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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

2021 Activities

  • Use our EGSC SAAM Background for your virtual meeting background during the month of April
  • Attend our Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop on April 19 at 10 a.m. - Livestream link coming soon!
  • Sign up for a virtual event through the National Violence Resource Center by going to https://www.mobilize.us/nsvrc/
  • Participate in our Virtual Denim Day on Wednesday, April 28. Use the hashtag #EGSCSAAM2021 and post your photo on social media!
  • Check out a book or movie relating to SAAM from the EGSC Library.

 

If you or someone you know are
a victim of sexual assault, you can contact the
Office of Title IX
for support information at
478-289-2015 or titleix@ega.edu

 


 

Getting Started Checklist

Getting started at East Georgia State College has never been easier. Follow these simple steps to begin your path to success.

All the materials you will need to get started at East Georgia can be found on this checklist.

If you would like general information or information about a specific program, you may email the Office of Admissions at admissions@ega.edu or call 478-289-2017.

Step 1. Application for Admission

Complete the Application for Admission using the convenient online form.

Step 2. Financial Aid

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The East Georgia State College school code is 010997. If you have any questions regarding financial aid or scholarships, contact the Financial Aid office at 478-289-2009. Students may enroll in courses without financial aid, but will be responsible for the balance due.

Required items:

  • High school transcripts or HiSET/GED scores are required by the federal government for any student waiting to receive federal aid. Financial Aid also requires students to submit official college transcripts from all institutions attended to the Office of Admissions.
  • Student must be degree-seeking in order to receive Financial Aid.
  • Students are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue to receive aid.
Step 3. Placement Test

New students are not required to complete a placement exam prior to advisement, however it is strongly encouraged if you have not taken the ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, or have previous college credits. To determine if your previous credits may be used instead of test results, please submit college transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Results of the test are not used for admission to the College, but rather to assist advisors in placing you in classes where you will be most successful. Submit placement scores from at least one of the following; ACT, SAT, Accuplacer. (To schedule an Accuplacer exam, visit HERE.)

Required items:

  • Completed Application for Admission.
  • Valid picture ID.
  • Approximately 2 hours of your time.
Step 4. Submit high school and previous college transcripts.

Official transcripts should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Federal and state aid will not be processed until all transcripts are received. Official high school transcripts must have a graduation date and an authorized signature. Official College transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope or electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment or other verifiable E-script service.

Step 5. New Student Orientation

Before registering, all new students are required to review our Orientation program. Once the presentation and booklet have been reviewed, students will need to submit the pre-registration survey before receiving a course schedule.

Required items:

  • Students must have completed an Application for Admission to East Georgia State College.
  • TRANSFER or NON-DEGREE STUDENTS: If a student plans to register for a course that requires a prerequisite that has been taken at a previous institution, please be prepared to show evidence (such as prior transcript) that the prerequisite has been successfully completed.
Billing/Tuition

The schedule provided at the time of registration includes the cost of tuition (invoices will be emailed to the student). The tuition must be paid, or payment arrangements made, by the first day of class. Cancellation and/or late charges will occur if the bill is not paid on time. Financial Aid can be used for payment of the tuition only when the award amount has been authorized by the student.

Student ID/CatCard

All East Georgia students need to have an official East Georgia ID card. To receive a student ID please follow instructions HERE. If you lose your card, please visit the Business Office and pay a $20 replacement fee. A valid East Georgia ID card is to be used for the following:

  • Picking up textbooks at The Bookstore (photo ID is required).
  • Checking out books/materials at the Library.
  • Free admission to all regular Bobcat home games (tournament games excluded).
  • Admission to East Georgia campus activities.
  • Discounts at participating local merchants.

Miss East Georgia State College 2021

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Performing Arts at EGSC

 

Application Deadline: May 30, 2021

 

Overview

    The Performing Arts scholarship program was established in the Spring of 2021 and will begin Fall semester 2021. The program was established to draw dedicated performing arts students to our region and to promote excellence in the theatrical and other performing arts.

  • Awards are $1,000 per student, renewable annually, for a maximum of two years.
  • Students must attend East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus.
  • Performing Arts scholarship students who meet eligibility requirements and continue their studies at EGSC will be given first consideration for subsequent years.
  • Students must attain qualifying enrollment status to receive subsequent year funding.

 

Application Process
  • Completion of the Performing Arts Scholarship Application
  • Submission of an audition video containing a 60-90 second monologue and 16 bars of an a capella song
  • Resume of production experience
  • Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher

   Before an applicant is able to receive the scholarship, they must apply and be accepted to East Georgia State College.

 

Program Standards
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Complete at least 24 credit hours in freshman year
  • Complete the Theatre Production course pathway
  • Actively participate in two major theatrical productions and a series of mini-productions during the full theatre season

 

Learn More

FESA - Program Faculty

Beverley Walker - Beverley Walker is the director of the Fire and Emergency Services degree programs. Walker is a life-long resident of Georgia and a native of the Atlanta metro area. She is a 25-year veteran of the fire service and held many roles, including firefighter, EMT, training instructor, and fire prevention specialist. She is an NPQ certified Firefighter II, Fire Investigator, Inspector II, Instructor III and Educator I.
Beverley started her fire service career with the City of LaGrange Fire Department, where she rose to the rank of Lieutenant. She continued her career at Hall County Fire Services in Gainesville, Ga., where she was a lieutenant. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University and a Masters in Education from Columbus State University. She is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.
Beverley has been involved in instructional design, curriculum development, and instruction for several fire services institutions, including the Georgia Fire Academy and the National Fire Academy. Walker has also been a technical writer for several publications, including IFSTA’s Fire and Life Safety Educator 3rd Edition, IFSTA’s Fire Detection and Suppression Systems 4th Edition, and is a contributing author to Firefighter Safety and Survival by Ford.
Beverley has a passion for community work, especially community risk reduction. She has been instrumental in helping to develop several courses in community risk reduction at the National Fire Academy, and is presently authoring a textbook entitled Community Risk Reduction Principles and Practices, which is due to be published in Spring of 2021.

Merritt Kearns – Merritt Kearns is a part-time professor for the Fire and Emergency Services Administration degree program.  He began his emergency services career with the Savannah (GA) Fire Department and is currently a Battalion Chief with the Statesboro (GA) Fire Department where he also holds the position of Health & Safety Officer. Merritt has a Master's degree from Georgia Southern University, a Bachelor's from Rutgers University and an Associate's from West Georgia Technical College. 

Ron Hassan – Ron Hassan is a part-time professor for the Fire and Emergency Services Administration program. He is the Training Coordinator in the Haz Mat Department of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). He has been employed with the IAFF since April 2019. Prior to that, he was employed with the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute (MFRI), the state fire/rescue/EMS training agency for Maryland. He worked at MFRI for over 13 years, as an instructional designer and the manager of the section that develops curriculum and testing.  He spent 25 years of volunteer and career time with the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department, retiring in 2005 as a Battalion Chief.

Eric McKenna – Eric McKenna is a part-time instructor in the Fire and Emergency Services Administration program. He presently serves as a captain with Savannah Fire Department in Savannah, GA, and has been with Savannah Fire for 15 years. He is a Nationally Professionally Qualified (NPQ) Fire Officer IV, as well as an NPQ Instructor II. Eric holds a Master's degree from Columbia Southern University, a Bachelor's from Merrimack College and an Associate's from Ogeechee Technical College. He is originally from Wilmington, MA but moved to Georgia to begin his firefighting career in 2005. (Add picture – to be provided)

Inquiry Card

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2021 Spring Commencement

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2021 Honors Night

Continuing after Dual Enrollment

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Dual Enrollment (DE) Advisement & Registration

New DE Students
Before Advisement

New dual enrolled students must first meet with their high school counselor to discuss what courses they need in order to fulfill high school graduation requirements.

High school counselors must submit approved courses to East Georgia before a student can be advised.

Advisement & Registration

Dual enrolled students receive priority registration to ensure that they have access to the courses that they need to fulfill high school graduation requirements. Students will receive an email from the Dual Enrollment Coordinator with instructions on when and how to sign up for an advisement appointment prior to course registration.

Students can also sign up for an appointment with the DE coordinator here

IMPORTANT: If you make any changes to your course schedule after your Dual Enrollment application has been approved, you must complete a new Dual Enrollment agreement form and have the new course(s) approved by both your high school counselor and the Dual Enrollment coordinator. Students are also not permitted to withdraw from a currently enrolled course without prior approval from their high school counselor verifying if the course will affect their high school graduation requirements.

GAfutures Dual Enrollment Funding Application

Dual enrolled students are required to complete the GAfutures Dual Enrollment Funding Application to ensure that they receive the Dual Enrollment Funding to cover their tuition and non-course-related fees.

Students should complete the GAfutures application before registering for classes. Failure to complete the application could result in students having to pay for their cost of enrollment or removal from courses. Students attending a private or public Georgia high schools and students attending a home study program can complete the application online found here.

Continuing DE Students
Before Advisement

Dual enrolled students who wish to continue in the program from one semester to the next must first meet with their high school counselor to discuss what courses they need in order to fulfill high school graduation requirements.

High school counselors must submit approved courses to East Georgia before a student can be advised.

Advisement & Registration

Dual enrolled students receive priority registration to ensure that they have access to the courses that they need to fulfill high school graduation requirements. Students will receive an email from the Dual Enrollment Coordinator with instructions on when and how to sign up for an advisement appointment prior to course registration.

Students can also sign up for an appointment with the DE coordinator here.

GAfutures Dual Enrollment Funding Application

Dual enrolled students are required to complete the GAfutures Dual Enrollment Funding Application every academic year to ensure that they receive the Dual Enrollment Funding to cover their tuition and non-course-related fees.

Students should complete the GAfutures application before registering for classes. Failure to complete the application could result in students having to pay for their cost of enrollment or removal from courses. Students attending a private or public Georgia high schools and students attending a home study program can complete the application online found here.

Graduating DE Students
Continuing at East Georgia

To continue enrollment at East Georgia after high school graduation:

  1. Complete the Continuing Student form.
    • You don’t need to resubmit an admissions application.
  2. After graduation, don’t forget to submit your final high school transcript.
Orientation

Students who continue their studies at East Georgia are required to attend a virtual Orientation. Click here for more information.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students can apply for any and all available scholarships through the Scholarships portal. For more information about scholarships, click here.

All students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

Advisement for your Major

Continuing students will be assigned a new advisor based on their major and should check the advisor section in their MyEGSC portal for more information. To schedule an appointment for advisement, visit the GradesFirst section in your MyEGSC portal.

Attending Another Institution

To attend another institution after high school graduation, students will need to request that their East Georgia transcript be sent to their new institution. Click here for more information about transcript requests.

 

Funding Requirements & Costs

Funding Requirements

Below you will find the dual enrollment funding limitations that went into effect in Summer 2020.

  • Funding is limited to 30 semester credit hours.
    • Limited to Juniors and Seniors
    • Sophomores with 26 ACT or 1200 SAT are eligible
  • Students are not able to receive funding for repeated courses.
  • Students who receive 2 withdrawals are no longer eligible for funding.
  • Funding is limited to approved courses only.
Costs

Students are not responsible for tuition and mandatory non-course-related fees, such as technology, transportation, and student activity fees that traditional students would otherwise pay.

In order to receive the funds necessary to cover tuition and waive mandatory non-course-related fees, students must submit their GAfutures Dual Enrollment Funding Application prior to the beginning of the term of attendance.

Fees

Students are responsible for course related fees as well as fees for non-mandatory services such as parking and dining if students would like to purchase a meal plan.

The program does not cover course related fees or outside reading texts. Students taking a science with a lab will be responsible for a science lab fee.  Optional, supplemental or suggested textbooks are not covered by the Dual Enrollment program and are the responsibility of the student.

Students are also responsible for any proctoring fees as a result of any online exams being proctored.

Dual enrollment students have access to almost all fee-supported services, including the library, student activities, and even attendance at athletic events. However, dual enrollment students cannot participate in NJCAA Athletics and do not have access to Health Services or the Counseling Center (except in crisis situations or for referrals).

Check Account Balance

To check if any course related fees are due, please contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator or the Business Office (478) 289-2186.

Textbooks

Students participating in the Dual Enrollment program are provided access to required textbooks for approved courses at no cost. Check out the Dual Enrollment Book Program for more information. Coming Soon

 

Verification of Lawful Presence

In accordance with Board of Regents policy, all applicants who are accepted for admission or re-admission to Georgia Southern University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States in order to receive in-state tuition or other state benefits.

Failure to confirm legal presence by the first day of classes will result in an out-of-state residency classification and out-of-state fees will be assessed.

Who Should be Verified?

All students receiving in-state tuition or benefits must prove their lawful presence in the U.S.

U.S. Citizens

Students who file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are eligible for federal aid may have their lawful presence verified as part of this process.

  • A current ID or Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008. Temporary/interim paper licenses and licenses marked “limited term” are not acceptable.
  • A current Driver’s License issued by a U.S. state that issues REAL ID compliant licenses. Only unexpired licenses with the REAL ID symbol may be accepted. Click here for a list of eligible states and the requirements for acceptance.
  • A copy of an original or certified U.S. birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or territory of the United States bearing an official seal. The copy must clearly show the raised or written seal to be acceptable. Copies that are not clear or do not show the seal cannot be accepted.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A current military ID (service member only, not dependent). Service members must present the military ID to our Admissions office for further documentation. A photocopy is not acceptable.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551). We require the front and back side of your Permanent Resident Card. It must not expire before the first day of class of the term.
Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a U.S. Permanent Resident, upload a front and back copy of your current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I551).

If you are an F-1 international student, you will meet with the Designated School Official upon arrival at your mandatory immigration check-in to verify your immigration documents and status through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Deferred Action Status (DACA)

Students in Deferred Action (DACA) status do not qualify for in state tuition based on Board of Regents Policy 4.3.2.3.

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Section 5: Institutional Advancement

Section 6: Intellectual Property

Section 7: Business Affairs

Section 8: Human Resources

Employment

Classification, Compensation and Payroll

Employee Relations

The following policies have been adopted by the President's Cabinet and are not included in the 11/26/2012 revision of the Employee Handbook linked above:

Employee Benefits and Services

Safety and Security

Section 9: Facilities

Section 10: Institutional Records

Section 11: Information Technology

Section 12: General Policies and Procedures

Section 13: Safety and Security

Section 14: Modifications to these Policies and Procedures

Section 15: East Georgia State College Foundation

Glossary

 

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EGSC Statesboro - Housing Options

Our Statesboro Students typically choose to live in student-centered apartment complexes if they are not commuting.

The apartment complexes in Statesboro know that many students rely on their financial aid refunds to pay their rent, and the majority of them will work with you to modify payment deadlines to meet financial aid disbursement schedules. In other words, most apartment complexes will allow you to pay rent once you receive your financial aid refund, if you are eligible for a refund.

If you do not have transportation – no worries! EGSC-Statesboro has a shuttle that runs between our campus and Paulson Stadium. Many of the apartment complexes are on the GSU bus route or are within walking distance of Paulson Stadium, which is where the EGSC shuttle bus picks up. Other apartment complexes have their own shuttle buses that drop off at the stadium or other places around campus – you just have to ask them if they have a shuttle bus and where their drop-offs are.

For a list of a few apartment complexes located in Statesboro that includes address, phone number, and website information, please view the Housing Option List

If you have any questions, please email EGSC-Statesboro@ega.edu.

LiveWell@EGSC

Welcome to East Georgia State College's LiveWell @ EGSC Mental Health and Wellbeing Resource Hub.

The University System of Georgia (USG) has launched a comprehensive plan to significantly expand student mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is being funded by an allocation of the Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund and will allow every student to have access to support whenever they need it.

At East Georgia State College, we will be able to access the USG program to support the health and safety of our students. As such, we will be partnering with Christie Campus Health in our launch of Live Well @ EGSC. We recognize that the needs of students vary significantly and supports need to be broad in scope and tailored to meet the pressures impacting individuals. Through Live Well @ EGSC in partnership with our Office of Counseling and Disability Services, students will have access to the following services beginning in January of 2021:

  • A 24/7/365 mental health support line for in-the-moment support and linkages to next steps, regardless of time of day or your location. Call us anytime, any place at 1-833-855-0079.
  • No cost Telehealth and in-person treatment sessions provided by a diverse network of licensed mental health clinicians. To learn about your options, just call us at 1-833-855-0079.
  • Virtual Psychiatric Clinics to offer assessment and medication management. To learn about your options, just call our counselors at 478-289-2039 or 912-623-2438.
  • Personal Student Navigators to assist with referral coordination and support. Connect with Navigators at 1-866-639-3938 or email navigator@christiecampus.com.
  • A Self-directed iCBT (internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy) program designed exclusively for students. To get access to this program, please contact our counselors at 478-289-2039 or 912-623-2438.
  • The Wellness Hub, which includes an app and an online wellness magazine with educational content, self-help tools and resource links. To access the Wellness Hub, click here, or download the app at the App Store here or on Google Play here.


At EGSC, your wellbeing is our top concern. Our goal is to make sure you are happy and healthy as you are studying and preparing for your future. If you or a friend are experiencing any mental health concerns, please do not hesitate to use one or more of the options above. We are always here for you.


To learn more about current support services provided at EGSC or to find out more about Live Well @ EGSC, contact:

Lori Burns, Director of Counseling and Disability Services
478-289-2039
lrburns@ega.edu

Stephanie Royals, Counselor
912-623-2438
sroyals@ega.edu


 

Georgia Crisis and Access Line
1-800-715-4225
Christie Campus Health 24/7 Support Line
1-833-855-0079



Download the Wellness Hub App:

  


Additional Resources:

GED/General Education Diploma Students

GED/General Education Diploma, students are applicants that have earned a GED.

Admissions Requirements
  • Must have satisfactory completed the GED (General Education Diploma) as required by the state in which the GED test was administered.
  • Students that are under the age of 24 who submit a GED will be required to make up any deficiencies in the five academic areas of required high school coursework (per USG standards) as required for their chosen pathway of study
    • The five academic areas are: English, Math, Social Science, Natural Science, and Foreign Language.
  • Students that are under the age of 18:
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation from individuals outside the family who are in position to speak to the students maturity and educational potential
    • SAT/ACT (or ACCUPLACER) scores are highly recommended for applicants under the age of 18
Application Process
  1. Apply online
  2. Pay the $20 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit a copy of your GED test score report
  4. Request any and all transcripts from previous colleges/technical institutions. Courses from one institution that are listed on another college transcript will not substitute for an official transcript.
  5. Provide proof of current Immunizations.
  6. ​Provide Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States. Applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition classification. *Students who are International or are considered undocumented must submit a Lawful Presence Opt-Out form verifying that they understand they will be charged out of state tuition.

