Jody Yearwood, Executive Director of Online Campus/Vice President of IT
Jody Yearwood is originally from Atlanta, GA, but he moved to Milledgeville, GA in 1998. He attended Georgia College & State University where he received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a Major in Information Systems. Jody is currently pursuing a Masters of Management of Information Systems. Jody has been with GMC for 13 years and has worked in a variety of positions including Director of Web Technologies and the Associate Vice President of Enterprise Applications. Jody is currently the Vice President for Information Technology | Enrollment Management and the Executive Director of the Online Campus. Jody most loves working at GMC because he gets to change lives each and every day. “Our students deserve the best education at an affordable price, and we are dedicated to their success”. In his spare time, Jody enjoys spending time with his family and being a father to his two children.
Brooke Bruton, Assistant Director/Dean of Students
Brooke Bruton is from Rome, GA but has been a resident of Milledgeville, GA for four years. After graduating high school in 2006, Brooke enrolled at Georgia Southern University. In 2010, she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance and a minor in Spanish. She immediately continued her education at Georgia Southern University and received a Master’s of Science in Sports Management in 2012. During her master’s program, she received a graduate assistantship with Eagle Sports Marketing where she began pursuing a career in marketing and sales. After graduation, she moved to Atlanta to work for a business-to-business sales company. In 2013, she moved to Milledgeville to accept a position as an Admissions Counselor with Georgia Military College Online Campus. She was promoted to the Assistant Director/Dean of Students position in June 2014. As the Assistant Director/Dean of Students, she manages the enrollment team including admissions, financial aid, advising, business office, and the dual enrollment program. She also is an adjunct instructor for online first-year experience courses. Since joining the GMC team, she has enjoyed helping students pursue their educational goals and developing different business plans.
Brooke and her husband, Drew, have been married for 2 years and are expecting their first child in May.
Jeffrey Wells, Academic Dean
Jeff Wells is a 10th generation Georgian, as well as a graduate of Montgomery County High School where he also returned in 2000 and was elected to one term on the public school board there. Jeff attended Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia and graduated cum laude from The University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in history. He began teaching high school in 1998 at Pinewood Christian Academy before becoming the headmaster of Vidalia Heritage Academy in 2001. Desiring a return to the classroom, Jeff became the history and English department chair at Trinity Christian School where he taught until 2005 and was named Star Teacher in 2004 and GISA Girls Region Tennis Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 he took a position teaching English at Stratford Academy in Macon. During that time, he completed his master’s degree in history at Georgia College and State University where he was a graduate assistant from 2004-2005 and the Dr. William Ivey Hair Outstanding Graduate Student in History. That same year, Jeff took a full-time teaching position at Georgia Military College’s Atlanta campus. In 2007, he was promoted to the GMC-Atlanta Social and Behavioral Sciences department chair. In 2008, Jeff was named Georgia Military College’s Character Educator of the Year. One year later, Dr. Mike Holmes, GMC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs appointed Jeff as the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division Chair-a position he held until 2015 when he was named the Academic Dean of GMC’s Online campus. In 2010, Jeff was named the Junior College Educator of the Year for GMC.
Jeff is also a writer and is the author of four books on Georgia history. He is also an amateur genealogist, and in his spare time he enjoys horror films, reading, discussing politics, a good cup of coffee, time spent with friends and family, and walking. He served a term as the president of the Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties and held a seat on the McDonough Tourism Council. He holds ordination as a Southern Baptist minister and deacon, and pastored a church that his 6th great grandfather helped found. When asked what he enjoys the most about Georgia Military College, his response was “the opportunity to be part of people’s education and journey to make themselves better thinkers and citizens.”