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Finding Greatness: Trenten Williams

May 07, 2018

Trenten Williams, who graduates May 8 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, is the President's Scholar for the Class of 2018. Each year, a graduating senior is chosen by MGA's Honors, Awards and Graduation Committee, with the approval of the ...

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MGA Cyber Knights Shine In National Cyber League Competitions

May 01, 2018

The Cyber Knights, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) student club that competes in events to demonstrate cybersecurity skills and knowledge, placed in top tiers of recent National Cyber League competitions. Middle Georgia State students, ...

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MGA Students Recognized for Leadership

April 26, 2018

Nearly 30 Middle Georgia State University students received awards for their leadership in clubs, organizations, and other extracurricular activities during the 2017-2018 academic year. The recent awards ceremony took place on the University's ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 18, 2018

Trenten Williams of Bonaire, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) senior graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biology, has been chosen the President's Scholar for the Class of 2018. He was one of more than 30 MGA students recognized at the ...

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MGA's Macon Campus Earns 10th Consecutive Tree Campus USA Designation

February 21, 2018

For the 10th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation recognizes the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University as a Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA is a program founded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize colleges and universities ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2017 President's and Dean's Lists

September 18, 2017

Middle Georgia State University announces the 2017 summer semester 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 point ...

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Finding Greatness: Rachel Hastings

May 08, 2017

Rachel Hastings is the President's Scholar for MGA's Class of 2017. Each year, a graduating senior is chosen by the Honors, Awards and Graduation Committee, with the approval of the University president, to be the President's Scholar. The chosen ...

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English Majors Present Capstone Research Projects

May 08, 2017

With topics ranging from "Manifestations of Trauma and Madness in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein" to "George Orwell vs. the Roman Catholic Party," eight graduating Middle Georgia State University seniors finishing up their bachelor's degrees in ...

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Finding Greatness: Edwin Yu

May 01, 2017

An Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan, Biology major Edwin Yu is now pursuing a career in dentistry. Full Name: Edwin Yu. Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Residence: Warner Robins. High School: Fort Hamilton High School. ...

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Coliseum CEO, "Remember the Titans" Coach to Speak at MGA's Spring Graduations

April 26, 2017

Steve J. Daugherty, CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed in the movie “Remember the Titans,” are the commencement speakers for Middle Georgia State ...

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Finding Greatness: Carmishia Primus

April 24, 2017

Public Service major Carmishia Primus, president of MGA's Residence Housing Association, is pursuing a career in guidance counseling and mentoring. Full Name: Carmishia Primus. Age: 23. Hometown: Sparta. Residence: Macon. High ...

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Finding Greatness: Brian White

April 18, 2017

Brian White, who is about to graduate with a B.S. in Biology, wants a professional career working with fellow amputees. Full Name: Brian Jason White. Age: 35. Hometown: Rentz. Residence: Cadwell. Family: Wife, Alicia, and “two ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 17, 2017

Rachel Hastings of Byron, a Middle Georgia State University senior graduating with a bachelor's degree in New Media and Communications, has been chosen the President's Scholar for the Class of 2017. Hastings was one of more than 40 MGA ...

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MGA Students Honored for Leadership

April 13, 2017

Nearly 40 Middle Georgia State University students received awards for their leadership in student clubs and organizations during the 2016-2017 year. They are: Christopher Price, Brothers of Leadership & Distinction Ciyanni Hunter, ...

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Finding Greatness: Thomas Smith

April 11, 2017

Aspiring teacher and school principal Thomas Smith overcame childhood cancer to become a leader in high school and now at Middle Georgia State. Full Name: Thomas J. Smith III. Age: 19. Hometown & Residence: Kennesaw. High School: North ...

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School of Aviation Student Wins State SkillsUSA Competition

April 03, 2017

William "Chip" Rose of Jesup, an Aviation Maintenance Technology major at Middle Georgia State University, won gold at the recent SkillsUSA state competition held in Atlanta. Rose now gets to move on to national competition in Louisville, Ky. ...

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Stratford Academy, Westfield School Place First at MGA Math Olympics

March 21, 2017

Students from Stratford Academy in Macon and The Westfield School in Perry captured first-place honors in the 37th annual Math Olympics, sponsored by the Department of Math at Middle Georgia State University. Teams from 13 public and private high ...

