13 - Paula Porter
14 - Kathy Halliwell
14 - Jordan Hernandez
- Georgia Artists with Disabilities
Annual traveling exhibit of
alumnus Gene Threats '80
through July 9
Historic Ritz Theatre
12 - A Little Light Music
Island Garage Band
St. Simons Island
15 - Foundation Trustee Meeting
16 - Staff Assembly
21 - New Foundation Trustee Orientation
26 - Jazz in the Park
Sam Rodriguez Latin Jazz
St. Simons Island
Study Demonstrates Benefits
College Impacts Local Community by
over $131 Million
A recent study during the 2010 fiscal year (July 1, 2009
through June 30, 2010) conducted by the Selig Center and Terry
College of Business reported the economic impact of the 35 colleges
and universities in the University System of Georgia. On whole, the state
of Georgia's economy was impacted in the amount of $12.6 billion. The
College of Coastal Georgia reported an economic impact of $69.7
million during its first year as a four-year institution.
Additionally, capital projects for the College of Coastal Georgia
totaling $61.4 million in output during 2010 brought the total
economic impact to $131.1 million.
Modeling the impact of similar colleges within the
University System of Georgia during the 2010 fiscal year, the
college's ongoing impact on the coastal community is bright. Included
in this study are Macon State College and Gainesville State College.
These schools serve as model institutions to the College of Coastal
A college's financial impact is measured largely by
spending (personnel services, operating expenses, and student
expenses) in the local community as well as the college's employment
impact. Macon State impacted its local community by $162.3 million
during the 2010 fiscal year. Gainesville State impacted its community
by $204.9 million. Similar institutions having over double the
economic impact during the course of the 2010 fiscal year bode well
for the future of the Coastal Georgia region as the College of
Coastal Georgia continues to expand.
Macon State had an employment impact of 1,789 jobs.
Gainesville State's impact was 2,253 jobs. As of the 2010 report, the
College of Coastal Georgia employment impact was 828 jobs. Across the
University System, approximately 34 percent of these positions were
on campus (University System employees) and 66 percent were
off-campus positions in either the private or public sectors. On
average, for each job created on campus there were 1.9 off-campus
jobs that exist because of spending related to the institution. As
the College continues to expand its student body, so too will its
employment impact expand.
continued expansion of the intercollegiate athletic department and
the completion of a new campus center and on-campus housing will add
to the college's local economic impact.
Don Mathews, Professor of Economics at the College, summarized,
"The effect of colleges and universities on economic development
at the local, state, and national levels is enormous. Colleges
and universities help people become more productive workers and
citizens. They are also key partners with businesses, nonprofit
organizations, and governmental institutions. In addition, what
doesn't show up in economic impact analyses is the cultural and
community enrichment that colleges and universities provide - that
impact is significant."
Meshanko Awarded National Scholarship
Coordinator of Career Services Chris Meshanko received a
scholarship to attend the 2011 National Association of Colleges and
Employers (NACE) Conference and Expo in Grapevine, Texas, May 31 -
June 3. Meshanko was one of only thirty career services professionals
to receive a scholarship, valued at $1,700, from the NACE Foundation,
Over 1,600 colleges, universities, and employers
attended the conference. According to Meshanko, the conference was a
wonderful networking opportunity. "More than one hundred colleges,
universities, and employers are now aware of the College of Coastal
Georgia and the quality of our programs. The contacts and
resources I obtained from the conference will really benefit our
students and alumni."
Career Services, a unit of Student Affairs, is located
in the Andrews Student Services Center. To learn more about
Career Services, click here.
112 Students Named Presidential Scholars for Spring
The College of Coastal Georgia Office of the President
has listed the names of the 112 Presidential Scholars for the Spring
To be named to the President's List of Scholars, a
student must be enrolled for twelve hours or more with a term grade
point average (GPA) of 4.00.
To view the list, click here.
Foundation Annual Fund Campaign Update
As of May 25, annual fund campaign efforts had
achieved 70.8% of the 2011 goal. Shooting for $2,155,000, the
Foundation has raised $1,526,296.
According to the Advancement Office analysis, the
Alumni Scholarship challenge is at 85.4% of goal ($4,270 towards
a goal of $5,000), the community campaign is at 39.4% of goal
($142,059 towards a goal of $360,000) and major gifts has achieved
108.5% of goal ($1,302,800 on a goal of $1.2 million.)
Faculty and staff contributions are at 15.6% with $4,693
collected on a $30,000 goal for 2011.
Read more about the 2011 Annual Fund Campaign. To
participate, click here.