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Alumni Association

The GSW Alumni Association was founded in 1971 and has an elected Board of Directors that assists the Office of Alumni Affairs with development of alumni programming. Please contact any of our Board members or the Alumni Affairs office if you wish to assist committees with upcoming alumni events.


Outstanding Alumni Awards

Aeolian Award
This award is chosen based on outstanding lifetime achievement as a distinguished alumni and community leader. 

Visionary Award
This award is given to an entrepreneur and/or innovator for significant contribution to the advancement of a business or enterprise. 

Young Alumni of the Year
This award is given to an emerging leader making waves in his/her field, positive role model and reflection on the Uiversity. 

Family Legacy Award
This award recognizes one family with a tradition of attending GSW – award given in recognition of a multi-generational family that has shown continued interest in and support of GSW.

Other Awards

Leewynn J. Finklea Award
Named in honor of our first alumni director, this award recognizes outstanding alumni service to GSW.

Professor of the Year Award
The previous year's graduating seniors nominate a professor who has excelled in their profession. The GSW Alumni Association presents this award on behalf of our newest alumni during the annual University Honors and Recognition event each spring.

Department Contact

Office of Alumni Affairs

800 GSW State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709

866-673-0436 (Toll Free)

Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM

Social Info

Board of Directors

Lifetime Membership Program

In honor of your love for Georgia Southwestern State University, your alumni association offers a Lifetime Membership Program. When you join, your loyalty will be on display for all to see on the Lifetime Membership wall located in the Newman Alumni Center. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to demonstrate your lifetime dedication!

To reserve your place on the wall, join today for one full payment of $1000 (individual) or $1250 (joint) to the GSW Alumni Association, which supports alumni programming and scholarships. In addition to receiving recognition on the Lifetime Membership wall, you will receive a Lifetime Membership certificate along with a perpetual connection to the GSW family and the enduring thanks of your alumni association.

Join the Lifetime Membership Program, and support alumni programming and scholarships.