School of Nursing Receives $2.2 Million in Grant Funding

Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing received more than $2.2 million in grant funding, which will serve three purposes: help to establish a Center for Nursing Scholarship and Research, introduce a new graduate level Chronic Illness Certificate Program and provide scholarships to students seeking a Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

Alumni Association Names the Inaugural “40 Under 40” Class of 2014

“Georgia Southern has some outstanding graduates and our young alumni are no exception,” said Wendell Tompkins, senior director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. “We are excited to recognize the ‘40 Under 40′ group for not only their leadership in their personal and professional lives, but for their True Blue spirit. This group represents the very best of Georgia Southern alumni.”

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Torres-Capeles Appointed Executive Director of Continuing Education

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Belkis Torres-Capeles to the position of executive director of Continuing Education,” said Jean Bartels, Ph.D., RN, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “I am confident she is well prepared to take on the responsibilities of sustaining the accomplishments and traditional successes of the Division of Continuing Education while moving the Division to its next level of distinction.”

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HIV Conference to Bring New Strategies to Rural Health Care

“At this conference there will be nationally recognized speakers who will share evidence-based strategies for improved quality of life, professional care, and empowering environments,” said Fayth Parks, Ed.D., conference chair and College of Education professor.

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Campus Gears Up for Operation Move-In

“Last year, 3,131 students checked in on the day of Operation Move-In, 966 arrived prior to that day…and another 960 arrived the day after,” said Vickie Shaw, assistant director of University Housing. “If history repeats itself, and it has for several years, we will have about that same number this year.”