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Georgia Southern recognized for Excellence in Community College Transfer


Georgia Southern University has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as one of the top universities in the nation to assist students in transferring from community colleges to four year institutions.

Out of 2,400 colleges and universities in the national, Georgia Southern University was one of only 40 schools recognized for this honor.

Selection for the inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll was based on an extensive application process in which universities showcased their engagement, collaboration, impact, available scholarships and achievements in supporting community college transfer.

“With this designation, we hope to connect community college students with institutions who value their unique transfer experience and prioritize their success,” Christin Grissom, director of scholarship operations for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society said.

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. In April, Georgia Southern was approved to host a Phi Theta Kappa Alumni chapter.

“Students who are involved in Phi Theta Kappa at their two-year universities often wish to stay involved in the honors and services when they transfer to a four-year university,” Neal Richardson, associate director in the Office of Admissions, said. “Not only are we the only university in Georgia to make the Honor Roll, we are now the only university in Georgia that offers an alumni chapter so that those students may stay involved once they come to Georgia Southern.

To learn more about the alumni chapter, contact Neal Richardson or 912-478-0860.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers approximately 125 degree programs serving nearly 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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