How has GSU changed?

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New Vice President of external affairs for Georgia Southern

Trip Addison has been appointed Georgia Southern University’s new Vice President of External Affairs by Interim President Jean Bartels.He will officially take office September 1.

Addison served as the Assistant Director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, as well as Deputy Director of the governor’s office of planning and budget. Addison graduated from Georgia Southern with a Bachelor of Science in construction management and a Master of Business Administration.

$1.6 million grant awarded to Georgia Southern School Of Nursing

The nursing program has been awarded a $1.6 million grant for furthering nursing education. It was awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to start an Advanced Practice Nurse-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (APN-PMHNP) track which will tool nurses towards serving the mental health needs of people in rural or underserved locations.

Georgia Southern Alumnus in the running to have a show on the Travel channel

A Georgia Southern alumnus could soon be the next Travel Channel star. Blake Jeffers, a biology teacher from Collins, Ga, originally intended only to enter a contest to win a vacation but saw that the Travel Channel took video submissions for talent. After entering, he now is one of two in the running. It is largely due to votes from friends, family, and a growing fan base that he got so far. The winner will be announced this September.

Georgia Southern College of Public Health is one of the highest ranked graduate schools in the country

The College of Public Health at Georgia Southern has been ranked the 12th graduate program in the country by

The website aggregated ratings and reviews done by over 70,000 graduate students from 1,600 graduate programs and Jiann-Ping Hsu came out close to the top.  

Rankings were determined by assigning 15 different categories to the graduate programs, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health was established in 2006 with the goal of helping rural areas be able to set up an effective public health infrastructure and be better able to deal with public health concerns.