Education students deliver presentation opposing spring 2019 commencement changes

McClain Baxley

A group of education students at Georgia Southern University gave a presentation Monday afternoon voicing their concerns with the commencement changes.

As part of their final project, the group was tasked with giving a lecture discussing an education-related issue. This group chose to work on the effects commencement had on the College of Education.

The presentation highlighted benefits of keeping commencement on the Statesboro campus and presented the importance of family legacies.

Junior education major Kurtis Archer was one of the members of the group and was pleased with how everything went.

“Everything was covered in detail and the questions that we received were helpful and informational,” Archer said. “I believe that we were the starting point to allow the conversation to begin, now we can watch it bloom and hopefully be able to graduate in Statesboro.”

GS President Kyle Marrero and the dean of the college were invited, but weren’t in attendance.

“Although I have only been on the job for a month, I have quickly come to appreciate the passion for Georgia Southern that is shared amongst students, employees, alumni, and community members alike,” Marrero said in an email response to Archer. “I am committed to working hard to ensure that each member of the Eagle Nation feels valued and knows that their opinion is heard.”

Several department chairs from the COE sat in on the presentation for support and to hear the points made. One recommendation was for the students to send the lecture to Governor Brian Kemp and members of the state legislature.

For more information on the schedule of commencement ceremonies, go here.

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Daily Managing Editor,