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THE OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE STUDENTS SINCE 1987

I need a doctor A trip into how ptsd is embedded in our society

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College- wide: Spring 2015 Commencement, 10:30 a.m., Georgia World Congress Center Visit www.gpc.edu/ commencement or scan the QR code for more information.

Clarkston: Staff Development Day, 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Clarkston campus (college is closed)

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College-wide: Summer Registration, 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Web registration using SIS is available for all GPC students.

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College-wide: Summer Add/ Drop

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College-wide: Summer No Show, Students who do not show up to the first week of class will be dropped for No Show / Nonattendance.

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Editor in Chief Farhin Lilywala MANAGING EDITORs Jack Allan Lester Naya Clark Sports Editor Ben Abrams PHOTO EDITOR Tosin Ogunnoiki

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Student and Faculty Kudos STUDENTS

All-Georgia Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa: Aemah Badri, Deepa Singh Thakuri, Rozhin Pavaresh, Armel Nsiangani and Jeremy Borger Alumni Association’s Emerging Leader Award: Sri Rajasekaran American Sign Language and Interpreting: Emily Riley Barry Goldwater Scholarship: Sheena Vasquez, chemistry Behavioral Studies: Loam Shin Best Club/Organization Award: Newton SGA Biological Sciences: Hazhir Hajialilou Business Administration: Jeremy Borger Communications: Ashleigh Harris Gates Computer Science: Marcia Cupery Dental Hygiene: Salima Merchant Engineering: Aemah Badri English: Justin Beaudrot Fine Arts: Roman Cisneros Foreign Language: Faven Worku Global Studies: Jacob Gallman Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship winners: Yitbarek Kazentet (petroleum engineering) and Rozhin Parvaresh (chemical engineering) Kinesiology/Sports Management: Tiffany Tinsley Mathematics: Ernest Anim New Century Scholar Award for Georgia: Aemah Badri Physical Sciences: Sheena Vasquez President’s Award: Sri Rajasekaran U.S. Studies: Gloria Herlinda Villegas-Macedo Regents Scholars: USG overall winner: Jeremy Borger, Newton Russell Ray, Alpharetta Pere Ellis II, Clarkston Olatide Michael Omojaro, Decatur Jasmin Mossavi, Dunwoody Seo Young “Rachel” Kim, Online Service Excellence Award: Keundra Coleman Student Leadership Award: Shanteran Stinson University of North Georgia Math Tournament: Individual competition: Tongtong “Connie” Zhao (2nd place) and Yunho Choi (5th place) Team competition: Thien Lam, Vinh Pham and Elijah Williams (2nd place) Overall: 2nd place Advisors: Iason Rusodimos, Barrett Walls, Allison Wolf, Diana McGinnis and Amos Darrisaw

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F A C U LT Y

Advisor of the Year Award: William Gregory Johnson Alumni Association’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year: Rosalyn Jacobs Alumni Association’s Outstanding Staff of the Year: Trae Johnson Cole Fellow Award: Anant Honkan Faculty Professional Development Award: Dr. Frederick Bounds Faculty Service Excellence: Pamela Cushenan GPC Culture Awards: Teamwork: Juan Brito and the GPC Grounds Crew, College-wide Plant Operations; and The Chattahoochee Review staff of Anna Schachner, Lydia Ship and Alicia Johanneson. Leadership: Rodney Pegues Quality Service: Sheree Simpson and Linda Fields Continuous Improvement: Alice Murray Student Success: Nathaniel Holmes Access/Capacity: Cynthia Lester and Vertilee Henry Enhancement: Jennifer Jenkins GPC Values Awards: Simone Clay, Brandi Meriwether and Bishara Omar NACADA Region IV Award for Excellence in Advising – Faculty: Dr. Salli Vargis President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award: Dr.Jeffrey Portnoy Silver award from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (poster advertising for the GPC Theatre Arts Guild play, “The Importance of Being Earnest”): Barbara Gatewood and designer Suzie Amsberry Teaching Excellence: Joanne Weir and Timothy Tarkington 2015 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards: Deborah Byrd, English and Dr. Michael Nelson, biology 25-year Service Awards: Louise Boynton, Sharon Riley, Linda Scott, Betty Benardo, Fred Bounds, Ashraful Chowdhury, Susan Clarke, Pamela Gore, Barbara Hall, Michael Hall, Beth Jensen, Rosemary Robertson, Sheryl Shanholtzer, Tina Stern, James Williams, Emily Whaley, Judy Nichols, Rhonda Shaw, Lora Mirza, Margaret Major, Keith Harris and Paul Beams 35-year Service Award: Lynn Ellington

