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Visits West Point! Page 18
Mark Gaither, SGA
President, writes about his
experience as a student at
Georgia Military College.
Read his story on page 12 & 13.
Statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower on the
grounds of West Point Military Academy.
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GMC Students Participate in Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade!
More Photos on page 8.
This Issue Staff
From the Director p 3
From the Assistant Director p 4
Looking for students to join!!
SW Students Volunteer! p 4 Advisors
Financial Aid Information p 5 Mrs. Mary Anderson, Enrollment Officer/Recruiter
GMC Softball p 5
Moody Corner p 7 Mrs. Kerri Routsong
From the Bookstore p 7 Education and Humanities Chair, Professor of English
Christmas Parade p 8
The Adventure Club p 9 Mr. Todd Thomas, Professor of English
Faculty & Staff Spotlight p 10
The Film Club p 10
Talent Club p 11
One Student’s Experience p 12, 13
Student Ambassador p 14
Ethics Essay Contest p 15
Ethics Bowl Team Competes p 16
Student Service League p 17
What’s New in the Library? p 18
GMC Honor Code p 18
Student Government Association p 19
Phi Theta Kappa p 20
GMC Partnering Business Event p 21
Student Clubs and Organizations p 21
Do you have an interest in Graphic Design, Photography, or
GMC Partners with Businesses p 22 Writing? Maybe you have always wanted to write your own
column on a subject that interests you or create a comic strip.
Family Works p 23
Ethics Bowl p 23 Join the Staff of the Bulldog News
Student ID p 23
Investment Club p 23
Contact Mrs. Anderson in Admissions
Academic Calendar p 24 firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Director
organization on campus. Together, you will
find humor in the world around you.
2. Today, I will help someone else. Helping
someone else can be as easy as smiling as you
pass them in the hallway or holding the door
Ms. Leslie Hafer, for them. Speaking kind words and
Director demonstrating patience and tolerance will
GMC Valdosta helps others to learn those same honorable
Welcome back students, faculty and staff. As we 3. Today, I will help myself. Helping yourself is
embark into a new calendar year, many of you may often the most difficult task to accomplish.
have succumbed to the timeless tradition of setting We all have many opportunities to do this on
and breaking New Year’s resolutions. I am guilty of campus. You can help yourself by being
pledging to exercise more and eat less only to find prepared for class with a pen and paper,
myself weeks later back to my old habits. It has now making a plan to complete assignments on
been several weeks since the New Year past, and I time, meeting with your advisor to develop a
wonder how many of you are still holding true to your graduation plan, or going to tutoring before the
resolutions. day of the test.
I started the year with the same resolution I have Regardless of what resolutions you adopt for 2012 or
every year: to go to the gym three times a week and to how long you are able to stay true to them, the process
be healthier. I failed at that resolution in the first of planning for something good is important.
week. Normally, I would say, “maybe next year.” Remember, always plan for success. If you don’t
But this year I decided to do something different. succeed at first, then reevaluate, restructure, and
Since it was only the second week of January, I could restart. It is never too late to make a difference in
make a new resolution and still count it as my 2012 your life and in the lives of those around you. Since
resolution. I thought of it as my mulligan for 2012. I adopting these new resolutions, I have found it easier
have had much greater success with these resolutions, to achieve my original resolutions. I wish you all a
and I feel very confident I can continue it throughout very happy and successful 2012.
If you have had a setback with your New Year’s
resolutions, then I encourage you to rededicate
yourself and realize that every day is an opportunity to
better yourself. Perhaps you would like to adopt my
resolutions this year, and we can move through 2012
together. My resolutions are listed below along with a
few ways you can accomplish these resolutions right
here on campus:
1. Today, I will laugh. I love to laugh, and
many studies have shown that people who
laugh everyday are happier. Talk to your
classmates and get involved in a club or
From the Dean of Students
feel that I cannot say it enough times, to enough
people to ensure I have reached all of the people who
have touched our lives these past months. So I would
like to say thank you again, for the many cards, gifts,
Ms. Billie Washburn, prayers and well wishes. Thank you for the concern
Assistant Director & and consideration, for the thoughtfulness and
Dean of Students kindness expressed in so many ways to my family
GMC-Valdosta and me. Once again, please accept our heartfelt
A Thank You! For those who may be unaware, my
sister was diagnosed with brain cancer in September
2011. Since that time my family and I have received
an outpouring of support from my GMC family. I
have been saying, “thank you” to many months, yet I
Peace, Love and Cure
You may have recently noticed faculty and staff on campus wearing the Peace, Love and the Cure for Brain Cancer
t-shirts. The shirts are being worn to show our support and our hopes for a cure for brain cancer.
