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Georgia Southern celebrates ‘40 Under 40’ Class of 2019

The Georgia Southern University Alumni Association “40 Under 40” Class of 2019 was recognized at an awards luncheon on Friday, Sept. 27, in the Nessmith-Lane Center Ballroom on the Georgia Southern Statesboro Campus.

Designated by the University’s Alumni Association, the honor recognizes young alumni who have made significant strides in business, leadership, community, educational or philanthropic endeavors. 

“We are excited to honor the ‘40 Under 40′ Class of 2019,” said Wendell Tompkins, director of Alumni Relations. “This is an impressive group of rising stars who will continue to inspire and lead their communities while demonstrating a lifelong commitment to Georgia Southern University. They represent the excellence of the University’s alumni and exemplify the positive contributions and remarkable achievements for which Georgia Southern is known.”

The “40 Under 40” honorees were chosen by a selection committee that reviewed each individual’s professional expertise and achievements and their dedication to charitable and community initiatives and their commitment to Georgia Southern.

The full list of “40 Under 40” Class of 2019 honorees is available online here. They will also be featured in the Fall 2019 edition of Georgia Southern magazine.

To learn more about the “40 Under 40” program, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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