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Finding Greatness: Helen Ho

September 10, 2019

Helen Ho, an MGA biology major, is doing some high-caliber research under the guidance of Dr. Pushpa Yadav, associate professor of biology. Ho’s goals include becoming a general dentist or an oral surgeon and opening a non-profit dental ...

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MGA Puts Students With Special Needs to Work through Project Search

September 06, 2019

Parker Perry loves his job at the Recreation & Wellness Center on Middle Georgia State University’s Macon Campus. He staffs the front desk, scans IDs of students who come to work out or play basketball, keeps sports equipment ...

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Finding Greatness: KeShawn Hurst

September 03, 2019

As he prepares to graduate, MGA education major KeShawn Hurst is aiming high with a long-term goal to become a county school superintendent. Full Name: KeShawn Jartavious Hurst. Age: 22. Hometown & Residence: Dublin. High School: ...

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MGA Appoints New Deans of the Schools of Arts & Letters and Business

August 26, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has appointed Dr. Mary Wearn as dean of the new School of Arts & Letters and Dr. Stephen Morse as dean of the School of Business. Their appointments come as MGA introduces a new academic organizational ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2019 Dean's and President's Lists

August 23, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the summer semester 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Regional Economic Impact of Middle Georgia State University totals $251.6 Million

August 22, 2019

Middle Georgia State University had an estimated economic impact on the region of $251.6 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a study released Tuesday, August 20. The study, conducted annually by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the ...

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Macon Area Habitat for Humanity announces new Collegiate Chapter at MGA

August 13, 2019

When students return to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall they will have a new opportunity to engage with fellow students while testing their construction skills and serving their community. In the spring of 2019 MGA received ...

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MGA Holding Auditions for “Blood at the Root” Play

August 12, 2019

Marking the return of live theater to Middle Georgia State University (MGA), Dr. Stephen Wisker will direct the play Blood at the Root with performances October 3, 4, and 5 on the Macon Campus. Wisker, MGA’s visiting theater director, ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. John Hall

August 05, 2019

Dr. John Hall is building student organizations to support MGA’s new Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Full Name: Dr. John Powell Hall. Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science. Degrees: • Bachelor of Arts ...

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MGA Becomes Part of a Remarkable Young Man’s ‘Second Chance’

August 05, 2019

Among William Lewis’s few good memories of growing up in Clayton County are the times he watched in amazement as passenger jets climbed into the sky after takeoff or came in for landings at nearby Hartsfield–Jackson ...

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CANCELLED: MGA Hosts Award-Winning Journalist Sarah Topol For Master Lectures and Conversations Series

July 25, 2019

UPDATE: This event has been has unfortunately been CANCELLED. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Sarah Topol, an investigative journalist who has reported from the Middle East, Africa, and the former Soviet Union, will talk about her career ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Daneell Moore

July 15, 2019

Dr. Daneell Moore was instrumental in the development of a mini-libraries initiative at Bibb County’s Porter Elementary School, a project she is now helping to expand to other locations. Full Name: Dr. Daneell Moore. Title: Assistant ...

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MGA Receives STEM Grant to Expand Undergraduate Research Opportunities

July 10, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) undergraduates pursuing science and math degrees will soon get opportunities to do more research, thanks to a new $50,000 grant. The funds will allow faculty in those departments to expand independent ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Vicky Sandoval

July 08, 2019

Dr. Vicky Sandoval plays a key role in designing and teaching courses for the School of Computing’s online degree programs. Full Name: Dr. Vicky Sandoval. Title: Assistant Professor of Information Technology. Degrees: • ...

