Georgia Military College began offering classes at Robins Air Force Base in 1989. For the first few quarters, Executive Director COL John Elliott and an administrative assistant were the only two full-time employees. Only about 15 classes were offered for a few dozen active duty military and civil service employees. COL Elliott envisioned that GMC-Warner Robins would be a college campus where students of all types could earn an affordable quality education. As course and degree offerings expanded, students responded; by the early 2000s, GMC-Warner Robins needed a building to call its own.
In 2003, Elliott Hall opened at 801 Duke Avenue, in a business park just off North Davis Drive, roughly a mile from Robins AFB and easily accessible via Watson Boulevard from I-75 or GA Hwy 247. Growth continued throughout the decade, resulting in an expansion of Elliott Hall in 2005.
The Administrative Building opened in 2011 across the student parking lot from Elliott Hall. In June 2013, the Administrative Building was renamed in honor of MG Peter J. Boylan, for his twenty-one years of service as President of Georgia Military College and support of the Warner Robins campus.
Boylan Hall now serves as a starting point for new students, with offices for Admission, Registrar, Financial Aid, Business Office, and Bookstore services. Elliott Hall is primarily an academic building, including the Advising Center, Testing Center, Library, Writing Center, and Math Tutoring Center, as well as classrooms and labs.
GMC’s office at Robins AFB is still available to students with access to the base, and is conveniently located down the hall from the Robins AFB Education Office in the lower level of Building 905 (the library building on Ninth Street).
Today, GMC-Warner Robins is one of the fastest growing college campuses in Middle Georgia, with more than 180 classes offered each quarter to support more than 1,500 students. Convenient schedules are offered for traditional and non-traditional students with day, evening, and weekend classes, and smaller class sizes for better instruction.
In 2012, 2013, and 2014 readers of macon.com and The Telegraph voted GMC-Warner Robins “Best of the Best” College or University in Middle Georgia.
In addition to the administrative services provided at Boylan Hall, various academic services and resources are available at Elliott Hall.
Advising Center and Testing Center
The Advising Center is located at the front desk of Elliott Hall. Services are available to students admitted to GMC and include advisement, registration for classes, evaluation of degree applications, and much more.
The Advising Center also provides academic testing services for newly admitted students as well as established GMC students who must complete out-of-class tests in order to graduate. When the Testing Center computer lab is not in use for academic testing, it is open to students as a quiet study area.
For more information on GMC advising, see the “Academic Affairs” section of the catalog. For office hours and information specific to the Warner Robins campus, visit http://www.gmc.edu and view the “Advising Center” under the “Academics” section.
The Student Center at Elliott Hall serves as a common area for students between classes or anytime GMC-Warner Robins is open. It is accessible directly from the student parking lot through the glass double doors in the center of the building.
The Student Center includes the Security Desk, Lost and Found, a gaming area, TV, vending machines, complimentary coffee offered several times daily, seating, and tables. Students are also encouraged to recycle used paper, plastic, and aluminum in the appropriate bins in the Student Center or Advising Center lobby.
The Library is accessible from the Student Center and provides access to online library resources such as Gale, GALILEO, the Georgia Career Information System, and much more. While classes are in session, the Library is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Friday and Saturday.
Writing Center and Math Tutoring Center
The Writing Center (Room 226) and Math Tutoring Center (Room 104) offer free tutoring for GMC-Warner Robins’ students throughout each quarter. GMC-Warner Robins’ tutors have years of professional experience in their areas of expertise, and many of them teach classes at GMC. Tutoring is also available for natural sciences, history, accounting, Spanish, and other areas.
Tutoring begins on the first Wednesday of each quarter and continues through the final week. To view tutoring hours and more information online, visit http://www.gmc.edu and choose “Academic Support” under “Academics.” Click on “Tutoring” to view the current term’s tutoring schedule.
Student Organizations and Activities
GMC-Warner Robins students may participate in a variety of organizations, including but not limited to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society, Student Government Association, the GMC-Warner Robins Newsletter, Reflections (GMC’s literary magazine), STEM Club, and many more The campus sponsors and/or participates in community events such as the Habitat for Humanity, the Fall Festival, the Warner Robins and Perry Christmas parades, Toys for Tots toy drive, Red Cross blood drives, and more.
To view a full list of student organizations and quarterly activities calendar at GMC-Warner Robins, visithttp://www.gmc.edu and under “Current Students,” select “Student Activities.” From here, you can “Print Activity Calendars.”
Parking is available in the Prince Street parking lot between Boylan Hall and Elliott Hall, in front of Boylan Hall, across Duke Avenue from Elliott Hall, and across Prince Street from Boylan Hall.
Parking decals and Student IDs are issued to first-time students at no charge. Students enrolled at GMC-Warner Robins must have their student IDs at all times, and parking decals must be visibly displayed on student vehicles.