On February 9, 2015, the Citizens Bank Student Advisory Board held their monthly meeting at East Georgia State College. The students were welcomed to campus by Angie Williams, the Event Planner for EGSC. She introduced President Bob Boehmer to the group. Dr. Boehmer also welcomed the students and talked with them about their future plans. He explained the new Correll Scholars program and encouraged those attending EGSC to complete an application if they had not yet done so. Becky Warren from the EGSC Department of Enrollment Services gave the students a comprehensive overview of the financial aid process and answered questions.
Following Mrs. Warren’s presentation, the group participated in a game of “Giant Jenga,” a team-building, interactive game. They were then treated to dinner in the Richard L. Brown Dining Hall on campus.
Having the students on campus is very important to the administration at EGSC. According to Dr. Boehmer, “whether these students choose East Georgia State College or begin their post high-school studies elsewhere, the EGSC staff is here to help them with the transition to college. Any questions or concerns they have, we are here to help them with answers.”
The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro student Advisory Board is made of up seniors from Swainsboro High School, Emanuel County Institute and David Emanuel Academy. The program is a learning experience as well as being highly beneficial for future financial success, an opportunity for leadership training and community involvement. Students apply for the program and submit recommendations from teachers as well as have a private interview to be chosen for the board. This is the seventh year that East Georgia State College has been privileged to participate in their program. They were accompanied by Leck Boatright and Angie Cavanah from the bank.
(Pictured: Aubrey Bonds working on her Jenga move)