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Middle Georgia State University Introduces New Schools in Academic Reorganization

July 01, 2019

A new academic organizational structure will help Middle Georgia State (MGA) strengthen efforts to create smaller, supportive communities of students, faculty and others within the University as a whole. As of July 1, 2019, MGA’s ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2019 President's and Dean's List

June 20, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the spring semester 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Jones Family Foundation Gift to Expand Middle Georgia State University Flight Training in Macon

June 04, 2019

Middle Georgia State University’s flight education program at the Macon Downtown Airport is getting two additional airplanes thanks to the generosity of the Charles H. Jones Family Foundation. The foundation’s $800,000 gift ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Chris Lawrence

June 03, 2019

Dr. Chris Lawrence played a key role in developing Middle Georgia State’s new Bachelor of Science in Political Science and is the ‘campus champion’ behind efforts to lower the cost of textbooks and other course ...

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Middle Georgia State to Launch MGA Direct - Degrees Offered Online with 8-week Classes

May 22, 2019

MGA Direct - Middle Georgia State University’s streamlined initiative that offers degree programs through the University’s Online Campus- launches this fall. Courses offered through MGA Direct will last eight weeks instead of ...

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“If we do it right, everybody wins” – Middle Georgia State University hosts community leaders at THRIVE Summit

May 15, 2019

More than 70 leaders from Middle Georgia communities gathered at the Hatcher Conference Center at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA) Macon Campus for the THRIVE Summit on Wednesday, May 15.  The day-long event, hosted by ...

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Master’s in Technical and Professional Writing Coming to Middle Georgia State University

May 15, 2019

A Master of Arts Degree in Technical and Professional Writing is coming to Middle Georgia State University (MGA). The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the degree at its May 14 meeting. MGA will launch the degree in ...

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Middle Georgia State University Hosts Groundbreaking for New Residence Hall on Macon Campus

May 13, 2019

Construction on a three-story residence hall for the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is underway, with a formal groundbreaking scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16. The $18.5 million project will result in the first ...

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MGA Student Wins Coveted Scholarship to Attend Iconic Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

April 29, 2019

Michael Koohang, a Middle Georgia State University graduating senior, is one of just 350 students to win a scholarship to attend this year's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Calif., an iconic event where the company ...

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Middle Georgia State University Foundation Awards Scholarships to 230 Students

April 29, 2019

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation has awarded more than $260,000 in scholarships to students for the 2019-2020 academic year – and there’s more to come. “One of the MGA Foundation’s top ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 26, 2019

Taylor Cravey of Dudley, Ga., a Middle Georgia State University senior graduating with a bachelor's degree in elementary special education, has been chosen the President's Scholar for the Class of 2019. Cravey was one of more than 50 MGA students ...

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Middle Georgia State’s Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Earns Special Designation From U.S. Defense Agencies

April 24, 2019

Middle Georgia State University’s master’s degree in information technology is now a designated program of the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE). The designation, which CAE-CDE made formally on ...

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MGA to Graduate 630 at Spring Commencement Ceremonies; Life Balance Inc. President Is Commencement Speaker

April 24, 2019

Nearly 630 students are eligible to graduate from Middle Georgia State University at spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, May 9. Mary LoVerde, president of Life Balance Inc., and a writer and speaker, will be the commencement ...

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Board of Regents Approves New Occupational Therapy Graduate Degree at Middle Georgia State

April 19, 2019

A proposal to launch a new graduate program at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) was approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia at its April meeting. The new degree, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy ...

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Waters Joins Middle Georgia State University as University Counsel

April 19, 2019

Josh Waters has joined Middle Georgia State University as university counsel. Waters most recently was in private practice in Perry at the law firm of Walker, Hulbert, Gray and Moore. Waters is a graduate of Houston County High School. He ...

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Finding Greatness: Taylor Cravey

April 18, 2019

Taylor Cravey, who graduates in May, is the President's Scholar for the Class of 2019. Each year, a graduating senior is chosen by MGA's Honors, Awards and Graduation Committee, with the approval of the University president, to be the President's ...

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MGA Students Present Scholarly Work at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 17, 2019

Seven MGA students presented their work at the National Undergraduate Research Conference, which was held at Kennesaw State University April 11-13. Their proposals were selected from over 4,000 submissions because they demonstrated unique ...