Social Work Students Volunteer
Social Work Students Volunteer during National
Adoption Awareness Month
Social work students had an opportunity in the fall to
participate in a candlelight vigil celebrating National
Adoption Awareness month. It was the 10th annual
celebration. The community gathered at the old
courthouse for this occasion, where adoptees and
adoptive parents were acknowledged. Student social
workers assisted as volunteers to help during the
Pictured are: Elizabeth Whitfield, Lareatha
Clark, Tiona Newman, Mrs. Pat Willis and her
Not pictured: Cathy Burks & Joanna Phelps
Social Work students take part in Fall Night Special to advertise and promote the new degree program at GMC-
Valdosta. This is the first class that will complete all 3 social work classes after the Winter Quarter 2012.
Pictured: Shantell Lambert, Meagan Lane, and Joanna Pictured: Leetah Newsome and Elizabeth Whitfield
For More Information on the Associate
Degree in Social Work Contact:
Mrs. Pat Willis, Building B, Room 2701
Pictured: Meagan Lane, Carolyn Brown,
Cathy Burks, & Lareatha Clark
Financial Aid Information
In addition to completing the FAFSA application,
students that desire a student loan must complete a loan
request form (available in the Financial Aid office) each
school year. All students must also accomplish Loan
Mr. Chad Daugherty Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note
Financial Aid Supervisor (MPN) online @ www.studentloans.gov. Prior Entrance
Counseling or Master Promissory Notes that were
FAFSA completed at another school are not valid.
All students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA
application, even if they believe they may not qualify for VA Students
the PELL grant. The FAFSA must be completed online @ Any veteran (or veteran dependent) who would like to
www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please ensure that the Georgia apply for VA education benefits must turn in a copy of
Military College school code (001571) is included on the the VA benefit application or letter of eligibility, along
application . All students are also required to renew the with a copy of their DD214 (if applicable) to the
FAFSA application every single year. This is typically Financial Aid office.
done once taxes are completed in the Spring. If
assistance is needed, the Financial Aid Office normally VA students who are approved for education benefits and
conducts financial aid workshops during the months of enrolled in classes are also required to fill out a VA
April and May. If interested in attending a workshop, Registration Checklist. This checklist authorizes GMC to
please visit the Financial Aid Office to sign up. submit your enrollment information to the VA.
HOPE Scholarship Summer Financial Aid
There have been major changes to the HOPE Scholarship Quite often, students are caught off guard when they
program. In the past, any student that (1) met residency discover that they don’t have any remaining financial aid
requirements, (2) reached 45 credit hours, and (3) had an for the summer. Please be aware that any student that
overall GPA of 3.0 – may have been eligible for the attended Fall 1 (2011), Fall 2(2011), Winter(2012), and
Second Chance HOPE Scholarship. Now, the Georgia Spring (2012) terms will likely not have financial aid for
Student Finance Commission states that students that are the Summer. This includes PELL and Student Loan
more than 7 years out of High School are no longer funds. Please refer to your Financial Aid Award Letter or
eligible to receive these HOPE Scholarship funds. The come by the Financial Aid Office, if you have any
only exception to this rule are students that had already questions regarding your Summer Eligibility.
began receiving the HOPE Scholarship prior to Summer
2011. Again, this is a major change and will likely
impact thousands of students across the state of Georgia.
If you are interested in playing, please see Mr. Jason Roberts in the Bookstore.
We have Men's and Women's teams.
Please come out and support them even if you don't want to play!
The Moody Corner
past. The office at Moody AFB can assist you with
registration, advising, Tuition Assistance
processing, address and name changes. Come on in
and let us help get you started. Since our last
posting all Army Reserve and Guard personnel are
Mr. Ed Rains now registering for their classes through the
Georgia Military College GoArmy Ed portal. You must be set up in GoArmy
Moody AFB Program Coordinator Ed and working with Mr. Rains at the Moody office
to receive your Tuition Assistance benefits. To get
WOW! The Moody AFB GMC Office, during setup and started in the Go Army site, please contact
Mr. Rains at 244-7323 for information.
the winter term, experienced the largest group of
Military students attending GMC in at least the last
Finally, if you have an interest in setting up a club
three years. As our student population grows we
or organization that is geared towards military
continue to add more classes to the Moody Schedule
active duty personnel please feel free to contact the
enabling the military members more opportunities to
Moody office for more information.
take classes without ever having to leave the base.
