Community Engagement Opportunities with Campus Milledgeville and Georgia College

As Campus Club Milledgeville grows and moves into its new facility they are also pursuing opportunities to further engage with their community and provide access for their students.  One of the meetings we had while in Milledgeville was with the President of Georgia College and State University, Dr. Steve Dorman.  During this meeting we discussed what  and how the Berklee City Music Network provides for its members and their students, and how Georgia College can replicate this in their community with Campus Club Milledgeville to provide increased access and opportunities for students.

We discussed interdisciplinary teachings such as the study and writing of lyrics and music therapy, as Georgia College is one of the only schools in Georgia that has a music therapy program, and a state-of-the-art clinic where students can observe professionals.  We also talked about ways to interest and provide opportunities for Campus Club Milledgeville students to attend Georgia College.

From left to right: Dr. Steve Dorman, President, Georgia College and State University; Gregory Barnes, Executive Director, Campus Club Milledgeville; Clint Valladares,Director of Operations and Outreach, Berklee City Music; Arin Canbolat, National Field Coordinator, Berklee City Music
From left to right: Dr. Steve Dorman, President, Georgia College and State University; Gregory Barnes, Executive Director, Campus Club Milledgeville; Clint Valladares, Director of Operations and Outreach, Berklee City Music; Arin Canbolat, National Field Coordinator, Berklee City Music

Our meeting ended with Gregory Barnes, the executive Director of Campus Club Milledgeville, presenting Georgia College and Berklee City Music with commemorative certificates highlighting Campus Club Milledgeville’s new facility and their commitment to their community stating their vision, mission, and initiatives/tools they use to achieve their goals, listed here.

Vision: To impact barriers that hinder community-Life, economic-Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in the underserved community.

Mission: Includes a four-part action plan; (1) enriching families, (2) creating career opportunities, (3) developing social entrepreneurs, and (4) increasing regional tourism.

Mission Initiatives/Tools: The mission initiatives/tools used to achieve the vision and mission include (a) fine-art, (b) technology, (c) education, (d) entrepreneurialism, (e) art-healthy, and (f) GreenLife programming.

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