June 2011 Vol. 1 Issue 8
Georgia's public university system remains a powerful economic engine in spite of the challenges facing it and the rest of the country. Darton College provided the second largest economic impact among the state's public two-year colleges.
Georgia's HOPE scholarship program has had to make some steep adjustments in order to counteract the effects brought about by the current economic climate - namely, rising tuition costs, the recession, a decrease in lottery revenues, and increased enrollment demands.
Please come out to the Darton College campus June 25 at 7:00 p.m. to see the Darton Dance Company's latest production. The Gala fundraiser, with live music by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, is sure to entertain you. Judge Loring Gray and Karla Heath Sands will also offer guest performances.
Dr. Joan Darden, former vice president for academic affairs, was named one of twelve Academy of Nursing Fellows in the nation by the National League for Nursing. This class of fellows represents leaders in nursing education from nursing programs across the higher education spectrum and from other organizations committed to health care. Dr. Darden, who retired from Darton College in 2009, is a nursing professor at Thomas University.
The Office of Student Activities is hosting a free movie on the intramural field June 25. "The Green Hornet" will begin at 9:00 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be free popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy for Darton College students with an ID. Refreshments may also be purchased by non-students or those without an ID card. So if you're looking for a fun family activity Saturday night, this is for you!
Do you ever wonder why some people you meet just seem born to stand out above the rest? If you would like to be that person who is regarded as a leader among men, it only takes a few skills to ensure that you emanate leadership.
You can now register for the Darton College Alumni Association! Annual fees are $35 and allow you to take advantage of a vast array of benefits designed to save you money and make your life easier. No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, we have something for you!
The Darton Alumni Association now has a new Facebook page to help stay connected to our alumni and the community. Featuring the latest alumni news, videos, and information about what's happening on campus, we invite you to visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Darton-Alumni-Association/175033059218136 and leave a comment. We've set a goal of 500 "likes" by July 31, so if you like us, let us know!
Darton College has announced that Bill Jones III is the new Head Golf Coach.
In this issue
Darton alum Ondria Ellis earned a degree in Spring 2007 in human services technology. Ondria, who was featured in a 2007 commencement article, recently stopped by Darton to give an update on her activities.
Help Darton Recruit Students
Refer a future Darton student by going to the following link and filling out the student's contact information. Our admissions department will send the student information about Darton College, showing him or her why we are the best choice and the best value! Click here to Refer a Student.
What's Happening On Campus
Don't forget these upcoming dates!
June 21: B Term Registration
June 23: A Term finals
June 25: 7 p.m. in the Darton Theatre, the Darton Dance Company presents "Cosmic Kinematics: The Story of Mary Beth's Ballet." Tickets $15 general admission, and $25 VIP.
June 25: Free Outdoor Movie on the Lawn sponsored by the Office of Student Activities - featuring "The Green Hornet." Movie starts at 9:00 pm on the Intramural Field. Refreshments will be available for purchase for non-students and those without a Darton ID.
June 27: B Term begins
July 4: Campus closes at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 1, in observance of the Fourth of July and will reopen Tuesday, July 5.