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MGA & Waterford Institute In Ireland Formalize Partnership

July 21, 2021

A formal partnership between Middle Georgia State University and Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland opens the door to student and faculty exchanges between the two institutions. In addition, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that ...

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More Than A Game: MGA Media Majors Get Practical Experience As Macon Bacon Photographers/Videographers

July 19, 2021

Once he graduates from Middle Georgia State University (MGA) later this summer, Brant Daughtry is off to Auburn, Ala., to work for Tiger Communications as an entry level sports journalist. He’ll be part of a team covering Auburn ...

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Daring Duos: Two Sets Of Twins Chase Flying Dreams Together At MGA

July 13, 2021

When they were growing up in Brunswick, fraternal twins Breland and Sydni Wray loved to hear stories about their Uncle Chad and his experiences flying Black Hawk helicopters for the U.S. Army. Meanwhile, identical twins Brian and Chip Phillips ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2021 Dean's and President's Lists

June 22, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the spring semester 2021 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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MGA Expands Diversity Programming And Conversations

June 08, 2021

In response to the wave of social movements and protests that followed the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd in 2020, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) placed a renewed emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and ...

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Finding Greatness: Leonard Carolan

June 07, 2021

Leonard Carolan is among the MGA students majoring in Air Traffic Management, a vital program offered through the School of Aviation. His goal is to work for the Federal Aviation Administration.   Full Name: Leonard Joseph Carolan ...

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MGA’s Capital Projects Carry On, Enhancing Campuses & Academic Programs

June 02, 2021

Even during the pandemic, Middle Georgia State University continued work on several capital projects that are either now completed or well underway. In addition, a generous donation from the Charles H. Jones Foundation allowed MGA to purchase new ...

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MGA’s First Doctorate Attracts Aspiring Technology Leaders and Educators

May 27, 2021

Jason Ellingson’s long career in information technology dates back to his Air Force service in the mid-1990s, where as a senior airman he served as a communications/computer systems operator. “A good search on the internet ...

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Persevering In A Pandemic

May 24, 2021

 Adapting to unprecedented challenges, Middle Georgia State University finds ways to live up to its values and support students pursuing their degrees in an unsettling time.     By March 2020, math major Kessiny Neal ...

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Finding Greatness: Katie Starcher

May 10, 2021

Nursing major Katie Starcher is president of MGA’s Association of Nursing Students. She is about to start a job as a student nurse at Regency Hospital Center. Full Name: Katie Starcher. Age: 21. Hometown: Augusta. Residence: ...

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MGA Resumes In-Person Ceremonies At Spring 2021 Graduation

May 05, 2021

Nearly 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, scheduled for May 11, 12, and 13. These ceremonies will mark the return of in-person graduations held at the ...

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Finding Greatness: Kiera Casion

May 03, 2021

President’s List scholar Kiera Casion will kick off her education career this fall as a fifth grade teacher at Skyview Elementary School, and also plans to begin working on her master's degree.  Full Name: Kiera Orlandria ...

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MGA Students Receive 2020-2021 Leadership Awards

April 19, 2021

The Middle Georgia State University Student Affairs office has presented leadership awards to about 30 students involved in various campus organizations during the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition, two organizations received special ...

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MGA Recognizes Students For Academic Achievements

April 13, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) graduating seniors Daisja Butts of Rex, Ga., Amanda Juarez of Macon, and Matthew Molina of Warner Robins have been chosen as President’s Scholars for the Class of 2021. They were among the nearly 40 ...

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Finding Greatness: Jonathan Hubbard

April 12, 2021

Jonathan Hubbard, an MGA criminal justice major, is preparing for a career in law enforcement, beginning with becoming a sheriff’s deputy and eventually reaching his ultimate goal of joining the U.S. Secret Service. Full ...

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Special Flag Honors Memories Of MGA Students And Employees

April 01, 2021

In recent months, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) students, employees, and visitors may have noticed that, from time to time, something new is displayed on the outdoor poles used to fly the flags of the U.S. and Georgia on all five ...

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Jazz Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, Emmy-Winning Film Editor Denny Thomas Featured At MGA’s 2021 Arts Festival

March 25, 2021

Appearances by American jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and Emmy-winning film editor Denny Thomas, known for his work on the critically acclaimed series “Vice on HBO,” are among the highlights of the 2021 Arts Festival ...