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rescription drug exploration has become constant in today’s culture. Through Google searches and popular culture a working knowledge of how drugs operate– prices, how they’re sold and street names–is easy to obtain. Xannies (Zannies), Bars, Benzos and White boys are all nicknames for Alprazolam–brand name Xanax. Xanax is the most abused benzodiazepine, delivering feelings of sedation and isolation better than opiates like hydrocodone. “Zans make you zoned out– other people don’t matter. I see people turn up off them,” says an anonymous GPC student. Benzodiazepines (BZD) or Benzos numb emotions and produce no euphoria. Therefore the high from Xanax is technically a “low”. The effects of Benzos contrast the stereotypical high. Where drugs like cocaine give the user a sense of euphoria, the Xanax high, described as a low, raises questions of why a low feeling would be desirable. Georgia State senior, Damian Phillips thinks “I’ve been prescribed Xans because I actually need them for stress and anxiety. Recreational use is all

hype and something that people are doing to seem cool.” Xanax comes in a few common doses: .25mg, .5mg, 1mg and 2mg. Outside prescriptions Xanax has a street resale value of around $6 per pill. “Sometimes I can come across them for five dollars. They’re way cheaper than molly [MDMA], which I’ve seen for $60,” said a GPC freshman that asked to remain anonymous. Xanax’s economic edge and popularity in culture look to keep the benzodiazepine a top the “most abused” list.

the look-a-like app "myidol" makes you a virtual character words by JADA BRAXTON

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devices. The up and coming “MyIdol” app is a Chinese application that has recently been seen on social media and smartphones, allowing users to transform their everyday visage into a 3-D animation. At the Alpharetta campus, student Alex Anagnostou says she has spotted many GPC students using the app at work and school. “MyIdol” allows individuals to put themselves into a virtual world, whether it be to sing karaoke or swing on a pole. All a smartphone user has to do is download the app via the App Store and upload a selfie to start the animation. If that is not enough entertainment, the app can also create an individual’s 3-D self to appear in videos and photos. The app user then has the opportunity to choose

different mannerisms they want for a 3-D self and is able to post the finished product to wherever they choose. Whether it be smiling, frowning, scary or hilarious, the MyIdol animation proves itself to be ridiculously amusing. Although “MyIdol” is only available in Chinese, it hasn’t stopped American users from enjoying it just the same. However, the rising popularity of this app has cleared the way for various similar apps. For example, a wide range of English speakers who have caught on to the bandwagon recently gained an American version of the app. The alternative goes by the name “Insta3D,” and although it is not in Chinese, it is said to be fairly similar to “MyIdol” with a few minor deficits in facial accuracy.

mother goose Dunwoody campus closes for geese words by NAYA CLARK

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ost Dunwoody students can agree that geese are a common sight on campus. The long necked nuisances are notorious for waddling around campus, blocking cars from the school entrance, but mostly distributing poops for students and staff to maneuver around in order to get to and from class. On Monday students and staff got a whole new perspective on the campus geese. As opposed to annoyances on campus, a lesson of life and beauty was learned. On March 30, a female goose nested in a bed of pine straw underneath a tree in front of the E building. At first glance, she appeared to be injured or perhaps just resting. Shortly after, students, staff and GPC Public Safety learned that she was laying eggs. Although Public Safety made a kind effort in protecting the goose with caution tape so that no students would bother her in the incubating process, the father goose took on the task just as well, hissing at passersby protecting the mother as she warmed her eggs until spring approached. “I thought it was very genuine how they

closed that area for the goose to have her chicks, and how respectful everybody was to the environment around her,” said Valerya Tobon, a biology major at the Dunwoody campus. Students and geese became used to the sight of the mother goose tending to her eggs, often sleeping or people watching in her nest. The process helped students see it as a long and beautiful journey. Although the process of laying eggs take about a week, incubating eggs take about a month until the embryo fully develops. Finally, on April 27, the eggs finally hatched, and everyone flocked around the new geese family and snapped pictures of the six healthy adorable baby chicks. Michael Clarke-Wilson, a biology major commented on the beautiful sight. “Usually people are annoyed by them from driving around them, to stepping in their poop,” said Clarke-Wilson. “But when they have babies, everyone forgets about the negative and comes together to appreciate the beauty of the young animals by snapping pictures and admiring them.”


