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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:

 

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.

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
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 02, 2017

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
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 01, 2015

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.


Tree Campus Higher Education

 

Tree Campus Higher Education

 

 

Tree Campus Higher Education

Arbor Day Foundation

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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 - 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.

 

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
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 08, 2019

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
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 22, 2018

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
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25, 2017

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
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 21, 2016

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!
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 21, 2017

EGSC will soon install a chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society!


2020 Fall Commencement

Redirect - EGSC Correll Scholars Application

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CETL - Chancellor’s Learning Scholars

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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 - Small classes

Small classes:

 

Advantages of Small Classes:

  • More one-on-one attention and interactions from the teacher
  • Better learning environment
  • Learning is enhnaced
  • 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 - 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 Proefssor 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 - Contacts

Dr. David Chevalier

Interim Dean - School of Mathemathics 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 Cuurent and Former Students:

Videos from current students

Videos from former students

 

 

STEM at EGSC - Nursing


An Introduction to the EGSC Nursing Program:

Video coming soon

 

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

 

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Bridge)

Associate of Arts, Core Curriculum:  Nursing Transfer Pathway

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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 - Former Student

 

Video of former students coming soon

STEM at EGSC - Current Student

 

Videos of current EGSC students coming soon

STEM at EGSC - Zoom Meeting

Next Zoom Meeting:

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

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
  • Discusss why enrolling at EGSC
  • Present the Correll Scholarship

 

 

STEM at EGSC - Tuition

Tuition at EGSC is the lowest from the USG Insitutions

 

 

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:

Video coming soon

 

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 - Mathematics

 


An Introduction to the EGSC Mathematic Program:

Video coming soon

 

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

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 November
Date Role Campus Daily Total
  Employee Student Swainsboro Statesboro Augusta  
11/24 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/23 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/22 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/21 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/20 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/19 1 2 1 1 1 3
11/18 0 1 0 0 1 1
11/17 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/16 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/15 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/14 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/13 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/12 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/11 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/10 0 1 0 0 1 1
11/9 1 1 1 1 0 2
11/8 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/7 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/6 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/5 0 1 1 0 0 1
11/4 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/3 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/2 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Swainsboro Campus - Previous Months
Month Student Employee
October 5 4
September 29 1
August 8 2*
July 0 5
June 0 0

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

 

Statesboro Campus - Previous Months
Month Student Employee
October 8 0
September 13 0
August 13 0
July 0 0
June 0 2

 

Augusta Campus - Previous Months
Month Student Employee
October 1 0
September 2 0
August 1 0
July 0 0
June 0 0

 

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CARES Act Funding

CARES Act Reporting
Posted 06/05/20 | Updated 10/10/2020

In compliance with section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, East Georgia State College (EGSC) is reporting for funds received and distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

This report also documents that the institution has continued to pay all of its employees and contractors during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

  1. This report acknowledges that the institution signed and returned via grants.gov, the Certification and Agreement ensuring that awarded funds have been or will be used in accordance with the requirements set forth under the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution has received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $1,477,000.
    1. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 5/13/2020 is $972,741.00.
    2. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1770.
    3. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1742.

 

Fall 2020 Students Awarded as of 9/14/2020
Tiers EFC FT/PT Head Count Award
Tier I 0000 - 2000 FT 461 540.00
Tier I 0000 - 2000 PT 152 270.00
Tier II 2001 - 5700 FT 66 486.00
Tier II 2001 - 5700 PT 25 243.00
Tier III 5701 Plus FT 157 432.00
Tier III 5701 Plus PT 63 216.00

 

Summer 2020 Students Awarded as of 8/27/2020
Tiers EFC FT/PT Head Count Award
Tier I 0000 - 2000 FT 377 640.00
Tier I 0000 - 2000 PT 32 320.00
Tier II 2001 - 5600 FT 72 576.00
Tier II 2001 - 5600 PT 2 288.00
Tier III 5601 Plus FT 121 512.00
Tier III 5601 Plus PT 23 256.00

 

Spring 2020 Students Awarded as of 7/9/2020
Tiers EFC FT/PT Head Count Award
Tier I 0000 - 2000 FT 901 660.00
Tier I 0000 - 2000 PT 231 330.00
Tier II 2001 - 5600 FT 155 594.00
Tier II 2001 - 5600 PT 45 297.00
Tier III 5601 Plus FT 334 528.00
Tier III 5601 Plus PT 76 264.00

 

DISBURSEMENT PLAN for STUDENTS

Students received a letter from the East Georgia State College President on 5/4/2020 that provided the disbursement plan and eligibility. 

East Georgia State College’s disbursement plan enables many, but not all, EGSC students enrolled in Spring 2020 and Summer Semester 2020 to receive emergency grants.

A student is eligible only if they are or could be eligible to participate in certain federal student aid programs. Eligibility for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 is determined by using the student’s 2019-2020 FAFSA form. Eligibility for Fall 2020 is determined by using the students’ 2020-2021 FAFSA form.

If a student is eligible, emergency awards are then calculated based on a simple formula utilizing the eligible student’s “Estimated Family Contribution” (EFC) as determined by the student’s verified Federal Application for Student Financial Aid [FAFSA], and the number of credit hours for which the student enrolled for Spring 2020, Summer 2020 semesters (including Maymester 2020) and Fall 2020 semester. Students enrolled in less than 4 credit hours for a semester will not receive an emergency grant.

For each semester, emergency award amounts will be divided into three tiers based on EFC. Students with the lowest EFC will be assigned to tier one and will each receive the highest emergency award. Students with the highest EFC will be assigned to tier three and will each receive the lowest emergency award.