All Moody GMC Classes are offered in a Web-
enhanced format meeting one night per week or for
shorter class times during lunch Monday through
Thursday, making scheduling issues a thing of the
From the Bookstore
As the cost of books continues to increase, the Bookstore will be adjusting some of the Book Replacement
Fees accordingly. Please be aware of notices at the Bookstore and notices given to you when you check out
your textbooks. Always remember these are Replacement Fees, which are completely avoidable. When the
class is over, turn in your book! If you happen to forget to turn your book in by the deadline, make sure you
return it before the following term begins.
A few other reminders:
You must have your Student ID and an official copy of your schedule to pick up your books.
The last day to return your books is listed on the Class Schedule for this quarter, and it will be posted at
the Bookstore and around campus.
You are always welcome to stop by the Bookstore if you have any questions. I also encourage you to stop by
the Bookstore and check out our gifts and clothing for sale. We even have Umbrellas for when you get
caught at school in the rain!
Stop by the Bookstore at any time, and have a good term!
Mr. Jason Roberts—email@example.com
GMC Bookstore Phone: 229-269-4828
Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade
If life is a journey, then make yours an adventure!
Whether your idea of adventure is hiking a mountain, eating exotic food, or
taking a weekend road-trip to a place you’ve never been, the Adventure Club is
open to all GMC students who have a thirst for adventure. Email Mr. Chris King
at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on our next meeting and
New On Campus
Ms, Wendy Boyer
Assistant Professor History
I spent my childhood between the southern states of Alabama, Georgia and South
Carolina. I graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, with a Bachelors
of Art in History. I achieved a Masters in History from Colorado State University.
Since graduation, I have worked and lived in Charlotte, North Carolina; Manhattan,
New York; and Phoenix, AZ. For the last six years, I have been employed by
Georgia Military College in Augusta, GA and have now transferred to Georgia
Military College in Valdosta. I have a wonderful Labradoodle named Rosie (See
Rosie in the Christmas Parade Photos).
Mrs. April King, Registrar
I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. I moved to Valdosta after high school to start
college at Valdosta State University. I was a member of the VSU Marching Band’s color
guard and was very involved with the Exercise club. I graduated with a B.S. in Exercise
Physiology. I spent a year and half working as an Exercise Physiologist for the US Air
Force at Moody AFB. In my spare time I volunteer as the Nursery coordinator at a local
church in Valdosta and enjoy spending time with my husband and two dogs.
Dr. Jessica Crow, Assistant Professor Biology
I'm native to Valdosta. I am married and have a six year old daughter. I went to VSU for
my BS in Biology, Georgia State University for my MS in Microbiology and Capella
University for a PhD in Post-secondary and adult education. I've been teaching Biology
for 13 years now (I came from the South Georgia College Entry Program at VSU).
The Film Club is the most easygoing club at GMC-Valdosta. There are no officers, no
projects, and no mandatory meetings. The only requirement for this club is to be a fan of
movies! What we do is get together, go see movies, discuss (sometimes argue and debate)
them, and generally just enjoy motion pictures! We also sometimes show movies here on
campus both in relation with other campus activities as well as on our own. Some of the
movies we have gone to see are No Country for Old Men, Toy Story 3, The Dark Knight,
and The Hangover. We have also partnered with the History Club on several movies
shown here at school.
The Club is open to all students, former students, faculty, staff, and administration. If you want to join, all you
need to do is send an email to Mr. Todd Thomas at email@example.com telling him you would like to join
the film club. We hope you join!
THE TALENT CLUB
Come Join US for the next
TALENT CLUB MEETING!
If you are interested, stop by and see Mrs. Reaves in room 2301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The TALENT CLUB
“CHRISTMAS with a lot of JOY”
T was a few days before Christmas, December the 15th to be exact, when Talent Club members met at the
Heritage Nursing home and sang Christmas Carols, passed out Christmas cards, and gave out beautiful
ornaments. While we sang the Christmas carols, some of the elderly sang along with us, which was a joy for
everyone. We even took request from the patients, which they loved! Some of the elderly wanted their
pictures taken with us. We were blessed to make others happy by doing something so small.
T hen we celebrated with a Christmas luncheon at Cheddar’s.
