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Here are the top five reasons why Atlanta Metropolitan State College is the college for the ATL: The No. 1 reason: Simply because Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) is No. 1. No. 1 graduation rate in the University System of Georgia for the associate’s degree. No. 1 graduation rate for African Americans for associate’s degree. No.…

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Typically, institutions of higher learning are known for providing education, not for being “angels of generosity.” Atlanta Metropolitan State College is both. A little over two ago, Atlanta Metropolitan State College recognized that many of its students were having problems staying alert and attentive in class. After identifying the need, college officials decided to create something they…

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Atlanta Metropolitan State College held its annual Celebration of Leadership Awards on Sept. 27, 2018, on the school’s campus. During the awards ceremony, the Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation raised $370,000 for need-based scholarship funds to aid students. “I am extremely proud of the work of the Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation board members,” said foundation board…

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Antonio McGaha, 39, is not your traditional student. While he’s enrolled at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, majors in social work, and was designated a scholar at USG Academic Recognition Day, McGaha meticulously balances being a full-time student, father and mentor. He hopes to impact the community by starting a nonprofit whose mission is mentoring young…

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The Atlanta Business League recently held its 11th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business in Metro Atlanta. The theme of this year’s event was Growing Businesses, Growing Wealth: the $15 Billion Opportunity. ABL organizers shared that the objective of this year’s Congress is to understand the $15B opportunity that is available in 2018…

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With 85 years of experience fostering the “growth, creation and development of successful business enterprises owned, operated and managed by African Americans in the metropolitan Atlanta,” the Atlanta Business League knows what programs, policies and legislative initiatives are needed to ensure businesses are profitable. On Monday, April 9, 2018, ABL hosted the 11th Annual Congress…

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Dr. Gary McGaha stands as a leader in the field of academics. The president of Atlanta Metropolitan State College has found innovative ways to lead the institution. Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently stands as the leading institution in Georgia with first-generation students. This has allowed the institution to transform lives while giving a boost to others who…

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Dr. Georgianne Thomas is a Renaissance woman. She is an activist, scholar, musician, educator and writer. In between her current role as adjunct professor at not one but two institutions of higher learning — Atlanta Metropolitan State College and Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Thomas found time to add one more accomplishment to her extensive resume…

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On Friday, May 6, two Atlanta Public School high school seniors from Maynard Jackson High School received associates degrees from Atlanta Metropolitan State College about three weeks before the students graduate high school. One of the two students is Maynard Jackson High School valedictorian, Taylor Dalton who graduated with two associate degrees, one in pre-…

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Atlanta Metropolitan State College is one of the 29 institutions in the University System of Georgia and one of three USG institutions (Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and AMSC) in the city of Atlanta. Ninety-five percent of the students who attend AMSC are Georgia and Atlanta residents. The mission statement of an institution,…

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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) received a $3.4 million grant Sept. 12, 2013 to implement and lead the Georgia-Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in support of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The grant will cover a period of five years. CAU President Carlton E. Brown, principal investigator for the grant,…

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Education Matters at Atlanta Metropolitan State College Words and Images by DeWayne Rogers All it takes is one quick walk around the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan State College and you feel the energy. As students and faculty bustle about, the campus teems with the promise of a bright academic future. But that future doesn’t just…

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