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MGA Announces Fall 2023 President’s List and Dean’s List

February 20, 2024

Middle Georgia State University announces the fall semester 2023 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 point ...

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State of the University 2024: MGA President Asserts Institution Is Stronger Than Ever

January 29, 2024

With enrollment still going up, public and private resources increasing, and key initiatives coming to fruition, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) stands ready for expansion, as highlighted by President Christopher Blake in his 2024 State of ...

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Peach Belt Extends Invitation To MGA For Conference Membership

January 10, 2024

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend an invitation to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) to join the league pending approval of their acceptance into the NCAA Division II provisional process. ...

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Student Affairs Announces New Recreation And Wellness Director For MGA

January 04, 2024

Carl Woods has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as director of Recreation and Wellness, part of the Division of Student Affairs. Most recently Wellness and Recreation director at Georgia Gwinnett College, Woods began his MGA position ...

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MGA Announces New Vice President For University Advancement And New Executive Director of Development & Planned Giving

January 03, 2024

Nancy Elizabeth White has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as vice president for University Advancement, while Gibson “Kelly” Pope is the new executive director of Development and Planned Giving. White, who also ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2023 Commencement Speakers

November 30, 2023

12:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 6 As president and owner of Collins Manufacturing Company in Macon, Gwen Collins is involved in day-to-day operations of the business. In 2006, she and her husband, Larry, who is vice president of the company, ...

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

November 29, 2023

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, ...

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MGA’s Fall 2023 Enrollment Increase Marks The University’s Continued Growth

November 27, 2023

Continuing an upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) grew its enrollment this fall by nearly 5 percent over last year. MGA's fall 2023 enrollment reached 8,039 students, according to the University System of Georgia’s ...

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MGA Announces New Athletics Director to Lead University’s Transition To NCAA Division II

November 01, 2023

Michael Brown, who has extensive leadership experience in collegiate athletics, has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as director of athletics, effective November 1. Most recently associate athletic director for operations at Purdue ...

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New Faculty Join MGA For 2023-2024 Academic Year

October 31, 2023

This fall, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) added eight new full-time faculty members in a number of academic disciplines, including art, education, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, and respiratory therapy.  The new faculty ...

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Delta Air Lines presents awards Middle Georgia State university with their grant check for $3 million at Dinner in the Hangar.

The Delta Air Lines Foundation Boosts Aviation Education in Georgia With $3 Million Grant To Middle Georgia State University

October 23, 2023

The Delta Air Lines Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to Middle Georgia State University (MGA), marking a significant development in the institution's aviation programs. This substantial award, the largest single contribution in MGA's ...

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Middle Georgia State University Partners With Amazon's Career Choice Program

September 11, 2023

Amazon has selected Middle Georgia State University (MGA) to join its Career Choice program, which eases access to college degrees for hourly employees of the multinational technology company.  Career Choice is an education benefit that ...

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Randy Thompson Joins MGA As Director Of Campus & Community Engagement

August 07, 2023

Randy Thompson, a Cochran resident with extensive experience in business management and education, is Middle Georgia State University’s new director of Campus & Community Engagement.  In his new position, Thompson will ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2023 President’s List and Dean’s List

July 25, 2023

Middle Georgia State University announces the spring semester 2023 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 point ...

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Peyton Anderson Foundation Awards $1.2 Million To MGA To Develop Center For Middle Georgia Studies

July 17, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will use a newly announced $1.2 million grant from the Peyton Anderson Foundation to help fund an intellectual and creative center designed to take on some of the region’s most difficult ...

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Angela O’Neal Joins MGA As Registrar

June 22, 2023

Angela "Angie" O’Neal has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as registrar. She comes to MGA from Wesleyan College, where she also served as registrar for nearly a decade.In her new role at MGA, O’Neal will lead the ...

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Need For Speed: MGA Flight Student An Accomplished Spec Miata Racer

June 20, 2023

Last fall, when he enrolled at Middle Georgia State University to pursue a degree in flight, Antonio Abrom essentially hit the gas toward a career that offers an adrenaline rush on par with his fast and furious hobby of motorsports racing. At ...

