The number of high school students taking advantage of dual enrollment at Georgia Perimeter College is continuing to increase. According to information from GPC Dual Enrollment officer Jeff Meadors, the total number of dual enrollment students at Georgia Perimeter College has increased from 1,031 in the fall to 1,045 this semester, with many of those students attending Rockdale and Newton schools.
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It’s 1 p.m. on a Wednesday, and Georgia Perimeter College dental hygiene students are gearing up for a busy afternoon of patients, preparing instruments and reviewing patient charts. They’re working at the Faith in Serving Humanity Clinic—better known as the FISH dental clinic—in Monroe.
Naomi Norelli is a 26-year-old Conyers mom studying biology and psychology. Savannah Smith and Taylor Lewis are 16-year-olds studying biology and pre-nursing, respectively. The ages might be a decade apart, but the students represent two of the largest student demographic populations at Georgia Perimeter College.
Lately my college, like many other two-year schools, has been making an effort to encourage students to stay for two years and earn an associate degree before transferring. Read More >
How well do veteran students fare academically at schools around the country? Answering that question is much harder than you might think. Read More >
One of the best things about our American higher education system is that it routinely offers students second chances — and sometimes third and fourth. Read More >
Georgia Perimeter College held its "Awesome Autumn" Open House at the Newton campus Saturday. College-bound students, community residents and their families made their way to the school to find out more about the college. Read More >
Classes began at Georgia Perimeter College on Monday, and the Newton campus was filled with students searching for books, catching up with friends and listening to professors. Read More >
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Georgia Perimeter College finished in fifth place with 28.5 points last week at the NJCAA tennis tournament in Tucson, Ariz. Standout players Fatyha Berjane and India Amen won national singles championships. Read More >
Two first-year Georgia Perimeter College coaches had successful runs in the 2013 spring season.
Ken Dayton overcame early-season struggles to lead the Georgia Perimeter softball team through the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. The Jaguars won the championship, earning a spot in the nationals held Monday through Saturday. Read More >
Student starting point: A state or two-year college could be the first step to a job or a baccalaureate degree
Lao-tzu (604 B.C. to 531 B.C.), founder of Taoism
What does Lao-tzu have to do with your dream of a college education? If lack of money , time or academic preparation has been holding you back , you might want to take your first step at a two-year institution. Read More >
Bob Knowles Jr. fought in Vietnam, and he’s now on the front lines of the fight to help thousands of veterans from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq get a good education — and good jobs. Read More >