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Office of

Alumni Affairs

Alumni Affairs

The Office of Alumni Affairs serves as a liaison between our alumni, the GSW Alumni Association and the university. Our purpose is to provide opportunities for our alumni to reconnect with their alma mater. The Alumni Affairs office is located on the second floor of the Newman Alumni Center on the historical campus of Georgia Southwestern State University. The building, which once served as a former female dormitory and president's house, was lovingly restored under the direction of the GSW Alumni Association and named in honor of Jerry Newman, Class of '59, who graciously contributed to the restoration process.

If you have an idea for a reunion or event, feel free to contact us at alumni@gsw.eduSend a class note to let us know of personal or professional changes as well as update your address or contact information. Class Notes are printed in GSW's Aeolian magazine.

Benefits of Engagement

Becoming involved with the Alumni Association allows benefits such as:

  • A huge network of professional contacts
  • Travel benefits and group travel opportunities
  • Alumni engagement and special pricing for professional sporting events and mixers
  • Assistance with Alumni planned reunions
  • Monthly drawings for free swag
  • VIP Campus Ramble tours, and more!

Your Impact

The impact of alumni engagement through participation in travel, events, and fundraisers translates to increased financial support for student scholarships and success as well as alumni activities which develop and foster friendships and strengthen connection and loyalty to the university.


Office of Alumni Affairs

Newman Alumni Center

866-673-0436 (Toll Free)

Board of Directors

Now Accepting Applications for
Alumni Legacy Scholarship
The Office of Alumni Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Deadline is February 15th, and more information can be found at Freshman Scholarships.
Scholarship Application

Nearly $420,000

Donated by Alumni

Over $227,000

in Awarded Scholarships

38 Countries

Represented by GSW Grads

GSW alumni and friends at Hawks game

Alumni Events

The Office of Alumni Affairs is dedicated to increasing alumni involvement and fellowship by offering a variety of events to participate, make life-long connections, and remain involved with the Hurricane community.

alumni visit Italy

Travel Opportunities

Experience the joy of travel with Georgia Southwestern, providing GSW Alumni and friends the opportunity to experience multiple travel destinations around the world while making life-long friendships.

Wheatley Administration Building

Benefits Hub

Introducing a Discount & Rewards marketplace where users can access exclusive benefits and comes with a Cashback Rewards feature where alumni can earn up to 20% cash back on nearly all purchases. Sign up with code MS278C.

President Jimmy Carter

Distinguished Alumni

GSW celebrates its distinguished alumni who have achieved prominence and made a significant impact on the lives of others through their professions, affiliations, accomplishments, and service to the society.

family legacy award

Outstanding Alumni

Georgia Southwestern recognizes a select group of alumni for their professional and personal achievements as well as their contributions to the University. Winners are honored at an annual gala.

alumni with graduating senior

Amazing Canes

GSW celebrates alumni who have received accolades in the news media, promotions within their respective companies, an/or who have been highlighted for impressive talents, skills and/or are movers and shakers in their field.

GSW alumni events provide opportunities to meet and get know alumni of different ages. Our recent trip to Italy provided memorable experiences and new friendships. Since my sons are also alumni, the events provide an opportunity for our family to get together at a Braves game or other engagement opportunities.

Anne Zabadah Barrett, '89 Bachelor of Science in Education
Americus, Georgia