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Finding Greatness: Alexandra Papadopoulos

January 23, 2017

While helping other students as a volunteer at a recent MGA career fair, Alexandra Papadopoulos was sought out by a recruiter for a major employer and interviewed on the spot. Full Name: Alexandra Papadopoulos. Hometown and Residence: ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2016 President's and Dean's Lists

January 12, 2017

Middle Georgia State University announces the 2016 fall semester 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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History Made Comes Second to Knowledge Gained for MGA’s First Master’s Degree Grads

December 08, 2016

Benjamin Brantley wasn’t looking to make history when he joined Middle Georgia State University’s charter class of graduate students. Even now, after learning that by luck of alphabetical order he will be the first student handed a Middle ...

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MGA's First Master’s Degree Students Among Fall Graduates

December 08, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's first master's degree students were among those to receive diplomas at fall 2016 graduation on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Macon Campus. Nearly 500 total candidates for ...

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MGA Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

November 03, 2016

Faculty members from Middle Georgia State University's School of Information Technology traveled to Kansas City this week to receive official recognition as one of eight new National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE). ...

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Middle Georgia State University named USG Service Excellence Gold Institution of the Year

October 26, 2016

Middle Georgia State University and University president Christopher Blake were named Gold Institution and President of the Year at the University System of Georgia Chancellor’s Service Excellence Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The award ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2016 President's and Dean's Lists

August 17, 2016

Middle Georgia State University announces the 2016 summer semester 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 point ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2016 President's and Dean's Lists

June 14, 2016

Middle Georgia State University announces the 2016 spring semester 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: Ashleigh Knight

May 11, 2016

Ashleigh Knight, who will begin a teaching career in Houston County this fall, is MGA's 2016 Academic Recognition Day Scholar. Full Name: Ashleigh Rebekah Knight. Age: 22. Hometown and Residence: Macon. High School: Central Fellowship ...

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Finding Greatness: Calabria Turner

May 09, 2016

Grad-school bound honors student Calabria Turner is a member of the President’s Torch Society. Full Name: Calabria Denise Turner. Age: 22. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Lizella. High School: She participated in Marine Corps Junior ...

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Students Honored for Organization Leadership

April 27, 2016

Middle Georgia State University honored nearly 50 students for their outstanding leadership in clubs and organizations during an April 26 ceremony on the Warner Robins Campus. Students recognized were: WilliamMickalonisof Bonaire, ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2016 Commencement Speakers

April 27, 2016

Nearly 1,100 students earned their post-secondary credential from the state’s newest public University in 2015-16, and about 520 of them will walk across the stage at Middle Georgia State University's three spring commencement ...

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Finding Greatness: Brandon Poulton

April 25, 2016

Brandon Poulton, a Middle Georgia State Foundation scholarship recipient, wants to help make the world a better place through an engineering career. Full Name: Brandon George Poulton. Age: 19. Hometown and Residence: Dublin. High ...

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Faculty Members Recognized for Excellence

April 12, 2016

Middle Georgia State University recognized four faculty members for excellence at the 2016 Honors Convocation. Dr. John Girard received the Excellence in Scholarship award. Girard is internationally recognized for his academic and applied ...

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Middle Georgia State Honors Students for Academic Achievements

April 07, 2016

Middle Georgia State University recognized more than 50 students at the 2016 Honors Convocation, held April 6, for their academic achievements. Kylie E. Mims of Macon, who recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, is the 2016 ...

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Finding Greatness: Patrick Layson

March 21, 2016

Two study abroad trips to Scotland helped shape History major Patrick Layson’s goals for an academic career. Full Name: Robert Patrick Layson. Hometown: Perry. Residence: Warner Robins. High School: Perry High School. “I was ...

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Finding Greatness: Taryn Gabriel

February 22, 2016

A standout cybersecurity student at #MGA, Taryn Gabriel is proving to be a great public spokesman about his field’s tremendous growth and job prospects. Full Name: Taryn Ricardo Gabriel. Hometown: Cochabamba, Bolivia. Residence: Macon. ...

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Finding Greatness: Carlos Sandoval-Blanco

February 12, 2016

Student-athlete Carlos Sandoval-Blanco is a standout on and off the field. Full Name: Carlos Arturo Sandoval Blanco. Hometown:San Salvador, El Salvador. Residence: Cochran Campus. High School: "FESA. During high school, I ...

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Finding Greatness: Colin Penndorf

February 01, 2016

Interdisciplinary Studies major Colin Penndorf, a tutor for the History and Political Science department, is letting his love for the humanities drive his professional and personal ambitions. Full Name: Colin Forrest Penndorf. Age: 23. ...

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Fall 2015 President's and Dean's Lists Announced

January 14, 2016

Middle Georgia State announces the 2015 fall semester 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 point ...

