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Atlanta, GA (April 13, 2021) — Following a vote by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG), tuition rates will not increase for the 2021-2022 academic year. USG students will again pay the same tuition rates at all 26 USG institutions as they do now for the current 2020-2021 academic year.

AMERICUS, GA (April 6, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University hosted its first two COVID-19 vaccine clinics in late March, vaccinating 300 members of the campus community, and plans to hold another clinic this week. Staff from the Student Health Center coordinated each clinic, with faculty and students from the School of Nursing also volunteering to help administer the vaccines.

AMERICUS, GA (March 31, 2021) — Gaynor Cheokas, DBA, has been appointed dean for the College of Business and Computing (COBAC) at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). Cheokas has served as interim dean since June 2020 following the retirement of Liz Wilson, Ph.D., former dean, after 30 years of distinguished service.

Resiliency. Determination. Grit. Creativity. Innovation.

These are all things the GSW family displayed when life as everyone knew it flipped upside down in the early months of 2020. Students forced to move home, leaving their friends behind and thrust into an all-online learning environment practically overnight. Student-athletes’ and coaches’ seasons ending abruptly, some seniors never to play their beloved sport again. Graduation, concerts, senior shows, and sporting events cancelled. Faculty compelled to suddenly migrate all academic courses online and pivot to remote learning. Staff tasked with navigating how to deliver student services and communicate with each other in a virtual environment. Alumni-owned small businesses forced to close, some temporarily and some to never open their doors again.

AMERICUS, GA (March 9, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University has been recognized as having the #1 Best Online RN to BSN Program in Georgia by, a nursing advocacy organization, for the second consecutive year. This prestigious ranking is based on GSW's nursing program's graduation rate, tuition and fees, quality of faculty, acceptance rate, and accreditations.

AMERICUS, GA (March 2, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University announced nine of its most outstanding alumni for their professional and personal achievements as well as their contributions to the University. These individuals will be recognized Saturday, Mar. 13 during the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner in the GSW Storm Dome. 

Southland Academy’s Lady Raiders of Americus to compete Thursday at 5 p.m.

AMERICUS, GA (March 2, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern will host the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Boy’s and Girl’s State Basketball Championships in the Final Four inside GSW’s Storm Dome arena from March 3-6, 2021. For the third consecutive year, the top GISA high school basketball teams in the A, AA and AAA divisions will compete for a state championship in Americus.

AMERICUS, GA (February 12, 2021) — will celebrate Homecoming during the week of Feb. 15-20. This year’s theme, “Maskerade in Hollywood,” was developed by student leaders as a “play” on the necessity of mask-wearing mixed with Hollywood elegance. 

The $3.4 million renovation will house multiple offices geared toward student success and is centrally located in the heart of campus.

AMERICUS, GA (February 1, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern is set to open its newly renovated $3.4 million student services building later this month. Hurricane students will now be able to access essential student enrollment services under one roof at the one-stop shop, with the official new name of Canes Central.

AMERICUS, GA (January 25, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University is proud to announce the receipt of $11,185 to participate in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP). The GOHS addresses young adult driver crashes, injuries and fatalities, and partners with colleges and universities throughout the state to implement this program.

AMERICUS, GA (January 21, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University recently named veteran GSW campus police officer Michael Lewis as the new director of the Office of Public Safety. Lewis served as interim director following the retirement of Chief Mike Tracy in July 2020.

Rev. Jane E. Thomas, Presiding Elder of the Fort Valley-Savannah Episcopal District, to serve as keynote speaker

AMERICUS, GA (January 20, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host its 41st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation virtually on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Jane E. Thomas, Presiding Elder of the Fort Valley-Savannah Episcopal District, serving as keynote speaker. This year’s theme for the convocation is "The Dream that Changed the World."

AMERICUS, GA (January 5, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern and Georgia Piedmont Technical College signed a new articulation agreement which is designed to ensure a smooth transition from associate degree programs at GPTC to GSW's Long-Term Care Management (LTCM) program.

AMERICUS, GA (December 15, 2020) — The Kappa Kappa Chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recently brought a 40-year-old scholarship back to life to honor the memory of housemother Walter Mae Hamilton, or “Aunt Mae” as she was known to the brothers.

Among those were unique stories of mother and son, twins, dean and son, and a special needs graduate

AMERICUS, GA (December 14, 2020) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recognized Spring, Summer and Fall graduates in the Class of 2020 on Saturday, December 12 across four smaller, socially-distanced ceremonies inside the Convocation Hall. Approximately 175 graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, with 726 students total earning their bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees in 2020. 

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