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AMERICUS (Feb. 12, 2016)—For two days in February, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has played host to nearly 700 of the brightest high school students in the state.

AMERICUS (Feb. 3, 2016)—Interim President Charles Patterson, Ph.D., today announced that Rachel Abbott, Ph.D., interim dean of the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Education, has been named the school’s permanent dean. Abbott’s new role is effective immediately.

AMERICUS (Jan. 28, 2015)--The Georgia Southwestern State University Center for Business and Economic Development is pleased to announce that the 2016 Economic Outlook luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.. This is the 21st program in a series of annual economic outlook events sponsored by the Georgia Southwestern State University Center for Business and Economic Development.

AMERICUS (Jan. 13, 2016)— Georgia Southwestern State University will host its annual MLK Convocation on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. in  the Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. The keynote speaker is Kecia M. Ashley, Ed.D., CEO and founder of Kecia Ashley Enterprises.

AMERICUS (Jan. 13, 2016)—The Admissions Office and Alumni Affairs at Georgia Southwestern State University are hosting “An Evening with the President” Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Albany Museum of Art. The event begins at 6 p.m., and high school juniors and seniors, other future students and Georgia Southwestern alumni are encouraged to attend the event.

AMERICUS, Ga. (Jan. 7, 2016)—The Internet has revolutionized the ability to communication abroad and at home. As a result, it has changed the way education can be offered. And nowhere is that more visible than on a college campus. For instance, the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Business Administration offers two top undergraduate awards each semester – one to a “traditional,” on-campus student and one to a student who completes all of his or her business classes externally or online.

There were two recipients of the Fall 2015 the Outstanding External Undergraduate Award, sisters Brocha (Bro-ha) Bernhard, who majored in human resource management, and Kaila Bernhard, who majored in management. Though not physically on campus, the Bernhard sisters made quite an impression on the School of Business Administration faculty. Because of their devout Jewish faith, they were not able to attend Fall Commencement on that Saturday (the Sabbath) in December where they were to “walk” as honor graduates. A special reception was held for them the following week.

AMERICUS (Dec. 12, 2015)--Georgia Southwestern State University held its Fall 2015 Commencement today and conferred bachelor's and master's degrees to approximately 280 students. The event was held in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.

AMERICUS (Dec. 7, 2015) – Two Georgia Southwestern State University students, Leigh Crumbley and Macon Brown, placed in the Albany Museum of Art’s (AMA) first annual “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” writing contest, sponsored by AMA life trustees Steve and Bronwyn Hinton. The winners were announced at a reception and reading on Nov. 19.

AMERICUS (Dec. 7, 2015) – The Georgia Southwestern State University chapter of the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) held its member induction ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. At the ceremony, the society inducted new members as well as recognized several faculty members with awards.

AMERICUS (Dec. 3, 2015) – Betty Pope and her family have a long legacy of service and philanthropy in Americus and Sumter County, specifically sharing their time, talent, and treasure with Georgia Southwestern State University. On Saturday, Dec. 12, Pope will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree.

AMERICUS (Dec. 3, 2015)--Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Convocation Hall in the GSW Student Success Center. The commencement speaker is Sen. Dean Burke, M.D. (Bainbridge, Ga. – District 11).

AMERICUS (Nov. 25, 2015) – Mark Laughlin, D.M.A., associate professor of music at Georgia Southwestern State University, received a $400 grant from the Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA). Laughlin was awarded the grant at the GMTA State Conference at Agnes State College on Nov. 5.

AMERICUS (Nov. 25, 2015) – Anna Champion, assistant director of Campus Recreation and director of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Southwestern State University, recently completed Ironman 70.3 Miami on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.

AMERICUS (Nov. 17, 2015)—The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving at Georgia Southwestern State University was recognized as an “Outstanding Team” Oct. 21 at the annual Chancellor’s Service Excellence Award ceremony put on by the University System of Georgia. The event was hosted by Georgia Perimeter College this year. This was the first USG Service Excellence Award for any division at Georgia Southwestern.

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