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Finding Greatness: Aaron Lewis

January 11, 2016

Math major Aaron Lewis, who aspires to a career in finance, is president of the Brothers of Leadership and Distinction student organization. Full Name: Aaron Lewis. Age: 21. Hometown: Warner Robins. High School: Northside High ...

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Finding Greatness: Kylie Mims

November 30, 2015

Honors Program student Kylie Mims wants to earn a doctorate in adolescent delinquency prevention and intervention to help at-risk youth. She graduates in December with zero student loan debt. Full Name: Kylie Elana Mims. Age: ...

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MGA Foundation Presents Legacy of Leadership and Outstanding Alumnus Awards

November 02, 2015

Robert F. Hatcher Sr. is the recipient of the Middle Georgia State University Foundation’s Legacy of Leadership award for 2015. President and CEO of MidCountry Financial Corp., Hatcher has been extensively involved in numerous civic organizations ...

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Finding Greatness: Jesudunsin Mary Awoyeye

November 02, 2015

Aspiring CPA and lawyer Mary Awoyeye is a Middle Georgia State junior at age 18, thanks to the Move on When Ready dual-enrollment program. Full Name: Jesudunsin Mary Awoyeye. Age: 18. Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria. Residence: ...

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MGA to Host Veterans Day Tributes in Dublin, Macon

October 26, 2015

Middle Georgia State will pay tribute to World War II veterans at a special event beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the University's Dublin Campus. At 11 a.m. that day, the University will host a ceremony on Coleman Hill in downtown ...

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Two MGA Employees Receive Service Excellence Awards From Chancellor

October 21, 2015

Melinda Rodgers and the Middle Georgia State University Enrollment Call Center team have received a Silver Award for service excellence from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Rodgers and her team's recognition is in the ...

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Finding Greatness: Miranda Ross

October 12, 2015

Miranda Ross sees a grad degree in aeronautics and a career as a Delta Air Lines pilot in her future. Full Name:Miranda Ross. Age: 23. Hometown:Doerun. Residence:Eastman. High School: “I graduated from Worth County High School as ...

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Finding Greatness: Katie Gray

September 21, 2015

Aspiring English teacher Katie Gray is an ambassador of study abroad to fellow students. Full Name: Katherine “Katie" Sharon Gray. Age: 23. Hometown: Monticello. Residence: Macon. High School: “I graduated from Jasper County ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Summer President's and Dean's Lists

August 25, 2015

Middle Georgia State announces the 2015 summer semester 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 point ...

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Middle Georgia State Foundation Awards Scholarships

August 11, 2015

More than 50 students are getting help paying for their higher education thanks to scholarships just awarded through the Middle Georgia State University Foundation. The Foundation on August 11 announced the names of recipients of ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring President's and Dean's Lists

June 11, 2015

Middle Georgia State announces the 2015 spring semester 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 point ...

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MGA Foundation Awards Scholarships

May 21, 2015

About 175 top-notch students are getting help paying for their higher education thanks to scholarships just awarded through the Middle Georgia State Foundation. The Foundation on May 21 announced the names of recipients of 191 scholarships ...

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MGA's Hollifield Is a Real Gamer

May 11, 2015

Sarah Hollifield couldn’t imagine how her love of video games would ever lead to a career. But by next Thursday, she’ll be graduating from Middle Georgia State College with a bachelor’s degree in information ...

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Commencement process, procedures, protocol

May 06, 2015

This posting contains tips with information for graduation candidates, their families and their friends about the commencement ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, May 14, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Macon Coliseum. Additional information about ...

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MGA Presents Student Life Awards for Outstanding Leadership

April 29, 2015

Middle Georgia State recently honored more than 130 students for their leadership in various clubs and organizations during the 2014-1015 academic year. Here is a list of the recognized student leaders and the clubs and organizations they ...

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Faculty Members Promoted, Awarded Tenure

April 27, 2015

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who earned promotion and/or tenure this year: Tenure Charlie Aiken, School of Business Carol Sargent, School of Business Paige Crump, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Media, Culture, ...

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MGA Places Third Overall in Math Tournament

April 16, 2015

Middle Georgia State placed third overall in the 21st annual University of North Georgia Mathematics Tournament on April 11 on the Gainesville campus. Also, team #1 from Middle Georgia State placed 4th out of 29 teams competing. More than 100 ...

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Brig. Gen. Cedric D. George to Deliver MGA 2015 Commencement Address

April 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Cedric D. George, deputy director of Resource Integration at USAF Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and a former commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, will be the keynote speaker Thursday, May 14, at ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 06, 2015

Middle Georgia State recognized more than 50 students for academic achievements at the 2015 Honors Convocation. Nadine Epperson of Kathleen was named the 2015 President’s Scholar, the highest award given to a graduating senior. Epperson is ...