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2019 MGA Undergraduate Conference Showcases Students’ Original Research

April 16, 2019

Students from several fields of study will present original research during the three days of Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA) 2019 Undergraduate Conference.  The conference, part of the University’s ...

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Middle Georgia State Again Among Enrollment Growth Leaders in State System

April 15, 2019

For the second semester in a row, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) posted the second-highest percentage enrollment increase in the University System of Georgia. MGA's spring 2019 enrollment grew to 7,242 students, a four percent increase ...

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New Agreement Gives MGA Students Early Access to Pharmacy School

April 09, 2019

Aspiring pharmacists who are students at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will be eligible to earn doctoral degrees a year early based on an articulation agreement recently signed by MGA and PCOM South Georgia. "The PharmD Early Assurance ...

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Finding Greatness: Moreh Jackson

April 08, 2019

Psychology major Moreh Jackson traveled abroad three times as an MGA student, either for study or service learning. Now she is on her way to Scotland to pursue a Ph.D. Full Name: Moreh Joy Jackson. Age: 21. Hometown: Byron. Residence: ...

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At Retirement, Beth Brown Leaves a Legacy of Hundreds of Graduates And a Stronger Respiratory Therapy Profession

April 03, 2019

If not for Beth Brown, Middle Georgia State University’s respiratory therapy degree might not exist today. Instead, a program that just hit the quarter century mark has produced more than 500 graduates and recently transitioned from an ...

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Finding Greatness: Ed Jolley

April 01, 2019

Aviation science major Ed Jolley, who recently donated bone marrow to help his father, is inspiring MGA classmates, staff and faculty with his determined dedication to his family and his studies. Full Name: Edward Burdette Jolley III. Age: ...

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Finding Greatness: Clay Griggs

March 25, 2019

President’s Torch Society member Clay Griggs wants to shape a career around marketing, communications, and improving social media. Full Name: Clay Richard Griggs. Age: 20. Hometown: Taylor County. Residence: Macon. High School: ...

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Finding Greatness: Jeffrey Harvey

March 18, 2019

MGA graduate Jeffrey Harvey is public policy director for the Georgia Farm Bureau. He will talk about Georgia’s agriculture industry at the “Voices of Impact” lecture series on April 18: ...

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Finding Greatness: Kaitlyn Kelly

March 11, 2019

New Media major Kaitlyn Kelly, senior writer for #MGA’s student newspaper and a reporter for the student video production office, is pursuing a career in film production. Full Name: Kaitlyn Nicole Kelly. Age: 20. Hometown: ...

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Tattnall Square, Eureka Scholastic Place First in MGA-Hosted Math Olympics

March 11, 2019

Students from Tattnall Square Academy in Macon and Eureka Scholastic Academy in Forsyth, Fulton, and Coweta County, captured first-place honors in the 39th annual Math Olympics at Middle Georgia State University (MGA).  More than 230 ...

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MGA Student’s Unexpected Move Across Country Won’t Derail Her Degree

March 06, 2019

In late February, Sara Lynn Slagle got an offer she did not want to refuse. A modeling agency offered the Middle Georgia State University student, a professional model since she was a junior at Macon’s First Presbyterian Day School, a ...

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Finding Greatness: Deep Patel

March 04, 2019

Deep Patel, a systems analyst and graduate student in MGA's Master of Science in Information Technology, was part of a two-person team that took first place at the recent Collegiate Cup coding competition. That only scratches the surface of what ...

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New Media Majors Display Talent, Creativity on Cochran Campus

February 28, 2019

Nikea Conyers of Decatur planned to study theater when she moved to Cochran a few years ago to enroll at Middle Georgia State University. At the time, MGA still offered an associate’s degree in that field. When the University ...

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Writers Group Founded by MGA Faculty Member Publishes Anthology

February 27, 2019

In 2009, shortly after taking a faculty position in the English department of what is now Middle Georgia State University, Dr. Shane Trayers founded the Macon Writers Group to create a community for writers living in the ...

