EGSC TO RECOGNIZE FORMER STUDENTS AT THE 50TH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES FRIDAY EVENING
On Friday, May 9, East Georgia State College will celebrate its’ 50th Commencement ceremony. From 1973 until 2003, one commencement event was held each year. Beginning in 2004, as the graduating classes started getting larger, two ceremonies were held, one in May, and one in December. Friday will mark the 50th celebration.
All former students are invited to attend the event Friday evening. If you were a student at the college as it was formerly known as ECJC- Emanuel County Junior College,
EGC – East Georgia College or as it is presently named, East Georgia State College – we would like to recognize you, along with your former classmates, by asking you to stand during the ceremony.
The graduation exercise begins at 7 PM but all former students should arrive a little early and look for the tables out front that signify “Former Student Registration.” There, we will get your current contact information as well as give you an EGSC Alumni T- Shirt.
The graduation speaker will be Erma Jenkins, Superintendent of Emanuel County Schools and the alumni speaker will be the new Emanuel County Administrator, Beau Gunn, class of 2007.
You are also invited to stay for the reception honoring new graduates following the ceremony. We hope this will be a good time to look back on fond memories of your time at the college, rekindle old friendships and maybe make some new ones.
Over the past 40 years, more than 37,000 students have taken at least one class at EGSC, over 12,000 have taken at least 30 credit hours, over 3500 have graduated and many have transferred on to other institutions to continue their education. The college has been a great place to start for students from all over the region, the state and now nationally and internationally. This past fall, our three campuses had students from nearly all the 159 counties in Georgia, 30 states outside of Georgia and 11 foreign countries. With the addition of intercollegiate athletics, residence halls and a targeted bachelor’s degree program in Biology, the growth continues.
From our first three graduates in 1973, Carol Free Yeomans, David Lumpkin and Steve Peebles, to the record-setting 118 graduates Friday evening, EGSC continues to create possibilities and provide access to a bright future.
If you are unable to attend, please go to the following website and register as a former student, or call Amanda Williams, Alumni Affairs Coordinator at 478-289-2133.
Photo Caption: Left to Right, Steve Peebles, Carol Free Yeomans, David Lumpkin, and Dr. George W. Walker, ECJC's First President at the College's first commencement.