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AMERICUS (Feb. 20, 2017)—A group of former Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) baseball players known as the "Letterman's Club" is planning a golf tournament on Friday, March 31 to benefit GSW baseball. The tourney will be held at the Griffin Bell Golf Course in Americus and will tee off at 11 a.m., with a barbeque to follow the round.

Americus, Ga. (February 17, 2017) – Jeffrey Green, professor and chair of the Department of Theater, Communication & Media Arts at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), was recently presented with the Kennedy Center College Theater Festival’s (KCACTF) Gold Medallion award.

AMERICUS (Feb. 14, 2017)—The names of fallen police officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith will be memorialized on the building that is home to Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) Public Safety Department. At their monthly meeting today in Atlanta, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a proposal from GSW Interim President Charles Patterson to name the building the “Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building.”

AMERICUS, Ga. (Feb. 13, 2017) -- Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has received a top ranking as the Most Affordable Online College for MBA Programs according to SR Education Group.

AMERICUS (Feb. 9, 2017)—At a “Southwestern Sweethearts” event Friday, Feb. 4 celebrating those that met at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and later married, Sparky Reeves, president emeritus at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC), received the University’s top alumni honor, which is given by the GSW Alumni Association. Reeves was named the Aeolian Award recipient by Alumni Association President Lemond Hall.

AMERICUS, Ga. (February 6, 2017) – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) Writing Center recently received the Southeastern Writing Center Association Christine Cozzens Research Grant in conjunction with Andrew College.

Dr. Jay Cliett Eulogy
Charles E. Patterson, Interim President
January 25, 2017

Dr. Jay Cliett, Professor Emeritus, age 72, of Americus, died at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany Saturday, January 21, 2017. He taught for 47 years at Georgia Southwestern State University as a Professor of Mathematics.

AMERICUS, Ga. (January 20, 2017) – December 7, 2016 was a day that forever changed Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and the Americus/Sumter County community. Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr and GSW Public Safety Officer Jody Smith were killed in the line of duty.

AMERICUS, Ga. (Jan. 12, 2017) -- Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host its annual MLK Convocation on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. The keynote speaker is Jerry L. Hardee, Ph.D., special assistant to the president (retired) of Life University, and lifelong educator. This year’s theme for convocation is “Realizing King’s Dream in the Urgency of Now.”


AMERICUS, Ga. (January 10, 2017) -- Chasity Moody Oleson is a recent graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and a veteran. She was recently honored as the School of Business Administration’s Outstanding Online Student.

GSW student to host Rubik’s Cube Competition Saturday

AMERICUS, Ga. (January 5, 2017) – The Rubik’s Cube was invented in Hungary in 1974. On January 7, 2017, the first Rubik’s Cube tournament in Americus will be held on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). Americus native and GSW junior, Joshua Cherian, is a “Cube” enthusiast. He has organized the competition set for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Success Center Conference Rooms.


AMERICUS, Ga. (Jan. 5, 2017) – -- Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Americus/Sumter County were recently highlighted in the Georgia Trend publication. In the feature titled “Made in Americus,” GSW and Americus are lauded for their efforts in educating an innovative workforce and growing an entrepreneurial economy.

AMERICUS, Ga. (Jan. 4, 2017) – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) School of Nursing has been honored as a top ranking Online Master’s in Nursing Program and Best Online Accelerated Nursing Program by and respectively.

From the University System of Georgia

ATLANTA (Dec. 20, 2016)--The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has named the two committees required by Regents’ policy to conduct a national search for the next president of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW).

Americus Police Officer Nick Smarr and Georgia Southwestern State University Police Officer Jody Smith passed away Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, 2016 after being mortally wounded in the line of duty. They were best friends.

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