As we stuffed our faces full of yummy food, we discussed
some of the activities we wanted to do for the next year. We
couldn’t end the day without a group picture (see above). The day
was a fun day. We were all able to brighten people’s days by doing
something nice. In the process, we were able to enjoy each other’s
company and eat yummy food. The Talent Club is an awesome
club to be in….endless opportunities and tons of fun!
Written by: Lauren Pearce, Talent club Secretary
One Student’s Experience
My name is Mark Gaither, and I want to tell you a little bit about my
experiences here at Georgia Military College and about some of the great
things this school has to offer. As a 35 year old nontraditional student with
limited knowledge of computers, I had to have courage to even come to
college. During the first quarter, I enrolled in computer class to increase my
knowledge and to equip myself better for other classes. On the first night, I
could not even get the computer to come on and was so intimidated that I
contemplated leaving class to save myself the embarrassment. I decided not to
leave, and with a lot of hard work, I ended up getting an “A” in the class. The
confidence and determination that I gained in this class has helped me in other
classes as well as in other academic and social pursuits. Since that time, I have
pursued some personal interests in various campus organizations. Being
interested in government, I ran for Student Government President and was elected. Through my hard work in
the classroom, I am now a member and treasurer of Phi Theta Kappa and was even invited to be a member of
the Academic Honor Council. Since I have been involved in these student organizations, GMC has paid for
me and other students to take a trip for a conference at the main campus in Milledgeville. In addition, GMC
provided an all-expense paid trip to West Point Military Academy in New York. Both trips were enjoyable,
but the West Point trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity for which I am grateful. While at West Point, I
was literally walking where some of the great men of our nation have walked, and I saw some of the finest
architecture I have ever seen in my life! These trips and activities are wonderful opportunities that are made
available to GMC students. Do not miss out on getting involved in some of the amazing privileges being
offered to you. Anyone can participate, especially if they take the first step to become involved and then
have the determination to pursue their interests and higher goals.
The large mural at one end of the dinning hall depicts the world’s historical battles.
Top Left: Mark and Arthur
Blank, owner of the Atlanta
Falcons. Arthur Blank was the
keynote speaker at the event.
Top Right: West Point Honor
Council Hearing Room.
Center Right: West Point Drill
Bottom Right: Mark with some
Bottom Left: Grounds of West
Valdosta Campus Student Ambassadors
Leroy Trower Barbara Ponder
Business Administration General Studies
Jennifer Taylor Dolores Bell
General Studies Business Administration
The Student Ambassador's role is to help new students feel welcome at our campus. They assist with new
student orientation and promote all campus activities. For a complete description of the Student Ambassador
position, or to apply online, go to www.gmc.cc.ga.us and click on the jobs link at the top of the page.
Do you have what it takes
to become a GMC Student Ambassador?
Do you have...
A desire to share your enthusiasm for and pride in the GMC!
Dedication to serving the college!
Flexibility in working with a wide range of audiences!
An engaging and positive attitude!
A working knowledge of GMC Student policies and GMC Experience!
Contact Ms. Wendy Boyer: email@example.com ~ Room 2704
Ethics Essay Contest
The Ethics Essay contest is ongoing and occurs every quarter. All students in English 101 (or who have taken
English 101) are encouraged to submit (you don’t have to rely on your professors to submit an essay). Essays
should demonstrate excellent understanding of the fundamental characteristics of good writing as well as
significant critical analysis related to an ethical consideration. The contest features cash prizes for first ($300),
second ($150), and third place ($50).
Fall I 2011 Winners! Fall 2011 Winners!
Ms. Leslie Hafer, Director, Mrs. Mary Anderson, congratulates
congratulates first place winner first place winner Tonya Kennedy .
Congratulations to the second
place winner Irish Roberts!
No photo available.
Mr. Todd Thomas, English Professor,
presents a check to Ronald Abercrombie,
second place winner.
Mr. Todd Thomas, English Professor, Mr. Todd Thomas, English Professor, presents
presents a check to Henry Cisneros, third a check to Jerome Lucas , third place winner.
Ethics Bowl Team Competes
CONGRATULATIONS to Georgia Military College- This year, team members also participated in an
Valdosta again for their outstanding achievement at intercollegiate bowl with the six other GMC
the Southeast Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl campuses in Columbus. The top two teams win a bid
(IEB) at St. Petersburg to compete in the regional
College, St. Petersburg, competition in St.
