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University System of Georgia announces Board of Regents finalizes consolidations

Today, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) granted final approval for the creation of two new institutions through consolidation. Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University will be consolidated as the new Georgia Southern University. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Bainbridge State College will be consolidated as the new Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). The board approved resolutions making both consolidations effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Approximately 1,600 degrees conferred during Georgia Southern’s annual Fall Commencement

Rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 1,600 graduates at Georgia Southern University as graduate and undergraduate students were recognized during the Fall 2017 Commencement ceremony today. Georgia Southern alumnus and 2017 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Adrian Peterson (‘01) spoke to graduates in the 2 p.m. ceremony.


Georgia Southern Stories

Photo of Col. Randall Simmons, A Position of Leadership
A Position of Leadership

On Sept. 15, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Col. Randall Simmons ('95) to the position of Assistant Adjutant General-Army and Commander of the Georgia Army National Guard. He ensures the readiness of all Georgia Army National Guard units - some 11,000 citizen-soldiers who train in armories and regional facilities across the state. "I'm very humbled by the opportunity,” said Simmons. "One thing the Georgia Guard takes a lot of pride in is that we are a national leader in readiness."

Photo of Lori Amy, The Power of Memory
The Power of Memory

Georgia Southern's Lori Amy, a professor in writing and linguistics, earned a Fulbright Scholar Award to research violence as a public health issue. She chose Albania, a country that despite picturesque coastlines, a deep cultural history spanning thousands of years and a vast amount of mineral resources houses a mostly poor population - one of the poorest in Europe - that is traumatized from its violent history. And it was this history, and the stories behind it, that gripped her interest.

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