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As Cochran City Firefighters, These MGA Students Get Unique Experiences and Backup Career Paths

March 25, 2021

Taking a break from their studies one day, Middle Georgia State University students Noah Kincaid and Andris Perri skateboarded into downtown Cochran and began tooling around near the old county jail on Beech Street. They weren’t sure ...

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Finding Greatness: Hannah Reavis

March 22, 2021

Math major and honors student Hannah Reavis is co-president of the Georgia Eta chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Honorary Mathematics Society. She is working with an MGA math professor doing research in the field of graph theory. Full Name: ...

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MGA Students Are Four Of Top 10 In Major Cybersecurity Competition

March 16, 2021

Middle Georgia State University current or recently graduated students made up four of the top 10 finalists in the 2020 “Secure the Future” event, a grueling multi-month academic competition where contestants come up with ...

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Finding Greatness: Sierra Stark Stevens

March 15, 2021

English major, poet, Macon Magazine intern, and aspiring professor Sierra Stark Stevens found “mentors, friends, purpose, and joy” at MGA.   Full Name: Sierra Stark Stevens. Age: ...

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Finding Greatness: Eunice Chon

March 11, 2021

Dual-enrolled student Eunice Chon is valedictorian of her high school and finishing up an associate’s degree from MGA. She is active in numerous civic and student organizations and plans to go to law school after completing her ...

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Finding Greatness: Keynayoka Benton

February 15, 2021

Keynayoka Benton, whose career goal is to become a graphic designer and animator, is among the first students to pursue MGA’s new B.A. in Applied Art & Design. Full Name: Keynayoka Benton. Age: 21. Hometown: East Point. High ...

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Finding Greatness: Daisja Butts

February 01, 2021

With a goal of working in the animation industry, Daisja Butts – a member of the MGA Knights women’s basketball team – created her own academic path through the bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary ...

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Atlanta Gas Light Endows Scholarship at MGA for Students in STEM Majors

January 25, 2021

Atlanta Gas Light is establishing an endowed scholarship through the Middle Georgia State (MGA) University Foundation to help students pursuing STEM-related degrees pay for their education. Company leaders presented a $30,000 check to University ...

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Finding Greatness: Jacob Cook

January 19, 2021

Math major Jacob Cook, who tutors other MGA students, is planning a career in secondary education and coaching.   Full Name: Jacob Thomas Cook. Age: 21. Hometown & Residence: Cochran. High School: Bleckley County High School, ...

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MGA Students Show Off Cornhole Skills At National Competition

January 11, 2021

What began as backyard fun with family and friends is now serious business for two Middle Georgia State University freshmen. Well, not that serious. We are, after all, talking about the popular game of cornhole. But it’s true that ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2020 President’s And Dean’s Lists

January 11, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the names of undergraduate students who made the fall semester 2020 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List ...

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MGA Launches “Be Well” Mental Health Support To Students

January 11, 2021

In partnership with the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is significantly expanding mental health services to students.  As part of a new initiative called BeWell@MGA, the University will introduce the ...

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MGA Approved As Level V Institution, Paving The Way For Doctoral Degree Introduction

December 08, 2020

Middle Georgia State University is now a Level V institution following approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The new status, which SACSCOC announced on December 8, 2020, means that Middle Georgia ...

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Middle Georgia State University Launches Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

November 30, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is introducing a fully online post-master's certificate program in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Scheduled to launch in spring 2021, the certificate program is geared toward Advanced ...

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Learning To Fly: Flight Attendant Is MGA’s Oldest Female Flight Student

November 23, 2020

Cristi Horne was in the early days of her career as a flight attendant when she began toying with an idea many people might have found ludicrous: maybe she could learn to fly commercial aircraft, not just tend to the safety and comfort of the ...

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Finding Greatness: Matred Conaway

November 16, 2020

After completing graduate school, MGA social work major and President’s Torch Society member Matred M.Conaway hopes to start a non-profit agency that helps survivors of domestic violence rebuild their lives. Full Name: Matred ...

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MGA Theatre’s Unique Pandemic Era Production Set for November 18

November 10, 2020

Ok, so the title of Middle Georgia State University Theatre’s upcoming production needs a bit of explaining. The “hybrid” play, so called because the production does not take place on a traditional stage but will be ...