Each of these three tiers will then have two levels of emergency awards: a higher level for student taking a higher number of credit hours and a lower level for students taking less credit hours. Students enrolled for the greater number of hours each semester will receive the maximum funding (100%) within the tier to which the student is assigned. Students enrolled in a lower number of hours will receive emergency awards of 50% of the maximum amount for the tier to which the student is assigned.

Number of Hours Required Per Semester and Eligibility Dates

  • Spring 2020
    • Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or above as of April 20, 2020 will receive the higher amount.
    • Students enrolled in 4-11 credit hours as of April 20, 2020 will receive the lower amount. Students enrolled in 1-3 credit hours for Spring 2020 will not receive an emergency award.
  • Summer Semester 2020 (including Maymester)
    • Students enrolled in 4 credit hours or above as of the final census date will receive the higher amount.
    • Students enrolled in 1-3 credit hours as of the final census date will receive the lower amount.
  • Fall 2020
    • Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or above as of September 14, 2020 will receive the higher amount.
    • Students enrolled in 4-11 credit hours as of September 14, 2020 will receive the lower amount. Students enrolled in 1-3 credit hours for Spring 2020 will not receive an emergency award.

Distributions to Students

Funds will be distributed directly to students using EGSC’s financial aid refund process, Bank Mobile, to be used as the student deems necessary to cover expenses related to the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the transition to wholly online schedules. The student will not be required to report to EGSC or account for the expenditure of the emergency funds. Summer distribution amounts will be adjusted based on funds available and final student enrollment

Tiers EFC Number of
Credit Hours
Award -
Spring 2020
Award -
Summer 2020
Award -
Fall 2020
Tier I 0 - 2000 Higher Level $660.00 $640.00 $540.00
Tier I 0 - 2000 Lower Level $330.00 $320.00 $270.00
Tier II 2001 - 5700 Higher Level $594.00 $576.00 $486.00
Tier II 2001 - 5700 Lower Level $297.00 $288.00 $243.00
Tier III 5701 Plus Higher Level $528.00 $512.00 $432.00
Tier III 5701 Plus Lower Level $264.00 $256.00 $216.00
  • Transient students are not eligible for emergency awards.
  • Students enrolled in exclusively on-line programs or enrolled in exclusively on-line courses as of March 13, 2020 are not eligible to receive emergency awards.
  • Students that are not eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act 1965, as amended, are not eligible to receive emergency awards.
  • Eligibility to participate in federal financial aid programs for the 2019-2020 academic year requires students to have completed a 2019-2010 FAFSA.  This FAFSA may be completed until June 30, 2020 for the CARES Act Grant. The 2020-2021 FAFSA must be completed by September 30, 2020 for Fall 2020 CARES Act Grant consideration.

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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

   View or download the digital program here!

Slides

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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.

Download the Digital Honors Night Program here: http://www.ega.edu/announce/Honors_Night_Program_Digital_041520.pdf

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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

Downloads

 

More Information

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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Online

East Georgia State College is a great place to start!
With affordable tuition and professors that care, the choice is clear.

 


A counselor will call you promptly!

 

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

Total
(per semester)

Research University

$9,790  $2,290  $6,278 $4,036 $22,394

Comprehensive University

$2,732 $1,046 $3,210 $1,725 $8,713

State University

$2,781 $1,003 $4,100 $1,875 $9,759

State College

$1,425 $515 $2,565 $1,775 $6,747

State College
(East Georgia State College)

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

 

 

EGSC online programs will transfer seamlessly to other public Universities/Colleges in Georgia and most private colleges!

 














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.

 

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. You can also and print these steps.

  1. 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. 
  2. Complete Online Orientation

    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.
  3. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    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!!
  4. Check your CatMail (Office 365)

    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!
  5. Apply for housing (optional)

    The housing application is only available to students attending the Swainsboro campus. Housing priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who apply for Housing before July 1 will have the best opportunity for a room assignment, otherwise they risk being placed on a waitlist and may not guaranteed Housing for Fall.
  6. Verify Lawful Presence/Citizenship

    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. 
  7. Upload Photo for ID

    To obtain your EGSC ID card at your Orientation session, you are required to upload an approved current photo. 
  8. 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
  9. Submit Immunization Form

    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.
  10. Take Accuplacer Placement Exam

    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 required to take the Accuplacer tests or submit any and all ACT, SAT, or previous Accuplacer test scores.
  11. 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. 
  12. Register for Nelnet tuition payment plan

    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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Submit any ACT or SAT scores (if applicable)

    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.
  16. Submit AP, CLEP, or IB scores (if applicable)

    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
  17. 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 Website Privacy Statement

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.

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.


  • Karen T. Murphree

    Karen Murphree

    President's Office/Academic Affairs/Learning Commons

    Director of Learning Commons

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro

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  • Cynthia E. Jones

    Beth Jones

    President's Office/Academic Affairs/Library

    Library Director

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

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Bobcat Villas - West

Virtual Tour - Walkthrough

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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 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

Photo Album

Plant Operations Building

Luck Flanders Gambrell Building

Virtual Tour - Walkthrough

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Luck F. Gambrell Building

Academic Building

Virtual Tour - Walkthrough

 

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Academic Building

Physical Education and Classroom and Activity Building

Virtual Tour - Walkthrough

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Physical Education Building

Jean and Shot Strange Clubhouse

Virtual Tour - Walkthrough

 

Photo Album

Jean and Shot Strange Clubhouse

EGSC Police Department

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Police Department

Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center

Virtual Tour

 

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Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center

Bobcat Villas - South

Virtual Tour - Walkthrough

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Bobcat Villas - South

George L. Smith II Building

 

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George L. Smith Building

Augusta

East Georgia State College - Augusta Map

 

Photo Album

EGSC-Augusta

Jean Anderson Morgan (JAM) Student Activities Center

Virtual Tour - Walkthrough

 

Photo Album
 

Jean A. Morgan Student Activities Center

Statesboro

Virtual Tour - Walkthrough

 

Photo Album
 

EGSC-Statesboro

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.

