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Georgia Southern Commencement Fall 2014

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Viewers on Georgia Southern campus can tune to Channel 90 to view the broadcast of the ceremony throughout the day.




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Commencement Speakers

Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson

USG Vice Chancellor for Educational Access and Success

9:00 a.m. Ceremony

Rob Anderson is the Vice Chancellor for Educational Access and Success at the University System of Georgia (USG), and has served in higher education administration in West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. In both his scholarly work and his duties with the USG, Anderson has focused on student readiness and access, as well removing barriers to postsecondary education and financial aid. In this role, he oversees the USG’s Complete College Georgia initiative, educator preparation, and Georgia’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives.

Colonel Thomas J. Tinker

Colonel Thomas J. Tickner

Commander and District Engineer for the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

11:00 a.m. Ceremony

Colonel Thomas J. Tickner serves as the Commander and District Engineer for the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tickner is a product of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and has pursued a stellar military career, earning him the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and many others. He has held command in various assignments and deployed as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 52nd Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to his military achievements, Tickner holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering, as well as a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

Vic Reynolds

Vic Reynolds

District Attorney of the Cobb Judicial Circuit

1:00 p.m. Ceremony

Vic Reynolds is the District Attorney of the Cobb Judicial Circuit and works with 80 staff members and 40 attorneys, prosecuting criminal cases. A Georgia Southern alumnus, Reynolds pursued a diverse career in the justice system. He is a former police officer and was a partner in a private law firm before returning to public service. He previously served as an assistant district attorney and a chief magistrate in Cobb County. He is an active member of his community, the chairman of the Cobb Elder Abuse Task Force, a member of the Kennestone Hospital Advisory Board and a member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club.

Commencement Information

Friday, December 12th, 2014
Hanner Fieldhouse
9:00 AM Ceremony
College of Graduate Studies (COGS)
College of Education (COE)
College of Business Administration (COBA)
College of Public Health (COPH)
11:00 AM Ceremony
College of Graduate Studies (COGS)
College of Science and Mathematics (COSM)
College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT)
College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)
1:00 PM Ceremony
College of Graduate Studies (COGS)
Interdisciplinary BS (Intl Trade)
Interdisciplinary BA (Intl Studies)
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

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Graduation Information

Looking for graduation information? The Registrar’s Graduation/Commencement Information Page has all the information you need to graduate, including requirements, applications, and both gown and ring ordering information.

Be sure to check out the “Commencement Checklist” to see the full list of requirements before you graduate, as well as the “Commencement Brochure,” which provides information about how to dress, where to park and where to direct your family and friends on the big day!

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