Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University honors local Statesboro man

M. Albert Burke of Statesboro has been named Alumnus of the Year by Georgia Southern University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Burke is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. He was honored at the University’s annual Alumni Awards Banquet Saturday, April 5, in Statesboro.

Burke received his bachelor’s degree in history in 1961. He has worked with the Boy Scouts of America since 1976 in various roles. He has also served as president of the Jaycees in Brunswick, Ga.; secretary of the Kiwanis Club in Brunswick, Ga.; and president of Rotary in Statesboro. From 1996 to 2003 he served as chair of the Bulloch County Board of Education.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.


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