scholarship; Mi Na Nam, Colin Richman Award; Britney Cruz, Atlanta Dental Hygiene Society Scholarship; and Markie Puchell, Atlanta Dental Hygiene Society Scholarship.
Dunwoody Campus hosts math tournament: Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from The Davis Academy celebrate winning the overall school trophy during the Georgia Perimeter College Elementary School Mathematics Tournament held on the Dunwoody Campus. A total of 141 students representing 20 elementary schools competed in the tournament.
Relay for Life: Newton Campus Student Life raised more than $1,500 during the 2012 Relay for Life in support of faculty, staff and students in the community who survived cancer or who are currently battling the disease. More than 30 students, faculty and staff supported the effort.
Building a team builds success: Georgia Perimeter College Educational Achievement Program students participate in team-building activities at their retreat, “Meeting at the Mountain,” at Stone Mountain Park. The event was planned by the students. Members of GPC’s Personal Counseling Department also attended to advise the students.
Volunteering in community: Georgia Perimeter College staff members volunteer to answer phones in a show of support for public television during a PBA Channel 30’s fund drive.
Internationalize yourself: Students dance in native costumes during GPC Newton’s celebration of diversity week. The students got a sample of ethnic foods and culture and learned how they could “internationalize” their education through classes, clubs and study abroad opportunities.