Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University will hold Fall 2007 commencement on Dec. 7

Georgia Southern University will hold its fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. in the Hanner Fieldhouse, Highway 67 and Herty Drive. Degrees will be awarded to 998 undergraduate students and 263 graduate students, for a total of 1,261 graduates.

The fall commencement brings the University’s total number of graduates for the 2007 calendar year to 3,173, up from 2,950 in 2006.

Three ceremonies will be held to accommodate graduates and their families, and the College of Graduate Studies will present master’s and doctoral degree candidates at all three ceremonies. The 9 a.m. ceremony will includes graduates from the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and International Studies. Speaker for the ceremony will be Georgia’s 12th District Congressman, John Barrow.

The 11 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Business Administration, the College of Information Technology, and International Trade. Speaker for the ceremony will be Joseph W. Alsop, co-founder and CEO of Progress Software Company.

The 1 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Speaker for the ceremony will be Trey Carter, president and CEO of Acadia Healthcare.

The fall commencement ceremonies will be available via a live Webcast on the Internet. The video will be available December 7 on the Georgia Southern Web site at A test broadcast will be available 30 minutes prior to each commencement and the actual broadcast will begin a few minutes before the start of each ceremony.

For more information on Georgia Southern University’s Fall 2007 Commencement, visit

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