President’s Blog: Spring Break – Engaging Learning Beyond the Classroom

The picture of Spring Break perpetuated by pop culture is one of partying on the beach. Yet, what we are increasingly witnessing at Middle Georgia State University each year is something quite different. While many of us take a deserved moment to recharge and relax—on or off the beach—during the break from classes, many of our students and faculty also take the opportunity to engage beyond the classroom.
This year, our students and faculty interacted with communities and colleagues both at home and abroad. Residence Life once again offered Alternative Spring Break, this year taking a group of students to Texas, where they volunteered with the largest food bank in the nation, the Houston Food Bank.

President’s Blog: On Graduation

From the President’s Stand for Greatness blog: This Thursday, more than 500 students will graduate from Middle Georgia State University. Their commencement caps the end of our Fall semester, as we prepare to enjoy some rest and recreation with loved ones this holiday season. Of the 516 candidates for graduation, 37 will receive master’s degrees, Continue reading

President’s Blog: New Season and New Beginnings

Even at a pace that makes the weeks fly by, we have remained focused on the goals we identified at the beginning of the academic year. One of the things we have deliberately engaged in is a Focus on Enrollment.

President’s Blog: On Stress

Two weeks into the Fall semester, as students and faculty settle into new schedules and we begin to get a clear picture of our enrollment, it is worth focusing on the human element of higher education. The stress factor is palpable, or as all-too-common social media memes might put it, “the struggle is real.” Yet Continue reading

President’s Blog: On Hope

As thousands of students return to our five campuses today, we begin a new academic year. For some, this is the very first day of their college careers. For others, the final stretch towards graduation in December or May. For all of us, today holds promise

President’s Blog: On Transformation

My thanks to each of you—faculty or staff—for bringing 1082 students to graduation this week. You have found your greatness, as well as theirs, in this year. Read more about this week’s commencement ceremonies here.

President’s Blog: On Greatness

As the academic year draws to a close, please join me in congratulating more than 50 students and outstanding faculty who received awards at the 2017 Middle Georgia State University Honors Convocation, and join us in honoring our student leaders this Wednesday, April 12 at 6 pm at the Student Leadership Awards in Warner Robins. Continue reading

President’s Blog: On Engagement

We have a great story to tell. Your experiences, the scholarly works you generate, the contributions you make to economic development, each of those becomes part of our story. Read more about how these engagements impact our MGA community.