Georgia College alumna Lisa Baer, ’11, became the university’s first student to earn a U.S. Student Fulbright Scholar. The international award provides students opportunities to teach, study and conduct research in various countries. During fall 2012, Baer will teach English in Mongolia.
Nursing graduates earn pins
Georgia College nursing graduates will receive their nursing pins representing their dedication, hard work, stamina and compassion.
The candlelight ceremony for the 31 graduating nursing students is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium.
The pins are symbolic of the nursing cohort’s challenges during their two years together. These cohort members have studied together and cried together.
During Fall 2008 semester, the students mourned the loss of classmate Maggie Moody and organized a successful fundraiser for her family.
"Most nursing students don't receive a class ring, but do want their nursing pin,” said Gail Godwin, assistant professor of nursing. “This pin will stay with them as they go into their future jobs and placements.”
One third of the graduating class will stay within Baldwin, Bibb and Houston counties. Others will return to their hometowns.
For more information, please call Gail Godwin at (478) 445-3915.