Of the 5,617 Cadets expected to graduate and commission between Fall 2014 and Summer 2015, Georgia Southern University Cadet Matthew Horne ranks fourth nationally. Horne is an International Studies major from Stedman, North Carolina and currently holds a 3.94 GPA.
Georgia Southern University today held its 23rd annual Fall Commencement at Hanner Fieldhouse, 590 Herty Drive. University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D. conferred more than 1,700 graduate and undergraduate degrees during three separate ceremonies to accommodate the graduating class.
“This event was intended to help prospective students decide if Georgia Southern is the right fit for them,” said Amy Smith, director for the Office of Admissions. “Prospective students were able to interact with current students, faculty, and staff throughout the weekend and ask many questions. Additionally, some students were offered valuable scholarship dollars to help offset the cost of attendance. Scholarships can range from one-time $500 awards to four-year renewable full tuition awards.”
Don McLemore, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and director of the Office of Industry Relations and Economic Development, has been appointed acting vice president for the Division of Research & Economic Development.
“Georgia Southern is passionate about keeping all of our students safe in every capacity, so anything we can do to remedy, prevent and educate our students concerning sexual assault or sexual violence, that is what we’re passionate about doing,” said Patrice Buckner Jackson, dean of students.