Posted Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 2:58:41 PM
The College of Coastal Georgia opened the doors Friday to its second residence hall, Mariner Village. State legislators, Glynn County's community leaders and University System of Georgia officials, who traveled from Atlanta for the event, cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony, which took place 14 months after the building's ground breaking.
Posted Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 8:08:00 AM
College of Coastal Georgia agreed on Wednesday to remove a few barriers for city and county employees wishing to return to the classroom and get a college degree. Administrators with the college signed an agreement Wednesday with officials from both the City of Brunswick and Glynn County to be partners going forward in the Leveraging Educational Attainment through Partnerships program, or LEAP.
Posted Monday, Aug 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM
The Golden Isles Rugby Football Club wants all local rugby players to participate in next month's anniversary bash. In the last weekend of August, the local rugby team, known as the Hammerheads, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in the Golden Isles. The club launched in 1976, and since its inception, hundreds of local rugby players have played for or against the squad.
Posted Monday, Aug 1, 2016 7:51:55 AM
Amanda Surman knows the value of hard work. She's seen the fruits of it pay off in her own life, especially when it comes to education. And her greatest inspiration in that department was her mom.
Posted Monday, Aug 1, 2016 7:14:00 AM
College of Coastal Georgia is always looking for ways to help community businesses. One of the easiest ways they do this is by educating the local workforce. That could mean providing four-year bachelor's degrees to newly minted high school graduates. It could also mean providing further education to those already in the workforce. One new initiative is aimed at doing the latter. The college has started a new bachelor's degree of applied science with a focus in workforce management. It's something college officials feel could benefit area industry greatly.
Posted Friday, Jul 29, 2016 5:00:00 PM
Most college students and their families throughout the nation face the challenges of rising tuition and ancillary costs at the large majority of colleges and universities. College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick isn't increasing its tuition for 2016-17, which is already a bargain at $4,434 a year.
Posted Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 4:31:25 PM
The cost of a college education goes well beyond tuition prices. Textbooks, meal plans, fees and other costs quickly add up to make a college degree a high-priced commodity. To address the rising cost of higher education, administrators at College of Coastal Georgia are rolling out several initiatives in an attempt to provide a more affordable and accessible education to the students it serves.
Posted Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 8:49:00 AM
After an 18-month search, the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority's search for a new president is over. Mel Baxter, who was serving as the authority's interim executive director, was named as its new president Monday.
Posted Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM
When the College of Coastal Georgia's (CCGA) fall semester kicks off next month, students enrolled for the 2016-2017 academic year may save up to $1.8 million through a combination of cost avoidance and cost reduction measures for applicable students. President Greg Aloia and the College's leadership team are committed to finding ways to help make higher education more affordable and reduce costs for students.
Posted Monday, Jul 25, 2016 9:37:00 PM
A professor at the College of Coastal Georgia is encouraging students to read more newspapers, one Introduction to American Government class at a time. Ernest Hammond, a part-time political science instructor at the college, pushes his students to be involved in the governing process by requiring them to write letters to the editor to The Brunswick News, as well as to write to their local, state and national political representatives and to attend county commission meetings.
Posted Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Cheers erupted throughout the gym when Kira Browning, 11, rode a bike on her own for the first time on Wednesday. "Look I'm doing it," she yelled over the applause. "I'm doing it, Mom, I'm really doing it."
Posted Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Students and teachers alike learned about math and science Tuesday morning while eating their own homemade ice cream. At a workshop funded by the state Improving Teacher Quality grant, received by the College of Coastal Georgia School of Education and Teacher Preparation program in 2015, teachers have spent the last two weeks learning how to incorporate cooking into their math and science lesson plans.
Posted Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM
College of Coastal Georgia education majors Brandy Ferrell and Nicole Harmon were learning just as much as their student, Lawrence Dobson. The two educators to-be are enrolled in the School of Education and Teacher Preparation. They are both early and special education majors who are part of a cohort of teacher hopefuls taking part in the college's "Teaching Reading: Grades 3rd to 5th" course, under the leadership of professor Ronald Reigner who again this year coordinated and is leading the program.
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Coastal Georgia men's golf team is on the verge of a dynasty. The Mariners have gained clout in the NAIA golf world for their back-to-back national championships. They did it two years ago for the program's first. They coasted again last season with a team that picked up eight wins and the national title, thanks to a team made up exclusively of All-Americans.
Posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 2:22:00 PM
Walter McNeely, a key figure in the Golden Isles community and a World War II Navy veteran, has passed away. He leaves behind a legacy of community service and generosity that touched the lives of many people in the area.
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM
No matter the name or type of degrees being offered, College of Coastal Georgia has always had a major impact on Glynn County. But, since it transitioned to a four-year institution six years ago, it's done even more, generating $86.2 million for the area.
Posted Sunday, May 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM
BRUNSWICK, GA. | When a college professor finishes a lecture and dismisses class, there's a rustling of papers and the scraping of chairs as students turn on their smartphones and head for the door. When Sharon Bartkovich gave her last lecture in World Lit last week, something different happened. "After 50 minutes, I said I'm done and nobody got up," she said.
Posted Friday, May 6, 2016 10:34:00 AM
JEKYLL ISLAND | Hope Williamson was at her daughter Victoria's graduation Thursday night at College of Coastal Georgia commencement ceremonies, but she wasn't watching from the audience.
Posted Friday, May 6, 2016 9:48:07 AM
Chantravee Hin Blair stood visibly anxious in the lobby of the Jekyll Island Convention Center, just minutes before walking out in front of thousands of family members, friends and peers, to accept her college diploma. But it wasn't that which had her rattled.
Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:14:00 AM
The College of Coastal Georgia School of Nursing and Health Sciences held its annual pinning ceremony for 88 students on Wednesday night in the Howard Coffin Gymnasium. The pinning ceremony, a venerable tradition in the nursing profession, welcomes new graduates to the profession of nursing.
Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Holly Cochran will talk to you with a soft, classic southern lilt, readily describing herself as a good ol' Glynn County country girl, living with her husband, Tony, in the village of Thalmann, a proverbial stone's throw or two from Brantley County.
Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Harlan Hambright learned plenty from watching his father leave his corporate job working with pianos at Rich's department store to start his own business.
Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Four Pakinstani exchange students who spent a semester in business and economic studies at the College of Coastal Georgia say they found a couple of things they liked, the warmth and the warmth. In other words, they found the people and the climate to their liking. Arshad Ali, Owais Aslam, Abdul Wawhab and Zarish Khan had their travels and studies financed by the U.S. State Department's Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, better known as UGrad.
Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Brunswick, GA - The School of Education and Teacher Preparation at the College of Coastal Georgia hosted the second annual Mentor Teacher's Awards Ceremony centering on the theme "Forming Alliances Through Mentoring" on Monday evening at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. Administrators, principals, and teachers from the surrounding school districts were invited to attend.