Homecoming parade: Student Nzinga Ogle, a member of the Drama Club, entertains during the Homecoming parade at Georgia Perimeter’s Clarkston Campus Nov. 4. (photo by Bill Roa)
Running for a cause: Dearris Thicklin and fellow Georgia Perimeter students prepare for a Nov. 21 5K race that benefited the Clarkston Community Center. The GPC Clarkston Campus intramurals program, P.E.A.C.H. Club, SGA and jogging and sports management classes sponsored the event, which also included informational booths on health and fitness. More than 100 cans of food plus 16 “meals in a bag” were donated to the community center. (photo by Bill Roa)
GPC elves: Santa’s helpers pose after wrapping holiday gifts for children at Sheltering Arms Dorothy Arkwright Center. Georgia Perimeter College’s Triangle Club on Clarkston Campus sponsored the gift drive for the children in need and hosted a Dec. 10 gift-wrapping party. This marks the 25th year that GPC humanities professor Mike Hall, far left, has helped to organize the project. (photo by Bill Roa)
Xtreme visit: The Georgia Perimeter College softball team hosted Autumn Land, her family, and her travel softball team, the Georgia Xtreme, Nov. 2 at Newton Campus. Autumn’s sister, Alana, and grandfather were killed recently in a car crash; Alana also was a softball player, and all the Lands are GPC softball fans. GPC Jaguar and Georgia Extreme players participated in an instructional clinic, followed by a picnic provided by the visiting team and a game between the two teams. The Xtreme team won, 5-2. “Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with the Land family, and we hope that these few hours helped to put a smile on their daughter Autumn’s face, as well as theirs,” said GPC softball coach Kenneth Deyton.
TAG Fair: Students Abbie Michel and Joelle Omari consider their next steps while looking over materials from Georgia Perimeter’s partner schools at the Transfer Admission Guarantee Fair Nov. 6. The TAG program guarantees admission to GPC’s partner schools for students who meet criteria set by the colleges. (photo by Bill Roa)
Cultural diversity celebrated: The 2013 Georgia Perimeter College International Education Week celebration highlighted a full menu of activities reflective of GPC’s cultural diversity. Pictured: student Tish Thompson, left, shares her enthusiasm for Germany with students on Clarkston Campus. All campuses held events. (photo by Leita Cowart)
GPC observes International Education Week: Japan Society students on Clarkston Campus assist students with writing in Japanese and creating origami, the ancient art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures, at an international celebration on Clarkston Campus. Georgia Perimeter held International Education Week events on each campus in November. They included a language expo on Dunwoody, Spanish guitar and Indian dance performances at Newton, a music and culture exposition at Decatur and a study abroad table at Alpharetta. (photo by Leita Cowart)
Holiday get-together: College retirees look over silent auction items at the annual holiday luncheon sponsored by the Georgia Perimeter College/DeKalb College Retiree Association. (photo by Bill Roa)
School spirit: Georgia Perimeter College cheerleaders show off their spirit during the Homecoming parade at Clarkston Campus Nov. 4. (photo by Bill Roa)
Roaring good time: Georgia Perimeter students have fun at this fall’s Homecoming dance and coronation ball Nov. 9. The theme for the week of Homecoming events was “The Roaring ’20s: Great Gatsby Style.”
Zipping along: Student Jacqueline tries out the zip line set up at Alpharetta Campus as part of Georgia Perimeter’s Homecoming celebration held during the first week of November. (photo by Bill Roa)
Fun and games: Fred Buls calls out a question during the “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” game at the Clarkston Campus holiday lunch. Bob King listens to helpful answers from the audience. (photo by Bill Roa)
Students stage fundraiser: All “the meadow” was a stage for the Shakespeare play, “As You Like It,” performed at the Dunwoody Nature Center, Nov. 2 and 3 by Georgia Perimeter Dunwoody Campus students. GPC’s Neeley Gossett directed the play, with Joshua Corin as producer and Arla Bernstein as project coordinator. Approximately 140 people attended, and the proceeds ($270) were donated to the Dunwoody Nature Center.