Meet a Mariner!
Erika Ward was a non-traditional student at the College of Coastal Georgia. She thought she couldn't have the full college experience because of her age, but she soon realized that she could and did.
Before Flamur Ramiqi, 27, graduated in May with his bachelor's degree from the College of Coastal Georgia, he already started a master of advance studies program at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, to build upon the knowledge he gained during his time at the College.
Coastal Georgia Senior Cameron Atkinson shares his dream of becoming a marine fishery biologist and how his love of for the ocean began.
College of Coastal Georgia graduate Sarah Buckley shares what she's been up to since graduating this past May with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and how the College has helped prepare her for the future.
Mariners men's basketball player Jonathan Canada talks about his love for playing basketball at the College and the lessons he's learned along the way.
College of Coastal Georgia Dual Enrollment students Hailey Wilkerson, Morgan Dunn, and Bailey Harvey have been accepted to the College for Fall 2019. Each will major in nursing and have earned enough credits through Dual Enrollment to be considered a junior in college.
College of Coastal Georgia senior Kalia Lippencott discovered her leadership qualities as she became more involved on campus. Lippencott shares her experiences of being on campus and the benefits of having a support system at the College.
College of Coastal Georgia senior Jonathon Edgy was awarded the 2019 Academic Recognition Day Award by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on February 12.He was nominated by two professors, not only for his high academic achievements but because he represents the best of what Coastal Georgia has to offer.
College of Coastal Georgia senior Sheri Goss will be graduating with a bachelor's degree in general business this December. Her journey to earning her degree has been "untraditional " but along the way, she's discovered how she can motivate youth and help those in need have a better life.
College of Coastal Georgia sophomore Cameron Foster talks about pursuing a career in criminal justice and how he enjoys meeting new people on campus.
College of Coastal Georgia student Morgan Strickland is pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology. She plans to pursue a career in counseling and encourage others to live a better life. She was often discouraged from pursuing a career in counseling but once she made up her mind, her outlook on life, education, and future career improved. She encourages other students to follow their passion at all costs.
College of Coastal Georgia senior Brittany Hunter didn't know what she wanted to do as a career until she started as a student worker in the Business Office. She entered into the world of accounting and decided that would be her major, which was coincidentally her father's dream job.
Chris Campbell will graduate on May 13 in front of his family and friends, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in hospitality and tourism. In 2015, Campbell earned his associates of applied science in culinary arts. His goal is to one day open his own restaurant back home in Preston, Georgia. Campbell hopes to be an example for youth in his hometown and inspire them to chase after their dreams.
Macy Patten, '19, reflected on her time at the College of Coastal Georgia so far with fond memories and a lot of smiles. "This experience at the College has been life changing and has built me from the ground up," she said. "I believe that if I went to another college, I wouldn't be as successful as I've been here."
Idorico Sebastiao, '18, will graduate from the College of Coastal Georgia in May and then head to Moldova in Eastern Europe to teach health education with the Peace Corps. Sebastiao is dedicated to giving back to the community and encouraging young people the way he was at the College.
College of Coastal Georgia student Eric Seals talks about the importance of volunteering and what he's learned through serving others in the community.
Graduating this coming May will be a dream come true for Ada Ramirez and the best gift she'll be able to give her parents. Ada talks about the support of her family, friends, her transition to the College of Coastal Georgia and her future plans.
Courtney Kilpatrick drives to campus for classes daily at the College of Coastal Georgia from her home in nearby Jesup. She was interested in other schools after graduating from Wayne County High, but she chose our Brunswick school admittedly because she wasn't ready to leave home.
Milton Geddes chose to attend Coastal Georgia for three simple reasons.One, the school offered him a basketball scholarship. Two, he could finish out his degree in education here. And three, it was just a short drive across state lines from his home in Jacksonville.
Not all journeys are a straight path; Mikayla Craft '17 will be the first to tell you that.After completing her first academic Year at College of Coastal Georgia in May of 2013 she decided to take a year off from school. She began her college career in the fall of 2012 as a pre-occupational therapy major, but a trying freshman year left her unsure about her path. Classes weren't going as planned and she felt like she was walking through life without a map, or a destination.
Janne Tullius '16 came to the College of Coastal Georgia as a wide-eyed freshman back in 2012."I was just so mesmerized by what I saw. Everything was so new to me. I was just so grateful for the opportunity, the chance to be in America," she says now.
Samantha Womack '16 is a detective of sorts. She studies bones."Bones are fascinating. They can tell you a lot about a person's health and what is going on in the body," she explained. "That's why I chose radiologic science as my major and healthcare career choice."
David Warden '16 has the credit hours to graduate this December with a B.S. in Psychology, but he's discovered a couple of classes he'd like to fit in before commencement in May 2016, while he's applying to graduate schools. The Dean's List student, who is the recipient of the Marquess Psychology Scholarship awarded by the College Foundation, was also named the Outstanding Student in Psychology (Senior) during the 2015 Honors Day Program on May 1.
Jonathan Parker '16 said studying for his A.S.N. was not like the Army. Sergeant Parker served in Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III."In the Army, they show you once and you are expected to pay attention and get it right the first time. In the nursing program, they guide you through it. The instructors don't abandon you, but stand right there with you in the clinical setting."