Virtual Events

The year 2020 and beyond showed each of us a different way of doing things: holding meetings, visiting with friends, and hosting events.

East Georgia State College has remained committed to providing the same level of care in celebrating our students and providing programming that we would have previously done in person; however, for the safety of all, these events have been held virtually.

This page serves as a repository for all of these special events so that we can look back on all of our celebrations and events in the future.

 

2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration - January 21, 2021
Mr. and Miss EGSC Pageant - April 10, 2020
• Spring 2021 Honors Night - April 15, 2021
Spring 2021 Commencement - May 7, 2021

2020

Spring 2020 Honors Night - April 16, 2020
• Fulford Center 10th Anniversary - April 30, 2020
Student Leadership Program Celebration - May 7, 2020
• Spring 2020 Commencement - May 8, 2020
• Fall 2020 Convocation - September 3, 2020
• Constitution Day - September 22, 2020
Veterans Day Salute - November 11, 2020
Fall 2020 Tree Dedication and Planting - December 2, 2020
• Fall 2020 Commencement - December 12, 2020

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Student of the Month Committee

Purpose and functions:

The EGSC Student of the Month Program personalizes the student experience and cultivates a positive school culture where students feel valued. The awards present an opportunity for the college community to demonstrate EGSC values through an investment in the success of students with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and interests.  The EGSC Student of the Month Award recognizes students who represent excellence within the EGSC community. Selection of students is based on commitment to academic growth, engagement in the college community, and contribution to an inclusive and supportive academic environment.  Up to three awards are selected each month: the goal is to represent the range of students enrolled across the college’s campuses and online programs. Potential awardees may be submitted by faculty and staff.

Membership:

  • Director of Retention;
  • Academic Center for Excellence Tutoring Coordinator;
  • Three faculty members selected by the ACE Tutoring Coordinator and Director of Retention for Fall 2020 to serve one year; subsequent faculty representatives may self-nominate or be nominated by the standing committee members and votes will be cast by active committee members each August; and
  • EGSC Foundation member.

 

Works of the Committee:

 

Tree Campus Higher Education

 

Tree Campus Higher Education

East Georgia State College has been recognized as a Tree Campus Higher Education since 2017. This designation from the Arbor Day Foundation is awarded to universities and colleges across the United States for promoting healthy trees and student engagement on campus. To obtain this distinction, the college met the five core standards for an effective campus forest management, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

East Georgia State College earns the Tree Campus Higher Education Certification for 2020

East Georgia State College was honored with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Please read the press release for more iinformation.

 

2020 Service Learning Project

On December 2, East Georgia State College held a tree planting ceremony to remember and honor the life of former employee David Allen Bertoch. David Bertoch began working at East Georgia College under Dr. Losser as an admissions specialist in 1997. Bertoch worked at the college until his passing in 2001. He was well known for having an outgoing and positive personality. He had a great rapport with his colleagues and had a heart full of service for the students and staff at East Georgia College. Bertoch also helped with the local Exchange Club and after work he would teach non-traditional students twice a week at Southeastern Technical College.

East Georgia State College held the tree planting event virtually through a video presentation. The video is part of the learning project for the application for the Tree Campus Higher Education certification from the Arbor Day Foundation. The video includes detailed instructions on how to plant a tree, including timing of the planting, how deep to dig a hole for the tree, taking care of the root, watering and mulching of the tree. The target audience for this video is both EGSC students and the community around the college.

Bertoch’s sister-in-law Jennifer Fields, the assistant director of admissions and processing at EGSC, donated the Swamp Chestnut Oak that was planted during the ceremony.

 

 

 

Related links

Tree Campus Higher Education

Arbor Day Foundation

 

 

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EGSC plants tree in memory of former employee

EGSC plants tree in memory of former employee
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 17, 2020

On December 2, EGSC held a tree planting ceremony to remember and honor the life of former employee David Allen Bertoch.


Arbor Day Foundation Honors EGSC with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® Recognition

Arbor Day Foundation Honors EGSC with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® Recognition
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 18, 2021

East Georgia State College was honored with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.


EGSC earns Tree Campus USA recognition

EGSC earns Tree Campus USA recognition
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 21, 2020

East Georgia State College was recently recognized as a Tree Campus USA for 2019.


EGSC earns Tree Campus USA recognition

EGSC earns Tree Campus USA recognition
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 24, 2019

Congratulations to the EGSC Tree Campus Advisory Committee for all their hard work!


EGSC earns Tree Campus USA recognition

EGSC earns Tree Campus USA recognition
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 26, 2018

Congratulations to EGSC’s Campus Tree Advisory Committee on their hard work!


STEM at EGSC - Internships

Internship Opportunities:

Internships are great opportunities to gain work experience and develop a professional network. Students performing an internship enroll in the BIOL 4800 Internship class (3 credits). This course is part of the curriculum of the EGSC Bachelor of Science in Biology. Since 2012, EGSC established partnerships with the Emanuel Medical Center, Swainsboro Animal Hospital, and Altamaha Riverkeeper Organization. However, other partnerships can be established at the request of a student. Please contact the Biology Chair.

Emanuel Medical Center:

East Georgia State College recently joined forces with Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro to offer internship opportunities to students enrolled in EGSC’s Biology degree program. The goal of this partnership is to provide high-quality internship learning experiences for college students in EGSC’s department of biology, while at the same time enhancing the resources available to EMC for its patients.

Swainsboro Animal Hospital:

East Georgia State College recently teamed up with Swainsboro Animal Hospital to provide internship opportunities to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program at EGSC. These internships provide a high-quality, professional experience to EGSC students interested in becoming veterinarians. The internships will also provide the required shadowing hours to apply to veterinary school.

Altamaha Riverkeeper Organization:

East Georgia State College and the Altamaha Riverkeeper Organization formed a partnership in 2015 to provide internships for biology students. Interns are required to obtain a quality control and quality assurance training trough Georgia Adopt a Stream, an EPA citizen scientist water quality program. The Chemical Monitoring program includes training in the following parameters: air temperature, water temperature, conductivity, pH and dissolved oxygen.

 

Fall 2020 Internship

Seth Love performed his second internship at the Emanuel Medical Center during Fall 2020.

 

 

 

Contact:

Dr. John Cadle

Interim Biology Chair

jecadle@ega.edu

(478) 289-2187

 

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EGSC partners with Swainsboro Animal Hospital to provide internships

EGSC partners with Swainsboro Animal Hospital to provide internships
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 16, 2018

Swainsboro Animal Hospital recently became EGSC’s newest partner in offering internships to students!


EGSC partners with Emanuel Medical to provide internships

EGSC partners with Emanuel Medical to provide internships
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 05, 2017

EGSC and EMC have partnered to provide internship opportunities for our students.


EGSC-Altamaha Riverkeeper partnership sees more student internships

EGSC-Altamaha Riverkeeper partnership sees more student internships
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Zach Davis has been interning with EGSC alum Kaitlin Warren and the Altamaha Riverkeeper Organization.


Ohoopee River to serve as outdoor classroom for EGSC biology students

Ohoopee River to serve as outdoor classroom for EGSC biology students
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Thanks to a new alliance between East Georgia State College and the Altamaha Riverkeeper Organization, the Ohoopee River will now become an outdoor classroom for EGSC’s biology students.


STEM at EGSC - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is a High-Impact Student Experience. Beside fulfilling a requirement for graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at EGSC, undergraduate research has multiple benefits for students such as better understanding of the course content, practice scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Finally, undergraduate research experience are always a great asset to add to your resume and will help you for application to professional schools (such as medical school) or find a job. 

EGSC students performing research enroll in the BIOL 4500 Undergraduate Research class.

Students present their research a local meetings.

Please contact the Biology Chair for more information.

 

Fall 2020 Student Presentations

Carley Stapleton worked on different aspects of a project to develop a monitoring system for detecting cyanobacteria in water. Cyanobacteria can produce toxins and can accumulate in farm ponds and lakes and other environmental water bodies and are considered an increasingly serious threat to environmental health. Carley performed her research under the supervision of Dr. J. Ed. Schneider.

 

 

Shanice McGuire’s research focused on foodborne diseases. The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from foodborne diseases. This can result in up to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths annually. Three of the top five pathogens contributing to domestic foodborne illness are Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus species. Of these pathogens, Salmonella bacteria cause the most hospitalizations and deaths in the US each year. Additionally, pathogenic bacteria can acquire resistance to common antibiotics, making it more difficult and expensive to treat infections. Shanice McGuire is studying the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in bacteria from domestic chickens by isolating bacteria from manure samples and exposing these bacteria to multiple types of antibiotics. The presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in chicken manure would indicate a high risk of transfer to humans through contact with live chickens or consumption of undercooked or improperly handled eggs and meat. Shanice worked under the supervision of Dr. Breana Simmons.

 

 

Contact:

Dr. John Cadle

Interim Biology Chair

jecadle@ega.edu

(478) 289-2187

 

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EGSC students perform undergraduate research as part of USG STEM IV Initiative Grant

EGSC students perform undergraduate research as part of USG STEM IV Initiative Grant
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 16, 2020

EGSC is in the second year of the grant and three EGSC students are performing undergraduate research as part of the grant.


Sanders presents poster at state capitol

Sanders presents poster at state capitol
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Congratulations to John Sanders on his presentation at the State Capitol!


Sanders presents at Georgia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

Sanders presents at Georgia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting
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We’re proud of John Sanders for his hard work!


Biology majors attend Georgia Academy of Sciences annual meeting

Biology majors attend Georgia Academy of Sciences annual meeting
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Three EGSC Biology majors recently attended the Georgia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting in Young Harris.


Rials wins Outstanding Paper Award at Georgia Academy of Sciences meeting

Rials wins Outstanding Paper Award at Georgia Academy of Sciences meeting
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EGSC Biology majors recently attended the Georgia Academy of Sciences annual meeting.


TriBeta Biology Honor Society

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society

East Georgia State College’s application to host a local chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society was approved in 2017. Known as TriBeta, Beta Beta Beta is the second Honor Society to be hosted on the EGSC campus. The goal of TriBeta is to improve the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extend the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Founded in 1922, the society has over 200,000 members accepted into lifetime membership and over 626 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the ESGC local Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, Tau Tau Epsilon Chapter, was installed. In addition, EGSC Beta Beta Beta inducted its first four members. Alicia Winfrey and Joleishia Cooper were inducted as regular members, and Tanner Peebles and Bethaney Fortner were inducted as associated members.

Please contact the Biology Chair if you are interested in joining the EGSC local Chapter of TriBeta or have any questions.

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society

 

Contact:

Dr. John Cadle

Interim Biology Chair

jecadle@ega.edu

(478) 289-2187

 

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Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society inducts new members

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society inducts new members
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 11, 2019

Congratulations to the new members of Beta Beta Beta!


TriBeta Club to hold Plant Sale

TriBeta Club to hold Plant Sale
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 09, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day and pick up some great plants from the TriBeta Club!


EGSC TriBeta and SMS SciFries team up in the Bog Garden

EGSC TriBeta and SMS SciFries team up in the Bog Garden
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 27, 2017

Members of both clubs worked hard to clean up the garden and plant new species!


Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society inducts new members at EGSC

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society inducts new members at EGSC
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 29, 2017

EGSC recently named the first members of the TriBeta Biological Honor Society!


TriBeta Honor Society to hold plant sale

TriBeta Honor Society to hold plant sale
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11, 2017

During the Bobcat Bash Music Festival, check out the TriBeta Plant Sale!


Welcome our newest honor society—Beta Beta Beta!

Welcome our newest honor society—Beta Beta Beta!
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EGSC will soon install a chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society!


2020 Fall Commencement

 

Celebrating our Fall 2020 Graduating Class

   East Georgia State College presents the 2020 Virtual Fall Commencement Ceremony! Join us as we congratulate our students on their hard work and dedication.
   Having a watch party or graduation celebration? Post your photos on social media with the hashtag #EGSCgrad20
   Congratulations to all of our graduates! We are so proud of you!

Having trouble seeing videos? See this video on YouTube or on Facebook!

Digital Program

   View or download the digital program here!

Slides

   Want to download and share your individual slide from the graduation video? Check out the album here, and don't forget to tag #EGSCGrad20!
   The photos will be added to the album after the Commencement Ceremony, so make sure to check back!

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EGSC to host Virtual Fall Commencement Ceremony December 12

EGSC to host Virtual Fall Commencement Ceremony December 12
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The ceremony will be presented December 12 at 10 a.m. on EGSC’s YouTube and Facebook page.


Redirect - EGSC Correll Scholars Application

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CETL - Chancellor’s Learning Scholars

Coming soon.

State of the College 2020

 

More information coming soon!

Culture of Respect Committee

Purpose and Functions:

A culture of respect is necessary to the personal, academic, and professional growth of our community; it is one that integrates multiple worldviews and encourages our community to engage in dialogues that value diverse perspectives and foster an atmosphere of courtesy, civility, and respect. The purpose of the Culture of Respect Committee is to develop strategies, policies, and procedures to develop and maintain a culture of respect at East Georgia State College. Its function is to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

  • Chair, Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Three faculty members: one from Humanities, one from Social Sciences, and one from Mathematics/Natural Sciences.
  • Faculty Senate President;
  • Associate Vice President for Executive Affairs;
  • Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel;
  • Director, EGSC Statesboro;
  • Director of Human Resources; and
  • Coordinator of Title IX, Equity and Inclusion.

 

*The Culture of Respect Committee was formerly known as the Culture of Respect Task Force

Works of the Committee:

 

STEM at EGSC - Faculty

EGSC STEM Faculty:

STEM Faculty at EGSC are highly qualified and student centered. They are committed to the success of their students both in and outside the classroom.

Biology Faculty

Dr. Breana Simmons - Professor Swainsboro campus

Dr. J. Ed. Schneider- Professor Swainsboro campus

Mrs. Darlene Dickens - Assistant Professor Statesboro and Swainsboro campuses

Mr. Jason Lee - Assistant Professor Statesboro campus

Dr. Martiana Sega - Associate Professor Augusta campus

Mr. John Smoyer - Associate Professor Swainsboro campus

Dr. Jimmy Wedincamp - Professor Swainsboro campus

Chemistry Faculty

Dr. Paul Cerpovicz - Professor Swainsboro campus

Mathematics Faculty

Ms. Candace Lynn - Associate Professor Swainsboro campus

Mr. John Gleissner - Instructor Swainsboro campus

Mr. Antre’ Drummer - Assistant Professor Swainsboro campus

Mr. Keith Barrs - Assistant Professor Statesboro campus

Dr. Jing Kersey - Associate Professor Statesboro campus

Mrs. Minal Vora - Professor Statesboro Campus

Mrs. Christine Xie - Associate Professor Statesboro campus

Ms. Lisa Yocco - Assistant Professor Statesboro campus

Mr. Marquez Gibson - Assistant Professor Augusta campus

Nursing Faculty

Dr. Patrice Pierce - Associate Professor Swainsboro campus

Physics Faculty

Dr. Yelena White - Professor Swainsboro campus

 

STEM at EGSC - Small classes

Small classes:

 

Advantages of Small Classes:

  • More one-on-one attention and interactions from the teacher
  • Better learning environment
  • Learning is enhanced
  • Teachers are available to help you
  • Teachers know the students' name and who they are
  • Students receive more feedback from instructors
  • Smaller classes encourage participation 

 

STEM at EGSC - Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Research:

Students in the Biology program at EGSC can perform a research project with a Biology Faculty. In 2019, EGSC was awarded a STEM grant from the University System of Georgia to increase undergraduate research.

More info on undergraduate research

Internships:

EGSC has collaborations with the Emanuel Medical CenterSwainsboro Hospital, and Altamaha Riverkeeper Organization.These internships provide a high-quality, professional experience to EGSC students interested in becoming medical doctors and veterinarians.

More info on the internships

Biology Honor Society:

Tau Tau Epsilon is the local Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. The Chapter was installed in 2017.

EGSC Tau Tau Epsilon Chapter

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society

Study abroad:

The EGSC Study Abroad program provides the College community with safe, affordable, opportunities to do academic work while traveling abroad.

The Biology Department organized a study abroad research trip during Spring Break 2019: check pictures here and here.

EGSC Study Abroad Program

Student club:

EGSC has several STEM related student club: Chess, Earth, Pre-professional, and STEMM.

List of the student clubs at EGCS

American Male Initiative (AAMI):

The mission of the EGSC's AAMI is to help African-American males successfully navigate college.

EGSC AAMI

 

STEM at EGSC - Contacts

Dr. David Chevalier

Interim Dean - School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

dchevalier@ega.edu

(478) 286-2370

C216 Academic Building Swainsboro campus

Dr. Da'Mon Andrews

Mathematics Chair

dandrews@ega.edu

(912) 623-2444


Dr. John Cadle

Interim Biology Chair

jecadle@ega.edu

(478) 289-2187

Dr. Linda Upchurch

Director of Nursing

lupchurch@ega.edu

(478) 289-2188

Mrs. Amanda Douglas

Administrative Assistant

aldouglas@ega.edu

(478) 289-2067

STEM at EGSC - Student Success

Transfer to 4-year colleges:

Info coming soon

Admittance to professional schools:

Info coming soon

Admittance to graduate schools:

Info coming soon

Videos from Current and Former Students:

Videos from current students

Videos from former students

 

 

STEM at EGSC - Former Student

 

Alumni:

 

Susanna Hall - Bachelor of Ssience in Biology May 2020

 

Thomas Brown - Nursing Transfer Pathway early 2000s, transferred and earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing from Georgia Southern University

 

Amber Grimes - Associate of Science in Biology May 2020 and Associate of Science in Chemistry December 2018

 

Jennifer Weitlauf - Nursing Transfer Pathway early 2012, transferred and earned her Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing from Georgia Southern University

 

Tanner Peebles - Bachelor of Ssience in Biology May 2020

 

STEM at EGSC - Mathematics

 


An Introduction to the EGSC Mathematics Program:

 

 

 

Degree Offered:

Associate of Sciences in Mathematics 

Trifold flyer:

Associate of Sciences in Mathematics trifold flyer

Contacts:

Dr. Da'Mon Andrews

Mathematics Chair

dandrews@ega.edu

(912) 623-2444

 

 

 

STEM at EGSC - Current Student

 

Videos of current EGSC students coming soon

STEM at EGSC - Nursing


An Introduction to the EGSC Nursing Program:

 

A Message from a Nursing Student in the RN to BSN Program:

 

A messesge from an alumni of the Associate of Arts, Core Curriculum - Nursing Transfer Pathway:

 

 

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Bridge)

Associate of Arts, Core Curriculum:  Nursing Transfer Pathway

Trifold flyer:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Bridge) trifold flyer

Contact:

Dr. Linda Upchurch

Director of Nursing

lupchurch@ega.edu

(478) 289-2188

 

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EGSC Nursing Program recognized among most affordable online programs

EGSC Nursing Program recognized among most affordable online programs
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 13, 2020

East Georgia State College’s online nursing program was recently recognized for its affordability by Education Reference Desk.


