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AMERICUS (July 11, 2012)--Georgia Southwestern State University and South Georgia Technical College’s efforts promoting Americus and Sumter County as a college town through the “Two Great Choices - One Great Community” campaign continues to be a success.
AMERICUS (July 11, 2012)--As the economy slowly regains footing, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and the 34 other University System of Georgia (USG) institutions continue to serve as consistent economic engines across their respective regions with a total economic impact of $13.2 billion to the state. GSW’s economic impact on the area was estimated at $73.5 million in fiscal year 2011, which is 6 percent higher than the $69.1 million reported for FY 2010. Georgia Southwestern’s employment impact was 902 jobs for the community.
AMERICUS, Ga. (June 20, 2012)—Thanks to a generous $65,000 grant from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) BRIDGES program, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will help implement an innovative campaign promoting healthy lifestyles to residents of the South Pacific living with diabetes.BRIDGES is an acronym for "Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems," and it is supported by an education grant from Lilly Diabetes.
AMERICUS (June 12, 2012)—The Study Abroad Program at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has received a grant worth $10,000 from the Mattie H. Marshall Foundation to help provide financial assistance to GSW students participating in GSW Study Abroad.
AMERICUS (June 1, 2012)—The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees held its spring full board meeting last month, electing one new trustee (Mary Wysochansky – ’87, ’93) and re-elected four current members. The group also granted life trustee status to Judge Mike Greene and Greg Austin. Nominated and elected by their peers, the 30-member group provides external oversight to the Foundation’s operations. Local attorney Jimmy Skipper is the new chairman, replacing Americus Mayor Barry Blount. Skipper will serve a two-year term as chairman.
AMERICUS (May 22, 2012)—Jason Berggren, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), is the 2012 recipient of the Professor of the Year Award voted on by the class of 2011. The honor was presented at Spring Commencement on May 5 in the Student Success Center.
AMERICUS (May 18, 2012)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) student Raven Snipes is the latest to complete the University System of Georgia’s student-leadership program – L3: Leaving a Legacy of Leadership.A senior from Butler, Snipes is majoring in business management.
AMERICUS (MAY 7, 2012)—In June, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will say goodbye to four employees who, together, have served nearly 100 years working for the University.A reception was held recently recognizing the group which includes Lynda Lee Purvis, John Spencer, Linda Jones and Vera Weisskopf.
AMERICUS, Ga. (May 2, 2012)—As dean of Georgia Southwestern State University’s School of Education, Lettie Watford, Ph.D., helps future teachers every day in their journey towards college graduation. Watford, herself, was recognized recently as a Distinguished Alumna from Tift College.
AMERICUS (April 27, 2012)—“Sirocco,” Georgia Southwestern State University’s “literary and visual art magazine,” is published in April of each year by students. A reading and reception celebrating the release of the 2012 edition, “Open the Doors of Perception,” was held April 9 in the James Earl Carter Library.
AMERICUS (April 25, 2012)—During Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) Honors Convocation earlier this month, art major Sunni Ann Zemblowski, a graduate of Americus-Sumter High School, was presented with the University’s highest academic honor, the 2012 Outstanding Scholar Award.
AMERICUS (April 23, 2012)—Every business student knows that product, place, and promotion are three of the “Four Ps” in marketing. If service is the product and the Americus community is the place, no one promotes it better than John Stovall, Ph.D. An associate professor of marketing at Georgia Southwestern State University, Stovall is the 2012 recipient of the University’s Featured Public Servant Award. The announcement was made today.
AMERICUS, Ga. (April 12, 2012)--The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) at Georgia Southwestern State University is celebrating several milestones in its 25th year. In particular, Johnson & Johnson has awarded the RCI with another landmark grant – this one worth $427,000. The RCI also hosted a national session on best practices in evidenced-based caregiver programs at the Annual Aging in America Conference in Washington, DC on March 29. The previous day, briefings were held on the RCI’s work to support family caregivers with Sen. Johnny Isakson, Rep. Sanford Bishop, and Richard Gerakitis of Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ office.