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Finding Greatness: Kimani Black

November 30, 2022

A recent graduate of MGA’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kimani Black recently took a position as an assistant program coordinator for Emory University’s Advancement and Alumni Engagement Division. He is ...

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Finding Greatness: Taylor Toellner

November 17, 2022

Taylor Toellner is an example of the ‘professional pivot’ that MGA’s interdisciplinary graduate programs facilitate. With an undergraduate degree in IT, she is now pursuing the Master of Arts in Technical and ...

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Finding Greatness: Courtney Anderson

November 14, 2022

Courtney Anderson, a student in MGA’s master’s degree in nursing program, is the sepsis coordinator for Atrium Health Navicent. She and her husband founded a non-profit to increase awareness of the causes of sudden cardiac ...

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Finding Greatness: Victoria Horton-Roark

November 01, 2022

Victoria Horton-Roark, who is pursuing the University’s Master of Science in Management degree, is a graduate research assistant for MGA’s School of Business. She recently presented a research paper at a conference of the ...

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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: Miracle Odom

October 17, 2022

Student leader Miracle Odom, a senior majoring in biology, is participating in magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) research with MGA faculty members. After graduation, she plans to join the U.S. Air Force and pursue a medical career. Full ...

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Finding Greatness: Yvonne Hartridge

October 11, 2022

Yvonne Hartridge is finishing up her degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. A standout student, former Knights softball player, and MGA Cochran Campus leader, she hopes to combine OT with her athletics background into a career ...

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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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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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Finding Greatness: Modupe Oyewole

September 28, 2022

IT major Modupe Oyewole, who plans for a career in cybersecurity, is an MGA student leader, serving as president of the Student Government Association and Macon Campus Activities Board.   Full Name: Modupe Oyewole. Age: ...

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Finding Greatness: Sandra Hernandez

September 26, 2022

Media and Communication major Sandra Hernandez is editor of The Statement, MGA’s digital student newspaper, and an intern with Mercer ESPN. Full Name: Sandra M. Hernandez. Age: 20. Hometown: Warner Robins. High School: Northside ...

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Finding Greatness: Rekita Barnes

September 22, 2022

As she nears completion of her B.S. in Respiratory Therapy, non-traditional student Rekita Barnes hopes to begin her career at Emory Healthcare and pursue a master’s degree. Full Name: Rekita Barnes. Age: 33. Hometown & ...

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Finding Greatness: Christian Weaver

September 16, 2022

As a biology major with a creative writing minor, Christian Weaver has found MGA to be a place where he can cultivate his scientific and artistic passions. He is currently applying for Ph.D programs as he pursues a dual career in plant pathology ...

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Finding Greatness: Vickia Johnson

September 13, 2022

Vickia Johnson has worked multiple internships as part of her Media and Communication major, including two that are sports oriented, and she is a student leadership program standout. Full Name: Vickia Johnson.  Hometown & ...

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Finding Greatness: Zoe Von Holten

August 30, 2022

Biology major Zoe Von Holten, who started MGA as a dual-enrolled student, is now involved in a research project with Dr. Tyler Achatz involving systematic parasitology. Her goal is to earn a Ph.D for a career in academia. Full Name: Zoe Von ...

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Finding Greatness: Wesley Altham

August 23, 2022

IT major Wesley Altham, president of the #MGA Cyber Knights, recently presented his research at DEFCON, one of the world’s premier hacker conventions. His presentation – “I Know What You Ate Last Summer” ...

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Finding Greatness: Stephen Adams

June 08, 2022

As an MGA student, Stephen Adams worked as an intern with the Macon Economic Development Commission. Now he’s executive director of the Macon-Bibb Industrial Authority. Full Name: Stephen Holden Adams. Age: 38. Hometown & ...

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Finding Greatness: Javion Dawson

May 31, 2022

Sport management major Javion Dawson interned at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon and aspires to get an MBA and work in the world of professional athletics.   Full Name: Javion Cortez Antonio Dawson. Age: ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Haley Kim

May 09, 2022

Newly graduated MGA nursing major Haley Kim is serving with the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, or USPHS Commissioned Corps. It is the federal uniformed service of the U.S. Public Health Service and one of the eight ...

