Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern opens larger office in Alpharetta to serve Atlanta area

With more than one-third of its students coming from the Greater Atlanta area and with more than one-fourth of its alumni living there, Georgia Southern University has solid connections to the city.


In fact, those connections have expanded to the point that the University’s Atlanta Regional Development Office has outgrown its former space in Lenox Pointe. The office has moved to a new location at 3775 Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Ga.

‘With nearly 15,000 alumni in Atlanta and the surrounding 21-county area, there’s a definite need for us to have a presence there,” said Michelle Pittman, director of planned giving and major gifts at Georgia Southern. ‘As our alumni in the Atlanta area continue to become more active and engaged, this larger office will be our hub for individual meetings and group gatherings. In addition to meeting development needs and events planning for the Atlanta area, it will also serve as a center for students seeking Georgia Southern admissions information.”

The previous location was staffed by alumni and development representatives. At the new Mansell Road location, a representative from Georgia Southern University’s admissions staff will be added.

‘One-third of our student enrollment”more than 5,600 students”comes from the 21 counties of the Atlanta area, and that number goes up each year,” said Pittman. ‘With an Admissions representative in Alpharetta, we can respond in a more timely way to inquiries from interested students and parents.”

Georgia Southern University personnel serving in the Alpharetta office will be George Freeman, director of Atlanta Regional Development; and Angelia Huggins, associate director of Atlanta Regional Development. The admissions representative has not yet been appointed.

Freeman joined Georgia Southern University earlier this year. A graduate of Harding University, he has served as director of development for non-profits in Arkansas, Texas, and Oregon. He also served as director of development at Auburn University, spearheading the university’s $169 million campaign. Freeman’s new telephone number is (678)-387-1729, and his e-mail address is

Huggins has served Georgia Southern constituents in the Atlanta area for more than a year. Her new telephone number is (678) 387-1728 and her e-mail is

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