Day at the Capitol


During the second annual Day at the Capitol event in February, representatives from Georgia Southern’s academic colleges, athletics division and student organizations were on hand to speak to state legislators and to promote the University’s many programs, initiatives and achievements.

State leaders heard more about the University’s Military Science programs, Georgia Southern’s groundbreaking research and creativity efforts and they received an update on the new Manufacturing Engineering program in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology.

The day also featured an opportunity to show off Freedom, Georgia Southern’s bald eagle, as well as GUS, the school mascot, and the football team’s Sun Belt Championship trophy. While visiting the Georgia House and Senate chambers, University leaders were presented with invitation resolutions, and Gov. Nathan Deal commended Georgia Southern on its continued achievements both on the field and in the classroom.

“With a century-old record of academic and athletics achievement, Georgia Southern is a model for success in our university system,” Deal said. “The school has launched the careers of countless young professionals, including several members of my own staff, and athletes who so greatly represent Georgia across the country and around the world. I’m confident that there are only greater things to come from Georgia Southern in the future.”

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