Georgia Highlands College

Passport to Success

The newly formed Georgia Highlands College chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) sponsored Passport to Success in the Cartersville campus library on April 22, 2010 from 1-3 pm. Organized by Rachel Wall, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Programs for the AAWCC, the event was modeled after a similar event held on the Rome campus organized by Alison Lampkin. Passport to Success was created to educate students about professional behavior in today’s ever-changing business world. Passport to Success featured a fashion show with the do’s and don’ts of interview attire, mock interviews led by faculty members, and resume creation and proofreading assistance. Representatives from Berry College and Kennesaw State University were available to share information about their transfer programs.

AAWCC also sponsored a makeover for GHC student Barbara Jackson. Ms. Jackson received a haircut from Liz at J. Tanner Salon and new professional attire from CATO and the AAWCC, and new makeup by MaryKay specialist Leslie McElhanon of Kennesaw.

Meredith Ginn, AAWCC Chapter President, said, “As faculty and staff at Georgia Highlands, we must go beyond simple instruction of course material and provide tools for our students to become successful in their careers and engaged in their communities.  Programs like ‘Passport to Success’ enable our students to see the ‘big picture’ and understand why their college degrees are so important." Melissa Rotti, a Georgia Highlands student majoring in Nursing, said of the resume and interview skills workshop that "it was very helpful, and everyone was efficient and kind; the atmosphere was supportive."
The AAWCC at GHC is focused on community and campus service programs that bring awareness to women’s issues. For more information on how to become involved with the AAWCC, please contact Travice Obas, Membership Chair, at

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