STEM at EGSC - Zoom Meeting

Next Zoom Meeting:

November 16, 2020 at 4 PM: sign up for the meeting

We will send you the zoom info by email the week before the Zoom meeting.

During the Zoom meeting we will:

  • Present the different degrees offered
  • Discuss why enrolling at EGSC
  • Present the Correll Scholarship

 

 

STEM at EGSC - Tuition

Tuition at EGSC is the lowest from the USG Institutions

 

 

Reference:

TUITION RATES PER SEMESTER - FISCAL YEAR 2021

STEM at EGSC - Biology

An Introduction to the EGSC Biology Program:

 

Degrees offered: 

Associate of Sciences in Biology

Bachelor of Sciences in Biology

Trifold flyers

Associate of Sciences in Biology trifold flyer

Bachelor of Sciences in Biology trifold flyer

Contact:

Dr. John Cadle

Interim Biology Chair

jecadle@ega.edu

(478) 289-2187

 

 

STEM at EGSC - Chemistry

An Introduction to the EGSC Chemistry Program:

 

 

 

Degree offered:

Associate of Sciences in Chemistry

Trifold flyer:

Associate of Sciences in Chemistry trifold flyer

Contact:

Dr. Paul Cerpovicz

Professor of Chemistry

cerpovicz@ega.edu

(478) 289-2071

 

STEM at EGSC

Why should you enroll in a STEM major at EGSC?

                                                                                                          

   Low tuition                Student Success                  

                  

            

 Small Classes            Correll Scholarships   

 

              

   Extracurricular            Faculty Expertise

       Activities

 

Monthly Zoom Meeting:

Please sign in here to attend a virtual Zoom meeting.

The next Zoom meeting is at 4 PM on Monday November 16, 2020.

 

STEM Degrees Offered at EGSC:

 

An introduction to EGSC:

Contact: 

Click here to contact us

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Tenure Review Board

Purposes and Functions

A faculty member has the right to appeal the decision of the review committee to the Post-Tenure Review Board, which is composed of all tenured faculty members (who are not being reviewed) from each school. The appeal may encompass any action, review, or evaluation that is relevant to the post-tenure review. The appellant will submit a letter of appeal along with his or her post-tenure review dossier to the president of the Faculty Senate, who will make the appeal materials available to members of the Post-Tenure Review Board. The Faculty Senate will conduct or delegate a vote of the Post-Tenure Review Board no later than thirty days after the appeal is submitted to the Faculty Senate; a two-thirds vote of the Post-Tenure Review Board will be required for an appeal to succeed.

The Faculty Senate president will inform the college president of the result of the vote. The college president shall review the decision of the Post-Tenure Review Board and inform the appellant and the appellant’s supervisor of his or her final decision within fifteen days of receiving the Post-Tenure Review Board’s vote. In accordance with Board of Regents’ policy, any employee in the University System aggrieved by a final decision of the president of an institution may apply to the Board of Regents’ Office of Legal Affairs for a review of the decision (Board of Regents Policy Manual 8.6).

Membership

  • Tenured faculty members from each school (who are not being reviewed)

Meeting Agenda, Proposals, and Minutes

 

Promotion and Tenure Policy Review Committee

Purpose and Functions

The purpose of the Promotion and Tenure Policy Review Committee is to receive, review, and revise policy and procedure regarding EGSC Tenure and Promotion process. When the need arises, this Faculty Senate Committee will review and revise EGSC tenure and promotion policies to reflect the most recent changes in Board of Regents and EGSC policy in this area.

Membership

  • Chair: selected by the Vice President of Academic Affairs from its members;
  • One tenured faculty member from each academic division selected by the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Meeting Agenda, Proposals, and Minutes

JAM Ribbon Cutting 2020

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EGSC to host ribbon cutting for JAM Expansion Project

EGSC to host ribbon cutting for JAM Expansion Project
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The event will be held Thursday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the new entrance of the JAM Center Expansion.


2020 Constitution Day

American Constitution Day Celebration
22 September 2020 • 11 a.m.

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EGSC to celebrate Constitution Day

EGSC to celebrate Constitution Day
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  In celebration of the creation of the American Constitution, East Georgia State College will sponsor a lecture and discussion on the Constitution on Tuesday, September 22, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committees

QEP Committee

SACSCOC Leadership Team:

   Dr. Robert Boehmer, President of East Georgia State College
   Dr. Sandra Sharman, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
   Mary Smith, Chief of Staff and Legal Affairs
   Norma Kennedy, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement
   David Gribbin, Director of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research
   Dr. Ren Denton, Director of Quality Enhancement Plan

QEP Advisory Committee:

   Dr. Ren Denton, QEP Director, CETL Director, Associate Professor of English, G2C Team
   David Altamirano, Associate Professor of Sociology
   Dr. James Brady, Associate Professor of Communication
   Dr. Carlos Cunha, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
   Antré Drummer, Assistant Professor of Math
   Dr. John Giebfried, Assistant Professor of History
   Courtney Joiner, Program Coordinator, Swainsboro, Associate Professor of History
   Dr. Tori Kearns, Professor of Psychology
   Dr. Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, Director of Academic Support Services
   Christian Kraus, Assistant Professor of English
   Dr. Brett Larson, Assistant Professor of Political Science
   Mike Moran, Director of Admissions
   Karen Murphree, Director of Learning Commons
   David Strickland, Former Director of First-Year Experience, Professor of Sociology
   Dr. Tommy Upchurch, History Department Coordinator, Statesboro
         Humanities/Social Sciences Coordinator, Professor of History
   Dr. Mary Waalkes, Professor of History
   Dr. Yelena White, Professor of Physics

QEP Application Committee:

   Dr. Mary Waalkes (Chair), Professor of History
   Dr. Carlos Cunha, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
   Dr. Ren Denton, QEP Director, CETL Director, Associate Professor of English, G2C Team 
   John Gleissner, Assistant Professor of Math
   Courtney Joiner, Program Coordinator, Swainsboro, Associate Professor of History
   Dr. Tommy Upchurch, Leadership Team for Statesboro, School Coordinator, Professor of History

QEP Assessment Committee:

   Dr. John Giebfried (Chair), Assistant Professor of History
   Dr. Ren Denton, QEP Director, CETL Director, Associate Professor of English, G2C Team Lead
   Courtney Joiner, Program Coordinator, Swainsboro, Associate Professor of History
   Robert Nordan, Director of First Year Experience
   David Strickland, Professor of Sociology
   Dr. Thomas Upchurch, Leadership Team for Statesboro, School Coordinator, Professor of History
   Dr. Mary Waalkes, Leadership Team  for Augustus, Professor of History
   Dr. Yelena White, Professor of Physics

QEP Awards Committee:

   Dr. Deborah Vess, (Chair), Professor of History
   David Altamirano, Associate Professor of Sociology
   Dr. James Brady, Associate Professor of Communication
   Anthony DiLorenzo, Assistant Professor of History
   Dr. Rabia Hakima, Assistant Professor of English
   Tori Kearns, Professor of Psychology
   Christian Kraus, Assistant Professor of English
   David Strickland, Professor of Sociology
   Kathy Whitaker, Associate Professor of English
   Christine Xie, Associate Professor of Math

QEP Budget Committee:

   Dr. Tommy Upchurch (Chair), School Coordinator, Professor of History
   Dr. James Brady, Associate Professor of Communication
   Antré Drummer, Assistant Professor of Math
  John Gleissner, Assistant Professor of Math

QEP Campus Steering Committee Team Leaders:

   Dr. Ren Denton, QEP Director, CETL Director, Associate Professor of English, G2C Team 
   John Gleissner, Leadership Team Member for Swainsboro Campus, Assistant Professor of Math 
   Dr. Thomas Upchurch, Leadership Team for Statesboro, School Coordinator, Professor of History
   Dr. Mary Waalkes, Leadership Team Member for Augusta Campus, Professor of History

QEP Communication Committee:

   Dr. James Brady (Chair), Associate Professor of Communication
   Ed Rideout, (Assistant Chair), Adjunct Professor of Communication
   Dr. Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, Director of Academic Support Services
   M. Katelyn Moore, Marketing Coordinator
   Harley Strickland Smith, Communications Coordinator

QEP Literature Review Committee:

   David Strickland (Chair), Former Director of the First-Year Experience, Professor of Sociology
   Dr. Ren Denton, QEP Director, CETL Director, Associate Professor of English, G2C Team 
   Dr. Mary Waalkes, Professor of History

QEP Topic Development Committee:

   Dr. Ren Denton, QEP Director, CETL Director, Associate Professor of English, G2C Team Lead
   Dr. Alan Brasher, Professor of English
   Dr. Carlos Cunha, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
   Antré Drummer, Assistant Professor of Math
   Natasha Goss, Assistant Professor of Business
   Courtney Joiner, Program Coordinator, Swainsboro, Associate Professor of History
   Dr. Tori Kearns, Professor of Psychology
   Christian Kraus, Assistant Professor of English
   Dr. Brett Larson, Assistant Professor of Political Science
   David Strickland, Professor of Sociology
   Dr. Mary Waalkes, Professor of History
   Dr. Yelena White, Professor of Physics

QEP Writing Committee:

   Dr. Ren Denton, QEP Director, CETL Director, Associate Professor of English, G2C Team 
   David Strickland,  Former Director of the First-Year Experience, Professor of Sociology
   Dr. Mary Waalkes,  Professor of History

 

Convocation 2020

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Download the Digital Program Here:

http://www.ega.edu/announce/Convocation_2020_Program_082820.pdf


About Our Guest Speaker - Dr. Patrice Jackson

   Dr. Patrice Jackson is the 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.
   She earned her bachelor’s in sociology from the College of Charleston, her master’s 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.

 

 

COVID-19 Cases at EGSC

EGSC launched a COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form on 8/17/20.

Data is collected from 12AM – 11:59PM every day- reporting every morning during business hours.

In order to keep our community informed about the presence of COVID-19 on EGSC campuses, the college will report the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the table below.

NOTE: The numbers below are based on self-reports by students and employees. Positive cases are counted by EGSC on the day the positive case is reported to the college. In many cases, there is a delay in the self-report to the college and the student or employee is already in quarantine or may have recovered at the time the numbers are reported by EGSC. Similarly, individuals that tested positive but never came to campus, such as students with wholly online schedules and employees teleworking every day, are included in the reporting though they pose no risk to the campus community.

For the above reasons, the below positive cases represent numbers reported by students and employees and should not be viewed as an accurate representation of the current number of individuals with active COVID-19 on any EGSC campus.

Self-Reported Positive Cases for April
Date Role Campus Daily Total
  Employee Student Swainsboro Statesboro Augusta  
4/8 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Swainsboro Campus - Previous Months
Month Student Employee
March 2021 1 0
February 2021 4 0
January 2021 19 7
December 2020 2 1
November 2020 4 2
October 2020 5 4
September 2020 29 1
August 2020 8 2*
July 2020 0 5
June 2020 0 0

*Self-Reported Positive Cases Prior to Self-Reporting Form posted on 8/17

 

Statesboro Campus - Previous Months
Month Student Employee
March 2021 2 0
February 2021 2 0
January 2021 9 0
December 2020 0 1
November 2020 1 1
October 2020 8 0
September 2020 13 0
August 2020 13 0
July 2020 0 0
June 2020 0 2

 

Augusta Campus - Previous Months
Month Student Employee
March 2021 1 0
February 2021 1 0
January 2021 5 0
December 2020 5 0
November 2020 3 0
October 2020 1 0
September 2020 2 0
August 2020 1 0
July 2020 0 0
June 2020 0 0

 

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Professional Development Committee

Purpose and Functions:The purpose and functions of the Professional Development Committee are to make recommendations to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and develop, in conjunction with the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Director of eLearning, an annual program of professional development related to teaching (with a focus on learner-centered pedagogies that may enhance student success, online teaching and learning, and other relevant topics), ongoing professional growth and development for faculty as scholars and professionals in their disciplines (to include training in the scholarship of teaching and learning, assessment methods, and other professional opportunities related to disciplinary scholarship), ongoing professional development opportunities related to institutional, community, and professional service (to include training in advisement), and as practitioners in their institutional roles. The committee recommends policies and procedures as  necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

  • Chair, Director of Center for Teaching and Learning;
  • Director of eLearning;
  • Faculty member from Mathematics;
  • Faculty member from Natural Sciences;
  • Faculty member from Humanities;
  • Faculty member from Social Sciences;
  • Faculty member from each EGSC-Swainsboro, EGSC-Augusta, and EGSC Statesboro, if not already represented by membership above;
  • Director of the First Year Experience;
  • Director of the Learning Commons; and
  • Library Director.

Prior Learning Assessment Committee

Purpose and Functions: The purpose and functions of the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) committee is to review and approve any request for credit awarded through review of equivalencies listed in the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training and/or a joint military services or ACE transcript, may also determine course equivalency for a select list of military and workforce experiences that meet EGSC policy criteria and consult faculty in the appropriate disciplines, as appropriate, when credit may be awarded through PLA for a course in their discipline. The PLA committee will annually review the record of credits awarded through PLA and make recommendations for the review of the policies, procedures, and award of credit, where deemed necessary.

Membership:

  • Chair, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs;
  • Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Dean of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences;
  • Department of Biology Chair;
  • Department of Mathematics Chair;
  • Director of Nursing;
  • Director of Fire and Emergency Services Administration;
  • Criminal Justice Program Coordinator;
  • Director of Admissions;
  • Director of the Learning Commons;
  • Assistant Director of the Learning Commons for the Military Resource Center and Athletic Advisement;
  • Registrar; and
  • Faculty military mentors on external campuses.

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2020 Spring Commencement

Celebrating our Spring 2020 Graduating Class

   East Georgia State College presents the 2020 Virtual Spring Commencement Ceremony! Join us as we congratulate our students on their hard work and dedication. Having a watch party or graduation celebration? Post your photos on social media with the hashtag #EGSCgrad20
   Congratulations to all of our graduates! We are so proud of you!

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Welcome to our newest EGSC Alumni!

   Congratulations, Spring 2020 graduates! Our EGSC alumni and development coordinator, Karen Guthrie, has a special message for you all.
   Also, now that you are alumni, visit our EGSC alumni page at http://www.ega.edu/alumni_friends to learn more about special alumni discounts and events!

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Digital Program

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East Georgia State College will hold their Spring Commencement Ceremony virtually on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6 p.m.


Fulford Center 10th Anniversary

 

Celebrating 10 Years at The Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center:

   How did the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center come to be?
   The center was a gift donated by A. D. “Pete” Correll to his wife, Ada Lee, to honor the memory of Ada Lee’s mother, Mrs. Sudie Akins Fulford. “Miss Sudie” was a well-respected and beloved teacher in Emanuel County for over 30 years. Her love for her students was surpassed only by her love of her family. At 5:00 p.m., please join us for an anniversary video celebrating the 10 years of the Center, as well as the wonderful life of “Miss Sudie.”

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The Fulford Planetarium is an exciting and unique feature of the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center. Since its opening in 2010, 19 planetarium shows have been acquired, and nearly 1200 shows have been presented. For a planetarium its size, that’s pretty amazing!

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Over the past 10 years, the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center has hosted 58 camps for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grades.

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Since the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center opened a decade ago, it has welcomed over 75,000 visitors! Individuals from toddlers to seniors have enjoyed a host of events and activities at the Center.

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10th Anniversary Celebration Slideshow

We are beginning our celebration of the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College with a slideshow to remind us of all of the wonderful events that have been held over the years. We have had an incredible amount of memories made in the last ten years, and this slideshow only encompasses some of them. Please comment below to share your Fulford Center memories with us! We can't wait to hear your stories. Thanks for joining us on this special day.

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The Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center, located on the campus of East Georgia State College, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 30.



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2020 Honors Night

   East Georgia State College's Honors Night Celebration may be a little different this year, but it still doesn't take away from the hard work that our students have put into their courses. We ask that you take a moment to view our virtual honors night celebration where our faculty and staff present awards to our students and talk about their great achievements. We are so proud of each and every student at EGSC and the wonderful things they are doing. The students that receive a recognition in the video will have their award mailed to them.

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COVID-19 Archive

 

Archived Updates from the University System of Georgia: 

Media Statement Released by the University System of Georgia 03/16/20:

   The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided that all 26 institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester with extremely limited exceptions. This action comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19.
   Students are not allowed to return to campus until they receive permission from their institution, which will be forthcoming soon.
   Additionally, residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students unable to return home, or who cannot find housing elsewhere. Students will receive specific instructions from campus leaders regarding when they will be allowed to return to campus to retrieve their belongings from residence halls. Students must follow those instructions. For those students who are unable to depart campus, we will make every effort to accommodate these students.
   USG will be providing guidance to campuses on refunds for housing, dining, and other services. Students should wait for their campus to contact them.
   Institutions will remain open, with minimal staff physically on-site, to ensure continuity of certain services.
   In the end, we want to ensure that our faculty, staff and students are safe; that we do our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia; and that we fulfill our mission to graduate our students even in the face of these challenging times.

