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  • ‘I don’t like quitting’: Dual certification major beats Hodgkin lymphoma to walk across the commencement stage on May 10
    Kimberly Dawn, or “Kimmy” as her friends know her, started her journey at Georgia Southern University because it was a place of comfort. A native of Ellabell, Georgia, Dawn grew up only 25 miles from the Statesboro Campus. When her stepmother suddenly passed away during her senior year of high school, Dawn’s decision was final. […]
  • New heights: Triple Eagle Janay Daniel blends degrees for new role with leading global food supplier
    When Janay Daniel (’17, ’19, ’22) walked across the stage at Paulson Stadium on May 10 it was her third graduation in the “Prettiest Little Stadium in America.” She’s using all three degrees to her advantage as she pivots her managerial role with a global food supplier.  After earning a degree from Georgia Southern University […]
  • Georgia Southern doctorate program ‘transforms life’ of spring graduate
    “Great things come out of Thomaston, Georgia.” It’s a saying that LaToya Stackhouse always heard from her friends and family growing up, and she wholeheartedly believes. “I never shy away from saying where I am from,’ said Stackhouse. “I have had time to go away, give back to my community and now make a difference […]
  • From high-stakes fashion to a special education classroom
    Former New York fashion merchandiser Celia Ayenesazan helps children with disabilities build confidence in the classroom Long Island, New York, native Celia Ayenesazan graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology almost 30 years ago and spent more than two decades working for Federated Department Stores, Inc., one of America’s largest operators of premier retail chains […]
  • Scottish graduate student finds his footing on the Statesboro Campus
    At 18 years old, Scotland native Scott Malcolm moved to the United States on a soccer scholarship, attending a small private school in Mississippi. When he graduated, he faced two options: go home and pursue a soccer career or continue his course abroad. Malcolm chose to pursue educational career goals at Georgia Southern University. “I […]
  • ‘A dream realized’ with a new M.Ed. in Higher Education
    When Ed Udvadia started working in higher education in 2017, it was a “dream realized.” Udvadia earned a bachelor’s in marketing from Mercer University, but said that it was during his internship experiences that he realized he didn’t want to go into a marketing career. Feeling adrift, he moved back to Savannah, where he and […]

Last updated: 3/10/2021