I said at Convocation that there is no greater or more noble calling than education.
This week we reach a moment of joy in the academic calendar, and one of extraordinary significance to those of us who earn our livelihoods at the University and those students who choose to build their learning and lives on our foundations.
As we welcomed hundreds of visitors to our Cochran, Macon and Eastman campuses on Saturday for the hugely successfully Open House, I noticed the banners behind the podium proudly showcasing our University’s four Core Values, including the first, “Stewardship”.
That was a major theme for us last week, especially during the Board of Regents meeting which confirmed the FY19 Budget for Middle Georgia State University, alongside the allocations for our sister institutions in the USG.
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.
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
November brings more than fall leaves and cooler temperatures. It brings a number of observances rooted in our duty to serve one another.
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.
The USG recently announced a Comprehensive Administrative Review. We look forward to sharing the amazing transformation that has made MGA a model of lean operations. Learn more here.
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
We have received approval from the SACS Commission on Colleges to begin admitting students into our first face-to-face graduate program, the Master of Science in Management (MSM) offered by our School of Business. Learn more about our continued expansion here.