Georgia Southern University Granted First Undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering Program in the State of Georgia

“Manufacturing is returning to the U.S., and the state of Georgia can now prepare its citizens for careers in this fast-growing field,” said Mohammad Davoud, dean of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology. “Employees trained in manufacturing will enable Georgia to attract corporations and industries to invest in the state and region. These corporations need manufacturing engineers who are trained to think innovatively and use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. The new Manufacturing Engineering program at Georgia Southern will do just that.”

Archie Manning Postponed Until Spring

The University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, National Football League player, 1989 College Hall of Fame member, and Chairman of the National Football Foundation, until Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 7-8 p.m. The rescheduling from Sept. 17, 2014 is due to unforeseen construction at Hanner Fieldhouse.


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.”