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During 2013, Dr. Harriett Whipple, professor emerita of biology, became the faculty recipient of the Hemphill-Sallstrom Faculty-Staff Honors Award. The award recognizes retired faculty and staff who have contributed outstanding service to Georgia College. In 1968, Whipple established science program Academic Outreach at Georgia College. The now 45-year-old program offers pre-K through 12-grade students adventure-filled opportunities outside the classroom.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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