Dalton State College, also referred to as DSC or Dalton State, is one of 31 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia. Dalton State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools . The college is located in Dalton, Georgia, USA. Wikipedia.
News Article | November 3, 2016
A new list from leading higher education and online student resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has ranked the Best Online Colleges in Georgia for 2016-2017. Comparing more than a dozen statistics on affordability and program variety, schools at the top of the list include Columbus State University, Brenau University, Shorter University, Albany State University and Truett-McConnell College among four-year institutions, and Atlanta Technical College, Augusta Technical College, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College among two-year institutions. "Among large urban areas, Atlanta is 7th in the nation in college enrollment,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "More students are seeking the flexibility that online colleges in Georgia offer. This list highlights the schools offering the best combination of quality and value when it comes to online education.” There are specific qualifications schools must meet to make the Best Online Colleges in Georgia list. Only colleges and universities that are accredited are considered, and each must hold public or private not-for-profit standing. Cost and affordability minimums are also set; in-state tuition must fall under $5,000 annually for two-year institutions and under $25,000 annually for four-year institutions to qualify. Scoring for each school is determined by analysis of a variety of statistics, including financial aid availability and breadth of online program options. Find where each of Georgia’s Best Online Colleges ranks and learn more about the methodology used to compile each list at the link below: The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Georgia: The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Georgia: Albany State University Armstrong Atlantic State University Beulah Heights University Brenau University Clayton State University College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Dalton State College Fort Valley State University Georgia College and State University Georgia Regents University Georgia Southern University Kennesaw State University Luther Rice University & Seminary Middle Georgia State College Reinhardt University Shorter University Thomas University Toccoa Falls College Truett-McConnell College University of North Georgia University of West Georgia Valdosta State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | February 24, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges with online programs for 2017 in the state of Georgia. 29 of the state’s four-year schools made the list, with University of Georgia, Mercer University, Brenau University, Reinhardt University and Shorter University coming in as the highest scoring schools. 19 two-year schools were also included, with Central Georgia Technical College, Atlanta Technical College, Athens Technical College, Albany Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College earning the highest marks. “As more versatile options for education become available, more students enrolled in college programs in Georgia can earn certificates and degrees on their own schedule by choosing to study online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The accredited schools on our list all offer high-quality online programs for students who want to earn a degree remotely.” Colleges and universities on the Best Online Schools list must be an institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit and have at least one online certificate or degree program to qualify. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes student/teacher ratios, post-graduation employment resources, graduation rate and financial aid availability. More than a dozen data points were used to create the list. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Georgia’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Albany State University Armstrong Atlantic State University Augusta University Beulah Heights University Brenau University Clayton State University College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Dalton State College Fort Valley State University Georgia College and State University Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Georgia Southern University Georgia Southwestern State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Luther Rice College & Seminary Mercer University Middle Georgia State University Reinhardt University Savannah College of Art and Design Shorter University Thomas University Toccoa Falls College Truett-McConnell College University of Georgia University of North Georgia University of West Georgia Valdosta State University Georgia’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Albany Technical College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Chattahoochee Technical College Coastal Pines Technical College Columbus Technical College Georgia Military College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Perimeter College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Lanier Technical College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Ogeechee Technical College Southeastern Technical College Southern Regional Technical College West Georgia Technical College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | November 11, 2016
Leading college education and resource provider AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, the Community for Accredited Online Schools, has released its list of the Best Respiratory Therapy Schools in the U.S. for the 2016-2017 school year. The site assessed both online and on-campus respiratory therapist programs, ranking each based on more than a dozen unique data points to measure overall excellence. Top finishers include Highline College, Middle Georgia State University, Northern Michigan University, Dalton State College, Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Spokane Community College, Delaware Technical Community College Owens, Muskegon Community College and Delaware Technical Community College in Stanton Wilmington. “With a higher than average median salary and faster than average jobs growth projections, respiratory therapy may be an enticing career choice for those who are college-bound,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “This list is a great resource for students looking for schools who have made respiratory therapy a priority, offering a quality education along with career placement services that help students get ahead after earning their degree.” To be considered for the AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org Best Respiratory Therapy Schools ranking, colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each school is also required to provide career placement services to be eligible. The site scores and ranks each qualifying college based on a comparison of school-specific statistics, including student teacher ratios and financial aid availability, to determine which provides the best overall value. Full details on the data and methodology used to rank the top respiratory therapist degree programs, as well as complete lists of two- and four-year schools with scores included can be found at: The Best Two-Year Respiratory Therapy Schools list from AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org: The Best Four-Year Respiratory Therapy Schools list from AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org: About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
Rauty S.A.,University of Alabama at Birmingham |
Rauty S.A.,Dalton State College |
Angus R.A.,University of Alabama at Birmingham
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry | Year: 2010
Triclosan (TCS) is an antibacterial agent used in a variety of personal care and industrial products. Triclosan and its environmentally transformed derivative, methyl-TCS, have been detected in waters receiving effluent from public wastewater treatment plants. Previous studies have demonstrated that TCS has the potential to act as an endocrine disruptor. The present study tested the hypothesis that TCS acts as an endocrine-disrupting agent in fish. Mature male western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, were exposed to TCS concentrations of 100, 200, and 350nM (29.0, 57.9, and 101.3 μg/L) for 35 d by the static renewal method. Induction of the normally female-limited vitellogenin gene expression and reduction in sperm count were quantified as biomarkers of endocrine disruption. Vitellogenin mRNA expression was significantly elevated in the 350nM TCS treatment. Sperm counts in the same treatment group were significantly decreased. The mean hepatosomatic index in the 350nM treatment group was significantly increased. This study demonstrates that TCS has the potential to act as an endocrine disruptor in male mosquitofish. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2010;29:1287-1291. © 2010 SETAC.