Update from the University System of Georgia 3/12/20 as of 8:45 p.m.:

   The University System of Georgia (USG) is consulting constantly with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force.
   Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today announced state agencies, school systems and local communities have been given the flexibility to implement closures.
   Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all 26 USG institutions will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia.
   Students who are currently on spring break are strongly encouraged not to return to campus. Students on campus are asked to depart campus by close of business Friday, March 13, 2020, and to remain away from campus until March 29, 2020. At this time, students are not being asked to move out of their dorms for the remainder of the semester. All institutions are being asked to work with students who are unable to leave campus.
   We take very seriously the responsibility to make prudent and well-informed choices for the well-being of our campus communities and the public. We continue to prepare for all scenarios in this rapidly evolving situation. All USG institutions have plans to ensure academic continuity as operations are impacted.
   The USG is providing regular updates to all institutions and the public at its website, https://www.usg.edu/coronavirus.
   In the interim, all students, faculty and staff who may be traveling in any capacity (either domestically or internationally) are being encouraged to register their travel information so we may provide relevant updates.
   East Georgia State College’s Travel Registry can be found at http://bit.ly/2PZS8zm.
   The CDC strongly advises against anyone traveling to a location subject to a Level 3 or higher Travel Health Notice, including most of Europe, South Korea, China and Iran. We also encourage community members to check with the U.S. Department of State website (found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html), and talk with family and travel companions to make a wise decision about travel plans, particularly related to travel in Europe.
   We urge all community members to practice good preventive measures and to visit the USG resource guide (found here: https://www.usg.edu/coronavirus)for the latest information concerning travel advisories and other guidance. You can also find additional information from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
   Prevention of COVID-19 is paramount, and we urge everyone to take appropriate measures such as:

  • Wash hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Be responsible and courteous to others and stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms.
  • Respect personal space when greeting others and during conversations.
  • Be mindful of those in high risk populations such as those with underlying health conditions and the elderly.
  • Follow CDC and DPH guidance on personal and business travel to avoid increasing your risk and that of others.

    Guidance from DPH identifies those with the highest risk to contract COVID-19 (see link here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html) are travelers to countries with widespread outbreaks, as well as those travelers’ close contacts. Additionally, those most likely to develop serious illness after contracting COVID-19 include persons who are older than 60, as well as persons with chronic health conditions.
    Health officials advise that the incubation period of COVID-19 is 2-14 days, with an average period of 5 days. Symptoms include coughing, fever and shortness of breath. Most people experience mild to moderate symptoms. Those who experience flu-like symptoms are urged to contact the Department of Public Health at 1-866-PUB-HLTH.
   The health of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to work with USG leaders in collaboration with state officials and DPH to act on the most up-to-date guidance available.

Archived Updates from the President of East Georgia State College:

March 24, 2020 • Release to the Community

   Dear Friends and Supporters of East Georgia State College:
   Each and every one of you is important to us. During these unprecedented times, we know you expect to be well-informed about the steps the University System of Georgia and East Georgia State College are taking to protect our treasured students and community. Accordingly, I will be sending you an update each week during this critical period.
   First, please accept the sincere thanks of East Georgia State College for all you have done for the college over the years. You are appreciated! Please know that the college is doing everything possible to manage this situation and protect students, faculty, staff and the community. Together, we are going to get through this.
   Updates:
   The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided all 26 USG institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the spring semester with extremely limited exceptions. This instruction will commence at EGSC on Monday, March 30, 2020 (with the exception of nursing and FESA, which resumed on line instruction Monday, March 23). This action comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19.
   Everything is subject to change. The situation is fluid and any changes may occur rapidly.  Everyone is advised to check the EGSC COVID-19 website frequently.
   http://www.ega.edu/covid19-old
   Points to note:
   Accept the reality of daily change. As conditions change, we will likely receive almost daily directives from the USG about small details and big policy issues. Sometimes, directives given to us earlier will change. The situation the USG is managing is changing daily and they are working 24/7 to respond. As the situation changes, we too will adapt.
   Watch carefully for scams by e-mail and other electronic means. If in doubt, don’t click.
   Spring commencement and Honors Night will not be held. This is, of course, a huge disappointment for our students, their families and supporters, and all of us. For many of our students, their graduation is the first ever in their family. Rest assured, that we are already planning for an appropriate method to recognize the academic achievements of our students. I will keep you updated as those plans develop.

  • Instruction will be wholly online for the duration of Spring Semester.
  • No decision has been made at this time about Maymester, Summer Semester or later.
  • Our campuses remain open. However access is strictly limited to employees who have been designated to work on campus on certain days/times and to students granted specific permission.  Please be respectful to the police officers charged with limiting access to our campuses. They are enforcing this limited access to keep us healthy and safe.
  • On-campus operations have been reduced to a minimum. Only the personnel necessary to maintain on campus operations who have been specifically authorized by their supervisor have access to the campus buildings. There is limited access to all 3 campuses.
  • Ingress and egress to campus for authorized entrants is limited to one location per campus. Only the main entrance on Lambs Bridge road is open to the Swainsboro campus. Police officers are stationed at main entrance of Swainsboro campus and at the front door at EGSC Statesboro. Most outdoor areas are open for individual (not group) use (walking trails, disc golf course). Users will need to park near the main entrance and not on campus. EGSC Augusta buildings are locked.
  • Students are not allowed to return to campus until they receive specific, individual permission from EGSC. Any such permission must be approved by the college president. Additionally, residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students who meet certain criteria. EGSC Housing has worked very hard to develop a detailed plan giving permission to Bobcat Villas residents to return to campus on a staggered basis (assigned specific time slots). Students may not simply “drop in” to check out. Information is currently being collected from students who are requesting a housing extension for extenuating circumstances. An extension is not guaranteed and will only be granted for reasons of housing insecurity and employment reasons. Students must not return to campus if sick. They can make arrangements for others to pick up items on their behalf or request a future move-out time once they are well.
  • A “move-out” plan from Bobcat Villas (approved by USG) has been initiated. The plan is being implemented. Phase 1 was completed Sunday, March 22. There will be a minimal number of students in residence halls. Existing students will return to pick up their belongings and check out over a staggered time period between March 25-29, in accordance with the plan submitted to USG. Students received their appointment times via email on 03/20/20.
  • Housing students are not authorized to return to campus outside of their communicated time slot for move out. No changes of time slot are permitted. Students who cannot come during their time slot should contact housing to set up a special move out time once the official move out period has ended. No early move out requests will be approved. Contact Angela Storck, Director of Housing, at 478-289-2172.
  • The Bobcat Villas Shopping Shuttle will run from 5pm-8pm on Sundays only until further notice.
  • The Student Health Center will remain open to serve students who will continue to reside in the residence halls on Monday-Thursday from 1-5 PM.  Swainsboro students not living on campus may call the clinic during those hours at 478-289-2182.
  • Student meals will be delivered to the Bobcat Villas Clubhouse.
  • All EGSC conduct policies, with the exception of the visitation policy, will function as normal. No students or guests other than those approved a special housing extension will be permitted in the Bobcat Villas until further notice.
  • All events scheduled with visitors on campus, including meetings, are cancelled for the rest of spring semester.
  • All events at the Fulford Community Learning Center and The Morgan House of East Georgia State College are cancelled. There will be no visitors to the Fulford Community Learning Center.
  • The gym and fitness center, and our athletic facilities including outdoor basketball courts, playing fields and tennis courts are closed.  EGSC’s dining hall, bookstore, campus café, and Common Grounds Coffee Shop are closed.
  • The bookstore is closed. The EGSC Bookstore will be available online only.  Free shipping has been extended on all online orders placed through their website. https://www.bkstr.com/egscstore/home
  • Per the guidance of the NJCAA and the GCAA, all spring athletic games and practices are cancelled.
  • No face-to-face meetings will be held.  All meetings will be via telephone, Zoom or Skype or other electronic means.   Everyone is strongly encouraged to observe appropriate social distancing including being handshake-free and hug-free and 6-foot distancing.
  • Our Spring commencement exercise and Honors Night are cancelled. Planning is already underway to creatively celebrate our students’ accomplishments.
  • Study Abroad Programs have been cancelled.
  • The Athletic Banquet has been cancelled.
  • Plans for Student Center Grand Opening are cancelled. This will be rescheduled for a date in early fall 2020.
  • Dual Enrollment instruction is suspended on the same basis as all other instruction. It will commence on March 30, 2020 in an online format.

   We take very seriously the responsibility to make prudent and well-informed choices for the well-being of our campus communities and the public. We continue to prepare for all scenarios in this rapidly evolving situation. All USG institutions have plans to ensure academic continuity as operations are impacted. We will continue to work with USG leaders in collaboration with state officials and the Georgia Department of Public Health to act on the most up-to-date guidance available.
   Ultimately, we want to ensure our faculty, staff and students and communities are safe; that we do our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia; and we fulfill our mission to graduate our students even in the face of these challenging times.
   Most importantly, thank you for all you are doing to respond to this unprecedented situation.
   Please be safe.

   Bob Boehmer,
   President

March 23, 2020 - Message to EGSC Students
   Dear Students,
   During these unprecedented times, I first want you to know how important you are to the faculty and staff of the college. I want to encourage you all to Be patient with other members of our community as we all strive to respond to the continually changing conditions and directives from the USG and federal, state and local authorities. The situation is fluid and it is going to stay that way for some time.
   I am writing today to encourage all of you to keep these key strategies in mind: Some of these points may be mentioned more than once.  That indicates the importance of making sure they are understood.

  • Stay positive. Together, we will emerge stronger soon.
  • Stay in touch by regularly checking your EGSC email account.
  • Accept the reality of daily change. As conditions change, we will likely receive almost daily directives from the University System of Georgia about small details and big policy issues. Sometimes, directives given to us earlier will change. The situation the USG is managing is changing daily and they are working 24/7 to respond. As the situation changes, we too will adapt.
  • Watch carefully for scams by e-mail and other electronic means. If in doubt, don’t click. Report immediately to our Chief Information Security Officer.
  • Be safe. Each of you is very important to EGSC.
  • Be adaptable. The switch to wholly online classes will, I know, be a huge change for many of you. Your faculty is working tirelessly to get ready for this new environment. Please be open to the changes that will be necessary for all of us to adapt to this new environment.

   All classes will resume in a wholly online format on Monday, March 30, 2020. BSN and FESA classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020.

   Spring graduation and Honors Night will not be held. This is, of course, a huge disappointment for those of you who will earn your degrees at the end of spring, your families and supporters and all of us. We want to celebrate your achievements. We know that, for many of you, your graduation is the first ever in your family. Rest assured, that we are already planning for an appropriate method to recognize your academic achievements. I will keep you updated as those plans develop.

   More Detailed Updates Appear Below (this will be updated and sent to you at least once per week)

   As you are well aware, The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided all 26 institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the spring semester with extremely limited exceptions. This instruction will commence at EGSC on Monday, March 30, 2020 (with the exception of nursing and FESA which will continue on line instruction beginning Monday, March 23). This action comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19.

   Everything is subject to change.  The situation is fluid and change will occur rapidly.  Everyone is advised to check the website frequently - www.ega.edu/covid19


   Critical Points to note:


  • Instruction will be wholly online for the duration of Spring Semester.
  • No decision has been made at this time about Maymester, Summer Semester or later.
  • None of our campuses are closed. Access, however is strictly limited to employees who have been designated to work on campus on certain days/times and to students granted specific permission (see below).  Please be respectful to the police officers charged with limiting access to our campuses. They are enforcing this limited access to keep us healthy and safe.
  • On-campus operations have been reduced to a minimum. Only the personnel necessary to maintain on campus operations who have been specifically authorized by their supervisor have access to the campus buildings. There is limited access to all 3 campuses.
  • Ingress and egress to campus for authorized entrants is limited to one location per campus. Only the main entrance on Lambs Bridge road is open to the Swainsboro campus. Police officers are stationed at main entrance of Swainsboro campus and at the front door at EGSC Statesboro. Most outdoor areas are open for individual (not group) use (walking trails, disc golf course). Users will need to park near the main entrance and not on campus. EGSC Augusta buildings are locked.
  • Students are not allowed to return to campus until they receive specific, individual permission from EGSC. Any such permission must be approved by the college president. Additionally, residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students who meet certain criteria. EGSC Housing has worked very hard to develop a detailed plan giving permission to Bobcat Villas residents to return to campus on a staggered basis (assigned specific time slots). Students may not simply drop in to check out. Information is currently being collected from students who are requesting a housing extension for extenuating circumstances. An extension is not guaranteed and will only be granted for reasons of housing insecurity and employment reasons.
  • A “move-out” plan from Bobcat Villas (approved by USG) has been initiated. Plan is being implemented. Phase 1 will be complete Sunday, March 22. There will be a minimal number of students in residence hall. Existing students returning to pick up belongings and check out will be implemented strictly in accordance with plan submitted to USG over a staggered time period of March 25-29.  Students received their appointment times via email on 03/20/20.
  • Housing students are not authorized to return to campus outside of their communicated time slot for move out. No changes of time slot are permitted. Students who cannot come during their time slot should contact housing to set up a special move out time once the official move out period has ended. No early move out requests will be approved. students may schedule a special move out appointment during the week of March 30 – April 3rd if they have a conflict and cannot attend during their scheduled appointment time.
  • The Bobcat Villas Shopping Shuttle will run from 5pm-8pm on Sundays only until further notice.
  • The Student Health Center will remain open to serve students who will continue to reside in the residence halls on Monday-Thursday from 1-5 PM.  Swainsboro students not living on campus may call the clinic during those hours at 478-289-2182.
  • Student meals will be delivered to the Bobcat Villas Clubhouse.
  • The Bobcat Bridge will open upon request. Please submit requests to housing@ega.edu so that an open time can be arranged.
  • All EGSC conduct policies, with the exception of the visitation policy, will function as normal. No students or guests other than those approved a special housing extension will be permitted in the Bobcat Villas until further notice.
  • Faculty, Staff and Students are reminded to complete the travel registry.
  • All events scheduled with visitors on campus, including meetings, are cancelled for the rest of spring semester.
  • All events at the Fulford Community Learning Center and The Morgan House of East Georgia State College are cancelled. There will be no visitors to the Fulford Community Learning Center.
  • The library and the ACE (all three locations) are closed. More information on available services may be found here.
  • The gym and fitness center, and our athletic facilities including outdoor basketball courts, playing fields and tennis courts are closed.  EGSC’s dining hall, bookstore, campus café, and Common Grounds Coffee Shop are closed.
  • The bookstore is closed. The EGSC Bookstore will be available online only.  Free shipping has been extended on all online orders placed through their website. https://www.bkstr.com/egscstore/home
  • Per the guidance of the NJCAA and the GCAA, all spring athletic games and practices are cancelled.
  • Our Spring commencement exercise and Honors Night are cancelled. Planning is already underway to creatively celebrate our students’ accomplishments.
  • Study Abroad Programs have been cancelled.
  • College Board has suspended all SAT testing dates indefinitely.
  • The Athletic Banquet has been cancelled.
  • The Student Leadership Program Retreat has been cancelled.
  • Plans for Student Center Grand Opening are cancelled. This will be rescheduled for a date in early fall 2020.
  • Dual Enrollment instruction is suspended on the same basis as all other instruction It will commence on March 30, 2020 in an online format.
  • See the following concerning Bookstore rental return procedure:  www.ega.edu/announce/Rental_Returns_031820.pdf

   We take very seriously the responsibility to make prudent and well-informed choices for the well-being of our campus communities and the public. We continue to prepare for all scenarios in this rapidly evolving situation. All USG institutions have plans to ensure academic continuity as operations are impacted. We will continue to work with USG leaders in collaboration with state officials and the Georgia Department of Public Health to act on the most up-to-date guidance available.

   Ultimately, we want to ensure our faculty, staff and students are safe; that we do our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia; and we fulfill our mission to graduate our students even in the face of these challenging times.
   You will be receiving updates at least weekly with new information.

   Most importantly, thank you for all you are doing to respond to this unprecedented situation. I am deeply proud of the response of our college community and each of you.

   Please be safe.

March 23, 2020 • 12:09 p.m. - Message to EGSC Faculty/Staff
   During these unprecedented times, I deeply appreciate the professional and compassionate manner in which all of you are coming together (although virtually) to continue to carry out our mission. You are the best and you are deeply appreciated.
   I am writing today to encourage all of you to keep these key strategies in mind:

  • Stay away from campus unless you are one of the small number of faculty and staff specifically authorized by your supervisor as necessary to maintain a minimal level of operations on campus.
  • Stay positive. Together, we will emerge stronger soon.
  • Stay in touch by regularly checking your EGSC email account.
  • Be patient with other members of our community as we all strive to respond to the continually changing conditions and directives from the USG and federal, state and local authorities. The situation is fluid and it is going to stay that way for some time.
  • Stay in daily electronic contact with individual students. Completing this semester is going to be a struggle for many students as they adapt to a wholly online environment. Your guidance and mentorship will be the key factor in their success. Your personal connection with these students will be the single most important factor in determining whether they come back after this semester.
  • Stay in daily electronic contact with individual colleagues and small groups of colleagues. Everyone will be coping with loneliness and isolation and this will ease the struggle.
  • Accept the reality of daily change. As conditions change, we will receive almost daily directives from the USG about small details and big policy issues. Sometimes, directives given to us earlier will change. The situation they are managing is changing daily and they are working 24/7 to respond. As the situation changes, we too will adapt.
  • Watch carefully for scams by e-mail and other electronic means. If in doubt, don’t click. Report immediately to our Chief Information Security Officer.
  • Be safe. Each of you is very important to EGSC.

   All classes will resume in a wholly online format on Monday, March 30, 2020. BSN and FESA classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020.
   Spring graduation and Honors Night will not be held.
This is, of course, a huge disappointment for our students, their families and supporters and all of us. For many of our students, their graduation is the first ever in their family. Rest assured, that we are already planning for an appropriate method to recognize the academic achievements of our students. I will keep you updated as those plans develop.

More Detailed Updates Appear Below (this will be updated and sent to you at least once per week)
   As you are well aware, The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided all 26 institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the spring semester with extremely limited exceptions. This instruction will commence at EGSC on Monday, March 30, 2020 (with the exception of nursing and FESA which will continue on-line instruction beginning today). This action comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19.
   Everything is subject to change.  The situation is fluid and change will occur rapidly.  Everyone is advised to check this webpage frequently.

