Since 1996, Georgia Military College has participated in an annual nation-wide community service project, Make A Difference Day. For our efforts in 1999, GMC was recognized by USA Today Weekend magazine as one of the two best projects in Georgia, and we were awarded a $2,000 cash prize that we donated to a local worthy cause.
In 2002, GMC continued the tradition of service by helping to organize community projects for this national day of caring, and the school’s executive vice president served as the keynote speaker for the kick-off ceremony. Each year, Make A Difference Day has been strongly supported by the local community, which has demonstrated that our efforts to engage the community in improved volunteerism and service have been successful.
Making a difference, however, is not just one day at Georgia Military College – it is a way of life. Students who participate in community service projects receive credit for their efforts on their transcript. The Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader Award is awarded to any student or employee who demonstrates outstanding selfless service by completing 100 hours of volunteer service during a calendar year.