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Birdhouse project combines science and art

Decatur art and environmental science professors and students collaborated for colorful project.

Decatur students receive DeKalb Clean and Beautiful awards

Georgia Perimeter Decatur students cleaned debris from nearby Doolittle Creek, and ran sustainability workshops for the Decatur Campus.

GPC ranked No. 2 'Best for Vets' among nation's two-year colleges

Georgia Perimeter College was designated No. 2 in the nation as "Best for Vets" among two-year colleges in the Military Times magazine's annual ranking.

Georgia State Names Dean of Perimeter College

Peter Lyons will become the first vice provost and dean after the Board of Regents approves the consolidation of Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter College in January.

National Guard MOU improves educational access for students

The Military Outreach Center at Georgia Perimeter College recently hosted a Memorandum of Understanding signing between the Georgia National Guard,  the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and the Technical College System of Georgia.

GPC awarded $3 million grant, largest in its history

The U.S. Department of Education grant will be used to increase the number of students who exit remedial math in two or fewer semesters through the use of academic success coaches.

Voters’ rights topic of Sept. 30 lecture

Oglethorpe University professor Dr. Kendra King will bring her passion for politics to Georgia Perimeter College as part of the 2015-16 Sarah Larson Lecture Series.

Ann Brewer estate endows Newton scholarship

A new scholarship is available to Newton Campus students, thanks to a passionate supporter of Georgia Perimeter College.

Becker’s message to GPC: ‘imagine the possibilities’

Georgia Perimeter College marked its final Fall Convocation with keynote remarks from Georgia State University’s president.

Art exhibit features African artifacts

Ancient African hair picks, hairstyles and headrests are the focus of an art display showcasing now through early October at the Georgia Perimeter College Fine Arts Gallery.

Students fill campuses for first day of class

Georgia Perimeter College kicked off the first week of its fall semester Aug. 17, welcoming students to its five college campuses.

GPC Reads event with John Lewis to be live-streamed

The 2015-16 GPC Reads selection is the graphic novel, “March: Book One,” by U.S. Congressman John Lewis, along with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.

GPC receives $3.4 million to boost retention, graduation

The DOE has awarded GPC with funding for three TRIO programs, one on each of its Clarkston, Decatur and Dunwoody campuses.

New state law benefits dual enrollment students

New Move On When Ready legislation combines existing dual enrollment options into a single program.

PATH Foundation cuts trail through Decatur Campus

The 3.1-mile, tree-lined concrete trail includes a boardwalk-styled bridge over Doolittle Creek at the western edge of the campus.

Led by Alpharetta, college's summer enrollment rises

Georgia Perimeter College’s Alpharetta Campus shows a 26 percent enrollment increase from summer 2014 level.

GPC Dedication Day anniversary is May 23

Join Georgia Perimeter's 50th anniversary celebration event at the Atlanta Braves game this Saturday at Turner Field.

Sports at GPC over, as Jaguars eliminated at nationals

Softball team loses to Navarro College in elimination game at the NJCAA national tournament, ending their season and the five-decades-old athletics program at GPC.

Two GPC students win Gates scholarships

DeKalb Early College Academy students Yotam Ghebre and Antoinette Charles will get full scholarships through graduate school.

College marks its 50th and final graduation as Georgia Perimeter

Lots of intense studying and sacrifice have paid off for Ada Holloway. With exuberance and dignity, the honor student talked about graduating as part of the 50th and final class from Georgia Perimeter.

Class of 2015: Jennifer Bass went ‘above and beyond’

Move On When Ready student will attend Georgia College as a biology major Her MOWR credits allow her to enter as a junior in college.

Class of 2015: Jason Committe on road to accounting career

After more than a decade of “dead-end” jobs, GPC student Jason Committe returned to school and balanced classes with work and family responsibilities while earning his associate's degree.

Class of 2015: Wes McReavy graduating with help from dog friend

Marine and Army veteran Wes McReavy will receive his associate degree in psychology, and his service dog, Kiah, will receive an honorary “dog-gree.”

Class of 2015: Marquese Parker is GPC’s youngest graduate

The 16-year-old is one of 31 high school students in GPC’s DeKalb Early College Academy who will receive their associate degrees at May 8 commencement.

Two Georgia Perimeter students win Jack Kent Cooke scholarships

Yitbarek Kazentet and Rozhin Parvaresh will receive up to $40,000 a year for three years to continue their undergraduate education.

Interested in returning to college? Workshop offered

Adults who started college but did not complete their degrees are invited to a program at GPC's Clarkston Campus.

Two professors win national teaching awards

A strong passion for teaching and a curious spirit link Georgia Perimeter's 2015 NISOD recipients.