News Article | February 16, 2017
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Jenell Bowman, RN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Jenell Bowman is a Registered Nurse with 5 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of her work, especially home care. Jenell is currently serving patients as a Nurse Supervisor within PrimeCare Nursing Services, Inc. in Rome, Georgia. Jenell Bowman attended Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia, where she graduated with her Nursing Degree in 2011. She holds additional certification in Basic Life Support, and is also a Basic Life Support and Heartsaver Instructor. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in the challenging nursing field, Jenell maintains a professional membership with the American Nurses Association and the Immunoglobulin Nursing Society. As the Nurse Supervisor within PrimeCare Nursing Services, Jenell strives to assist in bringing high quality services to each client’s home. She attributes her success to being employed by a great company with many opportunities to advance and succeed. In her free time, Jenell enjoys traveling and sports. Learn more about Jenell Bowman here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135150/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
McClatchey I.,Kennesaw State University |
Wimmer J.,Dalton State College
Omega (United States) | Year: 2012
This qualitative study is the follow-up to a quantitative controlled study which showed a decrease in childhood traumatic grief and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in parentally bereaved children participating in a bereavement camp. The purpose of this study was to identify the healing components of this camp model. Semi-structured interviews with 19 children and 13 parents/guardians were conducted 3 to 9 months after participation in the bereavement camp. Therapeutic Interventions and Traditional Camp Activities emerged as themes. The themes are discussed in relation to previous research as are limitations of the study and the implications for theory, practice, and future research. © 2012, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.
Ngo-Ye T.L.,Dalton State College |
Sinha A.P.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Decision Support Systems | Year: 2014
The era of Web 2.0 is witnessing the proliferation of online social media platforms, which develop new business models by leveraging user-generated content. One rapidly growing source of user-generated data is online reviews, which play a very important role in disseminating information, facilitating trust, and promoting commerce in the e-marketplace. In this paper, we develop and compare several text regression models for predicting the helpfulness of online reviews. In addition to using review words as predictors, we examine the influence of reviewer engagement characteristics such as reputation, commitment, and current activity. We employ a reviewer's RFM (Recency, Frequency, Monetary Value) dimensions to characterize his/her overall engagement and investigate if the inclusion of those dimensions helps improve the prediction of online review helpfulness. Empirical findings from text mining experiments conducted using reviews from Yelp and Amazon offer strong support to our thesis. We find that both review text and reviewer engagement characteristics help predict review helpfulness. The hybrid approach of combining the textual features of bag-of-words model and RFM dimensions produces the best prediction results. Furthermore, our approach facilitates the estimation of the helpfulness of new reviews instantly, making it possible for social media platforms to dynamically adjust the presentation of those reviews on their websites.© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Ngo-Ye T.L.,Dalton State College |
Sinha A.P.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems | Year: 2012
Within the emerging context of Web 2.0 social media, online customer reviews are playing an increasingly important role in disseminating information, facilitating trust, and promoting commerce in the e-marketplace. The sheer volume of customer reviews on the web produces information overload for readers. Developing a system that can automatically identify the most helpful reviews would be valuable to businesses that are interested in gathering informative and meaningful customer feedback. Because the target variable-review helpfulness-is continuous, common feature selection techniques from text classification cannot be applied. In this article, we propose and investigate a text mining model, enhanced using the Regressional ReliefF (RReliefF) feature selection method, for predicting the helpfulness of online reviews from Amazon.com. We find that RReliefF significantly outperforms two popular dimension reduction methods. This study is the first to investigate and compare different dimension reduction techniques in the context of applying text regression for predicting online review helpfulness. Another contribution is that our analysis of the keywords selected by RReliefF reveals meaningful feature groupings. © 2012 ACM.
Lattin C.R.,Tufts University |
Reed J.M.,Tufts University |
Desrochers D.W.,Dalton State College |
Romero L.M.,Tufts University
Journal of Avian Biology | Year: 2011
The newly described technique of extracting corticosterone (CORT) from bird feathers may serve as a less invasive, more integrated measure of a bird's stress response. Previous work indicated that elevated plasma CORT resulted in poorer quality feathers during molt. We tested the hypothesis that a direct link exists between plasma and feather CORT concentrations. We experimentally increased plasma CORT concentrations using implants and found that the corresponding rise in CORT could be detected in feathers grown during implantation. Furthermore, CORT levels in two feathers grown at the same time from the same bird were very consistent. These results provide evidence that elevated CORT is a causative factor in decreasing feather quality during molt. However, there remain technical details that suggest caution when interpreting data from CORT extracted from feathers. Different portions of a growing feather did not necessarily reflect changes in plasma CORT at the time different parts of the feather were forming, a standard pool of homogenized feathers indicated that sample mass affects measured feather CORT concentration, and different antibodies produced different measured CORT concentrations, leaving in doubt the exact steroid being assayed. © 2011 The Authors.
Sarkis J.,Clark University |
Helms M.M.,Dalton State College |
Hervani A.A.,Chicago State University
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management | Year: 2010
The strategic application of reverse supply chain logistics to improve the reclamation of products at the end of their useful life is gaining increased attention. The environmental implications of reclamation, reuse, and recycling to save landfill space, fuel, and costs are becoming more important for organizations. The social and ethical dimensions of sustainability, particularly as they apply to reverse logistics, are emerging topics. The focus of existing reverse logistics research has been on the economic and environmental aspects of sustainability - social sustainability has yet to be comprehensively examined. This paper focuses on addressing this gap in the literature by linking various sustainable indicators with various reverse logistics practices to develop a profile of reverse logistics for social sustainability. By compiling practical, international examples from practice and research, we have used the structure of social sustainability to highlight reverse logistics for social sustainability. The paper concludes with some topics for future research. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.