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AMERICUS (Aug. 22, 2016)--Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) announced today that Jill Hohnecker, Residence Life coordinator, will serve as the university's new director of Community and Student Engagement. 

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AMERICUS (Aug. 19, 2016) – Early returns show that Georgia Southwestern State University’s Fall 2016 enrollment has increased by 5.9 percent (169 students) from the enrollment this time in Fall 2015 (2,870). As of today, Georgia Southwestern’s total stands at 3,039 students – 2,635 undergraduate students and 404 graduate students.

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AMERICUS, Ga. (Aug. 12, 2016)—Saturday, Aug. 13 is “Move In” Day at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). Over 400 new freshman will arrive on campus early with their families to get settled in the residence halls.

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AMERICUS, Ga. (Aug. 12, 2016)--Every four years, Olympic fever sweeps the globe. And in Americus, you can't mention the Olympics without mentioning Angel Myers Martino, (now Angel McGuire) the former Olympic champion swimmer who grew up here. Her late father, Kirt Myers, served as Georgia Southwestern State University's School of Education dean. Georgia Southwestern's connection to Olympic swimming doesn't end there, however.

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BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (Aug. 3, 2016)--Bainbridge State College (BSC) and Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) today signed an articulation agreement that will continue to benefit the region’s students

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AMERICUS (August 2, 2016)—Merriam-Webster defines “fraternity” as “the quality or state of being brothers.” The Kappa Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Georgia Southwestern State University lost one of their “brothers,” Judge John Harper, in 2004 due to a congenital heart defect. On Friday, July 29, 2016, the brothers of Kappa Sigma helped his legacy live on. An endowed scholarship in Harper’s name was fully funded thanks to a gift of $10,500 from the fraternity.

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AMERICUS, Ga. (July 28, 2016) -- Georgia Southwestern State University’s School of Nursing recently honored their first six graduates of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) master’s program. Shaun Cook of Albany, Elizabeth Fussell of Americus, Trent Peachey of Shellman, Gail Ricker of Leesburg, Kayota Tolbert of Saint Marys and Larry Tyrer of Americus are the members of the inaugural class.

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AMERICUS, Ga. (July 13, 2016) – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) 2015-2016 edTPA scores are in and they surpass the Georgia pass rate. edTPA is a new requirement for teachers and teacher candidates in the state of Georgia as of September 1, 2015 per the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

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AMERICUS, Ga. (July 11, 2016) – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) associate vice president for academic affairs was recently named provost of Wingate University starting in the fall of 2016. After a nationwide search, Helen Tate, Ph.D., was selected to serve as Wingate’s first provost since the 1990s. Retired assistant vice president Lynda Lee Purvis will fill Tate’s role in the interim until a permanent replacement is selected.

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AMERICUS (June 21, 2016) – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has just been approved as the exclusive University System of Georgia (USG) school to offer a Bachelor of Business Administration through the eMajor program beginning Spring 2017.

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ATLANTA (June 10, 2016)—Recognizing the economic contributions that solar, natural gas, propane, biomass, electric power and wind have contributed to Georgia’s clean energy growth, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols will host a series of public seminars around the state June 14 - 24, 2016 alongside municipal, county, and other local elected officials and top business executives representing fleets and clean energy companies.

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Americus (June 8, 2016) – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has been ranked 6th among the nation’s most affordable online colleges in 2016 according to a new report by rankings.com. GSW received the Editor’s Award for Best Tuition.

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AMERICUS (June 8, 2016) – Two Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) staff members, Sandra Fowler and Jill Hohnecker, recently graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Fowler, who is the director of career services, and Hohnecker, who serves as residence life coordinator, were two of 35 graduates from the 16 county region of southwest Georgia class which included public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers.

The 2016 Region 8 Academy training program was held over a four-month period. Graduates were trained in economic and community development, business recruitment and retention, tourism product development, downtown development, planning and tools for community success.

Created in 1993, the Academy bring together economic development professionals and resources to provide this training in all twelve service delivery regions in Georgia. Since its organization, the Academy has provided training for thousands of professional and non-professional economic developers around the state.

 

AMERICUS (June 7, 2016)—After 10 seasons and 243 career wins as a head men’s basketball coach, Mike Leeder is leaving his seat on the court for the Georgia Southwestern State University Hurricanes.

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ATHENS, Ga. (June 6, 2016)--Lauren DiPaula, Ph.D., associate professor of English and modern language at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), just completed the 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellowship at the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education.  As one of 15 faculty members from colleges and universities across the state, DiPaula was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow after a highly competitive application and selection process.

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