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SPECIAL FROM SOUTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
AMERICUS (June 3, 2015)--AT&T made its eighth contribution to South Georgia Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University recently for the “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign and their donation raised the total amount collected to over $100,000.
AMERICUS (May 29, 2015)—Paula Bryant, senior lecturer in the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing, is the recipient of the inaugural William B. King Faculty Scholar Award for nursing faculty. The award comes with a $9,000 stipend distributed evenly over three years.
AMERICUS (May 27, 2015) – Recent Georgia Southwestern State University graduate Chase Burnfin of Leesburg, Ga. recently received a $3,500 scholarship for graduate school from the Albany Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA).
AMERICUS (May 27, 2015) – Paul Dahlgren, associate professor of English at Georgia Southwestern State University, has been accepted into the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program at the University of Georgia.
AMERICUS (May 20, 2015) — Susan Robinson, associate professor of accounting in the School of Business Administration at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), is the 2015 recipient of the Professor of the Year Award. The honor was presented to her at the 2015 Spring Commencement on May 9 in the Student Success Center.
AMERICUS (May 13, 2015)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has been ranked 40th out of the 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges in the U.S. by bestvalueschools.com. On the list, GSW also ranks ahead of four other Georgia colleges, including Young Harris College and Brenau University.
AMERICUS (May 5, 2015) – Getting a degree is becoming more important now than ever. Within the next 10 years, 60 percent of jobs will require a college degree, but at the present, less than 45 percent of the Georgia workforce is prepared to meet this need.
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.