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MGA Cyber Knights Continue "Hacker" Fighting Success

March 24, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Middle Georgia State's Cyber Knights Competition Team is one of only eight teams to advance to the regional level in the annual Southeast Regional Cyber Defense Competition, to be held at Kennesaw State ...

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Middle Georgia State Students Present Research

March 12, 2015

Multiple Middle Georgia State students will present their research and creative work in a variety of subjects at the annual Undergraduate Conference presented by the College of Arts and Sciences. The Undergraduate Conference wraps up the 2015 ...

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Middle Georgia State MVP: Rebekah Messamore

February 23, 2015

Aspiring child psychologist Rebekah Messamore is a member of the President’s Torch Society and an SGA representative. Full Name: Rebekah Leeann Messamore. Age: 19. Hometown: Auburn, Ga. Residence: Macon. High School: “I went to ...

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Middle Georgia State MVP: Anastasiia Vasileva

February 16, 2015

Anastasiia Vasileva is on the President’s List and Knights tennis team – a true scholar-athlete. Full Name: Anastasiia Vasileva. Age: 20. Hometown: Perm, Russia. Residence: Cochran. High School: English School NF, where she ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2014 President's List And Dean's List

January 22, 2015

Middle Georgia State College announces the 2014 fall semester 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 point ...

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Middle Georgia State MVP: Elizabeth Kringer

January 20, 2015

Elizabeth Kringer plans to attend law school after graduation and pursue a political career. Full Name: Elizabeth Nicole Kringer. Age: 19. Hometown: Covington. Residence: Macon. High School: Homeschooled. Activities included Y-Club, ...

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Middle Georgia State MVP: Cody Meek

January 12, 2015

Cody Meek is a Warner Robins Campus SGA rep and aspiring digital designer. Full Name: Cody Meek. Hometown: “Colorado Springs, Colo., is where I was born, but I consider my hometown San Antonio, Texas.” Residence: Warner ...

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15 Students Selected to be in First Class of President's Torch Society

December 17, 2014

Middle Georgia State College today announced the inaugural class of the President’s Torch Society, a new student organization where top scholars interested in leadership will serve the college and the community. Members receive a $300 book ...

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Summer 2014 President's and Dean's Lists Released

September 02, 2014

Middle Georgia State College announces the 2014 summer semester President's and Dean's lists. 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 point ...

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IT Major Excels at Digital Forensics Game Development

August 20, 2014

In high school, whenever she pondered what she might want to do for a living, Sarah Hollifield asked herself what she excelled at. “I’m good at video games,” she thought. “But where will that get me?” Impressively far, as it turned out. ...

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Macon Magazine Picks Tsavatewa One of “Five Under 40”

August 20, 2014

Nearly every community has what pundits call “engaged citizens.” Then there’s Chris Tsavatewa. Somehow, between teaching for and directing Middle Georgia State College’s health services degree program and rearing a family, Tsavatewa manages ...

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Middle Georgia State Foundation Awards Scholarships

August 20, 2014

See the list of students at http://bleckleyprogress.com/artman/publish/article_6793.shtml.

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Middle Georgia State Students Awarded Scholarships

August 18, 2014

The Middle Georgia State College Foundation has awarded scholarships to more than 250 students for the 2014-2015 academic year. The students, listed by where they live, and the names of the scholarships they received are: Alamo Justin ...

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Middle Georgia State Student Wins PBL Competition

July 01, 2014

Kaleb Clark, a senior majoring in marketing at Middle Georgia State College, placed first nationally in a competitive event at the recent National Leadership Conference of Phi Beta Lambda in Nashville, Tenn. Clark, who is from Jasper, Ga., ...

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Knights Athletes Honored For Academic Achievements

June 24, 2014

The National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its list of student-athletes across the nation who achieved a GPA of 3.60 or higher for their academic career while also competing in athletics. Five Middle Georgia State ...

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Faculty Member Chosen For Education Review Panel

June 18, 2014

Dr. Sumitra Himangshu of Middle Georgia State College has been selected to serve as a member of the Education Review Panel (ERP) for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission beginning August 2014. The ERP is a nine-member panel appointed ...

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Math Faculty Publish Retention Improvement Study Results

June 17, 2014

Several faculty members in Middle Georgia State's Department of Mathematics - Dr. Barry Monk, Dr. Blanche Presley, Dr. Charla Baker and Dr. David Vogel - published an article in the May 2014 issue of MathAMATYC Educator. The article outlined ...

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Sun Awarded Science Society Medal

June 17, 2014

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