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Georgia Southern University Selects 2014 SOAR Leaders

Georgia Southern University has announced its 2014 Southern’s Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) Team. SOAR Leaders help orient new students and their families to Georgia Southern during the summer SOAR sessions by serving as role models for new students, helping them register for classes, preparing them for college level academics and informing parents about Georgia Southern services. One-hundred and thirty-nine students applied for the coveted SOAR Leader position and 24 were selected based on their leadership potential, work ethic and ability to represent the university.2014 SOAR Leaders

Jacoby Carpenter, a senior Management major from Waynesboro, Ga., Sarah Brittany Sandbach, a senior Early Childhood Education major from Augusta, Ga., and Carrie West, a junior Early Childhood Education major from Douglasville, Ga. are returning for their second year as SOAR Leaders. They helped select the 2014 SOAR Team, which represents over 35 campus organizations, by trying to find the best individuals to represent the Georgia Southern student body.

The team includes the following students by classification:

Michael Bailey, a Sociology major from Augusta, Ga.

Jonathan Bush, a History major from Macon, Ga.
Jamal Wright, a Chemistry major from Hinesville, Ga.
Adam Youngman, a Music Education major from Dawsonville, Ga.

Kristina Agbebiyi, a Biology major from Kennesaw, Ga.
Sarah Whitney Anderson, a Public Relations major from Dalton, Ga.
Sophia Braun, a Geology major from McDonough, Ga.
Zachary Davidson, a Computer Science major from Marietta, Ga.
Garrett Fischer, a Justice Studies major from Augusta, Ga.
Neal Hollis, a Biology major from Blackshear, Ga.
Chaverle Noel, a Pre-Nutrition & Food Science major from Trinidad & Tobago
Abigail Ormsby, a Public Relations major from Woodstock, Ga.
Kelly Shofner, a Graphic Design major from Chattanooga, Tenn.
Drew Whaley, a Pre-Communications major from Buford, Ga.
James Woodall, a Political Science major from Locust Grove, Ga.

Taryn Connelly, a Pre-Nursing major from Lawrenceville, Ga.
Krystena Duggan, a Pre-Nursing major from Warner Robins, Ga.
Jesse House, a Pre-Interior Design major from Cumming, Ga.
Abigail LaMee, a Pre-Child & Family Development major from Jasper, Ga.
Taylor Mutimer, a Pre-Early Childhood Education major from Augusta, Ga.
Emily Shannon, currently undeclared from Madison, Ga.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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