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my last editorial act editor-in-chief says goodbye and hello

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am a journalist.

As journalists, a mantra is drilled into our heads from the minute we decide to join this lifestyle (yes, it is a lifestyle): your audience doesn’t care about what you think; they care about themselves. Yet, here I am, writing a column (which no one really cares about), my farewell column, no less. Hi. My name is Farhin Lilywala, and I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Collegian. I have said, typed and even thought this phrase over the last year more times than I can remember. This year has been the most memorable year of my life to date, not because I got to have a swanky office with two Mac monitors (which was awesome), but because I worked with a range of such awesome personalities that no combination of 26 letters could do justice. To the students and faculty of GPC, this paper would not have been possible without you. You are our audience, and you are our sources. This paper starts and ends with you. Thank you for your support this year, and thank you for allowing the paper to grow. To all of the Collegian writers and contributors, thank you for working so hard to make this paper the best this school has seen. Thank you for constantly putting forth the effort to grow and make a difference in your school and community. Keep being awesome. To Jack Lester, congratulations! As the next Editor-in-Chief, this is your problem now (“oh oookay”). Thank you for stepping up to plate and sharing your vision for the Collegian with the rest of the world. This paper will do wonders with your leadership. I’m always on call, so I got you. Do well, but be good. To Tosin Ogunnoiki, photo editor, photographer, director, and whatever extra title you want, thank you for always being dependable. I have called, texted and emailed you so many times, and yet, you always reply. You have such potential; just don’t be

afraid to screw things up. That’s how you’ll learn and become great. To Naya Clark, Dunwoody liaison and managing editor, you’re awesome. You know how to work with a team and maintain your own personality. Keep being you. Explore your writing abilities more next semester and become even better than you are right now. Good luck! To Ben Abrams, sports editor or Uncle Ben (as Jack says), you have grown leaps and bounds from the day I met you. You are a great writer and a great person. Even with GPC not having sports next semester, I know you’ll do great. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. You can do it. To Joseph Richardson, Mr. President himself, you’re incredible. Your writing has progressed so much, just within the last few months. You continue to amaze me with the way you handle words and yourself. Continue to grow and help the Collegian grow. To Alice Murray, adviser and sounding board, thank you for all of your help this past year. I wouldn’t have been able to do it by myself. Thank you for believing in the Collegian, and thank you for believing in me. Place the same faith you had in me in Jack, and he will do wonders for the paper. To Matthew Robison, Dean of Students Affairs (Clarkston, now Dunwoody), thank you for supporting the paper and me this past year. All of our accomplishments would not have been possible without you backing us up and cheering us on. The students at Dunwoody don’t know how great they have it. The Collegian is the official student-run publication of GPC. For the short time that GPC remains and after the consolidation, consider joining the Collegian. If at any point this semester you have thought that we weren’t representing the voices of the GPC student body to the best of our abilities, please join and help the Collegian become better.

For the last time, Farhin Lilywala, Editor-in-Chief of the GPC Collegian

Farhin Lilywala and Jack Lester discuss layout during production. Photo by Tosin Ogunnoiki

Jack Lester

designer and Clarkston managing editor English major. Selected "most likely" to become a millionaire..and go bankrupt. Most known for not answering his cellphone. Involved in an on going bromance with photo editor, tosin. Usually types in lowercase letters, exclusively.

ben abrams

sports editor journalism major. "most Likely" to leave his lunch somewhere. the funniest person in the collegian. favorite line is, "where's your decency?" ben still has an egg has his profile picture on twitter.

