CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) Students, faculty and alumni will be marking the 50th anniversary of Georgia Perimeter College with events beginning this week. <br />
The school opened in 1964 as DeKalb College and has grown to five campuses located in Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody and Newton County. <br />
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the anniversary celebration kicks off Friday during a fall convocation with guest speaker Houston Davis, executive vice chancellor for the state university system. It will also include the annual state-of-the-college address and will be followed by a picnic. <br />
The school currently has more than 21,000 students, up from 763 at the time it was founded. The college is also home to the university system's largest online program. <br />
The University of North Georgia (UNG) Friday hosted student counselors, admissions officers, financial advisors and others from University System of Georgia (USG) institutions in a one-day conference about increasing financial literacy among high school and college students.
For the first time in the history of Georgia's technical colleges, a school has back-to-back winners of the coveted Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.