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MGA Theatre Cochran Presents Pandemic-Influenced Play Created By Students

October 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting live theatre perhaps more than any other art form. Social distancing makes it difficult – impossible in many cases – for audiences to gather in theaters to watch live performances. Production ...

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Expect Chills & Thrills at Science Club’s 2020 Haunted Lab: The Science of Plagues

October 21, 2020

Science can be spooky. Just in time for Halloween, Dr. Sharon Mozley-Standridge and student members of Middle Georgia State University's Science Club plan to give us a few spine-tingling examples. With the participation of other students and ...

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Age Is No Barrier To This MGA Music Student

October 20, 2020

Dolan Suggs describes himself as a “returning” Middle Georgia State University student.  But he’s a bit more than that. At 74, he is the oldest student pursuing the University’s Bachelor of Arts ...

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USG Grant To Help Middle Georgia State University’s BROS Initiative

October 19, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has received another grant from the University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative, a program designed to increase graduation rates of Black male students. The most recent grant is ...

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Finding Greatness: Jacob Whatley

October 19, 2020

  MGA senior Jacob Whatley decided to become a respiratory therapist because of the care he received as an asthmatic child. His goal is to work at Egleston, the children’s hospital where he frequently was treated. Full Name: ...

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MGA Freshman’s “You Matter” Project Helped Him Earn Southeast Military Youth of the Year Honors

October 07, 2020

Last year, after losing a friend to suicide, Marlon Grant wondered if he could have done more to help him. “You just feel confused,” said Grant, 18, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) freshman from St. Marys, Ga. ...

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Finding Greatness: Sarah Istambouli

October 02, 2020

Psychology major Sarah Istambouli is an honors program student and member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.   Full Name: Sarah Rosemary Istambouli. Hometown and Residence: Macon. Employment: “My employment ...

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Finding Greatness: Tesia Baker

September 29, 2020

Health services administration major Tesia Baker is one of #MGA’s most high-profile student leaders. She is, among many other things, president of the University’s Student Government Association. Baker was a panelist for the ...

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Teaching In The Time of COVID: MGA Education Professor Uses Her Tech Skills And Sense of Humor

September 24, 2020

Dr. Tammy Haislip, assistant professor of education at Middle Georgia State University, is a bit of a ham. When the COVID-19 pandemic put her in-person classes on pause, Haislip videotaped some of her instruction in an empty room and acted as ...

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Finding Greatness: Melinda McElwain

September 21, 2020

After her December 2020 graduation from MGA, rehabilitation science major Melinda McElwain will start her master’s degree as she prepares to become a licensed occupational therapist. Full Name: Melinda McElwain. Age: 21. ...

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MGA Ranks 14th on U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Colleges South” List

September 17, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is among the best public regional institutions in the South, according to the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. MGA tied for 14th on the list of institutions included in the ...

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Finding Greatness: Joey Bronner

September 07, 2020

Joey Bronner, a church music director and private percussion and piano instructor, is pursuing MGA’s Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Musicianship to take his career to a new level.    Full Name: Joey ...

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MGA Dedicates Two New Airplanes Funded Through Jones Family Foundation

August 25, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) hosted a brief dedication ceremony for two single-engine Piper Archers on August 25 at Macon Downtown Airport. MGA purchased the new aircraft – funded through an $800,000 donation from the Charles ...

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MGA Partners with Westchester Community College on IT Degree Transfer Agreement

August 24, 2020

Students at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, N.Y., can now complete a fully online bachelor’s degree in information technology from Middle Georgia State University (MGA), thanks to a new agreement between the two ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2020 President’s And Dean’s Lists

August 24, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the summer semester 2020 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Finding Greatness: Jordan Pridgeon

August 24, 2020

Media and Communication major Jordan Pridgeon is editor of the MGA student newspaper, The Statement, and layout editor of the art and literary publication, The Fall Line Review. First Name: Jordan Pridgeon. Age: 21. Hometown: “I was ...

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MGA Theatre Director Envisions ‘Hybrid’ Production in Midst of Pandemic

August 12, 2020

Like many things in the age of COVID-19, theatre faces an uncertain future. When will it be safe for audiences to gather again to watch live drama productions? Dr. Stephen Wisker, visiting theatre director at Middle Georgia State, ...

