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CLASS Alumni recognized in University’s 40 under 40

Georgia Southern University recently announced the 2014 “40 Under 40.” An annual tradition, this list comprises of 40 alumni that are leading the way in business, leadership, community, and educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

The 40 alumni honored are chosen by a selection committee based on their professional expertise and achievements, as well as dedication to charitable and community initiatives. Criteria also requires that honorees aspire to uphold the core values of Georgia Southern University including integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Of the 2014 honorees, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) would like to recognize the 16 alumni who graduated from programs housed in CLASS. Alumni who were honored include: Lindsey Blom, BS Psychology (’99); CAPT Phillip Boldt, BA History (’04); Jordan Chester, BA Political Science (’08); Amy Dietrich, BS Public Relations (’11); Lea Anne Foster, BA Communication Arts, English (’96); Shannon Halstead, BS Justice Studies (’98); James Kicklighter, BS Public Relations (’10); CAPT John Kile, BS Justice Studies (’10); Jason Lawrence, BS Justice Studies (’06) and MPA (’07); Teresa MacCartney, MPA (’01); Kameelah Martin, BA English (’00); Bob Mikell, BA History (’07); Nick Pearson, BS Political Science (’10); Matt Ramsey, BS Political Science (’98); Blain Rhodes, BS General Studies (’10); and Liz Longshore Stephens, BS Public Relations (’99).

CLASS Advisement Center Coordinator Jenn Glenn explained that these alumni are role models for current CLASS students.

“Often times students earning a liberal arts degree will get asked, ‘what are you going to do with your degree?,'” Glenn said. “The CLASS alumni honored in Georgia Southern’s 40 under 40 are excellent examples of the success students can have with hard work, determination, and a CLASS degree.”

To see the “40 Under 40” list in its entirety and to learn what positions the honorees currently hold, visit Georgia Southern University Alumni Association’s webpage.


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