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Finding Greatness: Haley Troup

April 18, 2024

Haley Troup, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Middle Georgia State, is now enrolled in Mercer University School of Medicine’s Master of Family Therapy program. She was named recently to a cohort of Children’s ...

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Nearly 700 Set To Graduate At MGA’s Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremonies

April 17, 2024

Nearly 700 students are candidates for graduation at Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) spring 2024 commencement ceremonies. Five ceremonies will take place over a two-day period: Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9. ...

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MGA Announces Speakers For 2024 Spring Graduation Ceremonies

April 16, 2024

Middle Georgia State University is honored to host distinguished leaders in healthcare, government, education, aviation, and law as the keynote speakers at the 2024 spring graduation ceremonies. Charles Briscoe, CEO, Houston Healthcare will ...

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MGA Recognizes Students for Academic Achievements

April 09, 2024

Chloe Davis, a nursing major, Jeffrey Hester, an IT major, and Leslie Guevara Rogers, an education major, have been chosen President’s Scholars for Middle Georgia State University’s Class of 2024. The three were among more ...

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MGA Faculty Member Among Participants Of AASCU Partnership with Glacier National Park

March 27, 2024

WASHINGTON – More than a dozen members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) have been selected to participate in the association’s Stewardship of Public Lands program, an initiative of ...

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MGA Faculty Q&A With Dr. Laurie Walters: Unraveling Work-Life Balance

March 25, 2024

In modern American society, life seems to be getting busier and more demanding. Between work, studying, family, and other duties, it feels like there's never a moment to breathe. Especially in the wake of the COVID pandemic, more of us are trying ...

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MGA Renews Academic Partnership with Robins Air Force Base

March 04, 2024

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has renewed a strategic partnership with the 78th Air Base Wing at Robins Air Force Base.   The 5-year renewed partnership, which gives MGA a Warner Robins presence to help service ...

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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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U.S. News Ranks MGA Online Graduate Education Program In Top 50

February 14, 2024

The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings place Middle Georgia State University’s online graduate program in education in the top 50 nationally.   Middle Georgia State (MGA) tied for 45th in the ...

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Board of Regents Approves MGA’s Master of Education In Curriculum & Instruction With Literacy Focus

February 13, 2024

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) plans to launch a Master of Education and Instruction with a literacy focus this fall. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the program at its Tuesday, February 13, ...

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Class Of 1930 Graduation Ring With MGA Ties A Priceless Heirloom For Cochran Family

January 29, 2024

From Sonja Curtis's earliest memories, the ring has loomed large in her life. It’s a 14-karat gold class ring, worn smooth with age, that her mother, Ruth Monteen Cook, received in 1930 when she graduated from what many in Cochran and ...

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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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MGA Political Science Department To Host Youth Civic Summit

January 22, 2024

Motivated by a desire to help area high school students learn more about local government and community issues, the Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Department of Political Science is sponsoring its first Youth Civic Summit in early March. ...

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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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MGA's Macon Campus Earns 15th Consecutive Tree Campus USA Designation

January 04, 2024

For the 15th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as a Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA is a program founded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize colleges and ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Sonja Rivers

October 30, 2023

Sonja Rivers, an academic advisor in MGA’s School of Education & Behavioral Sciences, created a peer mentorship program as part of a class assignment. She is finishing up her Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing this ...

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MGA School of Education & Behavioral Sciences Gets Ready To Host 6th FIRST LEGO League Challenge

October 04, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is gearing up to host, for the sixth time, the FIRST LEGO League Challenge on December 2 and 9. This international competition for “challenge teams” of elementary and middle-school ...

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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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Middle Georgia State University Hosting Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence From Ukraine

August 16, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) has been selected to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Ukraine during the 2023-2024 academic year. Dr. Yuriy Loboda, associate professor at the National Defense University of Ukraine, was selected ...

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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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MGA’s Bachelor of Science In Social Work Earns CSWE Accreditation

July 11, 2023

Middle Georgia State’s University’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work has been granted full accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This prestigious recognition reaffirms the program's commitment to ...

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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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Board of Regents Approves Doctor of Science In Public Safety For Middle Georgia State University

May 16, 2023

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will launch a Doctor of Science in Public Safety to help prepare leaders for crucial roles in public safety agencies across the state. MGA anticipates launching this new program in January 2024, following ...

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Finding Greatness: A'Daysia Bivins

May 02, 2023

A’Daysia Bivins, who participated in several leadership programs offered through MGA’s Center for Career & Leadership Development, begins her career as a first-grade teacher at C.B. Watson Primary School. She is 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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The Second Amendment: A Q&A With MGA’s Dr. Chris Lawrence

April 20, 2023

Ratified in 1791 along with nine other articles of the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a controversial topic for millions of Americans. The Second Amendment is brief – one sentence with only 27 ...

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Gaslighting: What Is It And How Do We Fight Back?

April 17, 2023

In the U.S., social media, the #MeToo movement, the political climate, and, in general, increased awareness have led to more conversations about gaslighting and its effects. But what exactly is gaslighting and why is it so harmful? We asked Dr. ...

