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Student Recognitions

February Canes Spotlights announced

Canes Spotlights highlight Georgia Southwestern students who hold leadership roles, are involved in extracurricular activities and excel academically on campus. The February Canes Spotlights were senior Nursing and Psychology double major Beau Millwood and senior Human Resource Management major Meionne “MeMe” Harvey.

Canes Spotlights are nominated by GSW faculty and staff.

Beau Milwood square       MeMe Harvey square

Hallie Turner one of six to receive Georgia Association of Broadcasters scholarship

Hallie Turner, a rising junior at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), was one of six students from across Georgia to receive the 2018 E. Lanier Finch Scholarship from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB).

“I am extremely thankful and blessed to receive this scholarship,” said Turner. “I have wanted to be a broadcast journalist from the time I was a little girl so this scholarship is very humbling.”

The $1,500 scholarship, named after GAB President Emeritus the late “Lanny” Finch, provides financial assistance to deserving students who will carry on the tradition of excellence and professionalism in Georgia’s broadcasting industry.

There were a “record number of applicants this year” said a spokesperson from the GAB Scholarship Selection Committee, consisting of participating member stations, who looked at scholastic records, extracurricular activities, community involvement and leadership potential.

Read more about Hallie and the scholarship here.

Hallie Turner web

Kameisha Smith places in National American Miss PageantKameisha Smith places in pageant

Kameisha Smith recently competed in the National American Miss Pageant system and won 2nd Runner Up in Talent. Kameisha also received Above Average scores in the overall competition. She will be running for the NAM Miss Georgia State Title this year.

RHA places third at annual conference

RHA recently placed third in the Most Spirited Delegation at the Georgia Residence Hall Organization (GHRO) annual conference. The conference, which was held at Georgia College in Milledgeville, united RHAs from all over the University System of Georgia (USG) to learn how to improve life for on-campus residents. GRHO is a student-led organization that promotes leadership training, honoring diversity and engaging student leaders. GRHO pledges to support and advocate the interests of USG college and university residents. When you see these young leaders, please commend them on proudly representing our university. Pictured (L-R, back row) Alexis McGarvey, Rachel Masters, Natalia Sok, Kayla Minutillo, Erin Eubanks and (front row) Amberlyn Koenig, Jared McAllister, Ryan Young.

RHA places 3rd

RAs attend state seminar

Resident assistants from GSW residence halls gained some professional development experience and learned some new ways of making the on-campus experience enjoyable for students.

Ten resident assistants (RAs) attended the Georgia Resident Assistant Saturday Seminar (G.R.A.S.S.) hosted by the Georgia Housing Officers on Jan. 26. The seminar offered paraprofessional staff development by attending different sessions throughout the day offered by other RAs or professional staff.

The annual program provides the opportunity for student-staff members to learn from each other across the State of Georgia and share best practices in working with residents and network with fellow student-staff members.

Students who attended the program had an opportunity to submit program proposals for the seminar to present on a topic. RAs Chris Avery, Andrea Brown, and Tamia Hunter had the opportunity to present about dealing with stress and pet peeves they faced in their RA role.


Ashley Thompson named Chamber Ambassador in Laurens CountyAshley Thompson

Ashley Thompson, a senior at GSW, was recently selected as a 2019 Ambassador for the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.  Ambassadors are carefully selected and as a result, the group is comprised of motivated and respected individuals in the business community. Ambassadors have a prominent position of responsibility in the business community. They act as the Chamber's primary liaisons for new and existing members and are highly visible at Chamber events. Ambassadors often move on to participate in other chamber and civic leadership roles as a result of their involvement in this critical member service role. Spots are very limited for this program and there is often a waitlist for applicants. Therefore, it is quite an honor to be selected as a representative of the Chamber.

Ashley will graduate in the Spring with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is majoring in Management.

Watson and Samuel Named Top Performers in January

Men's basketball player Devin Watson and women's basketball player Jamesha Samuel have been named the GSW  Department of Athletics top performers for the month of January.

GSW coaches nominate athletes and vote for the recipients of the award each month.

Read more about Watson and Samuel here.

Chris Avery named 2019 Top Male Collegiate Athlete

Senior Chris Avery was recently named 2019 Top Male Collegiate Athlete by the Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. The award is presented to those who exemplify good character and athletic achievement. Chris will be honored at the Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet on March 19.


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