Berry College New Site of Governor’s Honors Program
Release Date: August 29, 2016
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has selected Berry College in
Rome, Ga., as the new site of the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program
beginning in 2017.
Governor’s Honors Program is a four-week, summer residential program for 650
gifted and talented high school students in Georgia. Students who participate
in the program attend classes in a wide variety of fields, including
communicative arts, engineering, mathematics, science, agricultural science,
social studies, world languages, visual arts, and the performing arts (e.g.
music, dance, theatre.)
are thrilled to host the Governor’s Honors Program,” said Berry College
President Stephen Briggs. “Berry’s campus is an ideal setting for a residential
program that offers innovative and engaging experiences for Georgia’s most
talented students. We expect the GHP students to make the most of
this amazing place and its academic, artistic and recreational
opportunities. What a great way for them to test-drive what college can
Governor’s Office of Student Achievement is committed to creating intentional
opportunities for students to experience rigorous academic challenges while
building meaningful relationships with their fellow students.
was chosen from a group of colleges and universities across the state that
expressed interest in hosting the honors program. The Governor’s Office of Student
Achievement recognizes the ability of Berry College to provide appropriate
academic and residential space, as well as a strong partnership and 21st
century resources to support the continued advancement of the program.
College Vice President for Student Affairs Debbie Heida added, “Our specialty
is a great residential academic community and that fits with Governor’s Honors
Program. We’ll treat these students as our own students.”
this new partnership with Berry College, the Governor’s Office of Student
Achievement remains committed to ensuring that the honors program provides the
brightest young minds in Georgia a unique learning experience that cultivates
and challenges the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and
leaders. More information at https://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program