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Gulfstream Awards Grant To Support MGA’s Aircraft Maintenance & Structural Technology Programs

June 14, 2023

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has awarded $50,000 to the Middle Georgia State University Foundation, to support technologically advanced training in composites and composite repair at the School of Aviation.  The ...

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

April 25, 2023

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, ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2023 Commencement Speakers

April 25, 2023

Tracey Blalock – 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, ceremony Tracey Blalock has served as the senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Atrium Health Navicent since 2013. Tracey started her career at Atrium Health Navicent in 1988 as a ...

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MGA Announces Fall 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List

February 09, 2023

Middle Georgia State University announces the fall semester 2022 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 point ...

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Associate Provosts In Data Strategy And Academic Innovation Join MGA

January 10, 2023

Dr. Jesse Bishop joins Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as associate provost for Data Strategy, while Dr. James Blackburn comes on board as associate provost for Academic Innovation. “Both men bring an impressive amount of ...

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MGA Announces New VP For Finance & Business

December 01, 2022

Amanda Neff Funches, a veteran manager and director for Middle Georgia State University’s budgetary and accounting operations, has been appointed the new vice president for Finance & Business, effective January 1, 2023. Funches, who ...

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About 750 Students Set To Graduate At MGA’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies

November 28, 2022

About 750 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) fall 2022 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8. ...

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University System And MGA Highlight Ethical Culture Through Ethics Awareness Week

November 03, 2022

The University System of Georgia (USG) is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in pursuit of its mission to create knowledge. Accomplishing this mission demands integrity, good judgment and dedication to public ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2022 President’s & Dean’s List

October 04, 2022

Middle Georgia State University announces the summer semester 2022 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 point ...

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Twenty One Faculty Join MGA At Start Of 2022-23 Academic Year

September 20, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has added 21 new full-time faculty members in a number of academic disciplines, including aviation, health sciences, IT, teacher education, social work, music, and English. The new faculty ...

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MGA Grad Makes History As First Woman To Pilot Helicopters For Georgia State Patrol

August 22, 2022

The aviation bug bit Haley Jo Lucas at about age 14, when she toured a beach by helicopter during a family vacation.  So she added “helicopter pilot” to her list of dream jobs, along with law enforcement officer and ...

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Seven Faculty & Staff Honored for Teaching, Scholarship, Or Service Excellence At MGA Fall Convocation

August 05, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) recognized seven faculty and staff members for outstanding achievements in teaching, scholarship, and/or various areas of service. The seven received the awards at 2022 Convocation, an annual gathering of ...

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Get Your Semester Off To A Positive And Successful Start

August 01, 2022

You’re at Middle Georgia State University for a reason.  Knowing why you’re here is essential - and so is knowing how to keep going until you get the degree.  To succeed in college, you first have to know how ...

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MGA’s Economic Impact Increases To $268 Million

July 26, 2022

Middle Georgia State University contributed a total of nearly $268 million to the economy in fiscal 2021 – an 8 percent increase over the previous year - and accounted for more than 2,600 jobs due to on- and off-campus spending, ...

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L-R are Angela Rogers, MGA Aerobatics Club president, Gene Behrends, assistant chief flight instructor, and Bobby Jeanes, flight instructor.

MGA’s Aerobatics Club Takes Flight

June 29, 2022

At age 28, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) aviation student Angela Rogers is rolling (and looping and spinning) into her second career as a professional pilot. Originally from Destin, Fla., Rogers decided to leave behind her job as a ...

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MGA Announces Spring 2022 President's & Dean's Lists

June 21, 2022

Middle Georgia State University announces the spring semester 2022 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 point ...

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New State Funding To Help MGA Increase Pipeline of Pilots & Other Professionals Into Georgia’s Aviation Industry

May 12, 2022

Following an investment of resources from the state, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is better able to implement plans to bolster Georgia’s flagship School of Aviation in ways that will begin to address the long waiting list of ...

