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Gulfstream expands grad assistantship

Paige Ringer
Paige Ringer will continue her graduate assistantship with Gulfstream’s SLP in a new role.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is expanding their graduate assistantship this fall to include a second student from Georgia Southern University’s College of Education (COE). For the past six years, the assistantship has been a unique two-year assignment to support Gulfstream’s Student Leadership Program (SLP) in Savannah. Rather than complete her term, the current grad assistant, Paige Ringer, will continue with Gulfstream in a new role. In her new role, Ringer will be part of a team that helps oversee all three of the company’s SLP sites, including the program’s newest location that is launching in East St. Louis, Illinois. With Ringer stepping into this new role, it became necessary to add additional support to the SLP site in Savannah so Amber Lewis will be starting a new graduate assistant term at this site. Both students are enrolled in the COE’s Ed.S. in School Psychology program.

Gulfstream’s SLP is a fully funded mentorship program that brings high school students through a 3-year custom leadership curriculum. The program includes partnerships with community advisors, visits to industry sites, and small group learning opportunities. The Savannah SLP is the largest program site, with more than 400 high schoolers enrolled. Currently, 150 students participate in the Appleton, Wisconsin program and 50-60 teens will start at the East St. Louis location.

Kyle Redner, Public Affairs State Director at Gulfstream, attributes the success of SLP to the contributions of COE students. He says, “We appreciate the fresh energy and creative thinking that our COE grad assistants bring to the team. The partnership with Georgia Southern contributes to the overall success of our Student Leadership Program, allowing us to further support these high school students and provide them with more opportunities.”

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