GPC to mark 25th anniversary of Botanical Gardens

On April 22, GPC will celebrate George Sanko—and the native plant garden he created—with special garden walks, a plant sale, raffle and cookout from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Georgia Perimeter College maintains lowest tuition rate

Georgia Perimeter College remains the best higher education value in the state following Tuesday’s announcement of new tuitions throughout the university system.

Getting green: GPC campuses plan Earth Week events

Earth Day Expos on Decatur and Dunwoody campuses offer chance “to learn about environmental stewardship and sustainable practices for our planet.”

Workshop offered for adults wanting to return to college

Adults who started college but did not complete their degrees are invited to a special program at Decatur Campus.

Dunwoody Campus lecture to explore dystopian future

GPC professors Hank Eidson and Dr. Eric Morton will explore why dystopian worlds have become a major part of our popular culture.

USG vice chancellor to speak at commencement

USG Vice Chancellor Shelley Nickel will speak at GPC's May 8 commencement ceremony.

Green Expo planned April 6 at Alpharetta Campus

Conference theme centers around the question: “What is the greatest environmental problem of the 21st century and what is your solution?”

Regents approve mission statement for consolidated institution

As the next step in consolidating Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter, the USG Board of Regents has approved a mission statement to reflect the mission of the new institution.

March 26 forum to address concerns of immigrant students

Georgia state Rep. Pedro “Pete” Marin will visit Georgia Perimeter College Thursday, March 26, to discuss changes to the laws governing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). 

‘Shyest’ student shines as New Century Scholar

Aemah Badri’s commitment to her education was temporarily sidetracked when she fled Iraq five years ago.

Unleash your inner nerd: Go to a Science Festival event

Georgia Perimeter will host a variety of free events as part of the 2015 Atlanta Science Festival, which continues through March 28.

Sex trafficking among topics at Women’s Conference

Annual conference focuses on “The Female Perspective in Art, Scholarship and Politics” and provides scholarly presentations, discussion forums and networking opportunities.

Marcus Foundation grant will aid GPC student veterans

Student veterans, active military and their families will receive more personal attention, more scholarship opportunities and potential help in emergencies.

Food trucks come to Alpharetta Campus

Keep on trucking: the choices for lunch just got more interesting at GPC's Alpharetta Campus with the arrival of food trucks featuring different cuisines.

GPC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

Cheerleaders, nostalgic music and a flash mob fueled high energy and crowd participation during Fall Convocation—which also served as a kick-off for the college’s 50-year anniversary.

GI names GPC Military Friendly School

The honor, received for the fourth year in a row, reflects the college’s efforts to provide educational opportunities to U.S. veterans, active-duty troops and their families.

GPC Reads book ‘Picking Cotton’ examines injustice, redemption

What would you do if you were jailed for a crime you didn’t commit? Could you forgive the person who put you in jail?

’60s Symposium should have us all 'feelin’ groovy'

Georgia Perimeter is hosting a week-long symposium on the political, social and cultural landscape of the 1960s Feb. 17-20. Events salute Georgia Perimeter’s 50th anniversary.

GPC wins three Chancellor’s Service Excellence awards

Fran Mohr won gold as Ambassador of the Year, GPC and president Rob Watts captured silver and GPC’s Student Health Services won bronze. (photo by Bill Roa)

‘Make Art, Not War’ lecture Feb. 17 at GPC Dunwoody

The dynamic social and cultural events of 1960s America and their impact on artists of that time will be topic of program.

Consolidation Implementation Committee is appointed

The committee, comprising 21 representatives from Georgia Perimeter and 21 from Georgia State, will have its first meeting Jan. 30.

Regents approve proposal to consolidate GPC, Georgia State

Timeline calls for 2016 implementation; USG Chancellor says action “presents a major opportunity to improve student success.”

GPC and UGA collaborate to help students complete degrees

Graduating Georgia Perimeter students will be able to transfer seamlessly to UGA's Griffin Campus to complete their bachelor degrees.

DSO premieres new work for 50th, welcomes violinist Helen Kim

Violinist Helen Hwaya Kim will perform, plus GPC alumnus Kendall Simpson will debut a new work composed in honor of GPC’s 50th anniversary.

Great Speckled Bird exhibit kicks off 1960s Symposium

The newspaper tackled the hot issues of the day, including civil rights and the Vietnam war. Two lectures are planned along with the exhibit.

GPC signs teacher education agreement with Clayton State

Students who want to become high school teachers now can take their first two years of college at Georgia Perimeter and finish their degrees at Clayton State University.

Jeff Portnoy wins national Honors Council award

The National Collegiate Honors Council award recognizes a two-year college honors director or faculty for outstanding contributions to the honors community.

GPC Theatre Arts Guild stages “The Secret Garden” Feb. 6-15

The GPC Theatre Arts Guild presents the musical, “The Secret Garden,” opening Friday, Feb. 6.