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Finding Greatness: Chip Fulcher

August 12, 2020

U.S. Army veteran Chip Fulcher is now completing his B.A. in history from MGA with the goal of becoming a military historian. Full Name: Chip Aaron Fulcher. Age: 35. Hometown: Fairbury, Nebraska. Residence: Macon. High School: Fairbury High ...

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MGA Planning Fall Student Activities to Reflect New Realities

August 04, 2020

As Middle Georgia State University prepares for fall semester, students may be wondering what kinds of activities and programs to expect in these days of COVID and social distancing. "It will be different," said Devereaux Lindsey, one of five ...

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MGA’s School of Arts & Letters Kick Starts University Discussions on Racial Justice

July 30, 2020

Middle Georgia State University’s School of Arts & Letters is hosting a  Collective Action Series to candidly explore, discuss, and combat racial issues. ...

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Finding Greatness: Kartavya Trivedi

July 27, 2020

Kartavya Trivedi, vice president of MGA’s Cyber Knights, has successfully competed in several national cybersecurity competitions and presented projects to industry professionals at national conferences. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker ...

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Finding Greatness: Nemiah Plant

July 13, 2020

MGA senior Nemiah Plant plans to build on her political science degree with graduate study and pursue a career in community focused health informatics.   Full Name: Nemiah Plant. Age: 21. Hometown: Fort Valley. Residence: ...

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Middle Georgia State University Sets Summer Enrollment Record

July 08, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) set a summer enrollment record in 2020 - the largest percentage increase in its history. Summer 2020 enrollment is 4,090, a 14.5 percent increase over summer 2019 and a 21 percent increase over summer 2018. ...

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State Project Funding to Help MGA Graduate More Nurses for Dublin Area, Support Aviation Program, and Complete Cochran Campus Renovations

July 07, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will soon admit significantly more students into the Dublin Campus nursing program, purchase nine trainer aircraft for aviation programs, and finish facility renovations on the Cochran Campus, thanks to $11 ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2020 Dean's and President's Lists

June 16, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the spring semester 2020 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 ...

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Finding Greatness: Adarius McCoy

June 15, 2020

MGA accounting major Adarius McCoy’s research into the impact of national and state recessions on unemployment and personal income was accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. While the conference ...

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Mid-1990s Cochran Campus International Students Maintain Ties, Share Memories

May 19, 2020

Even now, a quarter of a century later, what they remember most fondly about their year as international students at Middle Georgia College in Cochran are things that maybe seemed inconsequential at the time.  Sabine Vanderstricht ...

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MGA to Host Web-Based Info Session About Fully Online Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing

May 12, 2020

Middle Georgia State University's Office of Graduate Studies is hosting a web-based meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, to give anyone interested in the Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing or the 15-credit-hour graduate ...

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Earning Her Wings

May 06, 2020

When Lacey Needham decided to study flight at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), she knew she was entering a field many still consider a “boy’s club.” Even in an era when some barriers to women pursuing ...

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MGA’s New School of Arts & Letters Focuses on Program Innovation, Marketplace Value

April 30, 2020

As the first dean of Middle Georgia State University’s new School of Arts & Letters, Dr. Mary Wearn is committed to countering the “false narrative” that liberal arts programs are great at producing creative ...

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MGA Launches Teacher Certification Pathway for Paraprofessionals

April 28, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is introducing a way for currently working school paraprofessionals to earn their bachelor’s degrees and become certified teachers. The online/weekend track to the Bachelor of Science in ...

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MGA Direct Energizes Middle Georgia State’s Fully Online Degree Options

April 27, 2020

When Christina McDaniel enrolled at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in 2013, her love of literature drew her to the bachelor’s degree program in English.The Warner Robins native and Houston County High School graduate said she ...

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MGA Today Spring Issue Now Online

April 27, 2020

The online version of MGA Today magazine, spring 2020 issue, is now available! You'll find stories about MGA Direct (our fully online campus), the new School of Arts & Letters, the growing number of women enrolling in our School of Aviation ...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Respiratory Therapy Students at MGA and Other Schools

April 10, 2020

Jasmine King isn’t directly involved with treating COVID-19 patients, but the pandemic looms large over her final weeks of clinical training as a Middle Georgia State University respiratory therapy major. King, 23, is working rotations ...

