University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue headlines EGSC’s Vision Series
Last edited: September 29, 2022 by
East Georgia State College (EGSC) brought the Vision Series back to campus last week on Thursday, September 22. University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue was the speaker for the event. EGSC faculty, staff, students, and the community were all invited to attend the event in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Building Auditorium on the campus of EGSC in Swainsboro.
Before speaking at the Vision Series event, Chancellor Perdue extracted his own bottle of EGSC honey during the Honey Extraction Party. EGSC maintains an apiary on the Swainsboro campus. Each year the EGSC Beekeeping Club hosts the extraction party to harvest the honey and give people the chance to see how the extraction process takes place. Chancellor Perdue worked with Beekeeping Club Advisor Dr. Paul Cerpovicz to prepare the hive frames to be spun in the extractor. He then spun the honey from the frames in the extractor and was able to fill his own bottle with EGSC honey at the end of the process.
After the Honey Extraction Party, Chancellor Perdue spoke at the Vision Series event about his life growing up in Georgia and what led him to go to veterinary school and later run for office. He also spoke about his background in education and what led him to become the chancellor of the University System of Georgia.
Chancellor Perdue also spoke about his vision for the University System and what part EGSC has in that vision. After his speech, Chancellor Perdue took questions from students, EGSC staff, and the community.
“Chancellor Perdue’s speech was the perfect way to bring back the Vision Series at East Georgia State College. On behalf of the college and the community we would like to thank Chancellor Perdue for taking the time to join us at EGSC for this important event. We look forward to having him back on campus to see some of the great things happening in our community,” said Dr. David Schecter, president of EGSC.
The Vision Series at EGSC is an initiative that brings programs of intellectual and cultural enrichment to the College and its broader constituency. Since its inception, the Vision Series has hosted outstanding personalities, authors, newsmakers, musical performances, dance companies, and theatrical productions. Through sponsored field trips, students and community members have opportunities to attend exhibitions and dramatic productions, not only in Georgia, but in neighboring states, as well.
To view photos from the event, visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/egcpr/albums/72177720302425892. To keep up with other Vision Series events, visit https://www.ega.edu/about/arts/vision-series.html.