About 750 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2022 12:00 AM
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Macon, GA


About 750 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) fall 2022 commencement ceremonies.

Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8. All ceremonies will take place in the Recreation & Wellness Center on the Macon Campus and livestreamed at mga.edu/live.

Of the graduation candidates, 85 are earning master’s degrees while 556 will be collecting their bachelor’s degrees. The rest are graduating with associate’s degrees or certificates in career programs.

The ceremony schedule is:

Wednesday, December 7

1 pm

Commencement speaker: Dr. Ryan Schnetzer, orthopaedic spine surgeon, OrthoGeorgia

School of Health & Natural Sciences

  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Natural Sciences
  • Department of Rehabilitation Science
  • Department of Respiratory Therapy

4:30 pm

Commencement speaker: James “Jay” Bailey, president and CEO, Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs

School of Business

  • Department of Accounting & Finance
  • Department of Health Service Administration
  • Department of Management & Marketing


Thursday, December 8

9:30 am

Commencement speaker: Careshia Moore, president and CEO, Usher’s New Look Foundation

School of Computing

  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Mathematics & Statistics

School of Arts & Letters

  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Media, Culture, & the Arts

1 pm

Commencement speaker: Col. Lindsay C. Droz, 78th Air Base Wing Commander, Robins Air Force Base

School of Aviation

  • Department of Air Traffic Management
  • Department of Aviation Maintenance & Structural Technology
  • Department of Aviation Science & Management

4:30 pm

Commencement speaker: David Davis, Bibb County sheriff

School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

  • Department of Education & Social Work
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology & Criminal Justice

The student speaker at all five ceremonies is Modupe Oyewole, current president of MGA’s Student Government Association.  

The Recreation & Wellness Center is located off Ivey Drive on the west end of the Macon Campus. Directions and other information are at https://www.mga.edu/graduation/directions.php.


MGA serves students on campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, and through fully online degree programs. Students can choose from 65+ areas of study. The University is home to Georgia’s flagship aviation school, based on the Eastman Campus. Middle Georgia State offers undergraduate and master’s degree programs, as well as a doctorate in information technology.