Volume 2, Issue 8 - DECEMBER 4, 2017

Seasonal Wishes
Although it has been just a few short months since the first day of fall classes, it has been a time of transformation and accomplishment on both the Brunswick campus and Camden Center; we have much to be thankful for and much to celebrate. And during this time of institutional growth involving departments, divisions, and Schools, we have enjoyed sharing key accomplishments and milestones along the way through the Monday Mariner. As the fall semester ends, we think about all we are grateful for and our relationship with you is certainly one. We wish you all a joyous and restful holiday season.

Spring 2018 Student Orientations
  • Tuesday, January 16 - Camden Orientation Day with Anchor Day component
  • Wednesday, January 17 - Brunswick New Student Orientation
  • Friday, January 19 - Brunswick Anchor Day

Important Reminder to All Faculty
All full-time faculty are due back on campus on Wednesday, January 17 for Launch Week activities. An all-college meeting will take place on Thursday, January 18, beginning at 1:00 pm in the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. Other meetings and working sessions will occur on Wednesday, Thursday morning, and Friday.

Dr. Tristen Denley, Chief Academic Officer and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University System of Georgia, will be here for a presentation on Friday, January 19.

Faculty Accomplishments
Dr. Jessica Graves, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Education & Teacher Preparation, was recently highlighted in an article appearing in The Brunswick News entitled, "Goodyear, CCGA partner to tutor students."

Dr. Jessica Melilli-Hand, Assistant professor of English, had her poem "Baby Jane's Body-Less Name" nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the literary journal Redactions: Poetry & Poetics. Winners will be selected sometime next year. Additionally, Dr. Melilli-Hand's poem "Jane's Hole in the Wall Diner" was accepted for publication in the upcoming issue of the literary journal The Carolina Quarterly.

Dr. Victor Vega, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, will join a high-level delegation of U.S. college and university representatives who have demonstrated commitment to Cuban partnerships to the Universidad 2018 Cuba International Higher Education Conference in February 2018. The Conference brings together representatives from every Cuban university, as well as representatives from universities across Latin America. Meetings will be scheduled with relevant Cuban government ministries. The intent is to cement initial connections with interested Cuban and Latin American institutions for future student and faculty international exchanges.

Writing Center - Final Exam Hours
  • Tuesday, Dec 5: 4:45pm to 7pm (library)
  • Wednesday, Dec 6: 8am to 11am (library)
  • Thursday, Dec 7: 9am to noon (library)
  • Friday, Dec 8: 11am to noon (library)
  • Saturday, Dec 9: 1pm to 5pm (library)
  • Sunday, Dec 10: 1pm to 3pm (library)
  • Monday, Dec 11: 10am to noon (library)

Spring 2018 Scholarship Honor Intern Program

The SHIP scholarship is designed for students interested in doing either a career-related or research-related internship in the community with an approved internship mentor/business. Students who apply for and are awarded a SHIP Scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students must complete 100 hours with an approved Internship site/research project with faculty member and complete a final report/presentation.


  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours
  • Must have resume approved by Career Services
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the office of Financial Aid or must be an entering student with a cumulative 2.5 GPA in previous academic work in high school or college.
  • Do not have to be enrolled in an internship class or be seeking class credit for internship


  • Must have internship site/supervisor approved by SHIP Coordinator (Career-related only)
  • Must complete 100 hours on internship site/research project before deadline and provide timesheet
  • Must complete final presentation/project


Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
SHIP Award Selection: February 9, 2018
Site Selection and Approval: February 23, 2018
Deadline to complete Internship hours: May 4, 2018

To Apply

More Information

  • Career-related: Brian Weese (bweese@ccga.edu) 912-279-4564
  • Research-related: Dr. Kimberly Mannahan (kmannahan@ccga.edu) 912-279-5889

eLearning Updates
Course evaluations close at midnight on Tuesday, December 5. Be sure to remind students to complete their course evaluations by following the links in their email or via the home page of D2L. As a reminder, our new course evaluation system is mobile-friendly, so encourage students to complete their evaluations using a phone or another mobile device.

New employee! Chad D. Mangrum is now working as the D2L-Banner Integration Specialist in elearning. Not only does Chad have a robust background in instructional technology, but he also has a passion for being part of the educational process, whether in the forefront or behind the scenes. As an integration specialist, he will be doing both as he works with faculty, staff, and students. His office is located in Jones 125, and his email address is cmangrum@ccga.edu. You can also reach him at his extension: 912-280-7752.

Want to get ahead? Spring 2018 classes are available for faculty only. Please feel free to contact Dr. Lisa McNeal (lmcneal@ccga.edu) or Mr. Chad D. Mangrum (cmangrum@ccga.edu) if you have questions or concerns about D2L or instructional technologies.

Upcoming Events & Reminders

Fall 2017 Commencement
December 15
2:00 pm
Jekyll Convention Center, Jekyll Island

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