Today, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) granted final approval for the creation of two new institutions through consolidation. Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University will be consolidated as the new Georgia Southern University. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Bainbridge State College will be consolidated as the new Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). The board approved resolutions making both consolidations effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 1,600 graduates at Georgia Southern University as graduate and undergraduate students were recognized during the Fall 2017 Commencement ceremony today. Georgia Southern alumnus and 2017 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Adrian Peterson (‘01) spoke to graduates in the 2 p.m. ceremony.
Todd Tinker has had many journeys in his life, and his latest journey of obtaining his master’s degree is coming to fruition after nearly five years.
With an undergraduate degree in information technology and years of professional IT experience under his belt, Nathan Flanders (‘12) made the decision to return to school to pursue a master’s degree in public history, a subject for which he’s always had an interest.
Harley Strickland is certainly leaving a legacy for herself at Georgia Southern. The senior journalism major was crowned Miss Georgia Southern in 2016, represented the University in the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade, and currently broadcasts weekly Facebook live-streams with the University multimedia journalism class. So it may come as quite a surprise that prior to her academic career, Strickland said she was once a timid little girl from Claxton, Georgia.