More Than 800 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:00 AM
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Macon, GA


About 810 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) fall 2023 commencement ceremonies.

Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7. All ceremonies will take place at the Recreation & Wellness Center on MGA’s Macon Campus and livestreamed at

Of the graduation candidates, 120 are graduating with master’s degrees or graduate certificates while 596 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, December 6

12:30 p.m. - Commencement speaker: Gwen Collins, President and CEO, Collins Manufacturing Company

School of Business

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

4 p.m. – Commencement speaker: Don Avery, President and CEO, Fairview Park Hospital

School of Health & Natural Sciences

  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Natural Sciences
  • Department of Respiratory Therapy & Health Science
  • Department of Rehabilitation Science & Fitness

Thursday, December 7

9 a.m. - Commencement speaker: Dr. Cassandra Miller-Washington, Director of Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education, Bibb County Public Schools

School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

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

School of Arts & Letters

  • Department of Media, Culture, & The Arts

12:30 p.m. – Commencement speaker: Brig. Gen. Jon A. Eberlan, Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins Air Force Base

School of Computing

  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Mathematics & Statistics

School of Arts & Letters

  • Department of English
  • Department of History

4 p.m. – Commencement speaker: Col. Sheldon B. Wilson, Commander, 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard

School of Aviation

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

The student speakers are the co-presidents of MGA’s Student Government Association: Willie Usher, Jr., and Ransford Williams.

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