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Cyber Knights Advance to Regional in Cyber Defense Competition

February 27, 2019

The Cyber Knights, Middle Georgia State University's cyber defense competition team, have advanced to the regional level of the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The winning institution at the regional level will move on to the ...

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Finding Greatness: Caleb Sutton

February 25, 2019

IT major Caleb Sutton is public relations chair of BOLD, one of MGA’s most successful and active student organizations, and an assistant working in the Office of Student Life. Full Name: Caleb Sutton. Age: 22. Hometown: ...

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Middle Georgia State Receives $480,000 Federal Grant for Metabolomics Research

February 19, 2019

Faculty and undergraduate research into metabolomics - an emerging technology with significant implications for medical science - has earned Middle Georgia State University a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $480,000, the largest award ...

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Finding Greatness: Tyus White

February 18, 2019

Tyus White, secretary of the student organization BOLD, is preparing for a career in digital forensics. Full Name: Tyus White. Age: 22. Hometown and Residence: Macon. High School: Southwest High School, where he played football, basketball, ...

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Middle Georgia State Student Groups Step Up to Help Homeless

February 14, 2019

For several years running, Middle Georgia State University faculty member Liz Riley has been among the campers at the Greater Macon Sleepout, an annual event to raise money to help homeless members of the community. Riley, an associate professor ...

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Middle Georgia State to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management

February 13, 2019

A Bachelor of Science in Sport Management is joining Middle Georgia State University’s degree lineup. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the degree proposal at its February 12 meeting in ...

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Finding Greatness: Grace Adams-Square

February 11, 2019

Grace Adams-Square of MGA’s political science faculty is known for her work that recognizes and honors the University’s students who are military veterans. Full Name: Grace Arden Adams-Square. Full Title: Assistant Professor ...

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Finding Greatness: Morgan Baggett

February 04, 2019

A former dual-enrollment student, Morgan Baggett took a break from college after a temporary move away but has now resumed her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at the Dublin Campus of Middle Georgia State University. Full Name: Morgan ...

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MGA Coding Team Takes First Place at Collegiate Cup Competition

January 29, 2019

As the duo representing Middle Georgia State University at the Collegiate Cup coding competition, Michael Koohang and Deep Patel built a platform designed to empower and connect educators by providing them with the tools and support they need to ...

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MGA Professor’s Film Series Idea Celebrates Milestone

January 29, 2019

Beginning in 1999 as an effort to help revitalize downtown Macon life, and bring audiences to the newly renovated Douglass Theatre, the CollegeTown Film Series did so by bringing together students from Mercer University, Wesleyan College, and ...

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Finding Greatness: Brison Mills

January 28, 2019

Active in student government and Dublin Campus activities, Brison Mills is a senior IT major at Middle Georgia State University and a U.S. Army veteran. Full Name: Brison Mills. Hometown and Residence: East Dublin. High School: East Laurens ...

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MGA President Blake: State of the University is Strong

January 28, 2019

With growing enrollment, an increasing number of graduates, and degree program expansion, Middle Georgia State University is stronger than ever just six years after the consolidation of two regional colleges created the five-campus ...

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MGA Part of New Cybersecurity Education Partnership with U.S. Army Cyber Center

January 23, 2019

Middle Georgia State University is one of five institutions joining forces with the U.S. Army Cyber Center at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., to help fill more than 11,000 cyber job openings around the state. The University System of Georgia (USG) ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2018 President's and Dean's Lists

January 17, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the fall semester 2018 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Finding Greatness: Eliza Usher

January 14, 2019

At age 17, MGA dual enrollment student Eliza Usher is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, president of the Warner Robins Campus Student Activities Board, and busy applying for an internship with the FBI. Full Name: Eliza ...

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MGA’s Cochran Campus Library Receives Grants to Preserve Historic Newspapers and Artifacts

January 09, 2019

Thanks to two recent grants, Middle Georgia State University librarians on the Cochran Campus are taking important steps to preserve local history. A $1,700 grant from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council is allowing the ...

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