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Number of Graduates To Set MGA Spring Record

April 26, 2022

Nearly 760 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s spring 2022 commencement ceremonies. That is the highest number of prospective graduates for a spring commencement season in MGA’s ...

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MGA Honors President’s Scholar, Academic Recognition Day Scholar, & Other Students For Academic Achievements

April 19, 2022

Rebecca Symone Caldwell, a senior finishing her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, is the President’s Scholar for the Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Class of 2022. Caldwell received the award at MGA Honors ...

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Board of Regents Eliminates Special Institutional Fee, Adjusts MGA Undergraduate Tuition Rate

April 12, 2022

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) on Tuesday, April 12, approved an undergraduate tuition adjustment plan to align Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA) tuition rate with other Georgia public institutions ...

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Dr. Stephen Schultheis Joins MGA As Vice President For Enrollment Management

April 04, 2022

Dr. Stephen P. Schultheis has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as vice president for Enrollment Management. Among other things in his new role, Schultheis is developing the University’s short- and long-term strategies to ...

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MGA Played A Small But Significant Part Of James Webb Space Telescope Development

February 24, 2022

In a way, Middle Georgia State University was along for the ride when NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched into the cosmos during the early morning hours of Christmas Day 2021. Years earlier, the University’s Institute ...

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Georgia House And Senate Honor MGA With Resolutions Marking Aerospace Day At State Capitol

February 23, 2022

Recognizing Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as the home to Georgia’s flagship aviation school, the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate approved formal resolutions honoring the University on Aerospace Day, which was ...

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

January 31, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the fall 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 Aviation featured in “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” on Disney+

January 19, 2022

Jeff Goldblum has a unique way of looking at the world. In his Disney+ streaming series, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” each episode features the actor and musician taking a deep dive into a particular subject, from ...

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MGA To Graduate Record Number Of Students At Fall Commencement

December 03, 2021

The December 2021 ceremonies will again feature “pod” seating arrangements for graduates and their guests after proving popular during pandemic    A record number of students are candidates for fall ...

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MGA Surpasses $11 Million Goal In University’s “Legacy Of Greatness” Fundraising Campaign

December 01, 2021

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation’s “Building A Legacy of Greatness” private fundraising campaign – the most ambitious in the institution’s history – exceeded its $11 ...

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Ben Templeton’s Excellent Adventure

November 16, 2021

Ben Templeton could fly a plane before he could drive a car.At 18, when some teenagers are still getting their driver’s licenses, Templeton has flown cross-country to 48 states. Sometime soon, he hopes to have hit all 50.A Cochran-based ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2021 President’s And Dean’s Lists

October 19, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the summer 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 Cochran Campus Library to Showcase Archival Treasures at Open House

September 30, 2021

On March 13, 1926, the main classroom building of what is now Middle Georgia State University’s Cochran Campus caught fire. As people fled the premises, some managed to grab a few papers and a very small number of furnishings, ...

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MGA Makes U.S. News & World Report's “Best Regional Colleges South” List

September 13, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is ranked 10th among the best public regional institutions in the South, according to the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. MGA made the rankings in the “Top Public Schools ...

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Mary McDonald Named VP For University Advancement & Executive Director Of Middle Georgia State University Foundation

September 03, 2021

Mary McDonald has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as vice president for University Advancement. In that role she also serves as the executive director of the Middle Georgia State University Foundation. Most recently special ...

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Nearly Twenty New Faculty Join MGA At Start Of 2021-22 Academic Year

August 24, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has added 19 new faculty members in a number of academic disciplines, including natural sciences, health sciences, education, business, art, IT, public relations, history, political science, aviation, and ...

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Study Abroad Is (Fingers Crossed) Back For MGA Students

August 17, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is among the many U.S. colleges and universities making plans to revive at least some study abroad opportunities for students during the 2021-2022 academic year. Things could change, of course, depending on ...

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Dr. David Jenks Named MGA Provost

August 04, 2021

Dr. David Jenks, former vice provost at the University of West Georgia, has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.     Jenks, who brings ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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MGA Faculty Present Virtual Conference

March 10, 2021

Due to the pandemic, MGA faculty members have not been able to attend in-person academic conferences to present their research and other work. But several faculty members, including Dr. Andre Nicholson, Dr. Sabrina Wengier, Dr. Kathleen Burt, ...