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Finding Greatness: Karolina Philmon

March 23, 2020

New Media major Karolina Philmon is chief content editor for the Fall Line Review, MGA’s literary magazine, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is a nontraditional student who works fulltime while ...

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Finding Greatness: Teralonjha Byer

March 16, 2020

A senior in #MGA’s fully online criminal justice degree program with an IT minor, Teralonjha Byer is pursuing a career in cyber forensics. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and, while she takes all of her ...

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Finding Greatness: Jarvis Reese

March 04, 2020

Finding Greatness: Jarvis Reese got his bachelor’s degree in nursing from #MGA. Now an RN at Coliseum Medical Center, he is expanding his career options by completing the University’s master’s degree in ...

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Finding Greatness: Wesley White

February 24, 2020

Aviation major Wesley White, who enrolled at MGA after serving in the Marine Corps, recently became a certified flight instructor. He is also a skilled photographer who takes amazing images of MGA aircraft. Full Name: Wesley Neal White. Age: ...

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English Major Logan Gibbs Named MGA’s 2020 Academic Recognition Day Scholar

February 13, 2020

Logan M. Gibbs, a senior English major, has been named Middle Georgia State University’s 2020 Academic Recognition Day Scholar. Each year, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) honors a student from each of the ...

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MGA Accounting Students Help Others Through Volunteer Tax Preparation Service

February 12, 2020

Summer Beattie-Moore is getting some valuable work experience and helping people at the same time. Along with another Middle Georgia State University (MGA) accounting student, Beattie-Moore is helping low-to-moderate income families and ...

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Dr. Robertiena Fletcher to Visit Middle Georgia State University To Discuss Her Civil Rights Activism

February 11, 2020

Dr. Robertiena Fletcher, who in the early 1960s was one of a number of girls locked away in an abandoned Leesburg, Ga., jail for protesting racial segregation, will talk about her experiences at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Arts Complex ...

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Finding Greatness: Will Simmons

February 10, 2020

Will Simmons, a sport management major, hopes to become an athletic director at the middle school level. Full Name: William Sawyer Simmons. Age: 20. Hometown: Cochran. Employment: MGA Library student assistant; assistant middle school ...

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MGA President Highlights Enrollment Growth, Innovation, & the Decade Ahead in State of the University Address

January 23, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), as a top performer in enrollment growth and other areas, is well positioned to enter a new decade that will be full of unique challenges, President Dr. Christopher Blake said this week in his 2020 State of ...

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MGA Formally Begins Construction Of Peyton Anderson Enrollment Center

January 23, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23, for the newly named Peyton Anderson Enrollment Center, a privately funded facility on the Macon Campus designed to ease and streamline enrollment for ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2019 Dean's and President's Lists

January 17, 2020

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the fall semester 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Finding Greatness: Sarah Choi

January 14, 2020

Georgia Academy student Sarah Choi, a biology major, has received a full scholarship to attend Yale University this fall. Georgia Academy at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is a residential option for high school students to earn college ...

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Middle Georgia State University to Launch First Doctoral Degree

January 08, 2020

The first doctoral degree in the institution’s history is coming to Middle Georgia State University. Following the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approval on January 8, 2020, Middle Georgia State (MGA) hopes ...

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MGA to Graduate Nearly 700 Students at Fall 2019 Commencement

December 05, 2019

Nearly 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University's 2019 fall commencement ceremonies, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13. The commencement speaker for the December 12 ceremonies is Sachin ...

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Simulation Exposes MGA Students to Realities of Poverty

December 04, 2019

At first glance, it looks like a particularly complicated board game, or maybe a tabletop role-playing game – tables covered in play money, pages describing specific scenarios, special tokens representing physical objects and decks of ...

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Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work Coming to MGA

November 14, 2019

A Bachelor of Science in Social Work – a program that many current and prospective students have long asked for – is coming to Middle Georgia State University (MGA). The University System of Georgia’s Board of ...

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Middle Georgia State University to Launch B.A. in Applied Art & Design

November 14, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is adding a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art & Design following approval by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents on Tuesday, Nov. 12.   The program is a professionally ...

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MGA Receives Gold Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

November 12, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) received a gold seal at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards ceremony, held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing student voting rates. MGA received a gold seal for achieving a student ...