Resources

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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.

Contact Information Technology:






Sanctions for Use/Abuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs Task Force

Ethics Awareness Week Task Force

Faculty Meetings

Agenda

Minutes

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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)

Timeline

 

Committees

 

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

 

Style Guide 

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

 

Student Learning Communities:
Learning to Associate

QEP Director: Dr. Ren Denton, Associate Professor of English

 

What is a Quality Enhancement Plan/QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a long-term plan that focuses on improving (or enhancing) student learning, performance, and student success. It is an integral component of the reaffirmation of the accreditation process. The QEP topic is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhancing overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue the institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success.

Why do we need a QEP?

East Georgia State College’s accreditors require a QEP. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) is the accreditation council for degree-granting institutions such as East Georgia State College. SACSCOC is committed to improving education by making sure each institution meets high academic standards. Thus, they require institutions to evaluate each component that impacts student learning and success and identify areas that need improving.

Who picks the topic?

Since the QEP is seen as a continuous improvement activity of the institution, the topic selection process MUST involve input from EGSC's Foundation Trustees, faculty, staff, students, and our community.

How do we pick the topic?

There must be a review of the strategic plan, student data, faculty discussions about the academic needs and performance of their students, and student input about what they believe is missing from their academic experience or career development preparations. The topic must emerge from the strategic planning process, data, and institutional goals. The topic must focus on student learning outcomes and/or student success, as the topic is selected in the spirit of seeking continuous improvement. Thus, the QEP is a course of action that is specific to an institution and its mission. It is intended to be part of self-identified needs at a particular institution.

Why Student Learning Communities as a QEP Topic?

Student Learning Communities (SLC), generally defined as a cluster of linked courses that share the same cohorts, significantly impact learning, academic success, and retention. Other benefits for students include a smooth transition to college life, exposure to diverse viewpoints and experiences, and a sense of belonging to a diverse community. Through student learning communities, East Georgia State College focuses students on integrating knowledge so that they can make multiple, interdisciplinary connections that lead to application skills like problem-solving and analysis. Thus, East Georgia State College’s Quality Enhancement Plan is designed to support traditional and nontraditional students for academic success while ensuring a high-quality academic experience that prepares graduates for lifelong learning. In short, if students come to EGSC to “get associated,” then EGSC should teach them how “to associate.”

What are the goals for the QEP Learning to Associate?

The goals for Student Learning Communities: Learning to Associate are to improve student learning and increase student course success and retention by developing a curriculum designed to integrate knowledge across the disciplines so to strengthen the quality of academic engagement and by creating opportunities that connect students to a network of peers and faculty for support in persisting in their degree programs.

QEP Executive Summary

East Georgia State College Regional Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

East Georgia State College Regional Science Olympiad

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Letter for coaches (Updated on 12/16/2019)

Event Schedule (Updated on 1/27/2020)

Official Science Olympiad Team Roster Form

Waiver Form (Signed by parents and returned in order to compete.)

Medical Information Form (Signed by parents and returned in order to compete.)

Event Sign-Ups Available on January 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4DA4A92AABF58-east1

Notes for signing up for events:

  1. When the sign ups become available on January 27 the Tournament Director, Paul Cerpovicz, will e-mail the link to the SignUpGenius site to sign-up for events to each coach.  Access to the site will also be available using the link above beginning on January 27.
  2. The Sign-Up name will be:  East Georgia State College Science Olympiad – February 15, 2020
  3. You will receive e-mail notifications about your sign-ups from info@signupgenius.com.  Please make sure that your e-mail account is set to allow e-mails from this site.
  4. Be sure to sign-up for events using the e-mail address you used to register with the State Director.
  5. To sign-up for an event, check the box for the event(s) or time block(s) you want, then click on the Submit and Sign Up button at the bottom of the page.  On the subsequent screen, enter your Team name, as registered with the State Director, in the comment box.  This will be the school name.  For schools with multiple teams, the teams must be numbered 1 and 2 (i.e. ABC School – 1;  ABC School – 2).  This is a state rule.  Next, enter your name and contact info, then click the Sign Up Now button. 
  6. All events will have a sign-up, including events with only one time slot.  This allows us to prepare for who will be competing in each event.
  7. Sign-up slots for some device events may have less slots available when the sign-up system opens, than the total number of teams competing.  When all slots are filled, additional slots will be made available.
  8. Schools with more than one team must sign-up both teams in the same time block.  If teams from the same school are signed up in different time blocks, both teams may compete, but only the scores from the first team competing will be counted.
  9. The sign-up system will allow you to sign-up or cancel a sign-up for an event.  You may also swap sign-ups with another team/school if both you and the other coach agree. 
  10. Teams signed up for a time block for testing devices should arrive at the beginning of the time block they are scheduled to compete in and remain until they have competed.  Teams will be tested in the order in which they arrive.

