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 Institute provides financial scholarships to support 5 caregivers

AMERICUS (Nov. 5, 2015) — At its 28th Annual National Summit Oct. 23, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) presented five Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarships to deserving caregivers supporting their loved ones, who were injured as a result of their military service.

AMERICUS (Nov. 4, 2015) – Sherrill Fore of Americus received the 2015 Georgia Para-Professional Caregiver of the Year Award at the 28th annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s National Summit Gala on Friday, Oct. 23. Fore was nominated by the West Central Georgia CARE-NET.

AMERICUS (Nov. 4, 2015) – Andy Walker of Athens received the 2015 Georgia Volunteer Caregiver of the Year Award at the 28th annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s National Summit Gala on Friday, Oct. 23. Walker was nominated by the Northeast Georgia CARE-NET.

AMERICUS (Nov. 4, 2015)—Tammy Manning Singleton of Macon received the 2015 Georgia Family Caregiver of the Year Award at the 28th annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s National Summit Gala on Friday, Oct. 23. Singleton was nominated by the Middle Georgia CARENET for her compassion and dedication to her family.

AMERICUS (Nov. 4, 2015) — Named in honor of a great humanitarian, the Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award is the highest award given in the caregiving field. This year’s winner, AARP, was announced at the Rosalynn Carter Institute’s (RCI) National Summit and was presented with a $15,000 cash award, generously donated by Johnson & Johnson.

AMERICUS (Nov. 3, 2015)--The GSW Enactus team was awarded $1,500 grant from the ADP Veteran Empowerment Project to work with local veterans in developing a sustainable business as well as promoting the advantages of hiring veterans.

Theme is “R-E-S-P-I-T-E: Care for Caregivers”

AMERICUS, GEORGIA (November 2, 2015) — November is National Family Caregivers Month and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) is taking advantage of this designation to raise awareness, celebrate, educate, and increase support for family caregivers.

Americus, GA (October 29, 2015) —The Sumter Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Foundation, Inc. awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000.00 to the Georgia Southwestern Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from the grant will be used to enhance equipment for the Georgia Southwestern State University Fitness Center.

AMERICUS (Oct. 29, 2015) – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) welcomes teaching artist Masankho Banda to Americus Nov.  2-5, 2015 for a residency entitled “Creating Community through the Arts and Culture” as part of GSW’s “Windows to the World” global learning initiative.

AMERICUS (Oct. 27, 2015) – The Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing was recently ranked 38th in the nation on a list of the “Best Online Nursing Programs” by (AC Online) in its third annual ranking. Georgia Southwestern was among five universities in Georgia that made the list.

AMERICUS (Oct. 22, 2015) – “Writing is strongly emphasized at Deerfield – it is one of the strengths of our English program,” said Irmgard Schopen-Davis, director of the writing center at Deerfield-Windsor School. “When thinking about ways to keep improving, I remembered reading about the value of peer tutoring and the impact a writing center could have.”

WASHINGTON (Oct. 21, 2015)--The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) recently released its “Best Value” ratings of colleges of education across the U.S., and the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Education was listed as a “Top 5” best value in Georgia. Specifically, GSW’s undergraduate secondary education program was ranked no. 3.


AMERICUS (Oct. 7, 2015) – Judy Orton Grissett, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, recently received an Open Educational Resource (OER) Research Fellowship from the Open Education Group.

AMERICUS (Oct. 6, 2015)—A recent grant award from the Georgia Power Foundation will allow Georgia Southwestern State University Career Services to equip students with the “soft skills” necessary to compete in the job market.

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