Florida. Twenty-four Petersburg. GMC-Valdosta
teams from across the has won this bid for the past
southeast competed in the two years. Congratulations
event, which consisted of Valdosta!
three rounds. Again we
were the only Community On a personal note, I am
College competing against always proud to take GMC-
four year institutions. Valdosta teams to
GMC-Valdosta competed competitions. Coaches from
against University of North other teams always ask me
Florida and won! In the how I find such fine team
final round, we lost to the members, year after year.
host school, University of South Florida, St. The answer is you. I believe the discipline and ethics
Petersburg. rooted in this institution creates excellence. I would
like to thank the faculty and students for making this
In the Ethics Bowl, a moderator poses questions to a great experience for me and for the team members.
teams of three to five students. Questions may
concern ethical problems on wide ranging topics, The Valdosta campus will host a Spring
such as the classroom (e.g. cheating or plagiarism), intercollegiate competition on April 27. We would
personal relationships (e.g. dating or friendship), like to invite everyone to come and support our team!
professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, medicine), We appreciate your support and look forward to
or social and political ethics (e.g. free speech, gun seeing you there.
control, etc.) Each team receives a set of ethical
issues in advance of the competition, and questions GMC-Valdosta’s Ethics Team members are: Stephen
posed to teams at the competition are taken from that Donaldson, Brandi Harvey, and Kevin Neary
set. A panel of judges evaluates answers; rating
criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant For more information, please contact Christy James.
considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-269-4821.
Student Service League
Do you want to get involved and make a difference in economy has taken a downward turn.
your community? This is the opportunity that the
Student Service League gives you. There are many In February, SSL will hold a blood drive to assist the
things that SSL does throughout the year, and each American Red Cross. This organization is in dire
quarter, SSL takes on a different project. The decision need to blood to help those who need it. The most
of which projects to get requested type is O Positive and O
involved in is in the hands of Negative, but all types are needed.
the students. With one pint of blood, three livescan
be saved so please help us to help
We do have set projects such as others.
the school supply drive in Fall I.
GMC is a CPIE (Community The Student Service League had a
Partners in Education) to two very successful food during the Fall II
schools. One is Southeast terms. As usual, GMC student’s came
Elementary, which is a city through with flying colors and we
school, and Dewar Elementary, were able to really stock the pantry
a county school. The supplies for LAMP (Lowndes Association of
collected and delivered to the Ministry to People) just before the
schools enable them to meet the holiday season arrived. This
students’ needs throughout the organization was then able to assist
Making a Difference in many needed families in our
Our Community. community.
We hold two blood drives for
the American Red Cross each The Student Service League meets the
year. This is an excellent way to give back to your fourth Friday of every month, so if you would like to
community. The entire drive is organized by SSL, join us, we would love to have you. Just complete an
and students keep the flow of donors going. Whether
application from the bulletin board outside the Dean’s
you are able to donate, and we highly encourage all
students, staff, and faculty to do so, your assistance is office or see Mrs. Brzezienski (room #207).
needed, and the students do an excellent job.
In Fall II of each year, SSL holds a food drive to
benefit LAMP (Lowndes Association of Ministry to
People). The students chose this time of year because
it is right before the holidays. There are many in our
community who are less fortunate and really need our
help. This has become more important as our
SSL GIVES YOU THE
OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK
TO A COMMUNITY THAT GIVES
YOU SO MUCH!
What’s New in the Library
More Available Apps
EBSCOhost, a premium online information resource, offers a mobile app to support
research and learning on-the-go. Now, users of EBSCO resources can conveniently search
EBSCO’s leading research databases anytime and anywhere using their iPhone, iPad, iPod
touch, Blackberry, and Android Smartphones. With the free app, GMC students, faculty,
and staff are able to:
Select all or individual EBSCO databases to search
Limit results to full-text or peer-reviewed articles
Sort results by relevance or date
Ms. Ebonye Bennett
Library Associate Retrieve full-text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
Save search results for offline access at a later date
Email search results to self or others
To download the EBSCOhost app:
1. From the GMC Online Library homepage, select the EBSCOhost link located under Databases A-Z and
select any EBSCOhost database (Academic Search Complete, MEDLINE, Sociological Collection, etc.)
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, click the link “New: EBSCOhost iPhone and Android
Applications” and enter your email address.
3. EBSCOhost will send you an email that contains direct links to download the free EBSCOhost app from
the iTunes App store or Android Market.
4. From your mobile device, access the email and click the link found in the email to authenticate the
application. You have 24 hours to access the key from your mobile device to authenticate the app.
