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Criminal justice scholarship established

The Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund has established an endowed scholarship for GGC students pursuing bachelor degrees in criminal justice. Representatives of the Lawrenceville Police Department recently presented a gift of $50,000 to the college.

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Emergency fund provides beacon of hope for GGC students

“The Beacon Foundation seeks to relieve poverty and financial distress, and they understand that these students are on the verge of leaving college for a small but critical financial need,” said Lori Buckheister, associate vice president for Development. “Relieving that financial stress allows more students to stay enrolled and continue working on their degree.”

Gwinnett Medical Center guests at new Allied Health building

GGC + GMC – A prescription for success

One community partner making a multi-faceted difference for GGC and its students is Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC), which recently made a significant commitment of $180,000 annually in support of the college’s new baccalaureate nursing program. “We are deeply appreciative of GMC’s gift toward and its commitment to the nursing program’s success,” said Diane White, dean of the School of Health… Read more →

Marshall Boutwell

Marshall Boutwell – A leader in corporate citizenship

Marshall Boutwell’s life didn’t turn out exactly as planned. He never expected to run a large credit union, let alone one that helps students attend college at GGC. Raised in a military family, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and held several command and staff positions. He learned all he could about leadership, aware of his responsibility when leading soldiers… Read more →

Tammy Shumate, Stas Preczewski, president and Greg Shumate

Shumates make Advising Center possible

A significant gift of $250,000 from Greg and Tammy Shumate enabled Georgia Gwinnett College and its School of Transitional Studies to recently open a much-needed Advising Center (see related student success story). The center served 1,071 students in its first year. “We wanted to provide support where it would make the greatest impact on student success, which is the hallmark… Read more →