Critical Points to note:

  • Instruction will be wholly online for the duration of Spring Semester.
  • No decision has been made at this time about Maymester, Summer Semester or later.
  • Everyone should be intensely preparing this week to deliver all classes wholly online and to ensure business continuity. Please see the Resources for Rapid Conversion Guide from EGSC IT and Distance Learning here.
  • None of our campuses are closed. Access, however is strictly limited to employees who have been designated to work on campus on certain days/times and to students granted specific permission (see below).  Please be respectful to the police officers charged with limiting access to our campuses. They are enforcing this limited access to keep us healthy and safe.
  • On-campus operations have been reduced to a minimum. Only the personnel necessary to maintain on campus operations who have been specifically authorized by their supervisor have access to the campus buildings. There is limited access to all 3 campuses.
  • Ingress and egress to campus for authorized entrants is limited one location per campus. Only the main entrance on Lambs Bridge road is open to the Swainsboro campus. Police officers are stationed at main entrance of Swainsboro campus and at the front door at EGSC Statesboro. Most outdoor areas are open for individual (not group) use (walking trails, disc golf course). Users will need to park near the main entrance and not on campus. EGSC Augusta buildings are locked.
  • When communicating with your colleagues, use individual emails or text, small group emails or texts, phone calls, conference phone calls, Zoom, Skype or other methods of personal electronic communication. Everyone’s inbox is flooded with emails. Avoid “reply all” except when really needed. Avoid email blasts to large groups when individualized communication is more appropriate.
  • Students are not allowed to return to campus until they receive specific, individual permission from EGSC. Any such permission must be approved by the college president. Additionally, residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students who meet certain criteria. EGSC Housing has worked very hard to develop a detailed plan giving permission to Bobcat Villas residents to return to campus on a staggered basis (assigned specific time slots). Students may not simply drop in to check out. Information is currently being collected from students who are requesting a housing extension for extenuating circumstances. An extension is not guaranteed and will only be granted for reasons of housing insecurity and employment reasons.
  • A “move-out” plan from Bobcat Villas (approved by USG) has been initiated. This plan is being implemented. Phase 1 was completed Sunday, March 22. There will be a minimal number of students in residence hall. Existing students returning to pick up belongings and check out will be implemented strictly in accordance with plan submitted to USG over a staggered time period of March 25-29.  Students received their appointment times via email on 03/20/20.
  • Housing students are not authorized to return to campus outside of their communicated time slot for move out. No changes of time slot are permitted. Students who cannot come during their time slot should contact housing to set up a special move out time once the official move out period has ended. No early move out requests will be approved.
  • The Bobcat Villas Shopping Shuttle will run from 5pm-8pm on Sundays only until further notice.
  • The Student Health Center will remain open to serve students who will continue to reside in the residence halls Monday-Thursday from 1-5 PM. Other students may contact the Student Health Center if needed during those hours by calling 478-289-2182.
  • Student meals will be delivered to the Bobcat Villas Clubhouse.
  • The Bobcat Bridge will open upon request. Please submit requests to housing@ega.edu so that an open time can be arranged.
  • All EGSC conduct policies, with the exception of the visitation policy, will function as normal. No students or guests other than those approved a special housing extension will be permitted in the Bobcat Villas until further notice.
  • Faculty, Staff and Students are reminded to complete the travel registry.
  • The Telework Agreement will need to be acknowledged by staff who are teleworking.
  • All events scheduled with visitors on campus, including meetings, are cancelled for the rest of spring semester.
  • All events at the Fulford Community Learning Center and The Morgan House of East Georgia State College are cancelled. There will be no visitors to the Fulford Community Learning Center.
  • The library and the ACE (all three locations) are closed. More information on available services may be found here.
  • The gym and fitness center, and our athletic facilities including outdoor basketball courts, playing fields and tennis courts are closed.  EGSC’s dining hall, bookstore, campus café, and Common Grounds Coffee Shop are closed.
  • The bookstore is closed. The EGSC Bookstore will be available online only.  Free shipping has been extended on all online orders placed through their website. https://www.bkstr.com/egscstore/home
  • Per the guidance of the NJCAA and the GCAA, all spring athletic games and practices are cancelled.
  • No face to face meetings will be held.  All meetings will be via telephone, Zoom or Skype or other electronic means.   Everyone is strongly encouraged to observe appropriate social distancing including being handshake-free and hug-free and 6-foot distancing.
  • Our Spring commencement exercise and Honors Night are cancelled. Planning is already underway to creatively celebrate our students’ accomplishments.
  • Study Abroad Programs have been cancelled.
  • The College Board and ACT have suspended all upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates indefinitely.
  • The Athletic Banquet has been cancelled.
  • The Student Leadership Program Retreat has been cancelled.
  • Plans for Student Center Grand Opening are cancelled. This will be rescheduled for a date in early fall 2020.
  • Dual Enrollment instruction is suspended on the same basis as all other instruction It will commence on March 30, 2020 in an online format.
  • You are reminded that when communicating with external groups to first run message/response by IA before sending.
  • What to do if you or someone else exhibits symptoms of COVID-19? See email from Dr. Boehmer dated 3/15/20 and USG guidance.
  • See the following concerning Bookstore rental return procedure:  http://www.ega.edu/announce/Rental_Returns_031820.pdf
  • Be especially mindful of potential email scams and phishing attempts.  Follow the guidelines established by EGSC IT and do not open or respond to anything that is out of the ordinary or that you have concern about. Specifically,
       - Obtain information from trusted sources. Some web sites are providing misinformation and serving malicious software. Refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) (https://www.who.int), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (https://dph.georgia.gov/) for official information on COVID-19.
       - Check email addresses and links. Inspect web links by hovering your mouse pointer over the URL to see where it leads. Review the sender’s email address.
       - Beware of online requests for personal information. A COVID-19 themed email requesting personal information like your Social Security number or login information is a phishing scam. Never respond to these emails.
       - Watch for spelling and grammatical mistakes. If an email includes spelling, punctuation or grammar errors, it is possible this is a phishing email.
       - Look for generic greetings. Phishing emails are likely to use greetings like “Dear sir or madam.” These usually signal an email is not legitimate.
       - Avoid COVID-19 themed emails requiring an immediate response. Phishing emails often create a sense of urgency. Stop-Think-Act.
       - Is the email from an external source? Look for the banner at the top of the email: ALERT: This email originated from an external source. Please use proper judgment before opening attachments, clicking links, replying, or
         providing information.
       - Report suspicious email prior to clicking any links or attachments. Contact the EGSC helpdesk at abuse@ega.edu (478-289-2004) if you receive suspicious email. Alternatively, you can contact me directly at awoods@ega.edu.

   We take very seriously the responsibility to make prudent and well-informed choices for the well-being of our campus communities and the public. We continue to prepare for all scenarios in this rapidly evolving situation. All USG institutions have plans to ensure academic continuity as operations are impacted. We will continue to work with USG leaders in collaboration with state officials and the Georgia Department of Public Health to act on the most up-to-date guidance available.
   Ultimately, we want to ensure our faculty, staff and students are safe; that we do our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia; and we fulfill our mission to graduate our students even in the face of these challenging times.
   You will be receiving updates at least weekly with new information.
   Most importantly, thank you for all you are doing to respond to this unprecedented situation. I am deeply proud of the response our college community and each of you.
   Please be safe.

March 16, 2020 • 8:23 p.m. - Message to EGSC Students

   Dear EGSC students,
   Please see the announcement below which was made this afternoon by the University System of Georgia.
   Students, other than those granted specific permission by EGSC Housing to remain on campus during Spring Break and the week following, are directed not to return to campus until you receive written permission to do so.
   East Georgia State College will work with each student directly about a specific time and place when you may return to campus to collect any personal belongings.
   EGSC Department of Housing will contact all students who requested and were granted permission to remain in Bobcat Villas during Spring Break and the week following, to inform them about their housing status.
   Thank you in advance for your complete cooperation with this important directive which is intended to protect all citizens of Georgia.
   - Bob Boehmer, President
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   Media Statement by University System of Georgia:
   The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided that all 26 institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester with extremely limited exceptions. This action comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19.
   Students are not allowed to return to campus until they receive permission from their institution, which will be forthcoming soon.
   Additionally, residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students unable to return home, or who cannot find housing elsewhere. Students will receive specific instructions from campus leaders regarding when they will be allowed to return to campus to retrieve their belongings from residence halls. Students must follow those instructions. For those students who are unable to depart campus, we will make every effort to accommodate these students.
   USG will be providing guidance to campuses on refunds for housing, dining, and other services. Students should wait for their campus to contact them.
   Institutions will remain open, with minimal staff physically on-site, to ensure continuity of certain services.
   In the end, we want to ensure that our faculty, staff and students are safe; that we do our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia; and that we fulfill our mission to graduate our students even in the face of these challenging times.

March 15, 2020 • 4:16 p.m.

   As you know well, East Georgia State College has temporarily suspended instruction for two weeks beginning on Monday, 3/16/2020. Although instruction is suspended, the college is not closed. The college has created a Task Force which will be meeting regularly and closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation during this two-week period.
   This COVID-19 situation has and will continue to be a fluid situation. The directives we receive from national, state, USG and local authorities will likely change from time to time as the situation changes. It is extremely important that each of us maintain regular and direct contact with our supervisors during this period to assure that we are up-to-date as the situation evolves.
   • During this two-week period, I encourage you to regularly visit the college’s webpage about COVID-19 to stay up-to-date.
   • Many faculty and staff will be teleworking, and those necessary to maintain service and safety will be on campus working. As this situation evolves, it may be necessary to make modifications to teleworking and on-campus assignments. Again, please stay in direct daily contact with your immediate supervisor so that changes can be made as needed.
   During this two-week period, our two major goals will be (1) to prepare all of our courses for wholly online instruction so that we will prepared should it become necessary to offer all courses online for an extended period of time following this two-week suspension; and (2) to further develop and test the college’s Business Continuity Plan so that we will be able to continue to offer services to faculty, staff and students at an appropriate level during any continued period of interruption of normal operations. I know that everyone in our college community is committed to the intense hard work which will be necessary to accomplish these goals over the next two weeks. Your work and dedication are deeply appreciated.
   Use the Travel Registry
   As you know, the college established a Travel Registry to assist us in protecting our college community. You are Encouraged to Use the Travel Registry.

Mandatory Registration
Registration is required if you have recently traveled or plan to travel to any of the Level 3 destinations before the beginning of fall semester 2020.
Voluntary Registration
EGSC also encourages you to voluntarily register any domestic or international travel plans (from now until the beginning of fall semester) as you make those plans. This voluntary registration will enable the college to understand and evaluate risks as the situation develops. In short, knowing your travel plans will enable EGSC to better communicate with you about risks and precautionary measures and to protect our college community.

All Non-essential Travel Is Suspended
   During this two-week period of suspension of instruction, all non-essential college travel is suspended. Even if your travel was approved prior to this period, please re-submit any request for travel to your immediate supervisor before traveling if you believe it is essential. That request must be approved by your immediate supervisor, the Vice President for Business Affairs and the President before you travel.
   Preparing All Courses for Delivery in Online Format
   As indicated above, one of our major goals during this two-week period of suspension of instruction is to prepare all courses for delivery in wholly online format so that we will be prepared for the possibility that implementation of that plan becomes necessary at the end of the two-week period. EGSC’s academic leadership will be working closely with faculty and staff during the next two weeks to assure that we are ready to do this if necessary. Additional resources include:
   • The distance learning team at the USG has created a Keep Teaching Resource Webpage designed to provide faculty with helpful resources and contacts to prepare for a transition to online instruction.
   • USG eCampus has produced an online training course for USG faculty called Rapid Guide to Teaching Online in D2L. They will share with any institution that requests it. It is a condensed triage-style training that focuses on the basics of online access, communication, quizzes, and assignment submissions. There will be a companion training for students as well as a basic D2L LMS template that faculty can use. If interested, please email Amy Austin, Director of USG eCampus Online Faculty Development, at amya@ecampus.usg.edu.
   Rapid Guide to Teaching Online in D2L

   You are Encouraged to Conduct All Meetings Electronically, Not Face-to-Face
   Please strongly consider the use of Skype, Zoom or conference bridge numbers to conduct all meetings. This includes meetings with as few as two EGSC employees. If you need assistance in setting up these meetings, please submit a work request to our IT department. Please understand that they will have an even heavier workload than usual during this extraordinary period. They stand ready to help you, but your patience is important in getting all of us through this together.
   Please practice social distancing
   You are strongly encouraged to help make our campuses “hand-shake” free zones and to maintain the practice of maintaining an appropriate distance between individuals in all face-to-face encounters. Also, please take full advantage of the disinfectant supplies made available to your unit and the hand sanitizer stations located around our campuses.
   Responding to Requests from Media Sources for Information
   It is possible that you will receive requests for interviews from media sources about things like the two-week suspension of instruction, cancellation of college events and external events on campus and teleworking. Please be certain to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement for advice before responding. It is very important that the public and all members of our college community receive clear and consistent information about this situation. Following this practice will help us accomplish that.
   Beware of Scams and Misinformation
   Please see the email message which was sent by our Chief Security Officer on 3/13/2020. As he points out, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, some bad actors are using this situation as an opportunity to harm others. As stated in his email,

  • “Obtain information from trusted sources. Some web sites are providing misinformation and serving malicious software. Refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) (https://www.who.int), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (https://dph.georgia.gov/) for official information on COVID-19.
  • Check email addresses and links. Inspect web links by hovering your mouse pointer over the URL to see where it leads. Review the sender’s email address.
  • Beware of online requests for personal information. A COVID-19 themed email requesting personal information like your Social Security number or login information is a phishing scam. Never respond to these emails.
  • Watch for spelling and grammatical mistakes. If an email includes spelling, punctuation or grammar errors, it is possible this is a phishing email.
  • Look for generic greetings. Phishing emails are likely to use greetings like “Dear sir or madam.” These usually signal an email is not legitimate.
  • Avoid COVID-19 themed emails requiring an immediate response. Phishing emails often create a sense of urgency. Stop-Think-Act.
  • Report suspicious email. Contact the EGSC helpdesk at abuse@ega.edu (478-289-2004) if you receive suspicious email. Alternatively, you can contact me directly at awoods@ega.edu.”

   Information about Events on Campus During this Two-week Period
   Virtually all public events scheduled on our campuses during this two-week suspension have been postponed or cancelled. This includes games scheduled for our Bobcat baseball and softball teams. Our Event Planning Office has already reached out to event organizers about cancellation or rescheduling. If you have any questions about an event which you scheduled or plan to attend, please contact our college’s Director of Event Planning at abwilliams@ega.edu.
   Reporting Any Information You May Receive About Individuals Who May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19 or Who Exhibit Symptoms of COVID-19
   Please see the information below in the guidance from the USG for employees under the headings: “What Should I do if I am Sick?” “What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?” “What should I do if I am exposed but do not show any symptoms?” and “What if I have been exposed and am showing symptoms?”
   The college is required to report known cases of COVID-19 to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Accordingly, if you do become aware of any information of this type, please let your immediate supervisor know immediately. The immediate supervisor should then promptly make the President’s Office aware. If for any reason you cannot contact your immediate supervisor, please call the President’s Office immediately. Also, please remember that exposure to COVID-19, infection or the perception by others that you may have or have been infected is a stressful event for the individual and those close to them. Please assure that you treat any information you may receive about suspected or actual exposure with the highest level of confidentiality possible under the circumstances and with compassion for the individual involved.
   Information for Employees from the University System of Georgia
   In addition to the above information, the USG has provided the following guidance for employees (as of 3/13/2020).

What can I do to protect myself?
   The most important responsibility we each have is to practice prevention. Prevention is paramount.
   Please take appropriate measures such as:
      · Wash hands regularly.
      · Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
      · Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues.
      · Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
      · Be responsible and courteous to others and stay home if you are sick. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your health provider.
      · Respect personal space when greeting others and during conversations.
      · Be mindful of those in high-risk populations such as those with underlying health conditions and the elderly.

We take very seriously the responsibility to make prudent choices for the well-being of the USG community. The Governor has issued a directive to reduce the number of employees on-site at any one time and prioritize teleworking and flexible scheduling.

What action is the University System taking to protect students, faculty and staff from COVID-19?
   We continue to monitor COVID-19 and to take safety actions as warranted. We are operating in conjunction with our local, state and national health agencies to include regular updates with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).
   Each college and university president has established a task force composed of leaders from across campus who are working to continually assess the institution’s readiness plans and execute protocols related to medical health and safety, business continuity, emergency preparedness and travel.
   What should I do if I am sick?
   Employees should not come to work when they are sick. Employees should stay home and use appropriate leave. If an employee appears to be exhibiting symptoms associated with coronavirus while at work, a manager should excuse the employee from work and advise them to seek care from a healthcare provider. Regular benefits-eligible employees have leave available to them to cover absences. Employees should follow standard request and approval procedures. The employee will be expected to use appropriate leave to cover the time away and may be expected to provide a release from a healthcare provider to return to work.
   What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
   Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath; you should contact your primary care physician or institution health center, if applicable for students.
   What if I have been exposed but am not showing any symptoms?
   Employees who believe they have been directly exposed to COVID-19, but are not showing symptoms, should self-quarantine consistent with DPH and CDC guidelines. Employees must contact their supervisor if they are unable to come to work or need to make a telework arrangement. Employees should contact their healthcare provider if they become sick and remain home.
   What if I have been exposed and am showing symptoms?
   Employees who believe they have been directly exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms should seek care from a healthcare provider and may be required to self-quarantine. During this time, employees should not come to work and should inform their manager. Managers have the discretion to determine if an employee’s duties and responsibilities can reasonably be performed from an employee’s home location, and, when they can, the manager may elect to offer the employee the option to telework.
   Will FMLA cover me if I become ill with the COVID-19?
   It depends…
   If you are eligible for FMLA and you have tested positive for COVID-19, then yes FMLA will be available to you.
   If employees have only been exposed to the virus, FMLA is not applicable. However, they may still need to be quarantined, and applicable non-FMLA leave (to include sick leave) could be an option subject to standard request and approval procedures.
   Will FMLA cover me if an immediate member of my family contracts COVID-19?
   Yes, FMLA allows an eligible employee to take FMLA leave if either the employee or an immediate family member, defined as spouse, child or parent, contracts the virus.
   Can a manager consider telework or flex schedules for employees?
   Employees should consult with their supervisors about teleworking and flexible schedule options. Supervisors have increased flexibility to approve telework and flexible schedules in order to comply with the Governor’s directive to reduce the number of employees on-site at any given time. Authorized managers can waive the requirement to complete the usual telework agreement and may use email to confirm approval to telework.
   What guidance is available for home quarantine and isolation?
   The CDC has guidance on this topic found at the website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/.
   If my job involves travel and I’m concerned about potential risks, what should I do? What if I am a manager of an employee who is scheduled to travel for work?
   All non-essential business travel is suspended in order to comply with the Governor’s directive. Managers have the authority to rescind prior travel approval. Required in-person meetings should be transitioned to an electronic format or rescheduled. USG official travel to a CDC Level 3 or higher country is not authorized and will not be reimbursed.
   Will I be reimbursed for travel if my meeting is cancelled?
   Employees should explore all options to obtain refunds or credits for cancelled or rescheduled conferences and business meetings. Employees will be reimbursed f

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR THE EGSC COMMUNITY

 

 

Updates from the University System of Georgia: 

Media Statement Released by the University System of Georgia 03/16/20:

   The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided that all 26 institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester with extremely limited exceptions. This action comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19.
   Students are not allowed to return to campus until they receive permission from their institution, which will be forthcoming soon.
   Additionally, residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students unable to return home, or who cannot find housing elsewhere. Students will receive specific instructions from campus leaders regarding when they will be allowed to return to campus to retrieve their belongings from residence halls. Students must follow those instructions. For those students who are unable to depart campus, we will make every effort to accommodate these students.
   USG will be providing guidance to campuses on refunds for housing, dining, and other services. Students should wait for their campus to contact them.
   Institutions will remain open, with minimal staff physically on-site, to ensure continuity of certain services.
   In the end, we want to ensure that our faculty, staff and students are safe; that we do our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia; and that we fulfill our mission to graduate our students even in the face of these challenging times.