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Finding Greatness: Angleen Hudlin

April 26, 2022

Angleen Hudlin is pursuing MGA’s B.A. in Applied Art & Design with a concentration in visual communications. Her goals are to expand her graphic design career and to develop a nonprofit to help victims of domestic violence. Full ...

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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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Finding Greatness: A.J. Kahrmann

March 24, 2022

Biology major A.J. Kahrmann, MGA’s 2022 Academic Recognition Day Scholar, is graduating this spring and will enroll at the Dental College of Georgia this fall. Full Name: A.J. Kahrmann. Age: 22. Hometown: McRae.  Family: ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Matthew Samson

March 10, 2022

Matthew Samson is pursuing MGA’s associate’s degree in the occupational therapy assistant program and hopes to begin his career working for a school system and helping children. He is active in the OTA Student Club, serving as ...

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Finding Greatness: Lumpoun Tello

March 08, 2022

MGA respiratory therapy major Lumpoun Tello is among the students in the program’s unique neonatal track. She hopes to begin her career working in neonatal intensive care. Full Name: Lumpoun Paula Tello. Age: 33. Hometown: ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Rachel Lawrence

January 31, 2022

Studying social media as part of her MSIT degree program, Rachel Lawrence hopes to reach her goal of becoming a Director of Marketing and Communications and continue furthering her education in a doctoral program. Full Name: Rachel Lawrence Age: ...

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Finding Greatness: Vanessa Jimison

November 29, 2021

Vanessa Jimison is an Army veteran now studying creative writing as part of her MGA English degree program and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Name: Vanessa Lynn Jimison. Hometown: Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany. ...

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Finding Greatness: Kyle Rosell

November 15, 2021

Accounting major Kyle Rosell will begin a tax internship with an Atlanta firm this spring. Her goal is to become a CPA and work as an internal auditor. Full Name: Kyle Renee B. Rosell. Age: 21. Hometown: Agoo, Philippines. Residence: Warner ...

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Finding Greatness: Kelli Roland

October 18, 2021

Inspired by family members who have heroically dealt with respiratory illnesses, Kelli Roland enrolled in MGA’s respiratory therapy degree program and took on multiple student leadership roles. Full Name: Kelli Roland. Age: ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Rebecca Edwards

July 28, 2021

An MGA alumna who now teaches media and communication at the University, Rebecca Edwards has 22 years of experience in the film and TV industry. Full Name: Rebecca Edwards. Title: Senior Lecturer. Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Communication ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Katie Starcher

May 10, 2021

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

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Finding Greatness: Kiera Casion

May 03, 2021

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

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MGA Students Receive 2020-2021 Leadership Awards

April 19, 2021

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

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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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Finding Greatness: Hannah Reavis

March 22, 2021

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

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Finding Greatness: Sierra Stark Stevens

March 15, 2021

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

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Finding Greatness: Eunice Chon

March 11, 2021

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

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Finding Greatness: 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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Finding Greatness: Keynayoka Benton

February 15, 2021

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

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Finding Greatness: Daisja Butts

February 01, 2021

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

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Finding Greatness: Jacob Cook

January 19, 2021

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

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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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Finding Greatness: Jacob Whatley

October 19, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Sarah Istambouli

October 02, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Tesia Baker

September 29, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Melinda McElwain

September 21, 2020

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

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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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Finding Greatness: Jiel Combs

August 26, 2020

Jiel Combs, a 2016 graduate of MGA, is the founder of Hill Side Candles, which was featured recently in a local television story.     Full Name: Jiel Carter Combs. Age: 29.   Hometown: Louisville. Residence: ...

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Finding Greatness: Jordan Pridgeon

August 24, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Chip Fulcher

August 12, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Kartavya Trivedi

July 27, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Nemiah Plant

July 13, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Adarius McCoy

June 15, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Karolina Philmon

March 23, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Teralonjha Byer

March 16, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Jarvis Reese

March 04, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Wesley White

February 24, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Will Simmons

February 10, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Katelyn Dever

February 03, 2020

Katelyn Dever, a fully online student pursuing MGA’s bachelor’s degree in IT, is currently an intern at NASA, working on Command and Control Systems software development. Full Name: Katelyn Dever. Age: ...

