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The Mission of Georgia Southwestern State University Alumni Association is to unite and encourage alumni loyalty, support and involvement in the University. In an effort to increase enrollment and retention of students at GSW, the Alumni Association utilizes alumni event proceeds and donations to offer scholarships to incoming and current GSW students with family members who are alumni. Click here for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Application or for more information.
The Alumni Association of Georgia Southwestern State University was founded in 1971 and publicly recognizes our most dedicated alumni. The Aeolian Award is chosen based on outstanding lifetime achievement as a distinguished alumni and/or community leader. To nominate someone for the Aeolian Award please complete this form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In 1986, the Leewynn J. Finklea Award was created to recognize outstanding alumni service to GSW and was named in honor of our first alumni director. To nominate an alumni for the Leewynn Finklea award, please complete this form and email email@example.com.
The Alumni Association also recognizes GSW faculty and staff who have contributed to the mission of the association. In 1980, the development of the Professor of the Year Award, heralded the beginning of an important, ongoing tradition. This award is chosen by graduating seniors and awarded during Spring Commencement. The Outstanding Staff Award was developed to recognize members of GSW staff who have tirelessly assisted alumni above the call of duty. Until recently, we offered the Excellence and Commitment to Teaching Award.
The GSW Alumni Association compiles an annual book of advice from our distinguished alumni to be given to our newest alumni during the graduation ceremony that marks their entrance into the GSW alumni family. Please click here to submit a quote that we can use in our book, "A Word Before You Go".