Update from the University System of Georgia 3/12/20 as of 8:45 p.m.:

   The University System of Georgia (USG) is consulting constantly with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force.
   Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today announced state agencies, school systems and local communities have been given the flexibility to implement closures.
   Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all 26 USG institutions will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia.
   Students who are currently on spring break are strongly encouraged not to return to campus. Students on campus are asked to depart campus by close of business Friday, March 13, 2020, and to remain away from campus until March 29, 2020. At this time, students are not being asked to move out of their dorms for the remainder of the semester. All institutions are being asked to work with students who are unable to leave campus.
   We take very seriously the responsibility to make prudent and well-informed choices for the well-being of our campus communities and the public. We continue to prepare for all scenarios in this rapidly evolving situation. All USG institutions have plans to ensure academic continuity as operations are impacted.
   The USG is providing regular updates to all institutions and the public at its website, https://www.usg.edu/coronavirus.
   In the interim, all students, faculty and staff who may be traveling in any capacity (either domestically or internationally) are being encouraged to register their travel information so we may provide relevant updates.
   East Georgia State College’s Travel Registry can be found at http://bit.ly/2PZS8zm.
   The CDC strongly advises against anyone traveling to a location subject to a Level 3 or higher Travel Health Notice, including most of Europe, South Korea, China and Iran. We also encourage community members to check with the U.S. Department of State website (found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html), and talk with family and travel companions to make a wise decision about travel plans, particularly related to travel in Europe.
   We urge all community members to practice good preventive measures and to visit the USG resource guide (found here: https://www.usg.edu/coronavirus)for the latest information concerning travel advisories and other guidance. You can also find additional information from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
   Prevention of COVID-19 is paramount, and we urge everyone to take appropriate measures such as:

  • Wash hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Be responsible and courteous to others and stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms.
  • Respect personal space when greeting others and during conversations.
  • Be mindful of those in high risk populations such as those with underlying health conditions and the elderly.
  • Follow CDC and DPH guidance on personal and business travel to avoid increasing your risk and that of others.

    Guidance from DPH identifies those with the highest risk to contract COVID-19 (see link here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html) are travelers to countries with widespread outbreaks, as well as those travelers’ close contacts. Additionally, those most likely to develop serious illness after contracting COVID-19 include persons who are older than 60, as well as persons with chronic health conditions.
    Health officials advise that the incubation period of COVID-19 is 2-14 days, with an average period of 5 days. Symptoms include coughing, fever and shortness of breath. Most people experience mild to moderate symptoms. Those who experience flu-like symptoms are urged to contact the Department of Public Health at 1-866-PUB-HLTH.
   The health of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to work with USG leaders in collaboration with state officials and DPH to act on the most up-to-date guidance available.

Updates from the President of East Georgia State College:

NEW - March 30, 2020 • Release to Community

   Dear Friends of East Georgia State College,
   During these unprecedented times, the events of each day remind me repeatedly of the importance of East Georgia College to the region we serve and to our amazing students --- and the importance of each one of you to our future. Thank you for all you have done for the college and for your continuing support.
   At this time of year, Joyce Boehmer and I would ordinarily be preparing furiously for things like Honors Night, Commencement, events at our home with students, faculty, staff, and alumni, baseball and softball games and graduation events for our student leadership and staff leadership development program. Sadly, the COVID-19 situation changes everything. Our focus instead is on assuring that residents in Bobcat Villas are moved out safely, that the conversion to wholly on-line classes for spring semester goes smoothly, that our business operations remain sound and that we are prepared for the eventual return to normal operations. As you do, we look forward to that day when we can share time with our Bobcat community face-to-face. We are confident that we will get there because so many people are focused like a laser on maintaining an excellent learning environment in the face of COVID-19 and preparing for the college’s bright future.
   For the safety and well-being of all, we may be more physically separated right now than ever before. But one thing holds true: As East Georgia State College, we stand together, always. We are nearly 50 years strong, and we will navigate these difficult times together. No matter where you are right now, please know that our heartfelt concern is for every member of our Bobcat community. I sincerely appreciate everything you are all doing to meet these challenging times.
   The college remains open for business with minimal staff and faculty on campus.  All classes will resume in a wholly on-line format on Monday, March 30, 2020. Most of our employees are working remotely from home.  Commencement in May and Student Honors Night in April have been cancelled. We are actively planning, however, for creative, alternative means to recognize student achievements. All spring graduates will, also, be encouraged to participate in the fall 2020 commencement.
   There is only one entrance open at the Swainsboro and Statesboro campuses.  The EGSC Police Department is only allowing authorized personnel to enter the campuses.  No visitors to campus are allowed.
   Other important information regarding changes includes:

  • The process of moving out all residents of Bobcat Villas will be largely complete on Sunday, March 29, 2020. A few residents will move out in scheduled slots early during the days immediately following and a few with exceptional needs (such as food insecurity) will remain with us for the rest of spring semester 2020.
  • All events scheduled with visitors on campus, including meetings, are cancelled for the rest of spring semester. No face-to-face meetings will be held. All meetings will be via telephone, Zoom or Skype or other electronic means.
  • All events at the Fulford Community Learning Center and The Morgan House of East Georgia State College are cancelled. There will be no visitors to the Fulford Community Learning Center.
  • The gym and fitness center, and our athletic facilities including outdoor basketball courts, playing fields and tennis courts are closed. EGSC’s dining hall, bookstore, campus café, and Common Grounds Coffee Shop are closed.
  • The guidance of the NJCAA and the GCAA is being followed: all spring athletic games and practices are cancelled.
  • Study Abroad Programs have been cancelled.
  • Plans for Student Center Grand Opening are cancelled. This will be rescheduled for a date in early fall 2020.

   I know that right now, many of you have questions about what the college is doing to support students as we launch remote education, which will continue for the remainder of the semester. I encourage you to visit the college’s COVID website regularly for updated information on student services and support: www.ega.edu/covid19 
   Here are a few of our efforts:

  • Remote learning
    The faculty and staff have worked tirelessly over the past two weeks to prepare for the transition to wholly online courses. There will bumps in the road as instructors and students adapt to new methods of teaching and learning. Problems that may arise will be addressed by instructors with flexibility and fairness.
    Resources for students are posted on the college’s website, through regular text messages to students and social media.
    If you would like to dig deeper and see the type of resources being made available to students, please visit the following sites: https://www.usg.edu/keep_learning_usg
  • Keep Learning USG - Keep Learning USG (https://www.usg.edu/keep_learning_usg) is a site designed to support student as they make the shift to virtual learning. The site is deliberately created to be easily accessed on a phone, with copy in an informal student-friendly style. The information leads students step by step through best practices to succeed in a remote instructional environment. We know that many of you have also created similarly focused resources, and we have linked to many of those as additional resources guides.
    http://www.ega.edu/help/details/how-do-i-access-my-online-courses-or-troubleshoot-problems-using-gaview-d2l
  • Mental health and well-being
    In a time when students must distance themselves physically from each other, it's more important than ever that they keep in touch with their campus community in other ways. Our Student Affairs Division is working diligently to develop resources and keep communication open.  The Counseling center has established an open online dialog with students to keep them informed of what is accessible to ensure their mental well-being.
  • The Student Health Center will remain open to serve students who will continue to reside in the residence halls on Monday-Thursday from 1-5 PM. Swainsboro students not living on campus may call the clinic during those hours at 478-289-2182.
  • Refund Policy
    The fee refund policy has been established and is posted on the www.ega.edu/covid19 webpage for students.
  • Internet Service Provider Resources in Response to COVID-19: Students have been provided with options for internet services.  These are posted on the website.
  • Cybersecurity Issues for Everyone - While we are all working through COVID-19 issues, threat actors and fraudsters are busy too. Don’t let your guard down during this time! Be careful and if in doubt, don’t click and don’t open.
  • EGSC Coronavirus Relief Fund – Many of you have asked how you can help.  As you know, many of our students come from backgrounds that don’t afford them all they need in the area of technology, resources and even basic necessities.  We also have students that must remain on campus because they have no where else to go.  Some are international students; some are from the foster system and some are homeless.  To help these students and others as this transition takes place, your gift of any amount would be life changing.  To give online, click here, or www.ega.edu/donate, or text EGSCCovid19 to 41444 or send your check to EGSC, c/o Institutional Advancement COVID19 Relief Fund, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA. 30401. 

   As we begin this next week, remember you are a valued and essential partner in the life and future of EGSC, and we are grateful for you.  Thank you for all you are doing.
   Please be safe!
   Bob Boehmer
   President

NEW - March 29, 2020 • Release to EGSC Students

   Dear EGSC Students,
   EGSC’s devoted faculty and staff miss seeing you on campus. During the last two weeks, they have prepared intensely for the beginning of wholly online classes on Monday, March 30, 2020. I encourage you to login right now to GeorgiaView D2L Brightspace so that you are ready to go Monday morning.
   At this time of year, Joyce Boehmer and I would normally be getting ready to have groups of students over to our home for taco dinners, smores, Klondike bars and conversation. Even though we are not going to be able to be with you personally, it is important to Joyce and me that you understand how much each of you means to us. Completing this semester successfully and registering for your next semester are critical to your success. So, please be patient and flexible to adjust to this new online environment and we will get through it together and we will all be better for it.
   For the safety and well-being of all, we may be more physically separated right now than ever before. But one thing holds true: As East Georgia State College, we stand together, always. We are nearly 50 years strong, and we will navigate these difficult times together. No matter where you are right now, please know that our heartfelt concern is for every member of our Bobcat community. I sincerely appreciate everything you are all doing to meet these challenging times.
   As you are aware, we have extended remote instruction for students and remote work for many of our faculty and staff through the end of this spring semester. In addition, all campus events are canceled or postponed for this time period, including commencement, honors night, athletic events and many other traditions that have helped to build our legacy.  We will come through this and come out stronger than before.
   I want to share some updates and resources that you will find helpful.

Your On-line Classes Begin Monday, March 30, 2020

   You will begin your new way of taking classes today, Monday, March 30.  Be patient with yourselves and the system.  It won’t be long before it all comes naturally to you.
   Keep Learning USG was designed by the University System of Georgia to support you as you make the shift to virtual learning. The site is created to be easily accessed on a phone. The information will lead you step by step through best practices to succeed in a remote instructional environment.
   https://www.usg.edu/keep_learning_usg
   Our outstanding department sent you a message earlier about getting ready for your on-line classes. Here are some of the highlights:

EGSC Has a COVID-19 Website to Keep You Updated

   This website includes an abundance of information that will answer most of your questions.
   www.ega.edu/covid19

EGSC Has Adopted a Student Fee Refund Plan

   East Georgia State College has adopted the following student fee refund plan:
   Refunds of Student Fees (All 3 campuses are included as described below):
   East Georgia State College will implement a prorated refund of various student fees for spring semester 2020 as outlined below for the campus designated as your home campus. 
   Our goal is to disburse refunds by April 16, 2020. We will communicate with you directly if there are any delays in this process. 
   The refund calculation date is March 16, 2020.  This refund plan was completed in coordination with the USG.

   *Students who did not pay the above fees because of the fee structure for the program in which they are enrolled (nursing students and students in the Fire and Emergency Services Administration program) will not receive a refund.

   Refunds of Swainsboro Campus Housing and Dining:

  • A prorated portion of housing rent charges will be refunded based on the March 16, 2020 refund calculation date. 
  • You will receive a pro-rata refund of the unused portion of your meal plan based on a March 16, 2020 refund calculation date. The exact amount of your refund will depend upon the specific meal plan which you purchased. 
  • Unused flex dollars will be refunded. The unused portion of any commuter meal plans and all other declining balance meal plans will be refunded.
  • Students who were granted an exception to remain in the residence halls during the remaining part of spring semester 2020 will not be refunded their housing rent or base meal plan.  

   Additional information about refunds:
   EGSC - Statesboro students who purchase a meal plan from Georgia Southern University should contact Georgia Southern University with any questions.
   Refunds of these fees will mirror students' normal refund process via BankMobile Refund Selection. You must make a BankMobile Refund Selection. 
   Please see the following link on how to make your Refund Selection.
   http://www.ega.edu/announce/bankmobile-presentation-02-19-20.pdf
   Fees, other than those described above, have been carefully studied and vetted with the USG and deemed to be essential to the continuity of instruction and business operations.
   Any outstanding balances owed to East Georgia State College (e.g., parking fines, lockout fines) will be deducted from your refund.
   Students will not receive refunds of fees paid by any need-based scholarship. However, the scholarship reversal will not exceed the refund amount and will not create a balance due from the student. Please note that the deadline has passed for a student to withdraw without academic penalty from the Spring 2020 full-term.
   Students who have registered for the Spring 2020 Mini-Session II term can withdraw without academic penalty through March 26, 2020 (Augusta Campus) and through April 7, 2020 (Swainsboro/Statesboro Campuses). 
   Refunds for Mini-Session II withdrawals will be processed under normal refunding guidelines.
   We understand that these uncertain times have left you with many questions. Please rest assured that we are working diligently to provide answers as fast as possible.
   Please reach out via email to accounts@ega.edu with any questions or concerns you have.

Here is More Important Information


   As you already know, some very difficult decisions regarding the delivery of your education were made by the University System of Georgia in an effort to protect you during the next several months. Despite the recent change to wholly on-line instruction for the rest of the spring semester and strictly limited access to the East Georgia State College campuses, the Office of Counseling and Disability Services is here to help with this transition and any other needs that you may have. Due to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to practice social distancing, our office has suspended all face to face counseling and disability services. We will work primarily in a remote capacity for the remainder of the Spring semester.
   Please be mindful that it is not uncommon for people to notice changes in mental well-being during major disasters such the Coronavirus Pandemic. Increased worrying, sadness, and fear are only a few of the symptoms that someone may experience. If there is a change in your mental well-being, it is very important that you cope in a manner that does not increase your stress level during a time that is already stressful. I can assure you that promoting student well-being and resilience will remain our focus.
   If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak to a counselor, please contact us via email (lrburns@ega.edu or sroyals@ega.edu). We will be monitoring our email accounts during normal operating hours, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. For emergencies, call 911 or the Georgia Crisis and Access Line by dialing 1-800-715-4225.
   Stay in touch and check catmail, texts and social media regularly.  Stay in touch with your professors and instructors.
   I realize these emails are lengthy and I applaud your diligence in paying attention to each word.  Stay strong and stay resilient.  We remain focused on the health and safety of those in our campus community and we will emerge from this crisis with renewed commitment.  With every challenge, there is opportunity.
   My sincere wishes for a great week as you embark on this new venture.
   Stay safe, EGSC Bobcat Family!
   Bob Boehmer
   President

March 27, 2020 • 10:54 a.m. - Release to EGSC Students

   Dear East Georgia State College Students:
   My previous letters during the COVID-19 situation have told you about the University System of Georgia’s (USG) directive to move to wholly on-line instruction for the rest of spring semester. East Georgia State College has now received approval from the USG to implement a student refund plan for Spring Semester 2020. This letter outlines that plan.
   Refunds of Student Fees (All 3 campuses are included as described below):
   East Georgia State College will implement a prorated refund of various student fees for spring semester 2020 as outlined below for the campus designated as your home campus. 
   Our goal is to disburse refunds by April 16, 2020. We will communicate with you directly if there are any delays in this process.
   The refund calculation date is March 16, 2020.  This refund plan was completed in coordination with the USG.

   *Students who did not pay the above fees because of the fee structure for the program in which they are enrolled (nursing students and students in the Fire and Emergency Services Administration program) will not receive a refund.

    Refunds of Swainsboro Campus Housing and Dining:

  • A prorated portion of housing rent charges will be refunded based on the March 16, 2020 refund calculation date.
  • You will receive a pro-rata refund of the unused portion of your meal plan based on a March 16, 2020 refund calculation date. The exact amount of your refund will depend upon the specific meal plan which you purchased.
  • Unused flex dollars will be refunded. The unused portion of any commuter meal plans and all other declining balance meal plans will be refunded. 
  • Students who were granted an exception to remain in the residence halls during the remaining part of spring semester 2020 will not be refunded their housing rent or base meal plan.  


 
Additional information about refunds:
   EGSC - Statesboro students who purchase a meal plan from Georgia Southern University should contact Georgia Southern University with any questions.
   Refunds of these fees will mirror students' normal refund process via BankMobile Refund Selection. You must make a BankMobile Refund Selection.
   Please see the following link on how to make your Refund Selection: http://www.ega.edu/announce/bankmobile-presentation-02-19-20.pdf
   Fees, other than those described above, have been carefully studied and vetted with the USG and deemed to be essential to the continuity of instruction and business operations.
   Any outstanding balances owed to East Georgia State College (e.g., parking fines, lockout fines) will be deducted from your refund.
   Students will not receive refunds of fees paid by any need-based scholarship. However, the scholarship reversal will not exceed the refund amount and will not create a balance due from the student. Please note that the deadline has passed for a student to withdraw without academic penalty from the Spring 2020 full-term.
   Students who have registered for the Spring 2020 Mini-Session II term can withdraw without academic penalty through March 26, 2020 (Augusta Campus) and through April 7, 2020 (Swainsboro/Statesboro Campuses). 
   Refunds for Mini-Session II withdrawals will be processed under normal refunding guidelines.
   We understand that these uncertain times have left you with many questions. Please rest assured that we are working diligently to provide answers as fast as possible.
   Please reach out via email to accounts@ega.edu with any questions or concerns you have.

