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Transfer Student Spotlight


Quincy Plummer

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Transferred from: Georgia Military College

Majors: Civil Engineering, Mathematics, and Business

I chose Georgia Southern because I wanted to be a part of the legacy of this great university.

The campus during the spring term is my favorite thing about Georgia Southern. Sometimes, when I have time I sit on a bench and just enjoy the scenery.

G.A.T.A. (Get after those academics)

After graduation I plan to either design homes for families across the country or work for the Department of Transportation or Energy.


Victoria Atkinson

Hometown: Darien, GA

Transferred from: East Georgia State College

Major: Business-Human Resources

I chose Georgia Southern because I wanted to enjoy the college experience while still operating in the “country” atmosphere just like my hometown. It feels like home to me here.

My favorite thing about Georgia Southern is the diversity and the southern feel. I love the fact that I am able to make new friends with different backgrounds from all over the country.

After graduation, I plan to move to Atlanta and pursue my career by becoming a personnel (human resources) director. However, I also plan to enroll in graduate school for my Master’s degree in Business Management and a second Bachelor’s degree in culinary art.

“Nothing’s impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!” Audrey Hepburn


John Williams

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Transferred from: Seminole State College of Florida

Major: Civil Engineering

Minors: Business, Studio Art, and Mathematics

I chose Georgia southern because of the change of pace, as well as having a big school accommodation with a small school feel.

My favorite thing about Georgia southern is the small class size.

My plan after graduation is to earn my Master’s degree in architecture.

“You are more likely to fall looking backward than you are looking forward.”


Madison Smith

Hometown: Fitzgerald, GA

Transferred from: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Major: Business-Finance

I chose Georgia Southern because my mother graduated from Georgia Southern with a business degree I find peace of mind that she went to school here and when I came to visit the campus it really felt like a home away from home. I have been craving that feeling since I graduated high school and I’m so glad that I found it.

Like many students here at Georgia Southern, my favorite thing is the big school with a small feel aspect. I feel like a person here, not a number. Everyone has been so helpful and I couldn’t be more grateful.

After graduation, I plan to return to my small hometown of Fitzgerald and pursue a career in banking. I have worked at my local Community Bank of Fitzgerald and found real joy in helping people financially.

Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.”” -Ernest Hemingway

Alea Simmons

Hometown: Bainbridge, GA

Transferred from: Bainbridge College

Major: Business-Entrepreneurship

Minor: Biology

I chose Georgia Southern because I wanted to go to a university where I knew I could grow exponentially and thrive in an environment built for excellence.

My favorite thing about Georgia Southern is the willingness of the faculty and staff to help students achieve their goals. The mentors that I have gained thus far have all been nothing but encouraging in helping me reach my ultimate potential.

One of my favorite professors said on the first day of class that “”college is like a buffet: you go and pick and choose what you like. Try out a little bit of everything and then go back and get more of what you liked.

My plans after graduation are to attend Florida State University’s Medical School and pursue my ultimate goal of becoming an Invasive Cardiologist. I also hope to own my own practice, hence the business degree in management.

Last updated: 9/17/2021