Georgia Southern University honored approximately 1,250 graduates and their families at the fall 2008 commencement at Hanner Fieldhouse on Dec. 12.
The fall 2008 graduates represented 21 countries and 22 states; however, 92 percent of the graduates were native Georgians. The youngest graduate was 21 years old, and the oldest was 61. The average age for the fall graduating class was 25.
Thirty-two students received doctoral degrees from the College of Education, the youngest of whom was 29. Women comprised 55 percent of Georgia Southern’s fall 2008 graduates (689 of 1,250). Georgia Southern University is proud to announce these candidates for graduation from your area.
Patrick J. McElveen from Rincon received a degree in information systems.
Janine M. Manior from Rincon received a degree in teaching and learning.
Travis W. Dickey from Rincon received a degree in educational leadership.
Breanna M. Pierce from Rincon received a degree in business education.
Jamie M. Runnels from Rincon received a degree in teaching and learning.
Justin W. Dantis from Rincon received a degree in civil engineering tech.
Timothy A. Peavy from Rincon received a degree in middle grades education.
Lydia N. Price from Rincon received a degree in marketing/sales and sales management.
Garrett B. Alford from Rincon received a degree in marketing.
Steve W. Taylor from Rincon received a degree in business.
Jason G. Shell from Rincon received a degree in educational leadership.
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 110 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The university, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.