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Georgia Southern EAGLE Academy to host open house on Jan. 30

Georgia Southern University will host an open house for the EAGLE Academy Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) program at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in room 2148 of the College of Education (COE) classroom building on the Statesboro Campus.

EAGLE Academy, named for its commitment to Equal Access to Gainful Learning and Employment, is a comprehensive transitional program for young adults with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities. The non-degree program offers courses and internships that enhance students with life skills and assist with career aspirations. Upon completion, students earn a certificate.

University President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., and COE Dean Thomas R. Koballa, Ph.D., will attend and discuss the purpose and impact of the new program. Community leader and Synovus Division CEO Darron Burnette will speak about Statesboro area support and engagement with the initiative.

Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the EAGLE Academy workspace, located in room 3156, where individuals can learn more about custom-built academic program offerings from EAGLE Academy team members.

Georgia Southern’s EAGLE Academy, which launched fall 2017, is now the eighth program of its kind in Georgia.

For additional information about EAGLE Academy, visit http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/eagle-academy/.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 142 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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