GPC, Gordon State College sign teacher education agreement

Students who want to teach early education can take their first two years of college at Georgia Perimeter College and finish their degrees at Gordon State College in Barnesville.

Dunwoody Playcrafters stage “Rocky Horror Show”

The cult classic, directed by professor Joshua Corin, features an all-student cast and GPC President Rob Watts as narrator.

College 50th anniversary celebration kicks off Sept. 5

Since 1964, Georgia Perimeter, or DeKalb College as it was named then, has grown from 763 students and one campus, to five campuses and more than 21,000 students.

Class of ’14: Four Ochiobi siblings graduating from GPC together

Three sisters and one brother earn biology degrees from GPC; they plan to pursue careers in medical fields.

Cyber Security Month puts focus on keeping information safe

Safety measures at GPC include a network upgrade and a new security awareness training program for faculty and staff.

GPC 50th celebration to kick off at Sept. 5 Fall Convocation

Day will include annual state of college address followed by a picnic and anniversary activities.

GPC offers four-week academic courses beginning June 30

USG students: At Georgia Perimeter College, there’s still time—and a wide assortment of courses—for you to earn transferable credit this summer.

GPC named ‘Best for Vets College’ by Military Times

The ranking evaluates many factors that make a college a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

Paul Hudson receives Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanities

GPC history professor and author honored for contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality.

SACS reaffirms Georgia Perimeter’s accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has reaffirmed GPC’s accreditation and lifted a financial warning, acknowledging that GPC now complies with all SACS financial standards.

GPC to celebrate student veterans during Veterans Day tribute

Six hundred fifty flags will be planted in honor of the 650 student veterans currently enrolled at GPC.

Botanical Garden at GPC hosts lectures and tours of garden

Fall Lunch and Wildflower event each Friday runs through October. Friday and Saturday plant sales are also planned.

GPC gets three finalist nods for University System service awards

Finalists, including the college and its president, Student Health Services and Fran Mohr, will receive awards Oct. 10.

John Clower serving as interim student affairs VP for 2014-15

Clower temporarily replaces Dr. Vincent June, who was named a 2014-15 ACE Fellow and will be stationed for the academic year at Cuyahoga Community College.

Award-winning journalist to discuss book on death commemorations

Atlanta writer and GPC alumna Kate Sweeney will discuss her book, “American Afterlife,” at GPC Dunwoody Campus Oct. 9.

GPC Botanical Garden hosts popular tour, lecture series

On Fridays in May, the garden will offer guided garden walks, lectures and plant sales.

Halloween eve program promises to be spooky

Lecturers to discuss “Steampunk and Zombies: What Makes Pop Culture Popular?” at Dunwoody Campus.

Living the Military Experience course on tap for fall

New class designed for veterans is one of college’s GPC First Year Experience courses that give students an orientation to college life.

‘A more perfect union’: GPC observes Constitution Day

What does the U.S. Constitution mean to you? Do you think same-sex marriage will ever be a constitutional right? What does a free press really mean?

GPC observing Fraud Awareness Week Nov. 16-22

Educating faculty, staff and students about ethics and workplace fraud is a big focus for GPC's chief internal auditor, Kwabena Boakye.

Night time can be the right time to take classes at Ga. Perimeter

GPC offers more than 100 night classes plus 7 a.m. and weekend classes to accommodate students who work and have other daytime obligations.

GPC shows increase in enrollment

Georgia Perimeter College’s fall 2014 student enrollment showed a 1.2 percent increase over fall 2013, with 21,371 students signing up for classes.

GPC’s ‘future looks excellent’ as college begins its 51st year

Employees at Georgia Perimeter College met for the school’s annual Fall Convocation amidst the backdrop of a milestone anniversary and sound economic news.

Georgia Perimeter VP Vincent June named an ACE Fellow

Dr. Vincent June will be assigned to a different higher education institute next year as part of his training in the American Council on Education Fellow program.

Former professor wins 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction

Judges call Anthony Winkler's book “a masterfully told story” and “the best novel I've read in a long, long time.”

GPC tuition to increase 2.5 percent

University System chancellor says tuition at state colleges continues to be “a great value.”

GPC Newsroom is new site for media releases—and more

The GPC Newsroom will house all college news releases plus features and news about the college. It is replacing the In The Loop college newsletter.

Math Department celebrates Pi Day with pie

It's a holiday only a math lover could love -- well, and perhaps pie lovers too. GPC held a delayed Pi Day celebration since the official Pi Day, March 14, fell over spring break.

GPC receives $1 million gift from Fitzgerald Foundation

Gift will boost graduation rates of disadvantaged students by funding tutoring and other academic initiatives and scholarships.

Townsend Award finalists named

Georgia Perimeter will present prize for best Georgia fiction at April program.