Sincerely,
   Robert G. Boehmer
   President
   East Georgia State College

March 24, 2020 • Release to the Community

   Dear Friends and Supporters of East Georgia State College:
   Each and every one of you is important to us. During these unprecedented times, we know you expect to be well-informed about the steps the University System of Georgia and East Georgia State College are taking to protect our treasured students and community. Accordingly, I will be sending you an update each week during this critical period.
   First, please accept the sincere thanks of East Georgia State College for all you have done for the college over the years. You are appreciated! Please know that the college is doing everything possible to manage this situation and protect students, faculty, staff and the community. Together, we are going to get through this.
   Updates:
   The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided all 26 USG institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the spring semester with extremely limited exceptions. This instruction will commence at EGSC on Monday, March 30, 2020 (with the exception of nursing and FESA, which resumed on line instruction Monday, March 23). This action comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19.
   Everything is subject to change. The situation is fluid and any changes may occur rapidly.  Everyone is advised to check the EGSC COVID-19 website frequently.
   http://www.ega.edu/covid19-old
   Points to note:
   Accept the reality of daily change. As conditions change, we will likely receive almost daily directives from the USG about small details and big policy issues. Sometimes, directives given to us earlier will change. The situation the USG is managing is changing daily and they are working 24/7 to respond. As the situation changes, we too will adapt.
   Watch carefully for scams by e-mail and other electronic means. If in doubt, don’t click.
   Spring commencement and Honors Night will not be held. This is, of course, a huge disappointment for our students, their families and supporters, and all of us. For many of our students, their graduation is the first ever in their family. Rest assured, that we are already planning for an appropriate method to recognize the academic achievements of our students. I will keep you updated as those plans develop.

  • Instruction will be wholly online for the duration of Spring Semester.
  • No decision has been made at this time about Maymester, Summer Semester or later.
  • Our campuses remain open. However access is strictly limited to employees who have been designated to work on campus on certain days/times and to students granted specific permission.  Please be respectful to the police officers charged with limiting access to our campuses. They are enforcing this limited access to keep us healthy and safe.
  • On-campus operations have been reduced to a minimum. Only the personnel necessary to maintain on campus operations who have been specifically authorized by their supervisor have access to the campus buildings. There is limited access to all 3 campuses.
  • Ingress and egress to campus for authorized entrants is limited to one location per campus. Only the main entrance on Lambs Bridge road is open to the Swainsboro campus. Police officers are stationed at main entrance of Swainsboro campus and at the front door at EGSC Statesboro. Most outdoor areas are open for individual (not group) use (walking trails, disc golf course). Users will need to park near the main entrance and not on campus. EGSC Augusta buildings are locked.
  • Students are not allowed to return to campus until they receive specific, individual permission from EGSC. Any such permission must be approved by the college president. Additionally, residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students who meet certain criteria. EGSC Housing has worked very hard to develop a detailed plan giving permission to Bobcat Villas residents to return to campus on a staggered basis (assigned specific time slots). Students may not simply “drop in” to check out. Information is currently being collected from students who are requesting a housing extension for extenuating circumstances. An extension is not guaranteed and will only be granted for reasons of housing insecurity and employment reasons. Students must not return to campus if sick. They can make arrangements for others to pick up items on their behalf or request a future move-out time once they are well.
  • A “move-out” plan from Bobcat Villas (approved by USG) has been initiated. The plan is being implemented. Phase 1 was completed Sunday, March 22. There will be a minimal number of students in residence halls. Existing students will return to pick up their belongings and check out over a staggered time period between March 25-29, in accordance with the plan submitted to USG. Students received their appointment times via email on 03/20/20.
  • Housing students are not authorized to return to campus outside of their communicated time slot for move out. No changes of time slot are permitted. Students who cannot come during their time slot should contact housing to set up a special move out time once the official move out period has ended. No early move out requests will be approved. Contact Angela Storck, Director of Housing, at 478-289-2172.
  • The Bobcat Villas Shopping Shuttle will run from 5pm-8pm on Sundays only until further notice.
  • The Student Health Center will remain open to serve students who will continue to reside in the residence halls on Monday-Thursday from 1-5 PM.  Swainsboro students not living on campus may call the clinic during those hours at 478-289-2182.
  • Student meals will be delivered to the Bobcat Villas Clubhouse.
  • All EGSC conduct policies, with the exception of the visitation policy, will function as normal. No students or guests other than those approved a special housing extension will be permitted in the Bobcat Villas until further notice.
  • All events scheduled with visitors on campus, including meetings, are cancelled for the rest of spring semester.
  • All events at the Fulford Community Learning Center and The Morgan House of East Georgia State College are cancelled. There will be no visitors to the Fulford Community Learning Center.
  • The gym and fitness center, and our athletic facilities including outdoor basketball courts, playing fields and tennis courts are closed.  EGSC’s dining hall, bookstore, campus café, and Common Grounds Coffee Shop are closed.
  • The bookstore is closed. The EGSC Bookstore will be available online only.  Free shipping has been extended on all online orders placed through their website. https://www.bkstr.com/egscstore/home
  • Per the guidance of the NJCAA and the GCAA, all spring athletic games and practices are cancelled.
  • No face-to-face meetings will be held.  All meetings will be via telephone, Zoom or Skype or other electronic means.   Everyone is strongly encouraged to observe appropriate social distancing including being handshake-free and hug-free and 6-foot distancing.
  • Our Spring commencement exercise and Honors Night are cancelled. Planning is already underway to creatively celebrate our students’ accomplishments.
  • Study Abroad Programs have been cancelled.
  • The Athletic Banquet has been cancelled.
  • Plans for Student Center Grand Opening are cancelled. This will be rescheduled for a date in early fall 2020.
  • Dual Enrollment instruction is suspended on the same basis as all other instruction. It will commence on March 30, 2020 in an online format.

   We take very seriously the responsibility to make prudent and well-informed choices for the well-being of our campus communities and the public. We continue to prepare for all scenarios in this rapidly evolving situation. All USG institutions have plans to ensure academic continuity as operations are impacted. We will continue to work with USG leaders in collaboration with state officials and the Georgia Department of Public Health to act on the most up-to-date guidance available.
   Ultimately, we want to ensure our faculty, staff and students and communities are safe; that we do our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia; and we fulfill our mission to graduate our students even in the face of these challenging times.
   Most importantly, thank you for all you are doing to respond to this unprecedented situation.
   Please be safe.

   Bob Boehmer,
   President

 

For older updates, visit our COVID-19 Archive Page at http://www.ega.edu/covid19/covid-19-archive

Updates from the Georgia General Assembly

NEW - Message from Representative Butch Parrish • March 25, 2020 • 11:06 a.m.
 

 To stay up-to-date on our state’s response to COVID-19 and explore options for financial relief during these uncertain times check out the following:

   It is also important to note that state and federal taxes will not be due until July 15, 2020. Stay safe and remain cautious!

   Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

   - Representative Butch Parrish, State House District 158

EGSC Travel Registry:

   East Georgia State College is actively monitoring the current situation concerning Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and taking proactive steps to promote the health and safety of everyone in our college community. Each of you is extremely important to us.
   As you may have already heard, all faculty, staff and students of University System of Georgia institutions who have recently traveled, or will soon travel, to a location designated as Level 3 or higher by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) must remain at home as they monitor their own health condition for 14 days prior to returning to campus.  See the CDC website for a list of those Level 3 locations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html .
   In order to implement this important step to protect our college community, EGSC is instituting a new Travel Registry effective March 10, 2020. Registration is required if you have recently traveled or plan to travel to any of the Level 3 destinations before the beginning of fall semester 2020.
   EGSC also encourages you to voluntarily register any domestic or international travel plans (from now until the beginning of fall semester) as you make those plans. This voluntary registration will enable the college to understand and evaluate risks as the situation develops. In short, knowing your travel plans will enable EGSC to better communicate with you about risks and precautionary measures and to protect our college community.
   Please click here to register your travel.

Internet Service Provider Resources in Response to COVID-19:


   Please follow the links below to learn more about COVID-19 responses and offerings from the providers/resources listed (offerings subject to change):

   Another very useful website to add to the list is www.broadbandnow.com  which allows you to enter your zip code to determine internet options that are available in the respective area.

Further COVID-19 Information:

   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Coronavirus (COVID-19) page updates daily:

 

 Below is East Georgia State College's current pandemic/infectious disease response plan. This is currently being reviewed in light of the Coronavirus alerts.

       • RESPONSE PLAN

   East Georgia State College's Emergency Response Plan flip chart can found in each office and the EGSC Police Department website in .pdf form here: http://www.ega.edu/police/emergency-response The page relevant to pandemic/infectious disease response can be found below
       • FLIPCHART

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Georgia Department of Health’s COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

Georgia Department of Health’s COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

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The latest Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) alert from the University System of Georgia

The latest Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) alert from the University System of Georgia

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EGSC Police Department’s Emergency Response

EGSC Police Department’s Emergency Response

Information on the Emergency Response Procedures in place at East Georgia State College.

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Institution Tuition
(15 Hours)
Fees Housing
(Example*)
Meal Plan
(Example*)

Total
(per semester)

Research University

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$1,425 $428 $3,100 $1,272 $6,225

 

 

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Housing: Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities at East Georgia State College

At East Georgia, we want to create living environments conducive to the overall success of our students. Each community will be unique and special, and we encourage you to take advantage of the support and services offered in these communities.

#UCE@EGSC Upper-Class Experience Living-Learning Community
(Returning Residential Students Only - Automatic Placement)

Any returning housing student will be assigned to the Upper-Class Experience community located in Bobcat Villas West. This community will be located on the first, second, and third floor odd side of Bobcat Villas West. Benefits include being housed with other returning students, having access to 2 laundry facilities in building, having priority access to the computer lab and work room space. Most rooms in the UCE are offered at a slightly lower cost than traditional 4-bedroom units.

#FYE@EGSC First-Year Experience Living-Learning Community
(New Residential Students Only - Automatic Placement)

All new first-year students will be assigned to the first-year experience living-learning community in Bobcat Villas South. There you will have your own computer lab with printing capabilities, as well as access to the Director of Academic Support Services whose primary role is ensuring the academic success of our residential students. Living with other first-year students is a great way to form long lasting friendships with students going through similar experiences. You will share CATS classes together and be provided opportunities to socialize in a safe and secure environment.

#BobcatDen@EGSC Athlete Community
(All recruited student athletes - Placed by Coaches)

As the only students with a requirement to live in campus housing, we have reserved the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor even side of Bobcat Villas West for our Bobcat student athletes. Only recruited, official members of athletic teams are permitted to live in these communities. If you desire to live with specific teammates, please communicate your desires to your coach so that you can be place accordingly. Housing assignments are made completely at coach's discretion.

New for Fall 2021:

#Chess@EGSC Chess Club Residential Interest Community
(Members of the Chess Club)

Any member of the chess club is eligible to reside together in this RIC in Bobcat Villas South. If you are interested in participating in the Chess community, contact James Beall at jbeall@ega.edu.

#PerformingArts@EGSC Performing Arts Residential Interest Community
(Members of the Performing Arts Club and Recipients of the Arts Scholarship)

If you are a student interested in participating in Perfoming arts at EGSC, you are eligible to reside in this interest themed community. Please contact Christian Kraus at ckraus@ega.edu if interested.

 

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to East Georgia State College and we are happy to welcome you as a Bobcat! As a new incoming student, you will need to complete the next steps for accepted students listed below.
*Readmit/Former students are not required to complete the Online Orientation and will need to contact their academic advisor for registration.
Activate myEGSC account

myEGSC is the student portal that you’ll use to access pretty much everything you will need as a student. Make sure to explore all of the links and learn to navigate the portal so you will be familiar with its use.

Login information can be found by visiting myEGSC login page here. Your myEGSC username is the first part of your EGSC email address (everything before the "@" symbol.) You do not need to enter "@ega.edu" as part of your myEGSC username to log into myEGSC but the full email will be used to log into your Office 365 account. The initial myEGSC password is the last four digits of your social security number followed by the last two-digits of the year you were born. 

ALL new incoming students are required to complete the pre-Orientation process by watching a presentation and submitting a pre-registration survey. Students that successfully complete the Orientation process will be placed on a registration list to be eligible for classes. Students do NOT need to email advisors directly as a hold is placed on the student account preventing all registration until these steps have been completed.

This application will determine if you’re eligible for all federal and state aid programs, make sure to add East Georgia State College’s Code  of 010997. Your application for financial aid can also verify your citizenship.  You’re encouraged to submit a FAFSA, even if you think you’re not eligible for federal aid programs, as this application will review your eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship and other financial aid opportunities. Please note that you and your parent must have an FSA ID and PIN to complete and successfully submit this application. 

Students that have not submitted a Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) will be required to pay out of pocket, otherwise they will be dropped from classes on the first day of the term!!

East Georgia State College provides each student with a college "CatMail" e-mail account through Microsoft Office 365. This is the official means of communication with students by various college departments (Business Office, Financial Aid, etc) at the college, and it is important to check your e-mail account regularly.  Download the app today!

Apply for housing

On campus housing is currently only available to students attending the Swainsboro campus. Housing priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Students attending the Augusta and Statesboro location will be required to obtain hosuing on their own.

You must provide verification of a lawful presence in the United States to receive in-state tuition. Students who are considered International or undocumented must submit a Lawful Presence Opt-Out form verifying they understand they will be charged out of state tuition. 

Upload Photo for ID

To obtain your EGSC ID card prior to the start of the term, you are required to upload an approved current photo. *This is not required for online only students.

Activate CampusLogic

The Office of Financial Aid uses CampusLogic to assist students that are chosen for verification or have conflicting information from the results of their FAFSA. ALL students must activate their CampusLogic account by using their myEGSC credentials. Parents/guardians may also need an account to e-sign any required document for their student.  *Students must have a completed FAFSA on file before activation

In accordance with University System of Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.8.2, Georgia College requires the following immunizations of all incoming students.  Students must submit proof of required immunizations, certified by a health official, prior to matriculation. Required Immunizations include: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR1/MMR2), Tetanus/Diphtheria (MTD), Varicella (MCP/Chicken Pox) and Hepatitis B (HepB). If you’ll be living on campus, you must also obtain the Meningitis/Meningococcal (MENI) vaccine.

Students who are enrolled in fully online distance learning programs are exempt from immunization requirements as long as they only enroll in fully online courses.  Distance education students who enroll in an on-campus course or a course offered at a campus managed facility will be excluded from class until proof of immunization is submitted. *Religious, military and online only exemptions will need to complete the exemption portion located at the bottom of page 1 of the immunization form.

Students who did not take the ACT/SAT or if ACT/SAT scores did not meet minimum requirements are automatically placed in Learning Support co-requisite courses in English and Math. Students have the option to take the Accuplacer for exemption of these courses. Exams must be taken prior to the start of the term and cannot be taken after enrolling in academic courses. Any ACT/SAT/Accuplacer test scores must be submitted for review (SAT Code - 5200, ACT Code - 0799).

Please note that ALL Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) majors are strongly encouraged to take the Accuplacer tests or submit any and all ACT, SAT, or previous Accuplacer test scores.

Review and Accept Financial Aid Award

Review your financial aid award in Banner Web in the Financial Aid tab. You must accept/deny aid as needed. Check remaining balance due and be prepared to pay your bill by the first day of class. Contact the Financial Aid Office by Phone at 478-289-2009. 

Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll! Students who have not received their financial aid by the first day of class or on move-in day, or those that that plan on paying out of pocket for their tuition are encouraged to register for the Nelnet tuition payment plan to prevent being dropped from their classes. This can only be done once the student has registration on their account.

Authorize Fees

In order for your Financial Aid funds to be used to pay your Tuition and Fees or to be used in the book store (electronic Book Voucher) you must first "Authorize" East Georgia State College to use your funds to pay on your account. Federal Aid and Hope Aid are authorized separately. If you elect not to let EGSC use your Financial Aid for tuition and fees, you will be required to pay out of pocket any tuition and fees owed by the fee payment deadline or your courses will be dropped. Your Financial Aid disbursement will be electronically deposited to your designated financial institution approximately 10 days after courses begin.

Send Final Transcripts

If you are still in high school, please request a final transcript to be sent upon graduation that shows all credits and date of graduation. If you have attended college while in high school through Dual Enrollment or are transferring in from another college, we will need final transcripts from all colleges attended with final grades posted. Make sure they are sent to us directly from the college once you complete all of your Dual Enrollment work. Mail to: Office of Admissions, East Georgia State College, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401. Electronic transcripts can be sent to documents@ega.edu

Submit any ACT or SAT scores 

If you have taken the ACT or SAT and wish to see if you can exempt Learning Support classes, you will need to submit these before registering for classes. Follow the instructions to print the SAT report here or print your ACT full score report.

Submit AP, CLEP, or IB scores 

You must submit these before registering for classes in order to receive college credit. Mail to: Office of Admissions, East Georgia State College, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401

Apply for VA Education Benefits

Military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children may be able to receive military benefits to pay for their tuition here at East Georgia. Students must submit an online application (VONAPP) through the VA. Once approved, the VA will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the student and the VA Certifying Official requires receipt of a copy of the COE for verification and authorization of benefits. Students are certified by the institution at the beginning of every semester, immediately following Schedule Adjustment. Any changes to your degree, transfer pathway or enrollment (drop/add/withdrawals) must be reported to the VA Certifying Official.

East Georgia State College Privacy Statement

Updated on:  February 15, 2021

This statement discloses the practices with respect to the gathering and dissemination of information we (EGSC) obtains from users of EGSC websites.

This statement applies to those sites for which EGSC is the operator, although software, hosting and other functions may be provided by third parties (“Service Providers”).

East Georgia State College (EGSC) is committed to the responsible use of personal information and sensitive information collected from and about its students, faculty, staff, and others who provide such information to the college. This commitment is in accordance with both state and federal regulations concerning the use of sensitive information. Such sensitive information includes information that could be used to cause financial harm or reputational harm to any individual. This statement applies to personally identifiable sensitive information and how it is collected.

Users may be prompted to provide their name, email address, cell phone, and other contact data to EGSC. By providing EGSC with this contact data, you give EGSC permission to contact you (the user) through email, text message (SMS) and/or other additional methods. We may share contact data information with 3rd party providers to provide services and functions and there may be additional privacy policies from each provider. EGSC does not sell your contact data and will only share your information to authorized 3rd party providers. If you no longer wish to be contacted, you may unsubscribe from the appropriate system(s) or contact IT.

