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AMERICUS (May 6, 2015)—Kelly Dekle of Donalsonville, Ga. was recognized Friday, May 1 with Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) highest academic honor. During the Graduation and Honors Convocation, Dekle, a math with teacher certification major, was named GSW’s 2015 Outstanding Scholar.
AMERICUS (May 5, 2015)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9 in Convocation Hall of the GSW Student Success Center. The commencement speaker is Laura Lee Bocade, relationship and community development manager for DIRTT Environmental Solutions in Savannah.
AMERICUS (May 1, 2015)—Sam Peavy, Ph.D., professor of geology, is Georgia Southwestern State University’s 2015 Featured Public Servant. The announcement was made today.
AMERICUS (April, 28, 2015) – Miriam Rodriguez, a senior nursing student from Fort Valley, Ga., won the Global Initiatives in Nursing International Photo Contest at the 63rd Annual Convention of the National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) held in Phoenix, Ariz., April 7-12, 2015.
AMERICUS (April 27, 2015) – Harold Isaacs, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at Georgia Southwestern State University, has edited “Third World Problems and Issues in the Age of Globalization,” the Fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS), published by the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS).
FROM THE AMERICUS TIME-RECORDER
AMERICUS (April 21, 2015) — Sixty-six years ago Barbara Byrd came to Americus from Atlanta to enroll in what is now Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). She and her husband of 64 years, Earl Gammage, have been very active in the community as well as with GSW and South Georgia Technical College (SGTC). They made their eighth significant contribution to this area’s “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign recently.
SPECIAL FROM JIMMY CARTER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
PLAINS, Ga. (April 21, 2015)--From a very early age, President Jimmy Carter held an appreciation for the natural world that surrounded him on his father’s 360-acre farm. Growing up without electricity, President Carter would have witnessed many wonderful and crystal clear views of the night sky. To celebrate National Park Week as well as participate in the National Park Service’s Centennial “Find Your Park” campaign, we are excited to host our first ever astronomy event at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.
AMERICUS (April 16, 2015)—For the second consecutive year, Georgia Southwestern State University collaborated with Sumter County Schools to address college readiness. Georgia Southwestern today awarded $3,000 in scholarship money to Blake St. John, Thomas Edge and Jessica Marie Clayton - all juniors at Americus-Sumter High School’s South Campus – for their entries in the College Readiness Essay Competition. The writing theme this year was “How Does College Education Make You a Better Citizen.” Scholarship funds will only be awarded if students attend Georgia Southwestern.
AMERICUS, GA (April 7, 2015) – A program that aims to help the caregivers of returning service members and veterans is showing signs of success. Johnson & Johnson, which has supported the Rosalynn Carter Institute’s (RCI) caregiving programs for many years, will support the program’s expansion to three new sites this year.
AMERICUS (April 7, 2015) — The School of Business Administration at Georgia Southwestern State University has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AMERICUS (April 1, 2015)—All residents of Alabama, Florida and South Carolina that attend Georgia Southwestern State University will be granted out-of-state tuition waivers by the University System of Georgia (USG) beginning Fall 2015. The USG Board of Regents approved this border state amendment to the waiver policy in March 2015.
“The U.S. and the Middle East” is the title of Georgia Southwestern State University’s Third World in Perspective Program Seminar set to take place on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nursing Auditorium of the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex.
AMERICUS (March 25, 2015)— Greg Hampikian, Ph.D., a leading DNA expert in the U.S. and co-author of “Exit to Freedom,” is the featured speaker for Georgia Southwestern State University’s Griffin B. Bell Lecture will be held Wednesday, April 15. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Nursing Auditorium of the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex.
AMERICUS (March 13, 2015) – The Georgia film and television industry is a large and prosperous entity, earning $5.1 billion this fiscal year. Georgia attracts film companies for reasons ranging from its varied geography to its tax incentives for film and television productions. Most recently, Georgia has been used as the filming location for scenes in movies such as the “Hunger Games” franchise and “Selma.”
Carrollton, Ga. (March 9, 2015)--Georgia Southwestern State University is now an affiliate institution of the University System of Georgia’s eCore Collaborative Program (USG eCore). By affiliating with the state-wide program, GSW will be able to offer students greater online class availability beginning fall 2015.