Connecting:  Past, Present and Future

Forty years ago, Georgia Perimeter College, then known as DeKalb College, opened its doors to 763 students. Evolving from a cozy community college to a sprawling, innovative institution of higher learning that still retains its small-campus appeal, the school has grown to an enrollment of more than 21,000 students. Celebration of GPC's 40th anniversary with its theme of Connecting: Past, Present and Future provides opportunities not only to reminisce, but also to examine how the past has led to the present and look at our promising future.

1960s

In fall 1964, Georgia Perimeter College opened its doors as DeKalb College with 763 students.    

1970s

Small classes and close faculty/student relationships have always been a hallmark of the college.   

1980s

Chancellor Dr. H. Dean Propst, seated, signs the papers to make DeKalb College a part of the University System of Georgia in 1986.   

1990s

Current Georgia Perimeter College president Dr. Jacquelyn M. Belcher, pictured at her inauguration, took the helm in 1995.   

2000s

Enrollment at Georgia Perimeter now tops 22,000 credit and noncredit students and is among the most diverse in the state.