Letter From The Editor

marybethDear Alumni and Friends,

We are proud to share our new issue of Georgia Southern magazine. While we have featured many stories that capture the essence of this special University, you might have noticed one small difference. There were so many exciting developments this fall that we adjusted our publication date in order to provide you with a comprehensive end-of-the-semester recap.

And we are glad that we did! We were able to highlight the Eagles’ historic win over the Florida Gators in The Swamp on our cover and in a special photo spread. We hope you enjoy the keepsake photos in this issue taken by Jeremy Wilburn and Casey Jones that capture the celebratory atmosphere in Gainesville.

In this issue, we also focus on former first lady Laura Bush’s visit to Hanner Fieldhouse as a speaker for the University’s Leadership Lecture Series. It was a pleasure to meet with Mrs. Bush before her speaking engagement to discuss a range of topics from education to her new granddaughter.

Our dedicated staff has worked diligently on a variety of features about Georgia Southern’s history, our alumni, students and the remarkable growth on campus that we continue to experience. We hope you enjoy! Please continue to send your comments to us at magazine@georgiasouthern.edu.

Mary Beth Spence