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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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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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MGA’s Fall 2020 Enrollment Marks Eight Consecutive Semesters of Growth

November 11, 2020

Continuing an upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) grew its enrollment this fall by more than 4 percent over last year. MGA's fall 2020 enrollment reached 8,404 students, according to the University System of Georgia’s ...

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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MGA President Highlights Successful Fundraising Campaign, Building Projects, Economic Outlook, And More In State of the University Address

January 26, 2020

Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID pandemic, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) made great strides in 2021, including pulling in $11.6 million in a record-breaking fundraising campaign, launching its first doctorate, and attracting ...

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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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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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Middle Georgia State University Receives Special Accreditation For Advanced Flight Degree

October 09, 2019

Middle Georgia State University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science and Management - Advanced Flight degree is now accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. Middle Georgia State (MGA) is the first public ...

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MGA Launches Strategic Partnerships Office to Support Online Campus

September 18, 2019

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) announces the creation of a Strategic Partnerships office to work directly with businesses of all sizes, government, and various community organizations interested in helping their employees grow ...

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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 University Introduces New Schools in Academic Reorganization

July 01, 2019

A new academic organizational structure will help Middle Georgia State (MGA) strengthen efforts to create smaller, supportive communities of students, faculty and others within the University as a whole. As of July 1, 2019, MGA’s ...

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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 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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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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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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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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600+ Students Set to Receive Degrees at Middle Georgia State University’s Fall Graduation

December 06, 2018

Nearly 630 students are eligible to collect their diplomas from Middle Georgia State University at fall graduation ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13. Col. Lyle K. Drew, commander, 78th Air Base Wing, Robins Air Force Base, will be the ...

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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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New Agreement with Delta-owned Endeavor Air Opens Another Pathway for MGA Aviators

November 02, 2018

A new agreement between Endeavor Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, and Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will be providing students with yet another pathway to a career in the pilot’s seat. MGA has become the newest ...

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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: 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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Delta Propel Liftoff Event on Eastman Campus

August 10, 2018

To celebrate the launch the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program, Middle Georgia State University and Delta Air Lines will be hosting a Liftoff event on the University's Eastman campus on Thursday, August 16.  The event will provide ...

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MGA School of Aviation works with Delta Air Lines to offer innovative career paths for pilots

July 17, 2018

Middle Georgia State University is one of only eight universities in the nation that have been selected to participate in a new program that will put new pilots into sought-after jobs in the cockpits of Delta Air Lines jets.  The Delta ...

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Finding Greatness: Michael Dyess

February 05, 2018

Flight major Michael Dyess is an Eastman Campus leader and member of the MGA President's Torch Society for top scholars. Full Name: Michael N. Dyess. Age: 28. Hometown: Savannah. Residence: Eastman. High School: Moanalua High School, where ...

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Taking Flight

January 01, 2018

Middle Georgia State University's Growing School of Aviation Prepares Students for Careers in All Areas of Georgia's Fastest-Growing Industry After Brittni Giddens earned her bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences, she had a ...

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MGA's Border State Tuition Waivers Extend to Cochran Campus

November 27, 2017

UPDATE: As of December 2018, the in-state tuition is available to residents of Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The offer applies to students who take classes on Middle Georgia State's Cochran Campus and to ...

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Finding Greatness: Deja Fambro

September 18, 2017

Deja Fambro, an Aviation Management major, is the first MGA student to embark on a semester at sea study abroad experience, which will take her to 11 countries between now and late December. Full Name: Deja Shimone Fambro. Age: 22. Hometown: ...

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MGA's School of Aviation Gets a Special Piece of Airspace

August 09, 2017

Thanks to recent approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, Middle Georgia State University's School of Aviation has its first permanent protective airspace box - a designated place in the sky where pilots in training can practice emergency ...

