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President Announces Intentions for Smoke Free GMC

(Milledgeville, GA) March 4, 2004 – During GMC’s Staff and Faculty Meeting on March 3, 2004, MG Peter J. Boylan, President of Georgia Military College, announced his intention to make GMC a non-smoking campus. He stated that, “ Georgia Military College has a mission to provide examples of character. In light of medical evidence of the effects of primary and secondary inhalation of tobacco smoke, we must educate our students and employees to the risks of smoking and as an institution must state our opposition to such activity. Georgia Military College has a duty to protect our young people from the effects of smoking and to provide them with a positive example. Furthermore, GMC has the responsibility to provide the best and safest environment conducive to learning.” His comments concluded, “I feel strongly enough about this and the positive impact it will have on our students that I don’t see any reason not to make GMC Smoke Free, and therefore, I intend to do it.”

‘Smoke Free GMC’ will be implemented in the Fall 2004 term, although it has not yet been determined how this will be done. Your ideas and suggestions about how to best implement this initiative are encouraged. A forum for your comments has been created on the GMC Message Board, located in the Staff and Student Center, on the website, www.gmc.cc.ga.us.

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