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Georgia Southern announces graduates for Fall 2016

The 25th annual Georgia Southern University Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony represented a momentous day as approximately 1,700 of Georgia's best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students received degrees from the University's eight colleges.

Approximately 400 graduate degrees were conferred, while around 1,300 undergraduate students received degrees.

Graduates included:

Cody Gilbert, of Covington, received a BS in Biology in Biology

Andrea Kinney, of Covington, received a Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies

Marquis Leary, of Covington, received a Bachelor of Business Adm in Logis/Intermodal Transport

Braxton Bala, of Covington, received a BS in Mechanical Engr in Mechanical Engineering

Kenley Alligood, of Social Circle, received a Bachelor of Arts in English

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving 20,673 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit