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AMERICUS (Aug. 12, 2014)—Georgia Southwestern State University renewed an agreement recently making it easy for military service members to earn a college degree. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed with the Department of Defense’s Voluntary Education Program, applies to all branches of the U.S. military to use Tuition Assistance Funds to pay for school. This applies to service members, their eligible adult family members, civilian employees, and military retirees.
AMERICUS (July 31, 2014)—The University System of Georgia adopted a tobacco-free campus policy in March of this year. The policy goes into effect at all USG institutions on Oct. 1. Georgia Southwestern State University will get ahead of the semester by beginning its tobacco free status on August 1.
AMERICUS (July 21, 2014)--The story of Reginald Miles, a first generation college student at Georgia Southwestern State University, is being featured this month on the American Association for State Colleges and Universities website. Miles is computer science major from Albany, Georgia.
Summer 2014 edition of GSW’s alumni magazine "Aeolian" released. Click here to read it.
AMERICUS (June 27, 2014)—Georgia Southwestern State University’s online Bachelor of Business Administration in human resource management is ranked No. 8 in the U.S. by education and career website TheBestSchools.org.
AMERICUS, Ga. (June 12, 2014)—The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) at Georgia Southwestern State University today announced the winners of the 2014 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarships. “Through the generous funding of Johnson & Johnson, these scholarship recipients can pursue a caregiving goal that will enhance their learning and/or training in specific skills” said Leisa Easom, Ph.D., executive director of the RCI. Each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship.
AMERICUS (June 9, 2014)—Assistant Professor of Music and Jazz Band Director Mark Laughlin, DMA, of Georgia Southwestern State University has been named a quarterfinalist for the second annual Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.
AMERICUS (June 5, 2014)—Symbolizing the transformation of a nursing student into a professional nurse, the annual pinning ceremony is a long-standing tradition.While the main order of business at Georgia Southwestern State University’s 58th annual pinning in May was to honor the school’s 63 nursing graduates, the growing partnership between Phoebe Putney Health System (PPHS) was an important part of the program, as well.
AMERICUS (June 4, 2014)—Rachel Abbott, Ph.D., assistant professor of health and human performance, has been named interim dean of Georgia Southwestern State University’s School of Education. Abbott is filling the position vacated by Dean Lettie Watford, Ph.D., who retired in July of 2013 and YeVette Howard, Ph.D., who served as interim dean during the last academic year. Abbott’s new role will begin July 7.
AMERICUS (June 4, 2014)—During the 2013-2014 academic year, mathematics and computer science faculty from Georgia Southwestern State University established a “Peer-Tutoring” Program at Americus-Sumter High School-South Campus.
AMERICUS (May 19, 2014)—The Wells Fargo Foundation recently awarded Georgia Southwestern State University with a grant of $1500, supporting the University’s Bridge Program.
AMERICUS (May 6, 2014)—Future honor graduate Susanna Turner of Albany was recognized Friday, May 2 with Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) highest academic honor. During the Graduation and Honors Convocation, Turner, a psychology major, was named GSW’s 2014 Outstanding Scholar.
AMERICUS (May 5, 2014)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10 in Convocation Hall of the GSW Student Success Center. Paul Jones, Ph.D., interim president at Darton State College, is the commencement speaker.
AMERICUS (April 30, 2014)—Georgia Southwestern State University men’s head basketball coach Mike Leeder will serve as interim athletic director (AD) and head coach during the 2014-2015 academic year. The national search to replace Jaclyn Donovan who resigned in December was closed and will reopen in a year. Leeder will take over for current interim AD Randolph Barksdale on June 1.