naya clark

dunwoody manging editor journalism major. voted "most likely" to date a professor. always arrives first to production. easily the biggest hipster on the collegian office. the collegian often monitors nayA's twitter feed, as it has been flagged nsfw.

tosin ogunnoiki photo editor

undecided. tosin is a gps for cheap food. often found behind the collegian's imac. selected "most likely" to crash on someone's couch. found in constant arguments with designer, jack. a master of catchphrases.

joseph richardson

senior writer

sga president. voted "most likely" to host a ted talk. there isn't an article joseph can't write. known in the office for making an entrance. finds himself at odds with photo editor, tosin, over a variety of sports topics.

alice murray

adviser

alice keeps all the lights on at the collegian. a huge support figure and resource for the entire collegian staff. quoted saying, "if you rememebr the 60s, you weren't there." alice has a lot of facebook friends.


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ost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that tends to stem from previous life experiences that were traumatizing to the individual. The individual who suffers from PTSD tends to develop coping mechanisms and subconsciously thinks about the traumatizing event on a daily basis. Many people suffer from trauma and recover on their own. Those who suffer from PTSD tend to have extreme difficulties dealing with the trauma. PTSD can cause the individual to relive that traumatic event through flashbacks, nightmares and other methods that can cause serious problems to the individual. It can lead to other mental disorders like depression, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and many more. PTSD can also lead to extreme actions such as suicide, selfmutilation and the destruction of relationships. These actions can also lead to more problems that are both internal and external

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to the individual.

How do you know if you have PTSD? Like most mental disorders, PTSD has very similar characteristics with other disorders. PTSD tends to always originate from an actual experience in one’s lifetime. Counseling is normally what is recommended for most PTSD patients. Time and patience is key to helping those who are dealing with PTSD. Who is normally stricken with PTSD? PTSD is normally equated with military veterans who have witnessed terrible events or even experienced traumatizing occurrences. Many military veterans have had to undergo extensive amounts of therapy for their severe levels of PTSD. Case studies done from wars such as World War II show the severe effects that PTSD had on the those spending weeks

in trenches and hearing bombs go off repeatedly. After serving in the military, many military veterans are left homeless and impoverished, yet rich in the memories of war and pain. “When you are on the battlefield, repercussions do not tend to cross your mind; it is all about action,” said Ofir Melamed, a former Israeli soldier. “When the dust settles, you look back and realize all the time you lost, the friends you lost and all the damage you dealt with, both externally and internally. And in the end of it all, you're just left with thoughts and memories.” With an extensive view on PTSD and the military, are military veterans the only ones affected? Who else can be affected? In a nation that is filled with poverty, crime, starvation and other factors, it is hard to believe that only military veterans can suffer from such a disorder. PTSD seems to come into play most frequently through physical trauma such as rape and combat. The reality is that PTSD exists

off the battlefield just as much as it exists on it. There are many soldiers who do not carry weapons but who suffer from traumatizing events, which can very well lead to PTSD. The nomadic child who scavenges through trash to survive on a daily basis can have it. The mother who sleeps in the lobby of St. Jude’s Hospital nightly praying for her child who is battling cancer can have it. The firefighter who had to hear the cries of a family burning alive while he tried his best to rescue them can have it. The high school student who gets beat up daily for his sexual preference can have it. The 15-year-old girl who stands at the corner in a fur coat and heels in 10 degree weather can have it. Or the person who is reading this article and evaluating their lives to see if they can measure up to the so-called “standards” of PTSD can have it. Is it you or is it me, who battles PTSD?

Scott Hardy: A Jaguar for Life

story by BEN ABRAMS

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cott Hardy has deep connections with GPC as a faculty member and a student. Hardy currently serves as the Director of Plant Operations on the Clarkston campus, as well as the sitting President of GPC’s Alumni Board. 22 years before he reached the heights of his career at GPC, Hardy was a student at the Decatur campus when it was known as DeKalb College. Hardy did not see the value of education the same way he does today, but he did find something that motivated him to stay in school. While he was earning his degree, Hardy was a catcher for the school’s baseball team. The “North Stars” was the main reason that the future Plant Operations leader was motivated to stay in school, transfer and complete