 

Directions to Campus

Campus Map

National Science Olympiad

Georgia Science Olympiad

 

Note:  Dr. Paul Cerpovicz reserves the right to amend any information on this website. This site is provided to help students and coaches.  If you find discrepancies or inaccurate links or information, please contact Dr. Paul Cerpovicz by e-mail, and he will make the necessary updates/corrections as soon as possible.


Contact:

  • Dr. Paul Cerpovicz

    Dr. Paul Cerpovicz

    President's Office/Academic Affairs/Math and Science

    Professor

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

    More →


About The Morgan House

The Morgan House

The House

Built in 1925, The Morgan House stands atop a graceful swath of lawn on West Moring Street in Swainsboro. This 91,134 square foot home, located on 2.09 acres, boasts not only a spacious front lawn with a small creek, but also smaller side lawns of differing levels, a grand fire pit, screened back porch and more for any and all possible activity needs. There is also ample parking both along the large circular drive and off of Herrington Street with access to the house through a gate.

With a formal dining room, sitting room, library, den, kitchen, two restrooms and reading nook downstairs, The Morgan House is able to host a wide variety of activities for the campus and community. Currently, the second floor is closed to visitors and is undergoing renovations.


Dr. Boehmer, Harry Morgan, Gay Fournier and Denny Key
Dr. Boehmer, Harry Morgan, Gay Fournier and Denny Key

The Gift

Named for the Morgan family, The Morgan House was donated to East Georgia State College in 2015 to serve as a bridge between campus and community in Swainsboro. James H. “Jimmy” Morgan, patriarch of the family, lived in the home until his death just shy of his one hundred and first birthday. According to his children, Harry, John and Gay, he began to wonder about the fate of the home and the children decided it might be worthwhile to donate it to the college. Jimmy enjoyed the idea and, after discussions with his wife, Jean, they decided to talk to EGSC President Bob Boehmer about his vision for the house and how it would be integrated into the activities of the college and community.

In addition to the house, much of the furnishings, paintings and other decor of the home was donated to the college to preserve the dignity of the house.

The Morgan House was officially opened as part of East Georgia State College on May 31, 2015 with an open house event. Harry Morgan and Gay Fournier were in attendance from the family and shared their thoughts on the college and the Morgan House's role in the community. According to Harry, "Bringing the educational facility of the college into the city is one of the key opportunities for the future. We look forward to seeing it."

 

First Friday at the Morgan House

First Friday Flyers

First Friday at The Morgan House


On the first Friday of each month (excluding January and May), East Georgia State College hosts First Friday at The Morgan House, a celebration of campus and community that brings together students, faculty and staff with the community we serve for fun, food, music and art from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Art shows are curated by Professor Desmal Purcell and feature everything from 2D to 3D student work, paintings, photography, jewelry, boomerangs, and more. If you're interested in displaying work at The Morgan House during First Friday, contact him at dpurcell@ega.edu to be put on the schedule. Musicians, affectionately known as the EGSC MusicMakers, are coordinated by English Professor Dr. Alan Brasher and welcome any and all musicians of any skill level to join in and sing, play, or even shake a maraca to the beat.

Each month, a different EGSC department or group takes charge of providing refreshments and establishing a theme for the events. Angie Williams, Event Planner at EGSC, coordinates the year's rotation. If your department is interested in hosting a First Friday event, contact her at abwilliams@ega.edu.

 


  • Angelia B. Williams

    Angie Williams

    President's Office/Institutional Advancement

    Director of Event Planning and Scheduling

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

    More →


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The Morgan House

The Morgan House


A place for
Students • Faculty and Staff
Administration • Community


Through The Morgan House, we are proudly expanding the roots of East Georgia State College into the community. The Morgan House, already a beloved landmark in Swainsboro, is now part of the EGSC family. Repurposed, The Morgan House will provide unique, multi-functional spaces for use by our community, students, faculty, staff and visitors of the College.

The Morgan House has long been a place where many visionary ideas about our college were formed. We are grateful to the Morgan Family for entrusting East Georgia State College with its legacy.


  • Angelia B. Williams

    Angie Williams

    President's Office/Institutional Advancement

    Director of Event Planning and Scheduling

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

    More →


EGSC Student Leadership Program

What is the Student Leadership Development Program? The Student Leadership Development Program is a collaboration between EGSC and the UGA Cooperative Extension Service to provide an opportunity for students to further develop the skills and leadership qualities needed to become effective campus and community leaders.

Cost? There is no cost to the student participants of the program.

Who may apply? All part-time/full-time students, who attend an EGSC campus and who are in Good Academic Standing, with no pending student conduct issues, and plan to remain with EGSC for the FA 2019 and SP 2020 semesters are invited to apply.

Note: Dual-Enrolled Students are not eligible to apply to program.

When are applications due? TBA. Applications for the EGSC Student Leadership Development Program are to be submitted electronically to studentleadership@ega.edu by 5 p.m. on the date they are due.

How will participants of the program be selected? A committee consisting of at least four staff of EGSC and two staff UGA Cooperative Extension Services will select not more than 25 students based upon a review of a complete written application and an interview. The committee will select participants based on their potential and desire to develop into a leader for EGSC and their community. Students will be notified about decisions through the College’s official EGSC email system.

Tentative Schedule of Meetings and Location(s):

  • TBA

Note: Students will be allowed to have (1) pre-approved excused absences. Students must attend opening September 13, 2019 date if they wish to be a part of the EGSC Student Leadership Program. Students who do not abide by the attendance policy will be dismissed from the program.
 


