The Board of Regents has requested Gordon’s input on altering its name from ‘˜Gordon College’ to ‘˜Gordon State College’ to recognize its state college status. ”Gordon’ will remain the core of our identity,’ said President Max Burns. ‘But being able to include our state college status in our name communicates more clearly the progress Gordon has made. The new name honors the history of Gordon while allowing us to look to the future.’Gordon will immediately begin seeking input on the matter from the community and campus. A decision will be made in July.Granted state college status by the University System of Georgia in 2006, Gordon’s first four-year program, early childhood education, welcomed its first students in 2007. Since then an additional six, four-year degrees ‘“ nursing, English, history, mathematics, biology and health services and informatics administration ‘“ have been added.Gordon also offers more than 40 additional programs of study which are fully transferable to other USG institutions. A link will be added to the college’s website, www.gdn.edu, which will include additional information and allow interested parties to share their views. For more on the history of Gordon go to http://www.gdn.edu/aboutgordon/history.aspWhat do you think?
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