his degree in Building, Construction and Contracting from Georgia Southern in 1986. Hardy shares how those days molded him into the success he is today. The C: How was being a student athlete at DeKalb College (now GPC) made a significant impact in your career and your life? SH: “The school provided me with great mentors from my coaches on the team and the staff that I had in the classroom. They provided me with the direction I needed and helped me to stay in school.” The C: What is the connection you have with this school today thanks to your experience on the baseball team? SH: “I have worked here for 27 years and it was all thanks to the time I spent at this

school as a student. DeKalb College was a turning point and a valuable step in my life. Through my years working here I have seen this college also make differences in many students’ lives.” The C: What are your favorite memories as a student and an athlete? SH: “My favorite memory from baseball is this game I had against Georgia Tech. I went five (hits) out of seven (at bat). In the game I got two singles, two doubles and a home run. It was the greatest game I played in my entire career. My favorite from class had to be the teachers I had: Agnes Donaldson, Tommy Barber for history, Bill Grey for economics and Clair Pierce for math just to name a few.” The C: How has GPC changed since you were taking classes? SH: “The access mission

has changed since I attended. Back when I was at school, it was normal for a college student to attend junior college in the 70s and 80s, because it was more affordable. That is not seen as normal for today’s students. They seem to prefer going to a big university over a smaller school that is more affordable to them.” The C: Do you think GPC made the right decision to disband athletics after this school year? SH: “I’m not sure if it was the right decision to make. To me, there is value that the sports team can provide to their communities if they are marketed and used the right way. The baseball teams used to be regional teams with local athletes that could make a connection with the community. I feel that the teams at Georgia Perimeter were a resource that was not effectively used for a long time.” The C: Do you agree with the handling about the status of the athletes and the coaches after the GPCGSU consolidation was made public? SH: “It’s a difficult situation, because the coaches used to also be teachers for the school and it was a similar situation when I went to Georgia Southern. The biggest mistake I think GPC made is when they decided not to keep the coaches as teachers.” The C: What is lost at GPC without an athletic department next year? SH: “The opportunity is the biggest thing that is lost with

no sports. Athletics helped the school market themselves to other people, and the athletes had the chance to earn their degree from the school.” The C: What is the legacy that the athletic department leaves behind on the campus and in the community? SH: “The Jaguars were always competitive every year, and the teams gave our school the opportunity to attract students to the college.” The C: Do you feel that Georgia State will have the same commitment to its students that GPC has now? SH: “GSU has a similar mission for their students that GPC has for theirs. This consolidation just streamlines the process to make it easier for GPC students to enter GSU. Georgia State accepts more freshman transfers from GPC than are accepted into the school. Georgia State gives their students the resources they need so they can think that ‘I am going to finish and earn my degree.’” The C: What makes you the most proud about being a Jaguar/North Star? SH: I have an emotional connection with GPC on the inside. There are students who thought they couldn’t make through one semester and now they're graduating; I’m proud of that. An educated society is a pathway to freedom. I’ve been lucky to grow up with two parents, go to school and have a job since college. What’s so special about this school is that GPC will take you and make it work for you.”


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he spring semester is about to come to a close, and everyone is preparing for a new juncture in their lives that will spark new experiences and a de novo of memories . The new memoirs will never boot away the distinct and cherished memories held by the softball manager, Ken Dayton and head women's basketball coach, James Waldon. The sweat and tears helped them and their teams reach success and become admired figures in their communities. The Collegian sat down with both coaches, who shared their joy, memories and feelings about no longer being a part of the Jaguar family. Ken Deyton, softball manager: The C: What has being a coach at GPC meant to you? KD: “Although there has been a few changes in the past couple of years, I really enjoyed being a part of a team of people that were dedicated to bettering the lives of young adults. The platform that GPC provided its students I think allowed them a great chance to be successful. Being the softball coach of almost nine years, I have watched many of our student athletes move on to be school teachers, nurses, police officers, business people, wives, mothers and more, and helping them achieve their goals is very rewarding to me.” The C: What was your proudest moment as a GPC head coach? KD: “On April 26, our softball team won the GCAA regional softball championship. We have won the championship four times in my years at GPC; however, this year was special as the young ladies on the team accomplished the goal despite having their dreams of playing softball in college taken away due to the merger with Georgia State. They are amazing young ladies, and I am proud to be their coach. The C: What will you miss about GPC after you move on? KD: “Most of all I will miss the relationships with my players, but I also have grown fond of the city of Covington, and the many companies and people who support me and the softball program. My plans were to possibly retire at GPC because I really loved the job and the opportunity make something

