November 1, 2013
For nearly 140 years, students have come to Georgia Military College to invest in an education that inspires, challenges and provides opportunities for their future. While here, students receive instruction designed to sharpen their intellect and elevate their character. While here, they’re inspired to ask questions, then challenged to explore solutions and hone their critical thinking skills. And from here, they’re prepared to explore a world of opportunities.
Inspiration, challenge and opportunities were the factors that attracted me so strongly to GMC. Each day, I’m inspired and humbled by our students, whose diversity of gender and ethnicity are united by their common drive to create bright futures. They recognize that GMC offers the unique opportunity to steer their life’s journey in a positive direction.
I’m also inspired by the ability of our faculty to prepare these young men and women to achieve their goals, whether it’s earning an Associate or Bachelor of Applied Science degree at GMC, or transferring to a four-year college, entering the workforce or enhancing their knowledge. Without obligation to research or publish, our dedicated faculty focuses on delivering instruction that’s engaging, enlightening and effective. They truly care about and connect with each and every student.
Going further, I’m impressed by GMC’s enrollment policy that will admit anyone with a high school education or GED; and then offer free tutoring, small class sizes and college preparation courses, all which provide students with a strong academic support network. Beyond the classroom, GMC enriches every dimension of student life. Our Student Services staff provides assistance in financial aid, career planning, academic advising and counseling. The Student Activities office brings students together through intramurals, student clubs, cultural activities, even social events. And intercollegiate sports round out the options.
Looking ahead, it’s my challenge—and my privilege—to help guide GMC to the next level of excellence, while sustaining the school’s long-standing tradition of quality. Our students have an energy and enthusiasm that fuels my own excitement about what lies ahead.
In 1879, a handful of students enrolled in GMC, most to pursue either a military path or agricultural studies. Today, more than 16,000 students attend GMC either online or at one of our 14 campus locations throughout Georgia to pursue limitless career options. Here, they’ve discovered an affordable education that sharpens their minds, broadens their perspectives and strengthens their character. To borrow an inspiring phrase from the students themselves, they know that at GMC, you can “start here… go anywhere!”