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Georgia Southern University’s Office of Advancement hosted the Marvin S. Pittman Society celebration in March, recognizing donors and their generous contributions to the University. The Society is composed of five levels of giving: the Lantern Walk, Sweetheart Circle, Southern Fellows, Founders’ Guild and the President’s Club. “The creation of the Marvin S. Pittman Society is something that we have wanted to do for a long time,” said Salinda Arthur, vice president of University Advancement. “Recognizing and acknowledging the individuals who give so generously is a task that we work diligently to perfect. Without our donors, Georgia Southern would not be the University that it is today,” she added.

Along with Arthur, University President Brooks Keel welcomed guests at the Bishop Alumni Center for a luncheon and unveiling of the Donor Recognition Wall. Following the luncheon, guests boarded the University’s new Southern Express buses for campus tours of the new Biology Building, the Planetarium, the Center for Wildlife Education and the Recreation Activity Center.

That evening, Society members and their guests arrived for an induction ceremony and dinner at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center. The honorees included President’s Club members Gulfstream Aerospace and the late Dr. Eugene Bishop, for their donations in excess of $1 million dollars to the University. The festivities concluded with a fireworks display as guests departed from Nessmith-Lane.

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