 

 

Student Leadership Program Trip

 

Program Participants:

   • Fall 2018
   • Fall 2019

Resources

   • Class Outline for Fall 2019

Program Completion Celebrations:

   • 2018 - 2019 Class Celebration Slideshow
   • 2019 - 2020 Class Celebration Video

 

Related News

Student Leadership Program kicks off at EGSC

Student Leadership Program kicks off at EGSC
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 08, 2018

Congratulations to the inaugural class of the EGSC Student Leadership Program!



Contact us:

  • Stacey K. Grant

    Stacey Grant

    President's Office/Academic Affairs/Student Affairs/Student Life

    Director of Student Life

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

    More →


  • Michael P. Moran

    Michael P. Moran

    President's Office/Academic Affairs/Student Affairs/Admissions

    Director of Admissions

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

    More →


Presidential Staff Leadership Program

Presidential Staff Leadership Program

East Georgia State College's Staff Leadership Program is designed to help dedicated employees of EGSC develop their leadership skills. Members of each cohort are selected based upon their potential to contribute in the future to the college’s attainment of its mission as demonstrated by the applicant’s past contributions to the mission of EGSC, their experience and educational record, their future plans for career advancement in higher education, their commitment to participate fully in the program, the support of their supervisor and the quality of their written application.


Staff Leadership Development Program
2018-2019 Schedule

Date

Day Time (Team Gold) Time (Team Green) Event Location
8/30/18 Thursday 12 - 5 p.m. 12 - 5 p.m. Initial Meeting Fulford Center
9/20/18 Thursday 3:30 - 5 p.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m. Monthly Meeting PCR
10/11/18 Thursday 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Social at President & Mrs. Boehmer's Home Swainsboro
11/29/18 Thursday 3:30 - 5 p.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m. Monthly Meeting Fulford Center
12/3/18 Monday 6:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m. EGSC Foundation Meeting McKinney's Pond
12/17/18 Monday 12 - 1:30 p.m. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Monthly Meeting Fulford Center
1/31/19 Thursday 3:30 - 5 p.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m. Monthly Meeting Fulford Center
2/28/19 Thursday 12 - 1:30 p.m. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Monthly Meeting Fulford Center
3/28/19 Thursday 3:30 - 5 p.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m. Monthly Meeting Fulford Center
4/25/19 Thursday 12 - 1:30 p.m. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Monthly Meeting Fulford Center
5/23/19 Thursday 3:30 - 5 p.m. 12 - 1:30 p.m. Monthly Meeting Fulford Center
6/27/19 Thursday 12 - 1:30 p.m. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Monthly Meeting Fulford Center
7/25/18 Thursday 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Graduation The Morgan House

*Light lunch will be provided for meetings beginning at noon.

Staff Leadership Dinner

 

Program Participants

Related News

A commitment to excellence: EGSC begins Staff Leadership Program

A commitment to excellence: EGSC begins Staff Leadership Program
by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 12, 2018

The new Staff Leadership Program will help EGSC employees further their careers in higher education.



  • Dr. Robert G. Boehmer

    Dr. Bob Boehmer

    President's Office

    President

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

    Personal Website

    More →


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Commencement Committee

Purpose:

East Georgia State College recognizes the importance and historical significance of the Commencement ceremony. The purpose of the Commencement Committee is to provide a memorable, celebratory and respectful graduation event that is accessible to all supporters of our students and which appropriately reflects the College’s unique culture, its mission and vision.

Function:

Recommend appropriate policy and actions as needed to achieve the committee’s purpose. Oversee all aspects of East Georgia State College’s Commencement ceremonies, including the following details:

  • Select the date, site and time for all commencement ceremonies.
  • Establish a budget for essential commencement expenses, and approve all expenditures.
  • Maintain a potential list of keynote speakers.
  • Select and confirm all keynote speakers at least two years prior to the commencement ceremony at which each one will be speaking.
  • Approve all other commencement program participants including the Alumni speaker, the Student speaker, the Invocation speaker, student marshals, student ushers, musicians and vocalists.
  • Approve the commencement ceremony script.
  • Approve the commencement program booklet.
  • Approve all student regalia, including tassels, cords, and medallions.
  • Approve all ceremonial items, including the President’s medallion, the mace and the gonfalon.
  • Provide oversight and coordination of necessary support services, including lighting, sound, graphic design layout of program, publicity, photography, videography, security, food services, equipment rentals, event set-up and event clean-up.
  • Provide assessment and feedback, including ideas to make commencement more meaningful and significant.

Committee Appointment and Composition

A presidentially appointed group of individuals who represent key functional areas will serve on the Commencement Committee as a liaison between the campus community and the College President to ensure the success of all East Georgia State College Commencement ceremonies.

The Commencement Committee shall be comprised of:

  • Co-Chair, Registrar;
  • Co-Chair, Director of Event Planning and Scheduling;
  • College President;
  • Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs;
  • Faculty Senate representative;
  • Assistant Registrar;
  • Student Affairs/Student Life representative;
  • Information Technology representative;
  • Institutional Advancement representative;
  • Plant Operations representative;
  • Police Department representative; and
  • Student, appointed by Student Government Association.

Works of the Committee:

 

Distance Education and eLearning Committee

Purpose and Functions: 

The purpose of the Distance Education and eLearning Committee is to coordinate peer evaluation of online courses as well as examine and promote best practices in learner-centered online pedagogy. Committee members will serve as an evaluation team for review of online courses using the ION (Illinois Online Network) rubric as the chosen instrument. The committee will also serve as a resource to the President in recommending policies and procedures necessary for the success of online courses and programs. Additionally, the committee will assist with marketing the college’s online education courses and programs, serve as a liaison to the eCore/eCampus initiative, and provide requested data related to online education for accreditation purposes.

