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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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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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Finding Greatness: Ian Kloster

November 28, 2022

Visual artist Ian Kloster chose MGA’s Master of Arts in Teacher Education so he could transition to a classroom-based art teacher. “Making the commitment to apply for graduate school was a serious endeavor,” he said. ...

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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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MGA Graduate’s Son To Share His Father’s Pearl Harbor Story At Roberts Library

November 16, 2022

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Valda Adams Jr., a Cochran native and alumnus of Middle Georgia College (now Middle Georgia State University), watched in stunned disbelief as Japanese airplanes dipped and swerved from ...

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Albany Tech, MGA Sign Transfer Agreement

November 14, 2022

Officials from Albany Technical College (ATC) and Middle Georgia State University (MGA) signed a formal agreement on Monday, Nov. 14, that creates a seamless transition for ATC graduates to earn their bachelor's degrees at MGA. This agreement is ...

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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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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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Finding Greatness: Luke Usry

November 07, 2022

After transitioning from the business world to education, Luke Usry looks to expand on his new career by earning the University’s master’s degree in teacher education. The three-semester program is designed for professionals ...

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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 Respiratory Therapy Faculty Member Selected As Governor’s Teaching Fellow

November 02, 2022

ATHENS – Middle Georgia State University faculty member Nancy Guyse has been chosen to be a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year. A registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and assistant professor of ...

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MGA Waives Application Fee For ‘Apply to College’ Month

November 02, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), already the most affordable public state university in Georgia, is even more of a bargain for anyone who applies for admission this month.   November is “Apply to College Month." ...

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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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MGA’s Music Program Presents Series of Fall Concerts & Other Events

October 26, 2022

From senior recitals to the Guitar Ensemble to the Chamber Singers, Middle Georgia State University’s music program is rolling out a series of fall concerts and events throughout the month of November. All events are free and open to ...

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MGA, Macon-Bibb To Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill

October 25, 2022

MGA, Macon-Bibb To Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill For the seventh consecutive year, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) and Macon-Bibb are co-hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at Coleman Hill in downtown Macon. The event, which is ...

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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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Dr. Loretta Clayton Named Dean of Graduate Studies at MGA

October 05, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Loretta Clayton, who has been named dean of Middle Georgia State University (MGA)'s Graduate Studies effective October 1. Clayton, who had been leading the office as interim dean, is charged with the ...

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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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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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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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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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The Dissertation of Smaug: Talkin' Tolkien with Dr. Andrew Reeves

September 06, 2022

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or barricaded yourself in your hobbit-hole), there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name “Tolkien”—or at least viewed The Lord of the Rings films. ...

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Fact, Fiction, or Fake News: How Can You Be More Responsible For The Information You Consume?

August 31, 2022

We are all quite familiar with the phrase “fake news” at this point. The catchphrase raises some questions. How can you tell if something being reported is fake? What can consumers do to protect themselves against ...

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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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MGA Receives Georgia Council For The Arts Grant To Fund Native American-Themed Festival

August 25, 2022

The Georgia Council for the Arts awarded a $6,000 grant to Middle Georgia State University’s School of Arts & Letters to help organize and host a major festival celebrating Native American arts and culture, the organization ...

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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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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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Talking Inflation With Dr. Marc Miller

August 17, 2022

Concerned about inflation? Who isn’t? We asked Dr. Marc Miller, MGA’s new dean of the School of Business, to answer a few questions about inflation, beginning with … what exactly is it? What exactly is inflation and ...

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MGA Partners With College AIM To Expand Access To Higher Education

August 17, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is partnering with an Atlanta-area nonprofit that works to ease the path to college for high school students. The nonprofit is called “College AIM.” The program’s purpose is to ...

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What Drives Gas Prices?

August 08, 2022

After hitting records highs earlier in the summer, U.S. gasoline prices have been declining in recent weeks. What causes gas price fluctuations? What should consumers know going forward? In this Q&A, Dr. William Carty, assistant professor of ...

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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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Dr. Marc Miller Joins MGA As School Of Business Dean

July 14, 2022

Dr. Marc D. Miller has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as dean of the School of Business. He comes to MGA from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., where he was also School of Business dean. MGA represents a return for ...

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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park: “A Site Of Utmost Significance”

July 05, 2022

Located on the east bank of the Ocmulgee River in Macon, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is one of the region’s greatest historical treasures - a Native ancestral land shaped by “17 millennia of continuous human ...

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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 Receives Federal Grant To Build Pavilion At Cross-Country Course, Expand Recreation Tourism For Community

June 29, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is receiving $1.24 million in federal funding to build athletic facilities connected by a pavilion at its Georgia Premier cross-country course on the Macon Campus. The project will allow the University to ...

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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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On Flannery O’Connor And The ‘Tackiness’ Of The South

June 21, 2022

This summer sees the release of two distinctly Southern-flavored books edited or co-edited by Dr. Monica Miller, Middle Georgia State University assistant professor of English. The Tacky South, released on June 15 by LSU Press, is a collection ...

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Is Social Media Bad For Your Mental Health?

June 16, 2022

From Facebook to TikTok and everything in between, social media is engrained in our everyday lives, connecting us to work, school, businesses, and each other. However, while social media helps to build these connections and ease feelings of ...

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What Is The Summer Solstice?

June 12, 2022

The summer solstice, which this year occurs on June 21, marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. But what, exactly, is it? Dr. Larry Camarota, assistant professor for Middle Georgia State University’s ...

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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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Work of Heart

June 02, 2022

The pandemic created challenges for healthcare professions but career opportunities still abound. Student interest in Middle Georgia State University’s nursing, respiratory therapy, and rehabilitation sciences programs remains solid and ...

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MGA Nursing Faculty Member Creates Anti-Vaping Curriculum

June 01, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) nursing faculty member Elisha A. Tribble created an anti-vaping curriculum now used by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association’s C.H.A.M.P.S. (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting ...

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MGA Graduate Student Forges Her Path in Public Relations

May 31, 2022

When Lynzee White discovered Middle Georgia State University’s public relations graduate program, she knew she had found the perfect fit — “keeping me close to home while receiving a quality education.” ...

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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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Morris Bank Pledges $100,000 To MGA Health Sciences Expansion

May 24, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) received a pledge of $100,000 from Morris Bank to fund the new state-of-the-art nursing lab currently under construction on the Dublin Campus, which the University is transforming into a healthcare degree ...

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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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Project SEARCH Graduates At MGA Ready For Work

May 17, 2022

Anxiously awaiting the first paycheck from his new job, Jordan Hawkins already knows what he’s going to do with the money. “I’m going to save it,” said the outgoing 21-year-old, who is working as a ...

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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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Business Master’s Degree In Professional Leadership Coming to MGA

May 10, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will soon launch a fully online master’s degree designed for professionals who want to advance as leaders for various private- and public-sector employers.  The University System of ...

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MGA Students Recognized For Leadership And Service In University Organizations

May 10, 2022

Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Student Life recently recognized more than 40 students for outstanding leadership and service as part of their involvement with various campus clubs and organizations. The students are: ...

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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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When It Comes To Your Career, Graduation Is Only The Beginning

May 03, 2022

Congratulations, Graduate! You have achieved another educational feat, and we celebrate your accomplishment. So what’s next? Here are some timely tips from Barneika Williams and Debra Mainor, both career advisors for Middle Georgia ...

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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: 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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What Exactly Is “The Great Resignation?”

April 21, 2022

You’ve probably heard the term “The Great Resignation” at some point over the past two years. But what does that term mean, what are the contributors to the phenomenon, and what are the impacts on our ...

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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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MGA’s First STEMposium To Highlight Undergraduate Students’ Research

April 14, 2022

Oyster spat settlement patterns on Jekyll Island and exploring Riemann’s rearrangement theorem are just two of the many research topics Middle Georgia State University (MGA) students will discuss at STEMposium, hosted by the departments ...

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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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MGA Baseball Hosts Second Annual Stuckey’s Day At Stuckey Field

April 12, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Knights baseball will host the second annual “Stuckey’s Day” on Saturday, April 23. The Knights will take on the University of Mobile at 12:45 p.m. at Stuckey Field on the ...

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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 & Ogeechee Technical College Sign IT Degree Transfer Agreement

March 29, 2022

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) and Middle Georgia State University (MGA) have signed an agreement to create seamless transitions for students pursuing a career in information technology. The agreement is designed to facilitate the transfer of ...

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MGA's School of Computing Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar

March 24, 2022

Representatives of the military, law enforcement, financial services, and other sectors are scheduled to speak at the 2022 Academic Cybersecurity Seminar hosted by Middle Georgia State University’s School of Computing. The seminar, ...

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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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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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SOAL Hosts 2nd Annual Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference

March 16, 2022

For the second consecutive year, Middle Georgia State University’s School of Arts and Letters (SOAL) hosted the Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference. This year’s theme was “Adapting to a New ...

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MGA Biology Professor Wins Major Award From American Society of Parasitologists

March 16, 2022

Dr. Tyler Achatz, Middle Georgia State University assistant professor of biology, is the 2022 recipient of the American Society of Parasitologists’ (ASP) Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award. This award is given to the most outstanding ...

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Devens Joins MGA As Director of Communications

March 15, 2022

Rick Devens, an experienced broadcast journalist and producer, has joined Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as communications director, part of the institution’s Office of Marketing & Communications. In his new role, Devens ...

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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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MGA To Host Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Planting

March 10, 2022

The Middle Georgia State University community is invited to an Arbor Day celebration and tree planting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, on the Macon Campus near the tennis courts. University representatives will plant a deodar cedar and present an ...

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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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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 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 Professor Named Governor’s Teaching Fellow

February 17, 2022

Dr. Patsy Butts, associate professor of nursing and coordinator of the Pre-Licensure BSN degree program at Middle Georgia State University, is among the faculty from institutions of higher education across the state selected to be 2022 ...

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MGA To Launch Graduate Certificate In Strategic Business Communication

February 15, 2022

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is introducing a graduate certificate in Strategic Business Communication in fall 2022. The 15-credit-hour online program is designed to develop students’ skills in public relations, marketing, ...

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MGA’s 2022 Academic Recognition Day Scholar Plans Career In Dentistry

February 14, 2022

Alexander James “A.J.” Kahrmann, Middle Georgia State University’s 2022 Academic Recognition Day Scholar, hopes to return to his hometown of McRae-Helena in a few years to begin a career in dentistry.   But ...

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MGA Nursing Students Serve Leadership Roles in Statewide Association

February 08, 2022

They’re still a few months shy of graduating with their Middle Georgia State University nursing degrees, but Katie Poupard and Abby Dunbar already are leaders in their field. Poupard is current president and Dunbar is secretary of the ...

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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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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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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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Governor’s Funding Award Boosts MGA’s Dublin Campus Healthcare Program Expansion

January 11, 2022

Thanks to $900,000 in new funding the Georgia governor’s office has awarded, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is substantially bolstering an expansion of the Dublin ...

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2022 College Town Film Series Explores “Revenge”

January 04, 2022

"Revenge" is the theme of the 2022 College Town Film Series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Douglass Theater in Macon. A collaboration of Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University, the annual College ...

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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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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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MGA Foundation Presents Legacy of Leadership and Outstanding Alumnus Awards For 2021

November 23, 2021

The Middle Georgia State University (MGA) Foundation has awarded Malcolm Burgess, chairman of Burgess Pigment Company, the Legacy of Leadership award for 2021, while Marvin Riggins, retired chief of the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, was ...

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MGA Designated "StormReady" University by National Weather Service

November 22, 2021

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is officially StormReady. The University announced the StormReady designation at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Emergency Operations Center located in the Campus Support Services building on MGA’s ...

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Longleaf Pine A Natural Treasure For MGA

November 22, 2021

Along outer edges of the Macon and Cochran campuses of Middle Georgia State University (MGA), the tree that once dominated the South is making a comeback. Stands of longleaf pine the University planted just over a decade ago tower above 40 acres ...

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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 President Dr. Christopher Blake Releases 2021 Report Reviewing University Accomplishments

November 16, 2021

The newly released 2021 President’s Annual Report for Middle Georgia State University (MGA) revisits a productive year that  saw the institution launch its first doctorate, introduce other graduate degrees, fund expansion of ...

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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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MGA Earns ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Silver Seal For Student Voter Participation

November 08, 2021

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awarded Middle Georgia State University (MGA) a Silver Seal for achieving between a 60 percent and 69 percent voting rate among students in 2020. On Monday, Nov. 8, ALL IN announced the awards received by ...

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Middle Georgia State, Macon-Bibb to Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill

November 04, 2021

For the sixth consecutive year, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) and Macon-Bibb are co-hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at Coleman Hill in downtown Macon. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. In ...

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MGA’s Dr. Kevin Floyd Receives Ben Bauman Award For Excellence

October 19, 2021

Dr. Kevin Floyd, associate dean and professor of information technology at Middle Georgia State University, received the Ben Bauman Award for Excellence at the recently held 61st annual International Conference for the International Association ...

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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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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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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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MGA’s Museum of Technology Joins Georgia Association of Museums

October 13, 2021

Middle Georgia State University’s Museum of Technology (MoT) is now a member of the Georgia Association of Museums (GAM). GAM is a statewide organization dedicated to serving a diverse membership in a way that establishes a ...

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MGA To Host Cyclocross Races On Georgia Premier Course

October 12, 2021

Trey Crisp calls cyclocross the “punk rock” of bike racing. “It’s such a fun style of racing,” said Crisp, who is Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA’s) facilities director ...

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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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Finding Greatness: Caleb Prince

September 20, 2021

Studying cyber forensics as part of his IT degree program, Caleb Prince hopes to eventually work for the U.S. Department of Defense. Full Name: Caleb Scott ...

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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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MGA To Participate In 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Education Exhibition

September 07, 2021

The Middle Georgia State University Library is participating in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, an educational poster exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications. The 9/11 Memorial ...

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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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