More Than 700 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 12:00 AM
Categories: School of Arts and Letters | School of Education and Behavioral Sciences | Honors/Awards | Pressroom | School of Business | School of Computing | Students | School of Health and Natural Sciences | School of Aviation

Macon, GA


More than 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) spring 2023 commencement ceremonies.

Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 11. All ceremonies will take place at the Recreation & Wellness Center on the Macon Campus and livestreamed at

Of the graduation candidates, 28 make up the charter class of MGA’s Doctor of Science in Information Technology. Another 93 are earning master’s degrees while 477 will be collecting their bachelor’s degrees. The rest are graduating with associate’s degrees or certificates in career programs.

The ceremony schedule is:

Wednesday, May 10

1:00 pm - Commencement speaker: Tracey Blalock, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive of Atrium Health Navicent.

School of Health & Natural Sciences

  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Natural Sciences
  • Department of Respiratory Therapy
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

4:30 pm - Commencement speaker: Col. Brian Clough, Deputy Director for Engineering and Technical Services, Robins Air Force Base.

School of Computing

  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Mathematics & Statistics

School of Arts & Letters

  • Department of Media, Culture, & the Arts
  • Department of English
  • Department of History

Thursday, May 11

9:30 am - Commencement speaker: Karla Redding-Andrews, Vice President/Executive Director, The Otis Redding Foundation.

School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

  • Department of Psychology & Criminal Justice
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Education & Social Work

1:00 pm - Commencement speaker: Tim Lowrimore, State Forester and Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission.

School of Aviation

  • Department of Aviation Science & Management
  • Department of Aviation Maintenance & Structural Technology

4:30 pm - Commencement speaker: R.K. Sehgal, Atlanta Businessman, Engineering CEO, former Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, and Tourism Chairman.

School of Business

  • Department of Health Services Administration
  • Department of Accounting & Finance
  • Department of Management & Marketing

The student speakers are the Class of 2023’s two President’s Scholars. George Gordon, a business administration major, will speak at Wednesday’s ceremonies. Tavius Clark, an education major, will speak at Thursday’s ceremonies.

The Recreation & Wellness Center is located off Ivey Drive on the west end of the Macon Campus. Directions and other information are at


MGA serves students on campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, and through fully online degree programs. Students can choose from 65+ areas of study. The University is home to Georgia’s flagship aviation school, based on the Eastman Campus. Middle Georgia State offers undergraduate and master’s degree programs, as well as a doctorate in information technology.