For more information, please visit or contact the E-Library Associate.
Ebonye Bennett email@example.com (229)269-4802
GMC Honor Code: Personal Honor
T he Honor Code represents students’ commitment
to themselves to maintain their personal honor, to
insist that all in the community honor the code, and to
C odes and promises cannot change who we are,
but adherence to them can help us ensure that
every decision we make is one that upholds our
act in response to violations of the Code. The first values. We recognize that every decision we make is
dimension of that commitment is: one that upholds our values. We recognize that
conscience and character are shaped and maintained
Personal Honor by decisions and actions. We, therefore, believe that
clear commitments regularly reaffirmed keep the need
W e learn early in life that honorable people tell
the truth and keep promises and that to cheat
or steal is dishonorable. We know, however, that
for honor present in our minds. We further believe
that honesty, integrity, and truth are not just values but
that they are decision that we make and must continue
everyone can be tempted and that the fear of failure to make despite temptation and the lure of the “easy
and the prospect of comfort or future success can lead way out.”
us to betray principles of truth, honesty and integrity.
We also know that social pressures, pleasures, or Next Dimension: Social Responsibility
personal problems can compromise our values. In
short, thoughtless acts can cost us our integrity.
Student Government Association
We are happy to kick off another year with the GMC To get involved please contact:
Student Government Association. On behalf of SGA, Mrs. Tindall, SGA Advisor
I would like to inform everyone about upcoming firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Gaither, SGA president
February ...... Financial Aid Workshop email@example.com
March ........... Health Fair
April ............. Collegiate Games
Womanless Beauty Pageant
More information about events will be posted around
campus closer to the date of each event. Remember if
you are a student at GMC, you are already a member
of SGA. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each
month in room 213.
If you have any ideas or events for this year at GMC,
see the SGA president or advisor. Have any
comments or concerns? Complete a form that is
located on the SGA bulletin board in each building
and submit to Ms. Tindall in room 303.
In November the Student Government
Association held a Raffle to benefit the
Reading Program for the Rotary Club.
SGA held their business meeting which
was followed by the Difference Maker
Speaker, Ms. Kara Ramos.
Difference Makers Speakers Series
Sponsored by SGA and the Newsletter Club.
Ms. Kara Ramos, GMC Faculty Member and
Writer for the Valdosta Daily Times, shares her
experiences as a writer and how she came to this
particular occupation. Look for upcoming
Difference Makers Speakers. Events will be
posted on the Newsletter Club bulletin board.
Phi Theta Kappa
Relay for Life
Relay for life will be held April 27 at Valdosta Middle
School. Please join team Georgia Military College’s To find out more about Phi Theta Kappa contact:
relay team. A sign-up
sheet is located outside Mrs. Routsong in Room 304
Mrs. Routsong’s office firstname.lastname@example.org
door (room 304). You
can also register for Mr. Harris in Room 404
GMC’s team by going to email@example.com
entering our zip code to
find our team. If you are
unable to participate, you
may make a donation online or in the college’s
business office. For further information, please contact
GMC-Valdosta’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be
holding a membership drive this Winter. Students must
have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have
completed at least 12 college credit hours. Prospective
members will receive emails inviting them to become
part of Phi Theta Kappa. The benefits to joining Phi
Theta Kappa include transfer scholarships to over 700
institutions, access to college and career resources, and
special honor society regalia at graduation. If you
receive an invitation, please consider joining Phi Theta 2011 Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony
Kappa, a prestigious group of international scholars.
Spring Formal Induction
If you have become or will become a member of Phi
Theta Kappa this 2011 – 2012 school year, you will be
invited to take part in our formal induction ceremony.
The ceremony offers new members and their family
and friends an opportunity to meet the officers, fellow
members, and faculty. It is held in honor of the new
members; however, attendance is not a requirement for
membership. The ceremony is held in May, but the
final date, time and location will be provided soon.
Congratulations to all new members!
GMC Partnering Business event – Fall 2011
HUGE SUCCESS! Go to page 20 to view a list of Businesses &
The GMC Partnering Business event on Oct. 27 was Community Outreach Programs offering Discounts &
a huge success. There were 25+ businesses that came Exclusive Services to GMC Students, Faculty, & Staff
out and set up booths to support the event. The GMC
students rocked in participation too! We had over 200
students that stopped by and talked with the business
owners about the exclusive offers for GMC students.