EGSC may collect certain information that is automatically generated when a user visits a site. We may also collect information about the use of the sites, including, but not limited to, which pages are most frequently visited, how many visitors we receive daily, and how long visitors stay on each page. A visitor may be prompted or required to provide certain personal information in order to access various features and information on the sites. Such information may include, among other things, name, address, email address, and phone number. If a visitor does not want to provide such information, he or she may choose not to access those features of the sites. Any personal information provided through the sites will be protected in accordance with the provisions of this statement.

Links within the college website may direct you to other websites that we do not control. EGSC is not responsible for the privacy practices, policies, actions, web content, services or products of non-EGSC sites to which we link.
Cookies are files that many websites transfer to users’ web browsers to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. Our website uses persistent cookies in conjunction with a third-party technology partner to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns.

 

Faculty Resource

Welcome to the Faculty Resource -Registrar's Office

Administrative Responsibilities

At the beginning and end of each semester faculty is responsible for various functions related to the accurate keeping of a student’s Academic record. There will be times in which you are called by the Registrar’s office to perform actions related to record keeping in which only you as the faculty member can do. Please see below for a list and definition of Administrative responsibilities.

All faculty should be familiar with the various requirements for documenting students’ enrollment in class and for completing necessary forms.

Attendance Verification- Non-Attending Students
Early in the semester, all faculty will receive an email from the Registrar with instructions for completing Attendance Verification in Banner. Instructors must verify enrollment by identifying names of students whose names appear on the roll but who have never attended class. It is the faculty member’s responsibility to check their official rosters daily in Banner. D2L is not considered as the official class roster.

Update: The process to request Add backs or Drops for non-attendance is now a form request. If you are unable to access the Non-attendance Request form via your MyEGSC forms you may access it below.

 

Attendance Verification- During the non-payment drop
After the drop for non-payment, Faculty will receive an email from the Registrar's office with the instructions to verify the attendance of students dropped for Non-payment of tuition and fees for the semester. Faculty must respond to the emailed list of students to confirm if the student has or has not been attending their course. This is completed for Financial Aid purposes and attendance must be verified for all courses on a student’s schedule in order for the student to be added back to their courses.

 

Grade Reporting
Grades are due in Banner by the date designated each semester by the Registrar’s Office. A "not reported (NR) grade" is assigned to students when grades are not submitted to the Registrar's Office prior to the deadline. Each instructor who does not meet the requirement will need to fill in a separate grade change form for each student in the class. The Registrar sends and email each semester to let faculty know when grades are due in Banner.

Grade Changes for Incomplete
Faculty must complete a “Justification for an Incomplete” Form via their MyEGSC account. If an incomplete grade is assigned, the course requirements should be completed and a grade assigned within one year. Incomplete grades are changed to a grade of "F" after the one-year period expires.

Course or Semester Withdrawal
A student may withdraw from a course or courses  following the scheduled drop-add period by completing the appropriate form. Withdrawals are not official until received and processed by the Registrar's Office. It is primarily the student’s responsibility to follow the appropriate procedures when asking to withdraw from a class. Student and Faculty can see EGSC’s complete withdrawal policy in the current school catalog.

 

 

 

 

Learning Commons

 

The Learning Commons is a collaborative project of the Academic Center for Excellence (A.C.E.) and the Library. We are dedicated to fostering academic excellence and are driven by the philosophy that students working with students, with the guidance of academic professionals, promotes academic and personal success. As the primary academic support service hub for students at East Georgia State College, the Library and A.C.E. assists students in transitioning to college; navigating the academic terrain; creating networks of resources; and achieving academic, personal and professional goals. Through various services including Library research workshops, tutoring, and advisement, we support students in information literacy, biological and physical sciences, economics, mathematics, social sciences, statistics, study strategies and writing.

LiveWell@EGSC

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  • Karen T. Murphree

    Karen Murphree

    President's Office/Academic Affairs/Learning Commons

    Director of Learning Commons

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    Campus: Statesboro

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  • Cynthia E. Jones

    Beth Jones

    President's Office/Academic Affairs/Library

    Library Director

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    Campus: Swainsboro

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Bobcat Villas - West

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EGSC Augusta - Student Services

In addition to having access to all of the East Georgia State College Student Services and college resources, EGSC-Augusta students have access to Augusta University Student Services and most university resources.

JagCard

A JagCard has many uses, including serving as a form of campus identification.

With a JagCard, students may purchase meals, utilize the facilities and services of Campus Recreation, and check out items at Reese Library.

JagCards are obtained at the JagCard Office which is located on the second floor of the JSAC (Jaguar Student Activity Center). Please contact us if you have concerns and we will resolve the issue.

Student Health Services

AU's Student Health Services strives to assist each student in maintaining their maximum physical and emotional health. These services are available for EGSC students.

Career Services

AU’s Career Services is offered to EGSC-A student. They guide and answer questions that students may have about possible career paths that they are interested in. They are located on the second floor of University Hall in Suite 210.

Campus Recreation

As an EGSC-A student, you are a member of AU’s Wellness Center and it is their goal to help members improve their quality of life and increase overall fitness. The center is located at 1488 Laney Walker Blvd Augusta, GA 30912.

Kayaks & Georgia State Park Passes are now available for students to check out at No Charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Clubs/Student Organizations

Get Involved! There are many clubs and organizations you can join ... some for fun, some for academic, professional, or religious affiliation.

Just remember, East Georgia State College students may not "go Greek." The charters of the social Greek organizations (fraternities and sororities) limit membership to Augusta University students.

Reese Library

Reese Library is open seven days a week and offers traditional library services, workshops, and quiet places to study. There are also several computer stations and workspaces (that can be reserved) located in the library.

Meal Plans

Meal Plans are available to all EGSC-A students and there are several dining locations on campus.

Transfer Credit

Acceptance of Transfer Credit

 Transfer Articulation Table

East Georgia State College (EGSC) accepts transfer credit in accordance with the polices, rules, and practices of the University System of Georgia, and its institutional mission. The EGSC course equivalency for each transfer course is determined by system-wide agreements, articulation agreements between specified institutions, and faculty members of the respective department and is based on criteria such as level, course content, quality, course outcomes, and a student’s degree program. Where applicable, the Registrar’s Office processes transfer credit based on these faculty decisions.

  • EGSC accepts credit hours transferred from regionally accredited institutions. post-secondary institutions will normally transfer to EGSC if they are comparable to courses offered for academic credit here or would earn academic credit if they were offered.
  • Per USG Policy: Transferable Hours are defined as hours which would be acceptable by the receiving institution according to the USG’s and the receiving institution’s prevailing policies. These hours should include transferable hours earned at all postsecondary institutions attended.
  • Per USG Policy: Transfer GPA is defined as the GPA calculated on all transferable hours (see previous definition) plus all attempted but unearned hours at regionally accredited institutions in courses applicable to transfer programs at the receiving institution https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section4/policy/C328/
  • Generally, core curriculum areas that are completed are accepted by University System Schools.
  • USG and TCSG institutions accept the General Education Courses for transfer between their respective accredited institutions. 28 courses transfer between the Technical College System colleges and the University System of Georgia colleges and universities.
  • EGSC uses the University System of Georgia uniform grading scale and does not accept plus/minus grades. When courses with plus/minus grades are transferred these grades are equated to standard grades of A, B, C, D, or F on a 4.0 scale. https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section3/C340/
  • All courses attempted at previous institutions will be listed on the East Georgia transcript, along with the grade earned at the previous institution equated to a standard A-F grade. If a course is not accepted in transfer, it will be listed as “NONT -Not Accepted” These courses are not counted in a Student’s transfer/Overall academic GPA.
  • If a course is not considered to be equivalent to an East Georgia course, it will transfer in as an elective.
  • Course work transferred from another institution will transfer to EGSC with the same number of semester credit hours the student received at the previous institution. 
  • EGSC operates under a Semester system. Therefore, all transfer Credit is awarded in semester hours. Quarter hours will be converted to semester hours with a ratio of .667 quarter hours per semester hour. Therefore, a 5 quarter hour course will receive 3.33 semester hours at EGSC. https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section3/policy/C339
  • Credit completed through the armed services will be evaluated according to EGSC’s policy for Military credit.
  • Transfer grade point average (GPA) is the average of the student’s grades in all transferable courses.
  • A student’s cumulative GPA, which consists of his or her institutional and transfer GPA, will be used to determine whether the student is eligible for honors at graduation during the point of degree completion.
    If a student repeated a course at the same institution, only the last attempt is counted.
  • Students with transcripts from a college or university outside the United States must submit a foreign credential evaluation from an approved International Evaluation agency in order for the credits to be evaluated by the Registrar's Office. For information regarding foreign credential evaluation requirements, please review the International Student Admissions page for additional information.

Post-Baccalaureate Evaluations of Credit

Evaluation of transfer credit will not be done on a course-by-course basis for a student who holds a baccalaureate degree. Only the final GPA and number of hours are recorded. Core areas (A-E) and general electives will be waived for Post-Baccalaureate students who completed their degree at another USG institution. Students who completed a Baccalaureate degree at a non-USG institution will need to speak with their advisors to determine if any additional courses are needed to complete their degree program at EGSC.

Satisfying USG Legislative requirements with Transfer Courses

All students seeking to obtain an undergraduate degree from an USG institution are required to demonstrate proficiency in US History and Constitution and Georgia History and Constitution. Both requirements may be satisfied at EGSC by completing POLS 1101 and HIST 2111 or 2112.

  • Students transferring to EGSC from another USG institution may satisfy both requirements by completing the equivalents of POLS 1101 & HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 or the legislative requirements in accordance with their previously attended USG institution.
  • Students transferring to EGSC from a non-USG institution may satisfy the US/GA History component by completing the equivalent to HIST 2111/2112 and the US Constitution with credit for American Government; the Georgia Government component may be completed by registering for the Georgia Government exam OR students may opt to complete EGSC’s POLS 1101 to satisfy this requirement.
  • Legislative requirements cannot be satisfied by exam credit. Students who have received “K” credit will still need to take the appropriate courses to satisfy these requirements.

Questions?  Email Us at transfereval@ega.edu !

Credit by Examination

The University System of Georgia (USG) colleges and universities award academic credit to students who score well on certain exams, including the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) exams. (https://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/high_school/credit_by_exam) https://www.usg.edu/academic_affairs_handbook/section2/C781

Test scores (AP, CLEP, IB, etc.) must be officially submitted to the Institution for consideration. Course Credit for credit by examination will be awarded with a grade of “K” and will not count in a student’s academic GPA.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • Students may earn up to 18 semester hours of college credit by making satisfactory scores on the Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
    • The CLEP Subject Examinations measure achievement in specific subject areas. These exams require college-level knowledge and critical-thinking ability; sufficient preparation is required to do well. CLEP tests are given at many colleges and universities nationwide. A list of test centers is available at the CLEP Web site (here).
  • To earn CLEP credit a student must earn a score of 50 or above. Students earning a score of 50 or above on the College Composition Subject Examination must also write an essay, which will be graded by the English Department. The English Department must approve and "pass" the essay only before credit for College Composition I will be awarded.
  • CLEP credit is not awarded for any science-related course that has laboratory requirements. A student may not attempt a CLEP examination for a course in a field in which credit has been earned for a more advanced course.
  • No examination may be repeated in an attempt to receive credit.
  • CLEP tests and the equivalent EGSC courses are listed on the EGSC Website (here).
  • Hours earned by examination are recorded on a student's permanent record with the notation "credit by examination" with the course name and number. Grades are not given; therefore, credit by examination does not affect a student's grade point average.

Departmental examinations

  • Departmental examinations are available in certain subject areas not included as a part of the College Level Examination Program. An example of a departmental examination is the First-Aid examination.
  • The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs must grant permission for a student to attempt a departmental examination. The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs will refer the examination results to the Deans and faculty members of the respective subject area, who will grade and review the examination to determine if the student meets the competencies and course knowledge to be granted credit for the course.

Advanced Placement Program

  • Subject to approval by the appropriate EGSC academic department, high school students who participate in an Advanced Placement Program will be awarded appropriate course credit provided a score of three (3) or better is earned on The College Board Advanced Placement Test (AP).
  • Official test scores should be mailed directly from The College Board to the Office of the Admissions/Records Office for review. Each student will receive confirmation of credit awarded.
  • Advanced Placement tests and the equivalent East Georgia State College courses are listed on the EGSC Website (here).

International Baccalaureate

  • EGSC will allow academic credit for appropriate courses within the institution’s core curriculum for corresponding International Baccalaureate (IB) subject area coursework.
  • Course credit will be awarded for courses taken in an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in which a student obtained designated end-of-course assessment scores.
    • High Level scores on IB courses are a strong indicator of academic performance that is beyond that expected of a typical high-school student.
    • Standard Level (college preparatory) scores of five or more and Higher Level (college comparable) scores of four or more will be considered for credit suggesting that the IB Program work is comparable to a college-level course.
  • The total college course credit awarded for IB assessment may not exceed 24.

The course credit schema below will be used by East Georgia State College with allowances made for variable credits in each category to account for labs and/or for depth of material cove red in the IB Program subject area that may be comparable to more than one college-level course:

International Baccalaureate Semester Credit Hours Allowed

Score

Standard Level (SL)

High Level (HL)

4

0

3-4

5

0-4

3-8

6-7

3-8

3-12

 

College credit will vary dependent upon courses offered at EGSC and eligibility requirements will be determined by the respective Schools (Social Science, Humanities, Math/Science).

If a student determines acceptance of credits may disadvantage him/her, the student may opt not to accept offered credits. Additionally, a student may appeal to the Dean of the appropriate school if he/she believes the assessment resulted in an error of the credits awarded. As with other academic matters, if the issue is not resolved satisfactorily at the School level, the student may elect to appeal to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, whose decision will be final.

Transfer credit is not guaranteed. Credit is considered on an individual basis. Each student will meet with an academic advisor who will review the student’s academic history and determine how transfer credit may be applied within the curriculum. For inquiries about a course/courses for which an equivalent or elective credit is thought to be plausible but for which no equivalent or elective credit was granted, please contact the appropriate academic department. Students needing additional assistance with transfer credit policies should contact the Registrar's Office at (478)289-2014. East Georgia reserves the right to deny transferability of credit should it not meet the criteria outlined in the Transfer Credit Policy above.

Additional Articulation Agreements

Please see respective departments for further information on the articulation agreements listed below 

Fire and Emergency Services Administration Program (FESA)-

East Georgia State College and West Georgia Technical College

East Georgia State College and Southern Crescent Technical College

East Georgia State College and Albany Technical College

 

RN-BSN Bridge Program

East Georgia State College and Oconee Fall Line Technical College

East Georgia State College and Ogeechee Technical College

East Georgia State College and Southeastern Technical College

 

 Additional Transfer Tools:

GATRACS

Use this free tool to explore how your credits will transfer from one college or university in Georgia to another college or university in Georgia

Click here for  the Transfer Articulation Table

The Transfer Equivalency Tool is a database that allows students to gain a general idea of how courses taken at other institutions may transfer to EGSC. The tool is for reference only. The information contained in the tool is updated regularly and is subject to change. Not all courses from a given institution may appear on the tool. The absence of a course from the database does not necessarily preclude transferability; similarly, the inclusion of a course in the database does not guarantee transferability

Questions?  Email Us at transfereval@ega.edu !

 

Plant Operations

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Luck Flanders Gambrell Building

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Academic Building

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Physical Education and Classroom and Activity Building

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Jean and Shot Strange Clubhouse

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Jean and Shot Strange Clubhouse

EGSC Police Department

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Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center

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Bobcat Villas - South

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George L. Smith II Building

 

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Augusta

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Jean Anderson Morgan (JAM) Student Activities Center

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Statesboro

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Governance

Transparency, Consistency, Accountability.

The governing bodies of East Georgia State College are: Academic Policies and Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate, President’s Cabinet, Staff Council, and the Statutes. Each governance body must maintain a record of policy and procedure, as well as other matters, that it considers. The record should, at a minimum, consist of Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and drafts of policy and procedure considered at each meeting, arranged by date of each meeting.

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Duo Guide

1. Welcome Screen

Click Start setup to begin enrolling your device.

Begin Enrollment

2. Choose Your Authentication Device Type

Select the type of device you'd like to enroll and click Continue. We recommend using a smartphone for the best experience, but you can also enroll an iOS/Android tablet.

Select Device Type

3. Type Your Phone Number

For Tablet users, skip this step and go to step 4.

Select your country from the drop-down list and type your phone number. Use the number of your smartphone that you'll have with you when you're logging in to a Duo-protected service.

Then double-check that you entered it correctly, check the box, and click Continue.

Enter and Confirm Phone Number

4. Choose Platform

Choose your device's operating system and click Continue.

Select Device Platform for Phones

Or for tablets:

Or Select Device Platform for Tablets

5. Install Duo Mobile

Follow the platform-specific instructions on the screen to install Duo Mobile. After installing the Duo Mobile app return to the enrollment window and click I have Duo Mobile installed.

Install Duo Mobile App

6. Activate Duo Mobile

Activating the app links it to your account so you can use it for authentication.

On your device, activate Duo Mobile by scanning the barcode with the app's built-in barcode scanner. Can't scan the barcode? Click Email me an activation link instead. and follow the instructions.

Follow the platform specific instructions for your device:

Scan Barcode to Activate

The "Continue" button is clickable after you scan the barcode successfully.

Activation Success

7. Configure Device Options

If this is the device you'll use most often with Duo then you may want to enable automatic push requests by changing the When I log in: option and changing the setting from "Ask me to choose an authentication method" to "Automatically send this device a Duo Push" and click Save. With the automatic options enabled, Duo automatically sends an authentication request via push notification to the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone.
Automatic Device Options

Click Finish Enrollment to complete the enrollment.

Successful Device Enrollment

Congratulations! Your device is ready to approve Duo authentication requests. Feel free to contact EGSC IT if you have any questions.

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Decennial SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Reaffirmation – Class of 2021

Every ten years, East Georgia State College undergoes reaffirmation of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The college was last accredited by SACSCOC in 2011 and is preparing for its next reaffirmation in 2021.

Accreditation is a voluntary and self-regulatory process that provides a framework for EGSC to continuously improve in all facets of operation, including governance, administration, faculty, educational programs, learning resources, student affairs, financial resources, and physical resources. EGSC uses the accreditation process to explore institutional effectiveness and document that the college is accomplishing its mission.

A majority of faculty, staff and administrators are involved in the college’s reaffirmation of accreditation.  These efforts focus on preparing two comprehensive documents:
• The Compliance Certification
• The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

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1-16-19 Kickoff Letter from President Boehmer to faculty and staff

 

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