Membership:

  • Chair, Director of eLearning;
  • Four faculty representatives from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, appointed by the Dean;
  • Two faculty representatives from the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, appointed by the Dean;
  • One representative from the Faculty Senate;
  • One representative from the Library;
  • One representative from EGSC-Augusta; and
  • One representative from IT.

Works of the Committee:

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Convocation Committee

Purpose and Functions:

The purpose of the Convocation Committee is to plan and implement the college’s annual convocation program and supporting events. The functions of the committee include coordination with academic affairs, the Vision Series Committee and other relevant college units and student organizations in the selection of the convocation theme and foundational materials, and in the planning of supplementary topical events in support of the Convocation theme.  Its function is to recommend policies and procedures as necessary and proper to accomplish its purpose.

Membership:

  • Co-Chair, Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Co-Chair, Dean of School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences;
  • Library Director;
  • Network and Technology Support Specialist;
  • Marketing Coordinator;
  • School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Administrative Assistant ;
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences Administrative Assistant;
  • One faculty from each school, elected by faculty of each school;
  • Director of First Year Experience; and
  • Student, appointed by Student Government Association.

Works of the Committee:

Financial Aid:  CampusLogic

EGSC is now using CampusLogic to assist our students that are chosen for verification or have conflicting information from the results of their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

If your BannerWeb Account or Missing Items Letter shows that your “Document(s) Requested” is “VERIFY" you will be required to complete the financial aid process through CampusLogic. For all other Financial Aid forms (Loan Request, HOPE, etc.), please log in to the myEGSC portal and access the forms tab.

To log in to CampusLogic, use your myEGSC username which is the first part of your EGSC email address (everything before the "@" symbol) and your myEGSC password. 

Don't know or forgot your myEGSC Username?

If you have not changed your password then the initial password is the last four digits of your social security number followed by the two-digit year you were born.

Example: SSN#: ***-**-1234
Birthdate: 04/07/1993

Password would be: 123493

Click here to access CampusLogic

CampusLogic FAQ

Housing: Apply Now!

 

Apply Now!

Spring 2021 Housing is Available! Apply today!
 

Updated 11/11/2020
 

Information for All Housing Applicants

While the College will make every effort to provide a room assignment, housing is not guaranteed. We encourage students to apply for housing as soon as they are accepted to East Georgia, and to complete the requirements listed below. 

  • Step 1: Log in to complete the online housing application. You can reach the housing application by visiting myEGSC and selection "housing application" from the launch pad menu.
  • Step 2: Submit your $100 non-refundable housing application fee. Credit and Debit card payments are accepted inside the housing application. (Students must re-apply for housing every year, and this fee is required yearly. The academic year restarts every fall and includes the subsequent spring and summer terms.) If you do not want to, or cannot pay by credit or debit card, cash and check payments will continue to be accepted at the EGSC Business Office. If you choose this method, it may slow the processing of your application. Your payment will need to be verified by housing before you will be able to continue with the online application. You will receive an automated email once your fee has been verified as received with instructions on what to do next.
  • Step 3: Digitally sign the online housing agreement (aka contract) by going back into the online housing application and finishing the remainder of the application pages. Your application is not complete until you have finished ALL of the online application pages.
  • Step 4: Complete and submit the Criminal Background Investigation Request Form. A link to this online form is located on the "application status" page of the online housing application. Make sure you click the link for the CBI on the application status page at the end of the online housing application. The background check must be completed every year. Note that the CBI will continue to give "incomplete status" for your application until the housing office has manually processed and completed your background check. This may take up to a week to complete. There is no need to submit the CBI form more than once. If you do not receive a CBI completion email within 1 week of submitting it, please call housing for a status update.

 

New Housing Applicant Information
It is common as a new student to have a million questions about the housing process. It is a big step! Please utilize some of the important application information below in gauging when to apply for housing.

  • Beginning Fall 2020, all new students (with the exception of signed student athletes) will be assigned to our First-Year Living-Learning Community in Bobcat Villas South.
  • You will not be assigned a room space until you have completed the housing application, paid the non-refundable application fee, you have digitally signed the housing agreement, and your criminal background check is approved. You should expect to receive their room assignment the first week of July (or after you complete the application, whichever comes last).
  • Your housing assignment priority will be determined by your "complete date." This is the date we have confirmation that you paid your fee and signed your online housing agreement.
  • Admitted students should log in to their myEGSC Portal. Select the "housing application" link on the left side of the screen in the "Launchpad" section and follow the instructions for completing the housing application.

 

Returning Student Housing Applicant Information
As a returning resident, you should be an old pro when it comes to signing up for housing. Just in case you need a refresher, I've listed a few tips below that will help you successfully navigate the re-application process for next academic year.

  • Beginning Fall 2020, all returning students will be assigned to Bobcat Villas West. Priority room selection will begin for all returning students with completed housing applications on or after March 23, 2020.
  • The $100 application fee is a fee that must be paid once per academic year. The academic year officially begins in Fall term of each year.
  • Priority room selection for returning students ends on May 31 each year. Returning students who complete their housing application after June 1 will be assigned a housing space the same time as the new students.

 

 

Contact and Location Information
Housing & Residence Life Office
Jean and LC Strange Clubhouse
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, GA 30401

PH: 478-289-2172
Fax: 478-419-1003
E-mail: housing@ega.edu
http://www.ega.edu/housing


 

Housing News

Housing Newsletter Archive
The newsletters below are sent to all residential students on a weekly basis to inform them of important events, business related activities, and to provide reminders of housing related deadlines. We feel that parents and family play a critical role in their student's success, and as such, will be archiving these emails here so that parents and students will remain up to date and informed. Contact Housing and Residence Life if you have any questions about this newsletter.

