Floyd Davis, Gordon ’41, visits with Natalie Rischbieter, alumni affairs and annual fund administrator, during a recent visit to campus to donate several mounted fish to the Gordon State College Biology Department. Davis, who came to Gordon in 1938 when he was just 14, served in World War II and decided while on a medical transport ship that he would attend medical school and practice ophthalmology. He did just that, maintaining a practice in Fayette County for many years.
“We were so happy to have Mr. Davis visit campus and appreciate his wonderful gift,” said Rischbieter.
The Gordon State College Association of Nursing Students and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive on campus Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Hall. [Full Story »]
If your plan to earn a college degree was delayed by work, family or other responsibilities, Gordon State College is offering two opportunities to learn about earning a bachelor’s degree in human services through its innovative Weekend College.
Gordon State College is sad to announce the death of Lynnette Smyth, professor of economics.
Smyth became ill early Sunday morning and died Sunday evening at a local hospital.
“Gordon State College extends its deepest sympathies to Lynnette's husband, Mark, her family and friends as well as her campus associates, friends and students,” said Gordon State College President Max Burns.
Smyth joined the Gordon State College faculty in 2000. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Master’s at the University of Missouri and Ph.D. at Rutgers University.
She and her husband made their home in Barnesville.
The following students from Lamar County were named to the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List at Gordon State College: Sarahlyn Wrye, Christopher Aaron, Johntavious Barkley, Lacey Barkley, Byron Blackmon, Brandon Childs, Issis Davenport-Turner, Ashley Dean, Megan Etheridge, Jessica Farr, Jake Foster, Jordon Fuller, Charmieka Grant, Mary Hardin, Michael Harris, Misty Hemm, Chasity Hodges, Diana Horn, Tasha Jones, Justin Lewis, Kimberly Lewis, Caroline Proud, Ikia Richardson, Diana Ross, Montaveous Rucker, Christina St. Jean, Joseph Truluck, Abigail Turner, John Young, Maci Shearouse, Brandy Blackwell, Zachary Burke, Leah Sneed, Christopher Weber.
The following students from Lamar County were named to the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s Merit List at Gordon State College: David Mercer, Nicholas Ognio, Samuel Baskin, Meredith Bettis, Gaylin Gladden, Alyssa Martin, Sara Wingate.
Lamar County native Jennifer Parker has been named the Gordon State College Outstanding Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year.
Parker, an emergency room nurse at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, graduated Gordon State College last December with an associate degree in nursing. She will begin work toward her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Gordon in June.
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