Alums like Ginny Lipke, a graduate of GPC’s
nursing program, are making remarkable contributions in greater Atlanta and in
far-flung corners of the world. Lipke attended GPC in the mid-1990s to get the
credentials necessary to redirect her nursing career to focus on infectious
diseases. She has since earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees and worked at Emory
School of Medicine and Piedmont Hospital before landing her dream job at the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lipke now travels to third world countries to help them develop national guidelines for infection control, primarily to prevent tuberculosis in HIV settings. She meets regularly with local government officials as well as nurses in small villages, bringing her diplomatic skills and compassionate care to those who really need her expertise.
After circling the globe, Lipke is proud to call Atlanta home, and she gives back to the program that launched her career by serving as the Chair of the Alumni Board of GPC’s School of Nursing. Lipke recognizes that GPC provides thousands of young people each year with the opportunity to find a rewarding career, just as she did at Georgia Perimeter College.