Dustin R. Hayden
Dustin is a 2002 graduate of Lakeside High School in Martinez, Georgia with a Tech Prep Diploma. Due to family circumstances he went to work full-time after graduation in an electrical company that he continues to work for today. After a semester as a part-time student at Augusta State University, he left school until matriculating at GMC in August, 2007. During this time he married his wife Stacy, and they had a son, Reynolds, now 2 1/2 years old. A fellow employee helped to energize him to return to college when he told Dustin that he was “too smart to continue to do this manual labor for the rest of his life.”
At GMC, Dustin has continued to work full-time as an electrician while taking a full load of classes each quarter. Dustin chose GMC because of the ability it gave him to arrange his classes at times convenient for him. He has achieved a 3.90 cumulative grade point average. Dustin has been actively involved in the Medical College of Georgia’s activities that provide support to the Children’s Medical Center. These consist of the annual walkathon, Camp Rainbow, Camp Strong Heart, and the Safe Kids of East Central Georgia. Dustin has been accepted to Augusta State University and plans to be a pre-med major.