The day was filled with a lot of surprises, giveaways,
and oh yes, many door prizes for the GMC students!
We appreciate our GMC Partnering Businesses!
Don’t forget to check out the GMC Partnering
Business board in building B! Make sure you watch
for new partnering businesses, coupons, “specials”,
A big thank you to Nails by Chris and Chick fil A,
Inner Perimeter for hosting the breakfast and lunch
for the Partnering Businesses!
Georgia Military College-Valdosta Film Society Stock Club
offers many co-curricular and Mr. Thomas Mr. Daugherty
extra-curricular activities for firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
students to take advantage of and
Walking & Running Club Team Sports and Softball League
enhance their experience at GMC.
Ms. Washburn Mr. Roberts
Below are a few of Clubs at GMC- firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
History Club Guitar Club
ΦΘΚ (Phi Theta Kappa) International Ms. Boyer Mr. Thompson
Honor Society. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
(Mr. Harris and Ms. Routsong)
Adventure Club Social Work Club
SGA—Student Government Mr. King Ms. Willis
Association. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Student Newsletter Talent Club
Ms. Anderson, Ms. Routsong & Mr. Ms. Reaves
SSL—Student Service League Thomas email@example.com
Ms. Brzezienski firstname.lastname@example.org Email addresses on Pg. 1
GMC Partners with Businesses in the Community
Do you like discounts? Do you like specials? Do you like the word “free”?
Check out GMC’s community partners who offer various specials for GMC students!
Partnering with the Community
Businesses & Community Outreach Programs offering Discounts & Exclusive Services to GMC Students, Faculty, & Staff
Vendor Name Discount Location and/or Contact Info
All God's Children Childcare Center 5% off 4434 N . Forrest St.,Ext. Valdosta
Anthony's Spa & Salon $5 off any service (w/ participating stylist) 420 Murray Rd. in Valdosta
Anytime Fitness 50% off enrollment fee, $5 off monthly fee 3143-C N. Ashley Street in Valdosta
Arby's 10% off 2916 N. Ashley Street in Valdosta
Arrow Screenprinting 10% off 2003 W. Gordon St in Valdosta
Atlanta Bread Company Sandwich, Chips & Drink $5.99 Corner of Baytree Rd. & Norman Dr.
Bouncin' Balloons & Costumes 10% off 4545 Chappell Drive, Valdosta
California Sun 10 % off 4644 C. Bemiss Road, Valdosta
Cartridge World 10% off 2181 N. Ashley Street in Valdosta
Mondays - Buy one combo get second combo of same
Chick-Fil-A value or less - FREE w/ GMC ID Inner Perimeter, Valdosta
Daylight Donuts 15 % off 3175 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta
El Cazador 10% off 1600 N. Ashley St., Valdosta
Elliano's Coffee 10 % off All Valdosta Locations
Envisage Photography 10% off 2 Hour Session 229-251-4469 in Hahira
Funtime Bounce Houses, LLC 10% off www.funtimebouncehouses.com
Holly's Cakes 15% off 229-244-2511 in Valdosta
Insta-Lube $3.00 off All Valdosta Locations
Jac's Lanes Tues. Night, $2 off Rent A Lane, 9pm-11pm 406 Connell Rd. in Valdosta
Las Banderas Car Wash 15% off 907 Baytree Rd. in Valdosta
Las Banderas Restaurant 15% off 904 Baytree Rd. in Valdosta
Moe's Southwest Grill 15% off All Valdosta Locations
Pizza Hut $8.00 large 1topping -any day w/ GMC ID N. Ashley Street, Valdosta
Pleats & Creases Dry Cleaning 5% off All Locations in Valdosta & Adel
Potter's House & Parable 15% off 3119 N. Oak St. Ext., Valdosta
Premier Designs Jewelry 10% off email@example.com or (229) 392-6936
Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 10% off Valdosta and Lake Park
Salon Park Avenue 10% off (excludes wax & foils) 900 East Park Avenue, Valdosta
Simply Silver 15% off 361 Northside Dr. in Valdosta
The Mix - Frozen Yogurt 10% off 1803 Jerry Jones Drive, Valdosta
Tropical Smoothie 15% off 1525 Baytree Rd., Suite M in Valdosta
Upper Cervical Chiropractic 30% off 2418 Bemiss Rd. in Valdosta
Wayne Washington Salon 10% off any chemical service 422 E. Park Ave. in Valdosta
White Tiger Karate Membership fee waived 1900 Gornto Rd Suite H in Valdosta
Wilson Eye Center 20% off glasses w/ coupon! 2108 N. Patterson St in Valdosta
Ameris Bank Bank of America First State Bank & Trust Regions Bank Southeastern Federal Credit Union Suntrust Bank
Fivepoint Apartments Go Waiter - Valdosta Morningside Baptist Church - College & Career Dept. Sam's Club
Texas Roadhouse The Gathering Weight Watchers Wild Adventures Zant's Florist
The list of community partners is constantly growing so keep a look out for
additional participants and deals!