 

Fall 2020
Happenings in Housing - September 21, 2020
Happenings in Housing - September 28, 2020
Housing Director Chat - October 1, 2020
Happenings in Housing - October 5, 2020
Housing Director Chat - October 8, 2020
Happenings in Housing - October 13, 2020
Housing Director Chat - October 15, 2020
Happenings in Housing - October 19, 2020
Housing Director Chat - October 22, 2020
Happenings in Housing - October 26, 2020
Housing Director Chat - October 29, 2020
Happenings in Housing - November 2, 2020
Housing Director Chat - November 5, 2020
Happenings in Housing - November 9, 2020
Housing Director Chat - November 12, 2020
Happenings in Housing - November 15, 2020
Housing Director Chat - November 18, 2020
Happenings in Housing - November 30, 2020
Housing Director Chat - December 3, 2020
Happenings in Housing - December 7, 2020

Spring 2020
Happenings in Housing - January 23, 2020
Happenings in Housing - January 27, 2020
Happenings in Housing - February 4, 2020
Happenings in Housing - February 10, 2020
Happenings in Housing - February 18, 2020
Happenings in Housing - February 24, 2020
Happenings in Housing - March 10, 2020
Due to COVID-19, all correspondence moving forward will be through targeted specific information emails. Happenings in Housing will resume Fall 2020.

Fall 2019
Happenings in Housing - August 27, 2019
Happenings in Housing - September 5, 2019
Happenings in Housing - September 11, 2019
Happenings in Housing - September 17, 2019
Happenings in Housing - September 23, 2019
Happenings in Housing - October 7, 2019
Happenings in Housing - October 21, 2019
Happenings in Housing - October 28, 2019
Happenings in Housing - November 4, 2019
Happenings in Housing - November 11, 2019
Happenings in Housing - November 25, 2019
Happenings in Housing - December 2, 2019
Happenings in Housing - December 9, 2019

Spring 2019
Happenings in Housing - February 12, 2019
Happenings in Housing - February 18, 2019
Happenings in Housing - February 25, 2019
Happenings in Housing - March 4, 2019
Happenings in Housing - March 11, 2019
Happenings in Housing - March 25, 2019
Happenings in Housing - April 1, 2019
Happenings in Housing - April 8, 2019
Happenings in Housing - April15, 2019
Happenings in Housing - April 22, 2019
Happenings in Housing - April 29, 2019
Happenings in Housing - May 6, 2019

Fall 2018
Happenings in Housing - August 20, 2018
Happenings in Housing - September 10, 2018
Happenings in Housing - September 17, 2018
Happenings in Housing - September 25, 2018

Happenings in Housing - October 9, 2018
Happenings in Housing - October 15, 2018
Happenings in Housing - October 22, 2018
Happenings in Housing - October 29, 2018
Happenings in Housing - November 5, 2018


Spring 2018
Happenings in Housing - January 11, 2018 
Happenings in Housing - January 29, 2018
Happenings in Housing - February 5, 2018
Happenings in Housing - February 14, 2018 
Happenings in Housing - February 20, 2018
Happenings in Housing - February 26, 2018
Happenings in Housing - March 5, 2018
Happenings in Housing - March 12, 2018
Happenings in Housing - March 19, 2018
Happenings in Housing - March 28, 2018
Happenings in Housing - April 2, 2018
Happenings in Housing - April 10, 2018

Happenings in Housing - April 17, 2018

 

Housing:  About Our Department

Housing Mission

The Office of Housing and Residence Life creates a safe living environment which promotes holistic learning and personal growth among residents. This environment fosters independent thinking and accountable personal-decision making. Through our programs and services, we challenge students to be engaged, community-minded and academically successful.

Housing Core Values

  • Provide residents with the support and resources to foster personal and academic success.
  • Ensure that students are civically aware and engaged by providing opportunities for involvement with East Georgia State College and the greater Swainsboro community.
  • Encourage students to understand, appreciate, and promote awareness of diverging views, opinions and differing backgrounds through intentional programs and educational conversations.
  • Promote an ethic of team work that connects our department with others in support of the mission of East Georgia State College.
  • Collaborate strategically and closely with the College Police Department, Corvias, IT Services, and Plant Operations to ensure that student residences are safe, secure and well maintained.

 

Housing Outcomes

  • 90% of new residential students will report that they agree or strongly agree that housing met or exceeded their expectations prior to move-in.
  • 90% of residential students will report that housing staff members contributed to their overall student success.
  • 90% of residential students will indicate that they agree or strongly agree that housing made them aware of, and connected them with, resources on campus.
  • Continue a 0% cancellation rate for reasons of student dissatisfaction, and reduce overall cancellations for non-hardship reasons by 50%.
  • Students who participate as resident assistants for an entire year and/or as members of the residence hall association will retain at higher rates than non-participants.

 

Housing Administrative Staff


Angela M. Storck, M.Ed
Director of Housing

Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M - F

By Appointment

Office Information:
Clubhouse
astorck@ega.edu
478.289.2173


Favorite Quote:
"Thousands of candles can
be lit from a single candle and

the life of the candle will not
be shortened. Happiness never
decreases from being shared."