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Finding Greatness: Sandy Callaway

January 28, 2020

Sandy Callaway is pursuing a Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing to help her design resources for MGA online students. Full Name: Sandy Elizabeth Callaway. Age: 62. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Warner Robins. Family: ...

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Finding Greatness: Sarah Choi

January 14, 2020

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

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Finding Greatness: Drew McIntosh

November 25, 2019

The academic journal “Liberated Arts” recently published a paper by Drew McIntosh, a non-traditional student who returned to MGA to complete his Bachelor of Arts in English. He also gave a presentation at the 2019 National ...

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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: Earl Kline

November 11, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Crystal O'Leary-Davidson

October 28, 2019

The director of the recent Warner Robins Little Theatre play “Dracula,” Dr. Crystal O'Leary-Davidson, English professor, shares her love of pop culture, film and literature, and all things goth with her MGA students. Full ...

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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: Carolyn Goodman

October 14, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Zoe Edenfield

October 08, 2019

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

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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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Finding Greatness: Helen Ho

September 10, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: KeShawn Hurst

September 03, 2019

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

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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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Finding Greatness: Dr. Vicky Sandoval

July 08, 2019

Dr. Vicky Sandoval plays a key role in designing and teaching courses for the School of Computing’s online degree programs. Full Name: Dr. Vicky Sandoval. Title: Assistant Professor of Information Technology. Degrees: • ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Chris Lawrence

June 03, 2019

Dr. Chris Lawrence played a key role in developing Middle Georgia State’s new Bachelor of Science in Political Science and is the ‘campus champion’ behind efforts to lower the cost of textbooks and other course ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Moreh Jackson

April 08, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Ed Jolley

April 01, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Clay Griggs

March 25, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Jeffrey Harvey

March 18, 2019

MGA graduate Jeffrey Harvey is public policy director for the Georgia Farm Bureau. He will talk about Georgia’s agriculture industry at the “Voices of Impact” lecture series on April 18: ...

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Finding Greatness: Kaitlyn Kelly

March 11, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Deep Patel

March 04, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Tyus White

February 18, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Grace Adams-Square

February 11, 2019

Grace Adams-Square of MGA’s political science faculty is known for her work that recognizes and honors the University’s students who are military veterans. Full Name: Grace Arden Adams-Square. Full Title: Assistant Professor ...

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Finding Greatness: Morgan Baggett

February 04, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Brison Mills

January 28, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Eliza Usher

January 14, 2019

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

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Keith Moffett

December 04, 2018

Dr. Keith Moffett, who in 2011 was named a distinguished alumnus of what is now MGA, has gone on to become county manager for Macon-Bibb. Full Name: Dr. Keith Moffett. Age: 47. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Lizella. Family: Wife, Dr. Melinda ...

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Finding Greatness: Zakeyia Westberry

November 26, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Monica Miller

November 19, 2018

Dr. Monica Miller is one of 18 faculty members from institutions of higher education across Georgia selected as a 2018 Governor's Teaching Fellow. Full Name: Dr. Monica Carol Miller. Title: Assistant Professor of English. Degrees: ...

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Finding Greatness: Kiwaukee Thomas

November 12, 2018

Former NFL player Kiwaukee Thomas, who grew up in Warner Robins and graduated from Ashford University, has ushered in a greater level of professionalism and competitiveness for MGA's football club team. He played college football at Georgia ...

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Finding Greatness: Matt Noble

October 08, 2018

Dr. Matt Noble, assistant professor of math, is the 2018 recipient of the faculty award for Outstanding Scholarship. Full name: Dr. Matt Noble. Title: Assistant professor of mathematics. Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Applied ...

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Finding Greatness: Shanquel Askew

October 01, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Hunter Holland

September 24, 2018

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

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MGA Education graduate Jessica Ramsay

Finding Greatness: Jessica Ramsay

September 04, 2018

Middle Georgia State University education graduate Jessica Ramsay now works with children with special needs.Full Name: Jessica M. Ramsay. Age: 31. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Lizella. Family: Husband, Akeem Ramsay; children, daughter ...

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Amani Baker

Finding Greatness: Amani Baker

August 27, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Michael Koohang

August 20, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Betsy McDaniel

July 16, 2018

Betsy McDaniel is a graduate of MGA's Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program who went on to become its director. Full Name: Betsy McDaniel. Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program director. Degrees: Associate of Science in ...

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Col Thomas Grabowski

Finding Greatness: Col. Thomas Grabowski

July 09, 2018

A graduate of what is now Middle Georgia State University, Col. Thomas Grabowski is the commander of the 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base. Full Name: Thomas F. Grabowski. Age: 53. Hometown: Chicago. Residence: Warner ...

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Finding Greatness: Brooke Jordan

June 19, 2018

Recent MGA graduate Brooke Jordan, the first in her family to finish college, will begin a teaching career this fall. One of her inspirations was her 7th grade teacher who became a Middle Georgia State faculty member  the same year ...

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Finding Greatness: Jasmine Brown

June 11, 2018

Jasmine Brown, director of Clinical Education for MGA's Department of Respiratory Therapy, develops Experiential Learning projects for RT students, and serves on the Faculty Senate. Full Name: Jasmine Brown. Full Title: Director of Clinical ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Rebecca Nees

June 04, 2018

Dr. Rebecca Nees played a key role in the development of MGA's new sociology minor and is teaching in the University's inaugural Summer Scholars program. Full Name: Dr. Rebecca Nees. Full Title: Associate Professor of Sociology. Degree: Doctor ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Lorraine Dubuisson

May 21, 2018

Dr. Lorraine Dubuisson is president of the Georgia Philological Association and organizer of the recent Knight Writers camp, designed to connect MGA's Cochran Campus with the local school system. Full Name: Dr. Lorraine Dubuisson. Title: ...

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Finding Greatness: Trenten Williams

May 07, 2018

Trenten Williams, who graduates May 8 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, is the President's Scholar for the Class of 2018. Each year, a graduating senior is chosen by MGA's Honors, Awards and Graduation Committee, with the approval of the ...

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Finding Greatness: Anthony Cleator

April 23, 2018

With two of his #MGA professors, senior psychology major Anthony Cleator has co-authored several scholarly articles that will be published in research journals. Full Name: Anthony Cleator. Age: 28. Hometown: Andrews AFB, Md. Residence: Warner ...

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Finding Greatness: Katie Cart

April 16, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Christopher Price

April 10, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Sandra Mejia

April 02, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Natalie Esparza

March 26, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Markel Greene

March 05, 2018

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

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Finding Greatness: Lizzie Mathias

February 26, 2018

One of MGA's most active and accomplished students, graduating senior Lizzie Mathias plans to begin her career as a social worker helping children. Full Name: Susan Elizabeth "Lizzie" Mathias. Age: 21 Hometown: Pooler. Residence: ...

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Finding Greatness: Madison Watson

February 19, 2018

Madison Watson works two jobs and serves as president of the Campus Activities Board on MGA's Warner Robins Campus while pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Full Name: Madison Kylie Watson. Age: 20. Hometown & Residence: Fort ...

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Finding Greatness: Heather McIntosh

February 12, 2018

A graduate of Middle Georgia State, Heather McIntosh now works with current students as they prepare for careers after graduation. Full Name: Heather Dyanne McIntosh. Full Title: Career Services Advisor. Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Courtney Poole

January 08, 2018

Courtney Poole did not let her visual impairment stop her from realizing her dream of becoming an RN. Full Name: Courtney Elizabeth Poole. Age: 23. Hometown: Warner Robins. Residence: Bonaire. High School: Warner Robins High School, Class of ...

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Finding Greatness: Aspasia Karfakis

December 07, 2017

Aspasia Karfakis, a member of the MGA Knights women's soccer team, makes the grade on and off the field. Full Name: Aspasia Karfakis. Age: 19. Hometown: Jackson, N.J. Residence: Savannah. High School: Windsor Forest High School, where she was ...

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