East Georgia State College will hold their Annual Academic Convocation on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. This year, the Convocation program will be presented via livestream on YouTube, with questions being taken via the EGSC Library Chat. The theme of this year’s Convocation is Racial Justice and Equality, a particularly timely subject.
The special guest speaker for this event will be Dr. Patrice Jackson, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at Augusta University. She served previously at Albany State University, Georgia Southern University, St. Mary’s University, College of Charleston, and Trinity University. Dr. Jackson earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of Charleston, her master’s degree in counseling from Webster University, and her Doctorate in Education from Georgia Southern University. She is a strong leader who has a student-centered approach, and her passion for campus collaboration helps continue to enhance student life experience.
Her presentation will be Leading With Civility, a timely and much-needed guide for our students who are embarking on a new phase of their lives at East Georgia State College during these uncertain times.
Academic Convocation is held each year at EGSC to celebrate new students’ entry into higher education, to officially start the new academic year, and to induct new students into the Freshmen Class with our Bobcat Pledge, and to build a sense of group identity or community among the academic family, as well as to share the College’s mission and expectations to new and returning students.
This event is open to the entire community, and we encourage everyone to join us via livestream. To view the livestream on EGSC’s webpage, visit www.ega.edu/2020Convocation, or visit YouTube directly at https://youtu.be/8tRRZGPSEHQ (Link updated!)