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New Eagle Executive Society is planned

The College of Business Administration (COBA) at Georgia Southern University will re-invigorate the Business Executive Society, a prestigious membership organization first developed in 1988. In its new format it will be named the Eagle Executive Society, and it will provide the basis for encouraging investment and interest by alumni and friends of the College.

‘In light of Princeton Review’s recent acknowledgement of COBA as one of the top business colleges in America, it is only fitting that COBA revive its membership society to recognize and celebrate our heritage,” said alumnus Doug Lambert, who will serve as the new organization’s chair. ‘I am honored to be named Chairman of the Eagle Executive Society and look forward to joining alumni and friends as we proudly support COBA and Georgia Southern.” Lambert served with COBA faculty and staff representatives throughout the fall semester to get the new membership organization underway.

‘COBA is preparing the next generation’s business leaders by providing today’s students with the best faculty, technology, facilities, and learning opportunities available,” said Dean Ronald Shiffler, ‘but we’ve reached a point where increased alumni support is essential to keep us moving toward our goal of national recognition. The Eagle Executive Society is designed to encourage annual giving to COBA that will close the gap between tuition and the total cost to educate a student.””

Building on the goals of the former Business Executive Society, the Eagle Executive Society will serve as a way of building communication between COBA and its larger community of alumni. Beginning in January 2008, annual membership will be extended to alumni and friends who invest $50 in the students and faculty, the programs, and the future success of COBA. In gratitude for their investment, members will receive a non-negotiable stock certificate verifying that they have taken ‘stock” in COBA, a subscription to COBA’s newsletter, The Eagle Executive, and personal invitations to special receptions and seminars sponsored by COBA.

By raising the level of giving to COBA, the Eagle Executive Society will help expand activities beyond the classroom, such as travel scholarships and graduate assistantships.
The Society’s funds will allow the College to send undergraduate and graduate teams to student competitions, providing them an opportunity to collaborate with students from other states and nations. Faculty will also benefit from increased funding to augment research and support increased scholarly activities.

For more information about the Eagle Executive Society, send an e-mail to jlane@GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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