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Americus, Ga. (Dec. 9, 2016) – On a somber day for the campus and local community, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held its Fall 2016 Commencement today and conferred bachelor's, master’s and specialist degrees to approximately 400 students.

AMERICUS, Ga. (Dec. 8, 2016)--“We have just received word that GSW Public Safety Officer Jody Smith has succumbed to his injuries and has passed away,” said GSW Interim President Charles Patterson. “We offer our deepest condolences to his family during this very difficult time. Officer Smith was a bright, young and energetic officer, and he will be sorely missed.” 


AMERICUS, Ga. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) School of Business Administration recently hosted a Business Ethics Panel brunch on Nov. 30. The event included a panel discussion and awards for the School of Business’ Outstanding Students.

AMERICUS, Ga. (Nov. 30, 2016)--The work of a family caregiver is difficult and can be relentless. Unfortunately, awareness for caregiver needs and support often falls short.

Americus Mayor Barry Blount helped remedy that earlier this month as he - in partnership with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) and in conjunction with a national designation - signed a city proclamation marking November 2016 as National Family Caregivers Month in Americus, Georgia. The signing was held Nov. 14 at City Hall.

AMERICUS, Ga. (November 30, 2016)— Victory Media, the premier media entity for military service members and their families, has named Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to their Military Friendly Schools® list. Institutions were named to the elite list based on their ability to meet student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students, specifically student veterans.

AMERICUS (Nov. 30, 2016)--Thanks to the presentation of Dr. Nedialka Iordanova and with the help of Dr. Catalina Casaru, related to promoting the GSW Service Learning Study Abroad Program (UNIV 4000), the program’s proposal was selected to be funded by the charity initiatives at OM Partners in Atlanta. The funding totaled $4,591.


Albany Museum of Art announces essay contest winners

2nd annual essay contest is 'A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words' 

ALBANY (Nov 22, 2016) — Art inspired words — 1,000 of them — for college and high school students whose essays were chosen winners in the second annual A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words contest conducted by the Albany Museum of Art.

AMERICUS, GA (Nov. 28, 2016)—For the last two years, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has infused great emphasis on global awareness throughout its curriculum by way of (but not limited to) international programs and study abroad opportunities. As such, the practice of inviting visiting scholars to work and teach on campus is equally important.

AMERICUS (November 22, 2016)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Fall 2016 Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. The commencement speaker will be Jessica Wright. Wright, a registered nurse, is the co-owner and chief operating officer of Innovative Senior Solutions ( in Americus.

AMERICUS (November 22, 2016) -- Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recently received a grant from the Georgia Power Company Foundation to be used for the Office of Career Services. The grant, which is for $3,000, will be used to help prepare GSW students for careers and life after college through training programs, statewide and local career fairs and networking opportunities.

AMERICUS (November 14, 2016) -- The Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) Chapter of Enactus has been selected for the third straight year to receive the Unilever Bright Future Grant worth $1500.

ATLANTA -- (Nov. 10) – Today, Board of Regents Chairman Kessel Stelling, Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Chancellor-elect Steve Wrigley announced plans to launch a national search for the next president of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) in Americus, Georgia.

AMERICUS (Nov. 10, 2016) – Fall 2016 enrollment in the University System of Georgia’s 29 colleges and universities totaled 321,551 students, an increase of 1.1 percent (or 3,531 more students) over fall 2015. At Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), the final enrollment totaled 2,954 students, an increase of 7.2 percent (or 199 more students) over last fall. Of GSW’s final headcount, 2,558 are undergraduate students and 396 are graduate students.

AMERICUS, GA (Nov. 8, 2016)--On Nov. 23, 1906 the lead headline for the Americus Times-Recorder read “Sumter is the Winner,” having been named the county for Georgia’s Third District Agricultural and Mechanical School. One hundred ten years later, faculty, staff and students at what is now known as Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) feel like they are the winners, living and learning in a community that places importance on service to others.

AMERICUS (Nov. 8, 2016) – Sue Crosby of Helena, GA received the 2016 Georgia Volunteer Caregiver of the Year Award at the 29th annual Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s National Summit Gala on Friday, Oct. 21. Crosby was nominated by the Heart of Georgia Altamaha CARE-NET.

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