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April 19, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Announces $1,450,000 In Funding For Georgia Gwinnett College

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) presented Georgia Gwinnett College with $1,450,000 in federal funding to support the college’s Living Learning Communities and provide an affordable, quality education and residential experience for IT and Health Sciences students. Georgia Gwinnett College faculty, staff, and President Jann Joseph joined the Congresswoman to celebrate the funding and tour the campus. 

“When my office started this journey over a year ago, I wanted to be sure that we were supporting projects that would address key needs in the 7th district,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “I am proud to say this project does just that! Georgia Gwinnett College is continually recognized as the most ethnically diverse southern college. This funding helps our nation and diverse communities by training more students to succeed in nursing, IT, and the many other critical STEM jobs we need.”

“This grant award allows GGC to expand its STEM Living Learning Communities for health sciences, science and IT,” said Jann Joseph, President of Georgia Gwinnett College. “GGC’s integrated educational experiences, with innovative use of technology, offers students the opportunity to work in teams and further develop their intellectual, physical, emotional and social dimensions.”

In spring of 2021, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted 10 funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 includes funding for all 10 of her community projects. 

Congresswoman Bourdeaux secured $1,450,000 in funding for Georgia Gwinnett College. The college plans to spend $800,000 for their Health Sciences Living Learning Community and $650,000 for a Sciences and Information Technology Living Learning Community. These funds will allow GGC to expand opportunities for students to experience integrated educational experiences through faculty hiring, course redesign, expansion of housing stipends and scholarships, and technology and equipment upgrades.

Georgia Gwinnett College is a Minority Serving Intuition and is recognized as the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college for seven consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. The college endeavors to keep expenditures low to maintain affordability for its students, 45% of whom are first-generation college students, 60% of whom are Pell Grant eligible, and one-third of whom work more than 20 hours per week.

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford