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Teacher appreciation football game to take place November 18

College of Education to host alumni tailgate prior to the game

On Saturday, November 18, the College of Education is partnering with Synovus and Georgia Southern Athletics to host a teacher appreciation football game! The last home game of the season, the Eagles will take on South Alabama at 3 p.m.  

As a part of this event, discounted tickets will be on sale for any teacher and educational professional by entering the promotional code “HeresToTeachers” when purchasing tickets on Using the code, educators can choose to buy a $17-20 ticket in sections OO, PP, F and B for up to a 50% discount.

College of Education Dean Thomas Koballa, Ph.D., said he is excited to see teachers come together in one space and be recognized for their hard work and dedication.

“It is vital that we take the time to honor those who choose a career in teaching as they are providing the foundation in which all knowledge is built for the future of this state, country and even world,” he said. “I hope to look out into the crowd on November 18 and see a multitude of education professionals standing to be recognized during halftime.”

To redeem the promotional code, teachers can visit and select to purchase “single game tickets.” On this website, enter the promo code “HeresToTeachers” and select “go.” The website will reroute to Teacher Appreciation Day ticket options. Click “find tickets,” and select the section and seats preferred. For questions, contact the Georgia Southern Athletic Ticket Office at 1(800) GSU-WINS.

COE Alumni Tailgate

Before the 3 p.m. kickoff against South Alabama, the College of Education is hosting an alumni tailgate from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to welcome all COE alums back to campus to enjoy some food, fun and fellowship.

The tailgate will take place outside the COE buildings in the courtyard facing the fountain. Free food, giveaways, music, bounce houses and games will all be provided for our alumni and their families. Alums are encouraged to park their cars in Lot 42 near the College of Education building for easy access to the tailgate and a short walk to catch the game-day shuttle to Paulson Stadium. The shuttle service will begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue to run an hour after the conclusion of the game.

“We hope our alumni will utilize this opportunity to reunite with their former classmates and faculty on behalf of the College,” said Koballa. “We plan to have a great event complete with traditional tailgate cuisine, games and even some giveaways and raffle items.”

Attendees are asked to RSVP for this free event so that the College can adequately provide food and fun for all. To RSVP, visit:

When arriving at Allen E. Paulson Stadium, be sure to stop by the College of Education tent, located in front of the Bishop Field House from 1-3 p.m., for photos with the “Why I Teach” and College of Education photo props.


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