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Finding Greatness: Gene Behrends

August 07, 2017

Gene Behrends helps #MGA students take flight. Full Name: Gene Behrends. Full Title: Assistant Chief Pilot, MGA School of Aviation. Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Flight Management) from what is now Middle ...

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School of Aviation Launches Part-Time Aircraft Structural Tech Program Option

July 27, 2017

Middle Georgia State University's School of Aviation is launching a part-time program option for people interested in aircraft repair and maintenance careers. Beginning August 14, the School of Aviation is offering the certificate program ...

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Coliseum CEO, "Remember the Titans" Coach to Speak at MGA's Spring Graduations

April 26, 2017

Steve J. Daugherty, CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed in the movie “Remember the Titans,” are the commencement speakers for Middle Georgia State ...

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School of Aviation Student Wins State SkillsUSA Competition

April 03, 2017

William "Chip" Rose of Jesup, an Aviation Maintenance Technology major at Middle Georgia State University, won gold at the recent SkillsUSA state competition held in Atlanta. Rose now gets to move on to national competition in Louisville, Ky. ...

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Finding Greatness: Joseph Foster

March 27, 2017

Joseph Foster, aspiring flight test engineer, helps his fellow students as an MGA peer career advisor. Full Name: Joseph Isaac Elder Foster. Age: 19. Hometown: Kingston, N.Y. Residence: Jonesboro. High School: “I went to Martha ...

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MGA Flight Programs Taking Off in Macon

February 23, 2017

Middle Georgia State University is making it easier than ever for Georgians with a penchant for pilotage to follow their dreams skyward. The University is currently in the middle of a three-year strategic plan to expand its aviation offerings ...

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MGA's First Master’s Degree Students Among Fall Graduates

December 08, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's first master's degree students were among those to receive diplomas at fall 2016 graduation on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Macon Campus. Nearly 500 total candidates for ...

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Finding Greatness: Kasey Barker

November 07, 2016

Kasey Barker is working full-time as a Certified Flight Instructor for MGA while finishing up his bachelor's degree. Full Name: Kasey Barker. Age: 21. Hometown: Dacula. Residence: Eastman. High School: Dacula High ...

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Finding Greatness: Grant Fordham

September 20, 2016

Grant Fordham finished MGA's flight training program in record time, going from private pilot to flight instructor with six licenses/ratings in a little more than a year. Full Name: Grant Fordham. Age: 22. Hometown: Dublin. ...

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Finding Greatness: Victoria Monetta

September 12, 2016

Victoria Monetta, a senior Aviation major, is aiming for a career with Delta Airlines. Full Name: Victoria Monetta. Age: 22. Hometown: Marietta. Residence: Eastman. High School: Pope High School, where she was varsity baseball ...

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Finding Greatness: Madeline Starr

August 22, 2016

Aspiring airline captain Madeline Starr found her flight plan at MGA. Full Name: Madeline S. Starr. Age: 19. Hometown & Residence: McDonough. High School: "I attended Woodland High School in Stockbridge. I participated in ...

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Morehouse Enrichment Program Students Discover Flight at MGA

July 05, 2016

One of many things 16-year-old Shantica Kincaide finds intriguing about aviation is that it isn’t nursing. She means no offense. “It’s like some people suggest nursing as a career just because I’m female,” said Kincaide, expressing a ...

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State Investments to Solidify MGA's Eastman Campus as Georgia's Aerospace Education Hub

May 10, 2016

Middle Georgia State University announced May 10 that its Eastman Campus, located at the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport and home of the institution's School of Aviation, would remain the hub at the center of a three-phase, $13.1 million ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2016 Commencement Speakers

April 27, 2016

Nearly 1,100 students earned their post-secondary credential from the state’s newest public University in 2015-16, and about 520 of them will walk across the stage at Middle Georgia State University's three spring commencement ...

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Finding Greatness: Nick Cuneo

April 12, 2016

Move On When Ready student Nick Cuneo is an intern for MGA's Institute of Applied Aerospace Research. Full Name: Nicholas Cuneo. Age: 18. Hometown: Marietta. Residence: Cochran. High School: Bleckley County High School, where ...

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