FamilyWorks Counseling Center Georgia Military College
Who benefits from counseling or therapy?
Anyone can benefit from counseling or therapy!
Counseling and therapy has been found to be
helpful to people with many different kinds of
School/Work Balance Do you like to debate?
Test Anxiety Do you enjoy debating ethical issues concerning
present day issues in this country?
Do you like being a part of a winning team, a team
Depression that placed 7 out of 24 teams in this year’s regional
Grief and Loss competition AND was the only Community
Relationship Problems College competing!!??
Divorce and Separation If you answered yes to these questions, then you
Anxiety may want to become a member of GMC Ethics
Parenting Problems Bowl.
For appointments call Lynze Durham at Contact Christy James at 229-269-4821 or
FamilyWorks Therapy Center firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Don’t Have Your
Come and Play the Stock
Game with Us!
JOIN THE CLUB!
Meetings Held on the
Last Thursday of Each Month
Student IDs are made Mondays and
Thursdays in the Business Office For more information contact
located across from the Bookstore. Chad Daugherty in Financial Aid.
Student Academic Planner 2011/2012
Dates subject to change without notice
Winter 2012 Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 1 2012 Fall 2012
STUDENT PLANNER (12WNVAL) (12SPVAL) (12SUVAL) (12F1DLC) (12FADLC)
Pre-Registration March 26, 2012
Payment deadline –
May 20, 2012
Financial Aid Priority* November 14, 2011 February 24, 2012 May 4, 2012 June 22, 2012 August 31, 2012
October 20, 2011 January 12, 2012 March 22, 2012 June 7, 2012 August 9, 2012
October 24, 2011 January 16, 2012 March 26, 2012 June 11, 2012 August 13, 2012
October 26, 2011 January 18, 2012 March 28, 2012 June 13, 2012 August 15, 2012
Registration Ends December 9, 2011 March 4, 2012 May 20, 2012 July 22, 2012 September 30, 2012
Payment deadline – December 9, 2011 March 5, 2012 May 21, 2012 July 23, 2012 October 01, 2012
Registration @ 12:00pm @ 5:00pm @ 5:00pm @ 5:00pm @ 5:00pm
July 23 - August 3, October 01 - 12,
Late Registration January 03 - 06, 2012 March 5 - 16, 2012 May 21 - June 1, 2012
Payment deadline- January 6, 2012 by March 16, 2012 by June 1, 2012 by August 3, 2012 by October 12, 2012 by
Late Registration 12:00pm 12:00pm 12:00pm 12:00pm 12:00pm
Classes Begin January 9, 2012 March 19, 2012 June 4, 2012 August 6, 2012 October 15, 2012
October 15 - 16,
Drop / Add Dates** January 9-10, 2012** March 19-20, 2012** June 4-5, 2012** August 6-7, 2012**
Last day to use a
January 11, 2012 March 21, 2012 June 6, 2012 August 8, 2012 October 17, 2012
Mid-Term February 6, 2012 April 23, 2012 June 28, 2012 September 4, 2012 November 12, 2012
Classes & Exams End March 3, 2012 May 19, 2012 July 21, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 9, 2012
Holiday make-up class
M/W - Jan. 27th N/A M/W - July 13th N/A TBA
for Night classes
January 2, 2012 November 12, 2012 -
January 16, 2012 Feb. September 3, 2012 Veteran's Day
Holidays April 2-7, 2012 July 4, 2012 November 21 -24, 2012
20, 2012 - (Day Classes (Day Classes Only)
Only) - Thanksgiving Holiday
*Priority processing deadline. All required verification documents should be submitted by this deadline. It is
recommended you complete your FAFSA at least two weeks prior to the deadline to allow time for notification and
submission of required verification documents. Your FAFSA can be completed and verification documents
submitted after this date but you may not have funds in place by the start of the term.
**Registration charges resulting in a balance are due and payable at the time of processing each day.