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Georgia Military College Welcomes Donna Findley To Admissions Staff

February 5, 2003 – Although Mrs. Donna (Walton) Findley didn’t attend Georgia Military College as a youngster, she often found herself on campus watching many of her close friends [who did attend GMC] as they marched in parades or participated in sporting events. The newly named Director of Admissions, Findley comes to GMC from East Georgia College, in Swainsboro, Georgia, where she served as the Director of Admissions for nearly two years. Prior to her position at EGC, Findley spent 15 years in the Admissions Office of Georgia College & State University. During this time, she held several positions, with the most recent being Associate Director of Admissions/Operations. With this resume it would seem that Donna has found her niche. A career in admissions as Findley says, “many times is stumbled upon, although it is extremely rewarding.” The knowledge that her actions help aspiring students have the chance to achieve the milestone of obtaining a degree, or to fulfill the goal of personal enrichment, is very gratifying to her. Currently pursuing her Masters degree, Donna understands the challenges of many of GMC’s students: raising a family, maintaining a household, working full-time, while also attending classes. She says, “As an adult learner, and a non-traditional student, I have a different perspective about my education. With a very full life already, to voluntarily enroll in college requires serious dedication and commitment of self, let alone tremendous support from family and friends.” She feels this first-hand knowledge will assist her in counseling perspective students and helping them realize the value of continuing their education. Proud to be a part of GMC she feels that providing access to education is one of the most admirable goals an institution can have and believes GMC gives students a chance at success in a very unique setting. “GMC is unlike any other college with its _______ mixture of resident cadets, traditional day students, and non-traditional students in the GMC at Night Program. With eight locations across the state, GMC has something to offer everyone.” Donna and her husband, James “Bear” Findley live in Milledgeville with their two daughters, Blaire, age 18, and Allison, age 17. She is the daughter of Don and Jane Walton, also of Milledgeville.