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AMERICUS, Ga. (November 30, 2016)— Victory Media, the premier media entity for military service members and their families, has named Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to their Military Friendly Schools® list. Institutions were named to the elite list based on their ability to meet student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students, specifically student veterans.

AMERICUS (Nov. 30, 2016)--Thanks to the presentation of Dr. Nedialka Iordanova and with the help of Dr. Catalina Casaru, related to promoting the GSW Service Learning Study Abroad Program (UNIV 4000), the program’s proposal was selected to be funded by the charity initiatives at OM Partners in Atlanta. The funding totaled $4,591.


Albany Museum of Art announces essay contest winners

2nd annual essay contest is 'A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words' 

ALBANY (Nov 22, 2016) — Art inspired words — 1,000 of them — for college and high school students whose essays were chosen winners in the second annual A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words contest conducted by the Albany Museum of Art.

AMERICUS, GA (Nov. 28, 2016)—For the last two years, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has infused great emphasis on global awareness throughout its curriculum by way of (but not limited to) international programs and study abroad opportunities. As such, the practice of inviting visiting scholars to work and teach on campus is equally important.

AMERICUS (November 22, 2016)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Fall 2016 Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. The commencement speaker will be Jessica Wright. Wright, a registered nurse, is the co-owner and chief operating officer of Innovative Senior Solutions ( in Americus.

AMERICUS (November 22, 2016) -- Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recently received a grant from the Georgia Power Company Foundation to be used for the Office of Career Services. The grant, which is for $3,000, will be used to help prepare GSW students for careers and life after college through training programs, statewide and local career fairs and networking opportunities.

AMERICUS (November 14, 2016) -- The Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) Chapter of Enactus has been selected for the third straight year to receive the Unilever Bright Future Grant worth $1500.

ATLANTA -- (Nov. 10) – Today, Board of Regents Chairman Kessel Stelling, Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Chancellor-elect Steve Wrigley announced plans to launch a national search for the next president of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) in Americus, Georgia.

AMERICUS (Nov. 10, 2016) – Fall 2016 enrollment in the University System of Georgia’s 29 colleges and universities totaled 321,551 students, an increase of 1.1 percent (or 3,531 more students) over fall 2015. At Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), the final enrollment totaled 2,954 students, an increase of 7.2 percent (or 199 more students) over last fall. Of GSW’s final headcount, 2,558 are undergraduate students and 396 are graduate students.

AMERICUS, GA (Nov. 8, 2016)--On Nov. 23, 1906 the lead headline for the Americus Times-Recorder read “Sumter is the Winner,” having been named the county for Georgia’s Third District Agricultural and Mechanical School. One hundred ten years later, faculty, staff and students at what is now known as Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) feel like they are the winners, living and learning in a community that places importance on service to others.

AMERICUS (Nov. 8, 2016) – Sue Crosby of Helena, GA received the 2016 Georgia Volunteer Caregiver of the Year Award at the 29th annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s National Summit Gala on Friday, Oct. 21. Crosby was nominated by the Heart of Georgia Altamaha CARE-NET.

AMERICUS (Nov. 8, 2016) – Pepsi Faust of Winterville, GA received the 2016 Georgia Para-Professional Caregiver of the Year Award at the 29th Annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s National Summit Gala on Friday, Oct. 21. Faust was nominated by the Northeast Georgia CARE-NET/AAA.

AMERICUS (Nov. 8, 2016)—Shelia Smith of Palmetto, GA received the 2016 Georgia Family Caregiver of the Year Award at the 29th Annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s National Summit Gala on Friday, Oct. 21. Smith was nominated by the Atlanta Regional CARENET/AAA for her compassion and selflessness to her family and her community.

AMERICUS, GEORGIA (October 29, 2016) — 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, Nevada Senior Services (NSS), Inc., was announced Friday, Oct. 21 at the Rosalynn Carter Institute’s (RCI) National Summit and presented with a $15,000 cash award, generously donated by Johnson & Johnson.

Americus, GA (October 18, 2016) – Georgia Southwestern State University is proud to announce the receipt of a grant worth nearly $11,000 to participate in the GOHS Georgia Young Adult Program. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety addresses young adult driver crashes, injuries and fatalities and partners with colleges and universities throughout the state to implement the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP).

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