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Georgia Southern University Students Elect Alton Standifer

08-09 Alton StandiferGeorgia Southern University students have selected Alton Standifer, a senior from Monticello, Ga. majoring in Middle Grades Education to serve as president of the Georgia Southern Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Standifer, who previously served as vice president of Auxiliary Affairs for the SGA, was elected during a recent campus-wide election.

“Alton is not only an outstanding student, he is also an outstanding leader,” said Georj Lewis, Ph.D., dean of students at Georgia Southern University. “This coming year will present a variety of challenges including an expected student enrollment of more than 20,000 students. I am confident Alton will be an outstanding representative for the student body and for Georgia Southern University.”

During his time at Georgia Southern, Standifer has held a variety of leadership roles including serving as a coordinator for the University’s Leadership 101 workshop series, a Southern Ambassador, the University’s premier group of student tour guides; SOAR, the University’s new student orientation, advisement and registration program; and the SGA.

“Two of my primary goals for the upcoming year are to continue to strengthen the SGA’s ties with the local community and to conduct leadership training for high school student councils and student governments in Georgia,” said Standifer. “As president, my main role is to represent the values, ideals and desires of the entire Georgia Southern University student body. I am looking forward to the upcoming year and am excited to lead our students, the foundation for the Eagle Nation.”

Georgia Southern University’s SGA serves as the governing body for the University’s more than 200 student organizations. In addition to serving as a liaison between the University administration and the student body, the SGA is the elected voice for the student body of Georgia Southern University.

Standifer, who after earning his bachelor’s degree, plans to attend graduate school and pursue a degree in higher education and student affairs or law. For more information on the SGA at Georgia Southern University, visit:http://studentorg.georgiasouthern.edu/sga

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 114 degree programs serving more than 19,000 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.www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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