College of Coastal Georgia News

Posted 02/27/2020 10:30AM
Nursing students are collecting clothing and hygiene products to donate to local middle schools.
Posted 02/21/2020 11:40AM
Jim Bishop, a leader in the legal profession in the Golden Isles for more than 60 years and a former regent of the University System of Georgia received Friday one of the USG's highest honors. At the Regents' Scholarship Gala in Atlanta, he was presented with the University System of Georgia Regents' Hall of Fame Alumni and Distinguished Friends Achievement Award. He was nominated for the award by College of Coastal Georgia President Dr. Michelle Johnston.
Posted 02/13/2020 01:04PM
The School of Arts and Sciences wants to recognize several students, both current and former, pursuing studies in the Natural Sciences Department who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance.
Posted 02/10/2020 05:05PM
Quinton Staples is the new director of diversity initiatives at the College of Coastal Georgia. He feels a college should be an integral part of a community's fabric. That means ensuring that all parts of the community have the ability to succeed there.
Posted 02/10/2020 03:26PM
The College of Coastal Georgia has adopted an aquatic, robotic float named "Mud Skipper" that is taking measurements of its environment and contributing to the understanding of the Southern Ocean.
Posted 01/28/2020 09:47AM
The 2nd annual Coastal Scholars Showcase will return this year to highlight the work of faculty and staff at the College of Coastal Georgia who have continued to contribute to and remain engaged in their fields of study. The showcase invites faculty, staff, students, and community members to not only see the work of participants but ask questions and provide feedback. The 2020 Coastal Scholars Showcase will be held Thursday, February 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on campus at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center, and Friday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., also at the Conference Center.
Posted 01/23/2020 02:41PM
Posted 01/14/2020 02:50PM
Jeff LeMieux, professor of art; Aurora Pope, assistant professor of visual art; Lauren Moyer, local artist and art student; and Jacob Billings, an art graduate of the College and local artist, painted a mural in Downtown Brunswick as part of the Brunswick Mural Project.
Posted 12/20/2019 10:00AM
Coastal Georgia Alumnus Tyler McGoogan shares how even after graduation he was advised and encouraged to never give up when his job prospects looked bleak.
Posted 12/19/2019 08:49AM
Sixteen College of Coastal Georgia students will assist local residents in filing their taxes through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program for the 2020 tax season. Coastal Georgia students will be volunteering for the Internal Revenue Service through the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. Those who volunteered will go through an online training program of approximately 40 hours over the winter break to learn how to interview clients, fill out tax forms, and be prepared for tax season after classes resume for the spring semester.
Posted 12/17/2019 02:40PM
College of Coastal Georgia teacher candidates representing the Association of Coastal Educators club gifted a third grade class at Burroughs Molette Elementary School with blankets and books to read during the winter break.
Posted 12/17/2019 01:29PM
College of Coastal Georgia Landscape Technician Michael Lee and his wife Joanna constructed and decorated a fire engine-red sleigh on display in Downtown Brunswick for the holiday season.
Posted 12/12/2019 04:34PM
College of Coastal Georgia partnered this year with Glynn County Schools and the Coastal Georgia Historical Society to provide a new field trip experience for fifth grade students at the World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons.
Posted 11/22/2019 03:24PM
The College of Coastal Georgia's Student Government Association open a food and clothing pantry for students called "The Deck." Research has shown that more than 30 percent of college students across the United States suffer from food insecurity. That percentage is even higher at the College, according to recent surveys completed by SGA. Nearly 66 percent of students who responded to the survey reported previously experiencing or currently experiencing food insecurity. So SGA decided to take action and officially opened The Deck.
Posted 11/22/2019 03:08PM
Cyber defense students at the College of Coastal Georgia recently competed in the National Cyber League (NCL), an online cybersecurity competition to demonstrate their cybersecurity skills and knowledge.In the team competition held November 15-17, Coastal Georgia placed 187 out of 781 national competitors.
Posted 11/21/2019 05:12PM
University System of Georgia Associate Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs Chris McCraw addressed a roomful of faculty and staff at the College this past Friday. McGraw shared how the USG's code of conduct and the organization's core values—Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect—are lived out daily in ethical behavior.
Posted 11/19/2019 12:00PM
The commencement ceremony for the Fall 2019 graduating class of the College of Coastal Georgia will be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. Lori George Billingsley will be the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Billingsley is currently the Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for The Coca-Cola Company.
Posted 11/15/2019 03:48PM
The University System of Georgia's board of regents voted Tuesday to authorize College of Coastal Georgia to move forward with plans for a performing arts center. The college will begin design of the new facility, tentatively named the Coastal Community Center for the Arts, in 2020. Construction is expected to begin in 2021.
Posted 11/15/2019 12:30PM
The College of Coastal Georgia celebrated two of its outstanding students and the life and legacy of alumnus Emory Dawson at a special reception held recently on the Brunswick campus. The annual event announces the year's recipients of the Emory Dawson Scholarship awarded by Elks Lodge 691 of Brunswick. The scholarship is awarded each year to two students with disabilities at the College who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Sutton Rollins, a sophomore, and Jonathon Widener, a senior, were each awarded $1,000 to help continue their education at Coastal Georgia. The students were honored in front of family and friends, Elk Lodge members, faculty, and staff of the College inside the Huie-Wilcox Gallery in the Hargett building.
Posted 11/11/2019 09:00AM
College of Coastal Georgia nursing students are spartnering with America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and Bay Harbour Church of God to host a health fair on Monday, November 18. The health fair will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Bay Harbour Church during its monthly food distribution event. Event attendees will have the opportunity to get a free health assessment as they receive food. The health fair will feature stations addressing various health topics such as smoking cessation, blood pressure education, and how to eat healthy on a budget. Students will perform skin checks, blood pressure screenings, and health assessments with action plans for each individual based on their findings. The students will also provide referrals for follow-ups with healthcare facilities and providers at either a free or reduced cost.
Posted 11/07/2019 11:00AM
Posted 11/07/2019 10:08AM
The College of Coastal Georgia has moved up in its ranking as a veteran-friendly campus. Each year, Military Times recognizes America's best institutions for veterans in its "Best for Vets: Colleges" rankings. The College placed 110 in the nation for 2019 and currently stands at 81 for Best for Vets: Colleges 2020. Coastal Georgia also ranked third in the state of Georgia.
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