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AMERICUS (May 6, 2014)—Future honor graduate Susanna Turner of Albany was recognized Friday, May 2 with Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) highest academic honor. During the Graduation and Honors Convocation, Turner, a psychology major, was named GSW’s 2014 Outstanding Scholar.

The annual recipient of this award represents Georgia Southwestern during the University System of Georgia’s (USG) annual Academic Recognition Day in the Georgia General Assembly. Turner was one of only 31 students in the USG honored on that day. She received a letter from Chancellor Hank Huckaby congratulating her and a proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal.

The Outstanding Scholar Award represents superb scholastic achievement. To be considered for this award, the student must have a near-perfect grade point average (GPA) and be a senior. Turner’s GPA is indeed perfect – a 4.0.

While maintaining a stellar academic record, Turner is also a member of the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society. Turner conducted an independent senior research project in the fall on positive psychology that will be submitted for publication sometime in the future. Turner will graduate with honors Saturday, May 10 during spring commencement.

For additional information, please call (229) 931-2037.

Outstanding scholar—Psychology major Susanna Turner, center, is the 2014 recipient of Georgia Southwestern's Outstanding Scholar Award. She stands here with Professor of Psychology Chuck Huffman, Ph.D. (right), and President Kendall Blanchard, Ph.D.

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