~Buddha


Tiera E. Williams, M.P.A.
Assistant Director of Housing

Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M - F

By Appointment

Office Information:
Clubhouse
twilliams@ega.edu
478.289.2371


Favorite Quote:
"I've learned that people will
forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel."
~Maya Angelou

 


Coleman Bailey, M.B.A.
Residence Life Coordinator

Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: M, T, F

By Appointment
4 p.m. - Mid: W, TH (South)

Office Information:
Clubhouse
ccbailey@ega.edu
478.289.2363

Favorite Quote:
"The most wasted of all days
is one without laughter."
~Nicolas Chamfort

Housing Support Staff

Kenneth McClendon
FT Housing Safety Assistant
kmcclend@ega.edu

Wayne Jukes
FT Housing Safety Assistant
wjukes@ega.edu

Princess Middleton
FT Housing Safety Assistant
pmiddleton@ega.edu


Andreana Michael
FT Housing Safety Assistant
amichael@ega.edu


Virginia McAllister
PT Housing Safety Assistant
Weekends
vmcallister@ega.edu


 


Robert Bodenhamer
Operations Manager - Corvias
Robert.Bodenhamer@corvias.com


Bryson Rowland
Lead Technician - Corvias
Bryson.Rowland@corvias.com

 

 

Housing Student Staff Resident Assistants
Fall 2020 Student Staff

Andrew Lester

Terens Toussaint

Deborah Walker


Nya Williams

Kenesia Crowley

Khalisha Owens

Shantel Tracy

Trinity Brumfield

 

Resident Assistants Function at the Highest Level in the Areas of:

  1. Role modeling and leadership
  2. Resource assistance and referral
  3. Student and community development
  4. Safety and security awareness
  5. Critical thinking and problem solving
  6. Customer service activities

Typical duties include:

  1. Working at the student reception desks in Bobcat Villas South or West.
  2. Attending regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  3. Conducting administrative duties as assigned, including but not limited to, occupancy checks and health and safety inspections.
  4. Creating and implementing programming and social activities for residential students.
  5. Providing a listening ear for fellow residents.
  6. Connecting residential students with campus resources to help them be successful.
  7. Conducting duty rounds and responding during crisis situations.
  8. Students must reside on the floor to which they are assigned and be the primary point of contact for residents.

Minimum Requirements for application consideration:

  1. Residency in on-campus housing for at least one full semester.
  2. Enrolled as a full-time, on-campus EGSC student (12+ credit hours) during period of employment.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the start of and during the term of employment.
  4. Be in "Good Standing" academically with the college.
  5. Must not have a conduct record with the Office of Student Conduct.
  6. Ability to balance academic, employment, personal and co-curricular commitments.
  7. Successful completion of the interview process (includes individual interview and group interview).

 

 

Contact and Location Information
Housing & Residence Life Office
Jean and LC Strange Clubhouse
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, GA 30401

PH: 478-289-2172
Fax: 478-419-1003
E-mail: housing@ega.edu
http://www.ega.edu/housing

Nursing Accreditation and Program Outcomes

The East Georgia State College RN-BSN Bridge Program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

 

EGSC RN-BSN Bridge Program Statistics

Metric December 2018
(Fall 2017 cohort)
May 2019
(Spring 2018 cohort)

December 2019
(Fall 2018 cohort)

May 2020
(Spring 2019 cohort)
Aggregated Rates
NCLEX Pass Rate
(not applicable – students are already licensed)
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Job Placement
Students will:
a) keep a position in an organization who desires nurses to have the BSN degree, or
b) pursue a new position or certification requiring the BSN degree, or
c) pursue graduate education
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Program Completion Rate
The established program length-of-study is 4 semesters. However, students are allowed 1.5 times the established program length to complete the program. Those students who complete the program in 6 semesters still meet the allotted time. This data reports the number of students in an accepted cohort that graduated within 4 to 6 semesters.
100% 93% 78% 60% 82.75%

 

Gardens at EGSC

Maps and more info coming soon!

Gardens at EGSC - Swainsboro

Integrated Pest Management Plan

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) refers to the control of undesirable insect, animal, and plant pests using methods that are as environmentally-friendly and pollinator-friendly as possible.  IPM plans are tailored to different locations and situations, but all IPM plans follow four basic principles:

  1. Identify and monitor pests to best determine the methods needed to control them in a way that minimizes the use of pesticides.  In many situations, pesticide use may not be necessary to control a given insect, animal, or plant pest.  Specifically identifying particular pests also helps to target these pests without harming beneficial organisms.
  2. Set action thresholds to better determine the level of intervention needed to control pests.  For example, an action threshold may be to determine whether the pests a nuisance, a health hazard, or an economic threat.  Setting a threshold helps to determine the type and intensity of treatment needed to control a pest, and to minimize any adverse environmental impact resulting from treatments.
  3. Prevention involves taking common sense steps to reduce/remove conditions that attract pests.  For example, the first line of defense against unwanted rodents may be to clean up and remove garbage and trash that attracts them to an area.  Mosquito control can start by removing sources of standing water that the insects use to breed in.  Caulking cracks in foundations can help to deter ants and other insects from entering structures.  Mulching and controlled burning help with unwanted weed growth.  All of these methods help to avoid the use of pesticides that may be environmentally harmful.
  4. Control of a pest is needed if the action threshold for a given pest is exceeded.  Control should always start with the least toxic intervention possible, followed by successively stronger methods if needed.  For example, possible approaches to consider may include:
    1. Trapping - many pests may be removed from a location by trapping and relocating the pest or disposing of the pest by non-toxic means.
    2. Heat/Cold Treatments - depending on the situation and the resources available, some pests, such as bedbugs, may be removed by heat treatment or freezing.

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