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Tammy Fields at the College of Coastal Georgia.
College of Coastal Georgia

Grad creates scholarship for other non-traditional students

At the age of 54, Tammy Fields graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in general business from the College of Coastal Georgia in December 2020. It was a long journey to graduation day, but she made it, and she is paying it forward by establishing the Fields Non-Traditional Student Scholarship to help other non-traditional students who are just like her.

Fields was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved with her family to New York when she was five years old. Growing up, she set her heart on having a career in business and accounting.

Georgia State University
Students grouped around a female sitting on a portable treatment table in outdoor setting.
Physical therapy students treat South Ga. farmworkers

On a hot South Georgia summer night, farmworkers line up across the grass at an outdoor clinic waiting area. The workers are waiting for a few minutes of individual care from third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students, possibly the only healthcare these workers will get all year. The clinic is part of the interdisciplinary, multi-university Farm Worker Family Health Program, organized by Emory University School of Nursing and supported locally by the Ellenton Clinic.

Kennesaw State University
Irish Horsey
Prof promotes women in construction management

As a student, it wasn’t uncommon for Irish Horsey to look around and find herself as the only woman in a classroom full of construction management majors. Now an assistant professor and interim chair of Kennesaw State University’s Department of Construction Management, she uses her platform to demonstrate it doesn’t have to be that way.

Clayton State University
Rotary District 6910
Marketing classes help Rotary District rebrand

This spring semester, Dr. Linda (Joie) Hain, assistant professor of marketing, offered her students the opportunity to foster a relationship with Rotary District 6910 to conduct an evaluation of the organization’s current digital marketing processes for the district, which covers Gwinnett County north to the Tennessee line west to Woodstock ending in Augusta. The project is part of Clayton State’s Partnering Academics Community Engagement (PACE) program.