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Highlands Scholarship Gala and Presidential Inauguration to be held this September at GHC

This September, you can enjoy a night of great food, live music, fellowship and more all while helping fund Georgia Highlands College (GHC) student scholarships during the First Highlands Scholarship Gala, a celebration of 50 years of the GHC Foundation. 

Sponsorships are now available for the black-tie optional gala, which will take place on September 29 at 6:30PM at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, 5450 GA-20, Cartersville, GA 30121. 

In addition, the public is invited to RSVP for the investiture ceremony of Mike Hobbs, Ph.D. as fifth president of GHC. The ceremony will be held on September 28 at 11AM in Rome at the GHC Floyd Campus, 3175 Cedartown Highway, Rome, GA 30161. 

RSVP and purchase tickets for the gala and investiture ceremony by September 8 at 

By becoming a sponsor of the First Highlands Scholarship Gala, donors are opening the doors of achievement and success for students by ensuring that financial barriers never slow academic inquiry, imagination, or the drive to achieve.  

“You are helping to fund an education, a dream and a future,” Executive Director of Advancement Sarah Bradfield said. 

In addition to enjoying a great night with live music, attendees will also take away a deeper understanding of GHC’s commitment to student success and how scholarships have helped fill in gaps in basic need funding for so many students.   

“By purchasing a sponsorship to the First Highlands Scholarship Gala, community partners will help GHC equip future generations of leaders that will make lasting investments in the communities in which we serve,” Bradfield said. “The gala provides a meaningful opportunity for members of the community to help support students who need financial help to complete or earn their college degree.” 

Georgia Highlands College has been committed to supporting students of Northwest Georgia and the college since 1973. The Foundation is driven to enhance education, create opportunities for students, faculty and staff to succeed, and expand the horizons GHC to benefit the Northwest Georgia region.   

Partner with the GHC Foundation today and help open the doors of achievement and success for students. Please become a sponsor, purchase event tickets, or make a donation. 

Additional information about the investiture ceremony, President Hobb’s bio, and “Week of Service” events can be found at