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Georgia Military College-Augusta Celebrates Student Success Week

During the week of April 18-21 GMC-Augusta celebrated its annual Student Success Week (SSW), with a variety of events, all geared towards encouraging, motivating, educating and supporting our students.

On Monday, the entire campus kicked off SSW with a Commit to Graduate banner signing. Students made a promise to themselves to complete their degree as the first step into a successful college career.

Isaac and Robert Kelly of Augusta Staffing Associates, welcomed over 145 students and helped them by highlighting their education and skills to get their desired employment results during the Resume Building workshop.

Our own Kristie Johnson, Department Chair of Humanities, shared fantastic tips for stepping up students’ networking game and perfecting their elevator pitch during the Networking and Elevator Pitches workshop.

On Tuesday morning, students were welcomed by Claudia Eubanks, Academic Advisor, during the Taking Ownership of Your Education workshop. Valuable information and tools were shared in order to help students make the best decisions related to their majors.

The workshop sessions were closed with Dress for Success, highlighted by our campus style experts Dr. Jamyle Searcy and Ms. Sabrina Griffin.

We closed Tuesday’s activities with the Honor’s Night Reception, 55 students were recognized for their academic performance during this academic year. Honored students along with their family and friends had the opportunity to enjoy a night of fellowship.

On Wednesday, our campus welcomed 18 colleges and 18 businesses as part of the Degree and Career Fair. Students had the opportunity to learn about the transferring process to a four-year college, recruitment information to the armed forces; and about internships, volunteering and employment opportunities.

On Thursday morning, 23 students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Mr. Jay Jefferies, Chief Meteorologist for FOX 54, was the guest speaker. Mr. Jefferies encouraged students to be community leaders and to stay true to themselves.

There was no better way to end such a fantastic week than with a visit from our former students during the Alumni Panel. They shared their academic experiences and personal hurdles with current students. Proving there really is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that with dedication and perseverance, goals can be achieved. “Don’t give up! Change your pathway as needed and keep going.” -Joel Deserto, AS Pre-Nursing & General Studies, Class of 2018.

Ms. Andrea Parker, Advising Center Supervisor and Chair of the SSW Committee stated “I am beyond thrilled about the endless possibilities that were presented to our student body during Student Success Week. I believe we crafted an amazing four days that either introduced or restored the needed momentum to celebrate student success. This week gets better and better with every year, and I look forward to the excitement next year will bring.”