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The Loneliness Epidemic: A Q&A With Dr. James Collins

April 11, 2023

Americans are lonely. That’s the finding of a number of recent studies. Loneliness among Americans was prevalent even before the COVID pandemic, which only increased isolation among many people. A pre-pandemic report from the National ...

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Finding Greatness: Jarvin Wright

March 15, 2023

An employee of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Jarvin Wright is pursuing MGA’s social work degree to prepare for a second career as a school social worker. Full Name: Jarvin Wright. Age: 48. Hometown: Dublin. ...

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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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MGA School of Education & Behavioral Sciences Gets Ready To Host 5th FIRST LEGO League Challenge

November 07, 2022

Dr. David Biek calls it “the most insane thing ever.”  What else would you get when you turn loose more than 200 kids from area middle and elementary schools onto a robotics competition, LEGO building contest, and ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Davlin Wilson

October 20, 2022

Coming from a family of educators, #MGA education major Davlin Wilson plans to continue the tradition by starting his career as a kindergarten teacher. He is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the MGA ...

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Finding Greatness: Nettie Conner

October 07, 2022

Seeking a fourth career, non-traditional student Nettie Conner is enrolled in MGA’s social work degree program. An officer for Horizons, a student club for social work majors, Conner hopes to work for a non-profit that helps people ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Myah Anderson

October 03, 2022

Already working as an instructional paraprofessional, Myah Anderson is completing her education degree at MGA to become a full-time teacher. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and serves as a peer mentor to other ...

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MGA Political Science Professor Helps Lead Public Lands Stewardship Project

September 21, 2022

Dr. Julie Lester, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) political science professor, is working to re-establish the Stewardship of Public Lands program as a member of the Civic Fellows cohort of the American Democracy Project. The American ...

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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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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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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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Finding Greatness: Breanna Law

May 23, 2022

Breanna Law, whose career goal is to become a psychotherapist, just graduated from MGA with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She was an undergraduate research assistant for a study examining mental health stigma. Her next step is ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Symone Caldwell

April 21, 2022

Symone Caldwell is MGA’s President’s Scholar for the Class of 2022. An education major, she is a special education intern at Bleckley County Elementary School and will begin her full-time career in her hometown this ...

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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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Fighting The Pandemic Funk

March 22, 2022

Feeling “pandemic funk?” You’re not alone. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 25 percent in the Covid-19 era. The organization attributed this ...

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Finding Greatness: Gaye Martel

March 14, 2022

Gaye Martel, a paralegal, is pursuing MGA’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work to transition to a career of helping people overcome immediate hardship and become empowered to make permanent changes.    Full Name: Gaye ...

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Talking To Your Kids About Ukraine-Russia Conflict

March 02, 2022

Today, American children and teens have access to more news and information than ever. So when the headlines are scary, as they are with the Russia-Ukraine conflict, what should parents and caregivers do to help their kids? We asked Kelisa ...

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Finding Greatness: Elijah Stinehelfer

February 28, 2022

Marine veteran and political science major Eli Stinehelfer is pursuing his passion at MGA. After graduating, he hopes to gain government experience and return to guide future students as a professor.   Full Name: Elijah ...

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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 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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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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Two MGA Faculty Accepted Into AASCU’s Global Civic Literacy Initiative

October 14, 2021

Dr. Laura Thomason, Middle Georgia State University’s provost fellow for international programs, and Dr. Julie Lester, political science professor, have applied and been accepted into the American Association of State Colleges and ...

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Finding Greatness: Daniel Meyers

October 04, 2021

After a career in management, Dan Meyers decided he wanted to become a teacher. By pursuing the fully online Master of Arts in Teaching from MGA, he was able to launch his second career in education. Full Name: Daniel ...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Finding Greatness: Angela Clayton

February 18, 2021

Through her non-profit organization Addisyn’s Hope, which provides services to families who have experienced infant loss, MGA alumna Angela Clayton has funded a scholarship for Middle Georgia State psychology majors. Full Name: Angela ...

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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: Crystal Jones

November 12, 2019

This special edition of Finding Greatness marks the University System of Georgia’s “Ethics Awareness Week” by featuring MGA alumna Crystal Jones, recently appointed Macon-Bibb Municipal Court judge. Full Name: ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Jeffrey Tarver

September 30, 2019

Jeffrey Tarver of MGA’s School of Education & Behavioral Sciences is the founder of a non-profit organization that teaches life skills to participants through sports and activities. Full Name: Jeffrey M. Tarver. Title: Assistant ...

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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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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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Finding Greatness: Dr. John Hall

August 05, 2019

Dr. John Hall is building student organizations to support MGA’s new Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Full Name: Dr. John Powell Hall. Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science. Degrees: • Bachelor of Arts ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Daneell Moore

July 15, 2019

Dr. Daneell Moore was instrumental in the development of a mini-libraries initiative at Bibb County’s Porter Elementary School, a project she is now helping to expand to other locations. Full Name: Dr. Daneell Moore. Title: Assistant ...

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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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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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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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