“We are honored by the commitment of HunterMaclean law firm to support the Leadership Through Service Scholarship program at Coastal Georgia,” said Valerie A. Hepburn, Ph.D., president of the College of Coastal Georgia. “Service-learning is a key priority for this college and the community. The support from HunterMaclean is impactful and valued.”
The College of Coastal Georgia adopted service-learning in 2011 as a signature academic initiative to improve quality of student learning. Service-learning is a teaching approach in which students expand their academic learning through practical application in hands-on, real-life experiences that promote community interests. Through service-learning and community engagement, students enhance their academic and leadership skills – including critical thinking, communication and teamwork – while helping others.
“Structured service-learning is more than volunteerism,”
“In recent years, the College of Coastal Georgia has grown to become a vibrant, residential four-year program,” said attorney Ben Hartman, a partner at HunterMaclean’
“The dividends for the Brunswick community are significant. At HunterMaclean, we want to support the growth of the college and to enhance its positive impact upon the area’s future leaders.”
In December 2008, the College of Coastal Georgia began offering four-year baccalaureate degree programs, embarking the College on a transformative master plan with academic and infrastructure expansions to accommodate 6,000 students by 2020. The master plan includes new and redesigned academic facilities, an academic quadrangle with central pedestrian mall, a new Campus Center and on-campus student housing.
The College of Coastal Georgia embraces its mission to foster academic excellence and individual development, to provide accessible and affordable higher education to a wide spectrum of learners, and to engage with the community and the region. Through an integrated program of applied knowledge and service-learning, grounded in real-world experiences within the community, the College offers a wide range of degree programs for traditional and non-traditional students.
The Leadership Through Service Scholarship is open to additional funding. For information about how area businesses can help, please contact the College of Coastal Georgia Advancement Office at 912.279.5925.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF COASTAL GEORGIA:
Located in Brunswick, Ga., the College of Coastal Georgia provides an exemplary, affordable baccalaureate education and is part of the University System of Georgia. Building upon more than a half century of service, the College is becoming a significant and successful force to educate, enrich, engage and economically enhance the coastal region and the state of Georgia. The College of Coastal Georgia is quickly becoming a college of choice for students across the state and beyond, providing an affordable, outstanding education for tomorrow's leaders and citizens through service learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit www.ccga.edu online.
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