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ATDC coming to UGA Gwinnett campus

Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Business Chronicle) --The Georgia Tech-based Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) will branch out to a new facility at The University of Georgia-Gwinnett Campus.

Started in 1980, ATDC has become a start-up engine for economic and business development in Georgia. The new Gwinnett location will bring more technology-based economic development to Gwinnett and provide educational programming and consulting for existing and potential entrepreneurs outside the ATDC’s existing Midtown location.

Volunteer Financial Planners to Visit Metro Atlanta Schools

WOODSTOCK, GA -- The Financial Planning Association of Georgia is pleased to announce that members will be volunteering in various schools across the region in honor of National Financial Planning Week, which will take place Oct. 4 through Oct.

Gwinnett County TOTY Finalists

Recently, the Gwinnett County School System announced the names of the 25 semifinalists for the 2011 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) honor. The group of 15 elementary, 5 middle, and 5 high school teachers was selected from an initial list of 123 local school Teachers of the Year who were nominated by their colleagues at their local schools.

The 2011 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year will be announced on Thursday, November 4. This years semi-finalists are, as followed:

Georgia Gwinnett College to explore intercollegiate athletics

Atlanta, GA--  Today at his annual State of the College address in Georgia Gwinnett College’s Cisco Auditorium, President Daniel J. Kaufman announced to a gathering of faculty and staff the formation of a task force to explore the feasibility of initiating an intercollegiate athletic program to supplement the intramural and club sports programs at the college. 

“Our students asked us to consider forming athletic teams,” said Kaufman.

Gwinnett County Student Earns a Perfect ACT Score

Atlanta, GA--  The ACT college entrance exam assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.  Eric Awtry, a senior at Mill Creek High School, is one of the very few students in America that will be sending prospective colleges a perfect ACT (American College Testing) score.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36 and consists of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The students' composite score is the average of the 4 subject scores.

Eric is currently taking AP Physics and AP Calculus, and plans to pursue a career in Aerospace Engineering.

Georgia Gwinnett College's Annual Convocation

Yesterday, Georgia Gwinnett College officially welcomed more than 2,300 first-time students into its academic community through a convocation ceremony.  

Convocation traditions are centuries old, their significance and purpose have not changed. GGC’s convocation ceremony is based on its commitment to student engagement and success.

A grand processional of students passed through the Arch of Knowledge into the ceremony area. They then took their seats on the quad, the first students to be honored in the college’s new ceremonial venue.  The program featured keynote speaker Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, director of the Global Perspectives Program at Emory University. Rosensweig encouraged the students to take full advantage of the opportunities, college presented them.

GGC’s convocation ceremony was attended by the college’s faculty, and hundreds of friends, family members and other guests.

Register Now for the GIRLS Leadership Development Program Starting Sept. 25th

Atlanta, GA--  The GIRLS Leadership Development Program is still registering girls for its camp which lasts from September 2010 to April 2011.

The program offers: Life Skills Workshops, Mentoring, Community Service, Fitness, and Cultural Arts! Even College Scholarships to high school seniors!

The program is open to young ladies ages 6-18 who live in Gwinnett and surrounding counties.

To learn more visit www.iambeautiful.org