20-28/28. Georgia Perimeter College
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DeKalb College, 1963. DeKalb County Board of Education creates a two-year public institution of higher education called DeKalb College, which opens under provisions of Georgia’s 1958 Junior College Act. DeKalb County school superintendent Jim Cherry sees the institution as the capstone of the county’s public educational system, providing open admission to all citizens from primary grades through a two-year college associate degree. Groundbreaking for the Clarkston (DeKalb County) campus occurs in 1963, and classes begin for 763 students in Fall 1964. DeKalb Community College, 1972: In 1972 college students become eligible to enroll and receive vocational training at DeKalb Area Technical School (later called Georgia Piedmont Technical College), located adjacent to DeKalb College’s Central Campus in Clarkston. The new institution, DeKalb Community College, is a pioneer in joint enrollment (high school students enroll in college classes) and “televised courses” (distance learning). DeKalb College, 1986. The school relinquishes its vocational affiliations and programs, becomes a unit of the University System of Georgia (USG), is renamed DeKalb College, and expands outside DeKalb County and throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Georgia Perimeter College, 1997. Reflecting the college’s growing influence in the Atlanta metropolitan area as well as the state, the USG’s Board of Regents changes its name to Georgia Perimeter College (GPC). Perimeter College of Georgia State University, 2016. USG Board of Regents merges GPC and Georgia State University in January 2016, creating a large, diverse, urban institution with a strong distance-learning program (Perimeter College Online) and ongoing support for military students and veterans (Military Outreach Center).
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents of the Records Proclamations, resolutions, and other documents recognizing the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning at the GPC Clarkston Campus, 2010-2013.
Scope and Contents of the Records Primarily audio-visual recordings created by public relations and marketing personnel at the Clarkston campus of Georgia Perimeter College comprise these records, 1965-2015. Content was created at many locations and includes events and ceremonies; presentations, speakers and classes; informational workplace, program, and policy features. The Writers Institute and the Decatur Book Festival are well-documented. Still photos in digital form show campus events, groups, sports, and facilities....
Scope and Contents of the Records The Georgia Perimeter College collection, also called the Georgia Perimeter Archives, was collected and previously housed at the Clarkston Campus to document the history of the college. It includes reports, yearbooks, student newspapers, literary magazines, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia documenting ceremonies, events, governance, academics, and student life. The collection dates from the college’s beginnings until its merger with Georgia State University.
Dates: 1964 - 2017
Scope and Contents of the Records These marketing and public relations records include fact books; posters and videotapes of the annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration; and videotapes of other noteworthy events.
Scope and Contents of the Records Records of the Georgia Perimeter College (Decatur) Public Relations and Marketing Office include publications (annual reports, fact books, staff newsletters, Chronicle, Collegian), photos (contact sheets of events), media (videotapes, CDs, DVDs of events), framed Resolutions.