good into something great.” The C: What are your honest feeling about this whole situation at the end of the season after the consolidation with G.S.U. was made public? KD: “I'm losing my job, one that I worked a lot of years to get. I went back to school to qualify for the job, and my family sold our family business for me to take the job. I did tons of research on GPC before making the career change to coach a collegiate team full-time, and although the position is considered part-time, me and my family poured our hearts and souls into the student athletes and softball program. So my feelings are that I do not feel that the people making the merger decision ever thought to consider the sacrifices that myself as well as others and our families have made for GPC. Enough about me: the majority of my current student athletes made a commitment to me and GPC as far back as 2011 and 2012 to attend GPC and play softball. They passed on numerous other scholarship opportunities along the way to accept ours. These student athletes and their families dedicate and devote most of their lives trying to achieve the goal of obtaining a college scholarship for the sport that they adore and love, and they had it stripped away because of the merger. All sports have different recruiting calendars and timetables, and unfortunately the timing of this announcement was detrimental to my softball student athletes’ careers. Additionally the college has not offered nor shown any guidance or concern for my student athletes, and that's disappointing. I truly think the merger could have been handled differently when it comes to athletics.“ The C: What is in store for the next chapter of your life now that GPC athletics is coming to a close? KD: “I'm not sure. I'm 50, and it's been years since I have had to interview for employment. I hope to stay in coaching, but my options are limited because of my family and location. That's another reason this whole thing stinks.”

James Waldon, head women's basketball coach: The C: What has being a coach at GPC meant to you? JW: “I raised two children, and I have a granddaughter now. The experience allowed me to do many good things, things I'll be forever grateful for. The C: What is your proudest moment as a GPC head coach? JW: “Making a great name for the college. We've won many games and championships, but the biggest is making a name. Many girls wanted to come play for GPC. The C: What will you miss about GPC when you move on?

JW: “The competition, always recruiting a new class and the excitement of rebuilding it every year. Everything changes year to year. It’s not like a four-year. That's probably what I'll miss.” The C: What are your honest feeling about this whole situation at the end of the basketball season after the consolidation with GSU was made public? JW: “It could have been done better. If they brought us in and said what was going to happen and prepare for it, it may not have made it better, but the fact is, the merger is taking place. I'm more disappointed that it happened. Opportunity will be taken from a lot of people, but that's life.”

The C: Do you believe it's unfair to those who played and coached at GPC? JW: “Yes, the whole institution. GPC has meant so much to so many people over 50 years. It’s like a staple to the community. To wipe it out is like removing a historical landmark.” The C: What's in store for the next chapter of your life now that GPC athletics have come to a close? JW : “This term has allowed me to evaluate who I am and what I want. I'm 60 years old, entering into that retirement phase of my life. That's when you put things into perspective. I'm bringing many interests into focus now.”


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The Jaguars finished their last regular season on high note by winning five of their final eight games. The Jags wins came from a clean sweep over Abraham Baldwin [(32), (16-5), (8-7), and (11-3)] and a solo win over Darton State (13-3). The team lost three out of four to the GCAA regular season champions: Darton State [(9-7), (7-0) and (4-2)]. This last page of the regular season brings the team's record to (31-24) and (19-13) in the GCAA, giving them the number three seed in the postseason regional tournament. Good luck in regionals Jags!

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PC shook up the GCAA world in their last ever regional tournament. The Lady Jags upset the top three teams in the region to win the 2015 Regional Championship! With shoutouts over #3 Georgia Military College (6-0) and #2 Georgia Highlands College (2-0). Then they took out #1 Abraham Baldwin with a sweep (5-4) and (16-5) to win the title. The Collegian staff would like to congratulate Coach Ken Deyton and the Lady Jaguar softball team for winning the 2015 GCAA Regional Postseason Championship! We wish you luck as you compete for the NJCAA National Championship in St. George, Utah on May 13. Go Lady Jags!

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