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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 ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Tyus White

February 18, 2019

Tyus White, secretary of the student organization BOLD, is preparing for a career in digital forensics. Full Name: Tyus White. Age: 22. Hometown and Residence: Macon. High School: Southwest High School, where he played football, basketball, ...

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Middle Georgia State Student Groups Step Up to Help Homeless

February 14, 2019

For several years running, Middle Georgia State University faculty member Liz Riley has been among the campers at the Greater Macon Sleepout, an annual event to raise money to help homeless members of the community. Riley, an associate professor ...

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Finding Greatness: Morgan Baggett

February 04, 2019

A former dual-enrollment student, Morgan Baggett took a break from college after a temporary move away but has now resumed her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at the Dublin Campus of Middle Georgia State University. Full Name: Morgan ...

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MGA Professor’s Film Series Idea Celebrates Milestone

January 29, 2019

Beginning in 1999 as an effort to help revitalize downtown Macon life, and bring audiences to the newly renovated Douglass Theatre, the CollegeTown Film Series did so by bringing together students from Mercer University, Wesleyan College, and ...

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MGA Coding Team Takes First Place at Collegiate Cup Competition

January 29, 2019

As the duo representing Middle Georgia State University at the Collegiate Cup coding competition, Michael Koohang and Deep Patel built a platform designed to empower and connect educators by providing them with the tools and support they need to ...

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MGA President Blake: State of the University is Strong

January 28, 2019

With growing enrollment, an increasing number of graduates, and degree program expansion, Middle Georgia State University is stronger than ever just six years after the consolidation of two regional colleges created the five-campus ...

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Finding Greatness: Brison Mills

January 28, 2019

Active in student government and Dublin Campus activities, Brison Mills is a senior IT major at Middle Georgia State University and a U.S. Army veteran. Full Name: Brison Mills. Hometown and Residence: East Dublin. High School: East Laurens ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2018 President's and Dean's Lists

January 17, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the fall semester 2018 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: Eliza Usher

January 14, 2019

At age 17, MGA dual enrollment student Eliza Usher is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, president of the Warner Robins Campus Student Activities Board, and busy applying for an internship with the FBI. Full Name: Eliza ...

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Finding Greatness: Zakeyia Westberry

November 26, 2018

Zakeyia Westberry, an education major and member of the Cochran Campus Activities Board, recently published a book of her poetry. Full Name: Zakeyia Yakirria Westberry. Age: 20. Hometown: Macon/Warner Robins. Residence: Cochran. High School: ...

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MGA Students Bring New Life to Old Computers for Museum Project

November 16, 2018

The five Middle Georgia State University students who signed up for Tina Ashford's new "IT Museum" class this fall just wanted to tinker with vintage computers that are, in most cases, considerably older than them. They ended up becoming de ...

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MGA Posts Second-Highest Percentage Enrollment Increase in University System

November 09, 2018

Continuing an upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall posted the second-highest percentage increase in enrollment in the University System of Georgia. MGA's fall 2018 enrollment reached 7,802 students, according to the ...

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MGA Recognized by Washington Monthly for Student Voting Efforts

November 06, 2018

Washington Monthly recently included Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in its 2018 America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting guide. A part of The College Guide and Rankings – which rates colleges and universities on their ...

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Being BOLD

October 04, 2018

As a freshman, Trevone Sullivan knew he needed to do more than attend classes and study if he wanted to make the most of his time at Middle Georgia State University. So he wandered over to the Cochran Campus club rush that fall hoping to find an ...

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MGA Education Major Successfully Mixes Her Studies with Entrepreneurship

October 02, 2018

Once she became a junior at Middle Georgia State University, Allie Keel made the same discovery many students make when they begin taking upper-level courses: balancing a job with a full college workload is a challenge. But Keel had loved ...

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Finding Greatness: Shanquel Askew

October 01, 2018

Psychology major Shanquel Askew, president of Black Student Unification, is preparing for a career helping youth in the juvenile justice system. Full Name: Shanquel Askew. Age: 21. Hometown and Residence: Macon. High School: "I attended ...