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Finding Greatness: Earl Kline

November 11, 2019

After teaching abroad in several countries, UGA grad Earl Kline returned to Middle Georgia State (MGA) to pursue a new degree and a career in accounting. Full Name: Earl Ray Kline II. Age: 37. Hometown & Residence: “I am from ...

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Middle Georgia State, Macon-Bibb to Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill

November 04, 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) and Macon-Bibb are co-hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at Coleman Hill in downtown Macon. The event, open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Participants ...

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Finding Greatness: Christian Baumgarth

October 28, 2019

A UGA grad with bachelor's degrees in math and economics, Christian Baumgarth is building a new career in education through MGA’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. Full Name: Christian Baumgarth. Age: 23. Hometown: Johns ...

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New Agreement To Ease Student Transfers Between CGTC And MGA

October 25, 2019

Thanks to a new formal agreement, Central Georgia Technical College students who complete that institution’s Associate of Science in General Studies can now more easily transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at Middle ...

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A Novel Idea: MGA Students Look Forward to NaNoWriMo

October 17, 2019

Zach Brigmond is close to finishing his first novel, a science fiction tale with a military theme that he describes as “Tom Clancy meets Starship Troopers.” “I’ve got everything outlined and I’m ...

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Finding Greatness: Carolyn Goodman

October 14, 2019

Carolyn Goodman is studying cybersecurity with the goal of becoming an attorney with highly versatile skills. Full Name: Carolyn Rebecca Goodman. Age: 22. Hometown and Residence: Lizella. High School: “I graduated from the ...

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MGA Library Named An Official NaNoWriMo Writing Center

October 10, 2019

In preparation for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, the MGA Library is hosting three writing workshops on the Macon Campus in October. The writing workshops will be led by creative writing faculty, starting with "Developing a ...

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Finding Greatness: Zoe Edenfield

October 08, 2019

New Media & Communications major Zoe Edenfield is the current editor-in-chief of The Statement, MGA’s student newspaper. Full Name: Zoe Cecilia Edenfield. Age: 24. Hometown: Statesboro. Residence: Byron. Degree Objective: ...

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Volunteer Numbers Jump for MGA’s Second Annual Day of Service

September 30, 2019

Middle Georgia State University’s second annual Day of Service saw participation more than double over last year as students, staff, and faculty fanned out across the region to volunteer at various service organizations. Day of Service ...

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MGA Graduate Student Among Finalists In U.S. Cyber FastTrack Competition

September 30, 2019

Cathy Sowa, a Middle Georgia State University student pursuing a master's degree in Information Technology, is among the 100 finalists in the U.S. Cyber FastTrack competition who has been awarded a $22,000 scholarship to attend the SANS ...

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Finding Greatness: Helen Ho

September 10, 2019

Helen Ho, an MGA biology major, is doing some high-caliber research under the guidance of Dr. Pushpa Yadav, associate professor of biology. Ho’s goals include becoming a general dentist or an oral surgeon and opening a non-profit dental ...

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Finding Greatness: KeShawn Hurst

September 03, 2019

As he prepares to graduate, MGA education major KeShawn Hurst is aiming high with a long-term goal to become a county school superintendent. Full Name: KeShawn Jartavious Hurst. Age: 22. Hometown & Residence: Dublin. High School: ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2019 Dean's and President's Lists

August 23, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the summer semester 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Macon Area Habitat for Humanity announces new Collegiate Chapter at MGA

August 13, 2019

When students return to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall they will have a new opportunity to engage with fellow students while testing their construction skills and serving their community. In the spring of 2019 MGA received ...

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MGA Becomes Part of a Remarkable Young Man’s ‘Second Chance’

August 05, 2019

Among William Lewis’s few good memories of growing up in Clayton County are the times he watched in amazement as passenger jets climbed into the sky after takeoff or came in for landings at nearby Hartsfield–Jackson ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2019 President's and Dean's List

June 20, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the spring semester 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade ...

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Middle Georgia State University Hosts Groundbreaking for New Residence Hall on Macon Campus

May 13, 2019

Construction on a three-story residence hall for the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is underway, with a formal groundbreaking scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16. The $18.5 million project will result in the first ...

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Middle Georgia State University Foundation Awards Scholarships to 230 Students

April 29, 2019

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation has awarded more than $260,000 in scholarships to students for the 2019-2020 academic year – and there’s more to come. “One of the MGA Foundation’s top ...

