East Georgia State College student Susanna Hall was recently recognized by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents and the Georgia General Assembly for receiving the Academic Recognition Day Award.
“This was such an amazing experience! We got to enjoy a delicious meal with many representatives of USG and Chancellor Wrigley, but what made it even more special was getting to share this experience with Dr. Boehmer and my parents,” said Hall. “It is such an honor to receive this award, but it was great to be reminded by one of the speakers, who quoted Cicero, that “we are not born for ourselves alone.” It reminded me that my life, my education is not all about myself— it’s about serving others.”
The Academic Recognition Day program honors students from the University System of Georgia based on their academic success each year. All undergraduate students chosen are residents of Georgia and represent outstanding scholastic achievements by acquiring a 4.0 grade point average.
Honorees like Hall, a Biology major in the College of Science and Mathematics, receive a letter of commendation from the USG chancellor and signed resolutions from the state Senate and House of Representatives.
Hall has been accepted into medical school at Mercer University. She will attend school at Mercer after finishing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at EGSC in May of 2020.
Hall chose EGSC after graduating from Thomas Jefferson Academy in 2017. She entered the bachelor’s degree program at EGSC because she liked the smaller atmosphere of EGSC.
“In the Biology program, I am in classes that my biggest class size is 14 people, so the student-professor interaction is like nowhere else,” said Hall. “I feel like, especially being in the Biology program, that is really crucial in helping me learn the best way I can and learning how to problem solve, learning how to work with other people, because we are able to do so much small group interaction. I feel like East Georgia really provides a relaxed environment to take on rigorous courses.”
Hall plans to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Biology in May of 2020. After graduating, she will begin Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon to pursue her dream of going into pediatrics and internal medicine. Hall’s future plan is to come back to the area of Swainsboro and open her own pediatric and internal medicine practice. Hall is currently the vice president for the Student Government Association, and is a part of the STEM Club, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society (TriBeta) and the Book Club.
When Hall isn’t busy with a club or organization or studying, you can find her drawing, painting or reading.