Area res­i­dents grad­u­ate from Ge­or­gia South­west­ern State

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Four Newton County stu­dents were among the 400 who grad­u­ated from Ge­or­gia South­west­ern State Univer­sity dur­ing the Fall 2013 Com­mence­ment Cer­e­mony.

The cer­e­mony was held Dec. 14 in the univer­sity’s Con­vo­ca­tion Hall at the Stu­dent Suc­cess Center.

Priscilla Jones of Mans­field grad­u­ated with a bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree in psy­chol­ogy.

Jes­sica Lange of Cov­ing­ton grad­u­ated with a bach­e­lor of busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion de­gree in man­age­ment.

Ogochukwu Oji­aku of Cov­ing­ton grad­u­ated magna cum laude with a bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree in nurs­ing. Erica Reed of Cov­ing­ton grad­u­ated magna cum laude with a bach­e­lor of busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion de­gree in man­age­ment.

The com­mence­ment speaker was Rob Watts, in­terim pres­i­dent at Ge­or­gia Perime­ter Col­lege.

Ge­or­gia South­west­ern State Univer­sity is lo­cated in Amer­i­cus and is a pub­lic four-year unit of the Univer­sity Sys­tem of Ge­or­gia, with nearly 3,000 stu­dents.

Ge­or­gia South­west­ern of­fers pro­fes­sional pro­grams of study as well as pro­grams in the arts, hu- man­i­ties and sciences, and grad­u­ate pro­grams in busi­ness, com­puter sci­ence, ed­u­ca­tion, English and nurs­ing.

Founded in 1906, Ge­or­gia South­west­ern is rec­og­nized as one of the best col­leges in the South.

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