Alumni return for first homecoming and other events

GGC Homecoming logo with Georgia Gwinnett College across top of grizzly and homecoming date and tagline "Creating Traditions" along bottom.
Katrina Denise Washington, Class of 2015, designed the logo for the college’s first Homecoming t-shirt.

About 140 Georgia Gwinnett alumni and guests gathered for various events included in the college’s first, historic Homecoming, held Nov. 8, 2014.

The event began with a welcome and Alumni Board panel session in the Library and Learning Center’s Heritage Room for about 50 alumni and their guests. Participants also saw a presentation on the state of the college by GGC President Stas Preczewski, who took questions from the audience.

Attendees were then served breakfast in the Student Center dining hall by members of the Student Government Association (SGA), Royal Court and the Greenlight Activities Board.

After breakfast, alumni and their guests visited new GGC facilities during campus tours led by members of the Golden Key International Honour Society. The college’s Career Development and Advising Center also held a workshop for interested alumni.

That afternoon, the GGC Alumni Association hosted alumni and their guests at a reception in the Grizzly Athletics Complex’s hospitality suite, held in conjunction with a soccer double-header.

Two Grizzlies cheer the soccer team in the stands.
Grizzlies cheer on the soccer teams.

The Grizzlies were victorious in both games, with the men defeating Bob Jones University, 6-1, and the women shutting out Middle Georgia State College, 4-0. The teams honored their senior players between games in recognition of Senior Day. The Royal Court and any alumni present participated in a processional between the games, as well.

About 50 alumni and guests gathered again a few weeks later for the annual Alumni Holiday Party. This year’s festivities were held in the Student Center LVIS, featuring food, music, dancing, a photo booth, and masks and festive attire in keeping with the event’s masquerade ball theme.

Several alumni stop to pose outdoors in front of Building B.
Alumni participate in campus tours.

“As a new college, creating traditions is very important. While we must start small, what we do today will set a tone for many generations of Grizzlies to come,” said Julia Stover, assistant director of Annual Giving. “I invite alumni to join us at future gatherings so we can build our school spirit and maintain our connections.”

Alumni will soon receive invitations to the Alumni Baseball Reception in the Grizzly Athletics Complex’s hospitality suite for the Apr. 11, 1 p.m. game against West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

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