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MGA Student Wins Coveted Scholarship to Attend Iconic Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

April 29, 2019

Michael Koohang, a Middle Georgia State University graduating senior, is one of just 350 students to win a scholarship to attend this year's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Calif., an iconic event where the company ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 26, 2019

Taylor Cravey of Dudley, Ga., a Middle Georgia State University senior graduating with a bachelor's degree in elementary special education, has been chosen the President's Scholar for the Class of 2019. Cravey was one of more than 50 MGA students ...

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MGA to Graduate 630 at Spring Commencement Ceremonies; Life Balance Inc. President Is Commencement Speaker

April 24, 2019

Nearly 630 students are eligible to graduate from Middle Georgia State University at spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, May 9. Mary LoVerde, president of Life Balance Inc., and a writer and speaker, will be the commencement ...

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Finding Greatness: Taylor Cravey

April 18, 2019

Taylor Cravey, who graduates in May, is the President's Scholar for the Class of 2019. Each year, a graduating senior is chosen by MGA's Honors, Awards and Graduation Committee, with the approval of the University president, to be the President's ...

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MGA Students Present Scholarly Work at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 17, 2019

Seven MGA students presented their work at the National Undergraduate Research Conference, which was held at Kennesaw State University April 11-13. Their proposals were selected from over 4,000 submissions because they demonstrated unique ...

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2019 MGA Undergraduate Conference Showcases Students’ Original Research

April 16, 2019

Students from several fields of study will present original research during the three days of Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA) 2019 Undergraduate Conference.  The conference, part of the University’s ...

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Middle Georgia State Again Among Enrollment Growth Leaders in State System

April 15, 2019

For the second semester in a row, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) posted the second-highest percentage enrollment increase in the University System of Georgia. MGA's spring 2019 enrollment grew to 7,242 students, a four percent increase ...

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New Agreement Gives MGA Students Early Access to Pharmacy School

April 09, 2019

Aspiring pharmacists who are students at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will be eligible to earn doctoral degrees a year early based on an articulation agreement recently signed by MGA and PCOM South Georgia. "The PharmD Early Assurance ...

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Finding Greatness: Moreh Jackson

April 08, 2019

Psychology major Moreh Jackson traveled abroad three times as an MGA student, either for study or service learning. Now she is on her way to Scotland to pursue a Ph.D. Full Name: Moreh Joy Jackson. Age: 21. Hometown: Byron. Residence: ...

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Finding Greatness: Ed Jolley

April 01, 2019

Aviation science major Ed Jolley, who recently donated bone marrow to help his father, is inspiring MGA classmates, staff and faculty with his determined dedication to his family and his studies. Full Name: Edward Burdette Jolley III. Age: ...

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Finding Greatness: Clay Griggs

March 25, 2019

President’s Torch Society member Clay Griggs wants to shape a career around marketing, communications, and improving social media. Full Name: Clay Richard Griggs. Age: 20. Hometown: Taylor County. Residence: Macon. High School: ...

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Finding Greatness: Kaitlyn Kelly

March 11, 2019

New Media major Kaitlyn Kelly, senior writer for #MGA’s student newspaper and a reporter for the student video production office, is pursuing a career in film production. Full Name: Kaitlyn Nicole Kelly. Age: 20. Hometown: ...

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MGA Student’s Unexpected Move Across Country Won’t Derail Her Degree

March 06, 2019

In late February, Sara Lynn Slagle got an offer she did not want to refuse. A modeling agency offered the Middle Georgia State University student, a professional model since she was a junior at Macon’s First Presbyterian Day School, a ...

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Finding Greatness: Deep Patel

March 04, 2019

Deep Patel, a systems analyst and graduate student in MGA's Master of Science in Information Technology, was part of a two-person team that took first place at the recent Collegiate Cup coding competition. That only scratches the surface of what ...

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New Media Majors Display Talent, Creativity on Cochran Campus

February 28, 2019

Nikea Conyers of Decatur planned to study theater when she moved to Cochran a few years ago to enroll at Middle Georgia State University. At the time, MGA still offered an associate’s degree in that field. When the University ...

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Cyber Knights Advance to Regional in Cyber Defense Competition

February 27, 2019

The Cyber Knights, Middle Georgia State University's cyber defense competition team, have advanced to the regional level of the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The winning institution at the regional level will move on to the ...

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