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Finding Greatness: Hunter Holland

September 24, 2018

History major Hunter Holland, who is aiming for graduate school and a career in sports journalism, is captain of the Middle Georgia State equestrian team and a member of the President’s Torch Society. Full Name: Hunter Ray ...

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Voice of Impact

Peach County's Dr. Vernard Hodges to Kick Off Middle Georgia State's Voices of Impact Series

September 06, 2018

Middle Georgia State University’s Voices of Impact Lecture Series premiers at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with guest speaker Dr. Vernard Hodges, veterinarian, entrepreneur and author.Presented by the University’s Office of ...

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Macon Woman Will Celebrate Her 70th Birthday by Graduating from MGA

August 28, 2018

As a practical matter, Margaret Wallace didn't "need" a college degree. Better known around these parts as Margaret Snow, her name adorned many a real-estate sign during a successful, decades-long career as an agent and broker. About 10 years ...

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Finding Greatness: Amani Baker

August 27, 2018

Amani Baker, majoring in air traffic management, works in MGA's Career Services office and is active in student government and with the Campus Activities Board. Full Name: Amani Love Baker. Age: 19. Hometown: Covington. High School: Newton ...

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Finding Greatness: Michael Koohang

August 20, 2018

Michael Koohang recently completed an undergraduate internship at Georgia Tech that focused on civic data research. Thanks in large part to dual enrollment, Koohang will complete his B.S. in Information Technology by the time he is 18 years old. ...

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MGA Cyber Knights Shine In National Cyber League Competitions

May 01, 2018

The Cyber Knights, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) student club that competes in events to demonstrate cybersecurity skills and knowledge, placed in top tiers of recent National Cyber League competitions. Middle Georgia State students, ...

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MGA Grad Students Awarded Dixie Crow Scholarships

April 26, 2018

Kelsey Wade and Jerrie Schack, who are pursuing Master of Science degrees in Management at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), were recently awarded Dixie Crow Scholarships from the Dixie Crow Chapter of the Association of Old Crows ...

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MGA Students Recognized for Leadership

April 26, 2018

Nearly 30 Middle Georgia State University students received awards for their leadership in clubs, organizations, and other extracurricular activities during the 2017-2018 academic year. The recent awards ceremony took place on the University's ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 18, 2018

Trenten Williams of Bonaire, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) senior graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biology, has been chosen the President's Scholar for the Class of 2018. He was one of more than 30 MGA students recognized at the ...

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Knight Writers Camp Connects MGA to Bleckley County High

April 17, 2018

There might be more pleasant ways to while away a mild, sunny school day than sitting outside and writing about anything you see around you. But based on the intensity of their concentration, some 30 Bleckley County High School freshmen seemed ...

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Finding Greatness: Katie Cart

April 16, 2018

Business major Katie Cart, who began Middle Georgia State as a dual-enrollment student, turned a gap year of traveling into a popular blog from which she hopes to create income in the near future. Full Name: Katie Cart. Age: 21. Hometown & ...

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Finding Greatness: Christopher Price

April 10, 2018

A student leader on MGA's Cochran Campus, Christopher Price is completing a business degree and working toward a corporate career. Full Name: Christopher Price. Age: 22. Hometown & Residence: Covington. High School: Eastside High School, ...

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Finding Greatness: Sandra Mejia

April 02, 2018

A business major with plans for entrepreneurship, Sandra Mejia is a shining example of how non-traditional students can take leadership roles at Middle Georgia State. Full Name: Sandra Milena Mejia. Age: 38. Hometown: Barranquilla, ...

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Natalie Esparza

Finding Greatness: Natalie Esparza

March 26, 2018

Natalie Esparza, a highly engaged senior majoring in New Media and Communications, plans a career working for organizations that promote human rights. Full Name: Natalie Marie Esparza. Age: 21. Hometown: Tucson, Ariz. Residence: Macon. High ...

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Finding Greatness: Markel Greene

March 05, 2018

At MGA, Business major and student organization leader Markel Greene discovered academic talent he didn't know he had. Full Name: Markel Greene. Age: 20. Hometown: Plantersville, S.C. Residence: Hampton, Ga. High School: Luella High School, ...

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