• professor Olavi Arens

    From Refugee to Expert

    Longest-serving Professor Olavi Arens Says Teaching Keeps Him Going If you have attended any of the Georgia Southern Commencement ceremonies in the past few years, you might have seen the distinguished white-haired gentleman carrying the mace at the head of the procession. The Mace Bearer is the honor bestowed on the longest-serving professor. But did you…

  • Travis Greene

    The Inspirational Journey

    Alumnus Finds His Voice in Music and Ministry Adventurous. Risky. Exciting. That is how Travis Greene (’06) describes his early years as a singer in the gospel music industry. “Being able to do what I love for a living is a dream come true,” he said. “I’m still not used to it, and I’ll never take…

  • Brett's Barn

    Heartbreak to Hope

    Alumni form The Brett Boyer Foundation, Brett’s Barn to shed light on congenital heart defects There’s a place just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, where the sun shines a little brighter and its rays are a little warmer. There is a palpable sense of love and cheer in the air. An afternoon there can turn even…

  • Deborah Marie Rodriguez Garcia and Oscar the Grouch

    From Hinesville to Sesame Street

    Deborah Marie Rodríguez García embraces cultural identity, emerges as global leader As the senior manager of education for Sesame Workshop’s humanitarian programs, Deborah Marie Rodríguez Garcia (’10, ’12) reaches some of the planet’s most remote communities to provide education to refugee children while promoting the power of play-based learning to their caregivers. Sharing relatable stories and…

  • The Junior Achievement Colonial Group Discovery Center

    Our Changing Campuses

    Georgia Southern Growth Brings New and Future Buildings, Renovations If you haven’t visited the Georgia Southern campuses in the past few years, chances are they’ll look different. With funding from the state of Georgia and several historic gifts from devoted supporters, the University has built impressive structures to support academics, athletics and outreach. Some of the…

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