Goldey-Beacom College Congratulates Rising Star Brittany Hobbs

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October 05, 2020

Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) congratulates Brittany Hobbs, Assistant Director of Admissions, as the recipient of a 2020-2021 Rising Star award presented by the Delaware ACE Women’s Network (DAWN).
The honor, presented by Dr. Regina A. Sharpe, president of DAWN, is also awarded to one person from each member institution. “It is so inspiring to give these awards as it acknowledges well deserved female contributions in our colleges and universities in Delaware,” said Dr. Sharpe, dean of students and assistant vice president of student affairs at Wilmington University.
Criteria for the award include a strong commitment to any aspect of higher education, community service and the promise of future leadership. GBC President Colleen Perry Keith lauded Hobbs commitment to the College. “As a female leader of the College, I am proud to see another woman gain recognition for hard work and dedication to the GBC community. We are all very proud of her.”
“I was certainly surprised,” said Hobbs. “Being recognized by DAWN as GBC’s Rising Star is truly an honor, and I am very appreciative of this nomination.”
Hobbs has worked for Goldey-Beacom College since 2012, first as an admissions representative then the recruitment coordinator. She currently serves as the assistant director of undergraduate admissions. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from the University of Delaware and Masters in Education degree from Wilmington University.
Delaware ACE Women’s Network is committed to the advancement of women leaders in higher education. For more than 25 years, DAWN has provided information and counsel to constituencies within the higher education community regarding policies, issues, education, and research that influence women’s equity, diversity, and advancement. DAWN provides national leadership in advancing women to executive positions on campus and serves as a national voice for women in higher education. Staff members also work in collaboration with associations and other groups in higher education on ways to improve the status of women.
Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,800 students enrolled from 22 states and over 60 nations. The College offers 41 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, communication & media, human services, English and all areas of business including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and finance.
Recent program additions include the Doctor of Business Administration program which started in fall 2018 and the M.A. in Counseling Psychology in fall 2019. The B. A. in Human Services and the B. A. in Communication and Media began in fall 2020. 
The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90 percent placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware.  The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.