Elizabeth Gilmer Speaks at Swainsboro Rotary

by | October 23, 2017 4:19 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its October 23, 2017 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Al Lawson called the meeting to order and welcomed members and guests. Athen Walden gave the invocation, and Kristen Hall led the pledge and Four-Way Test.

The Rotary member profile was Wayne Greenway, a Rotarian since 2007. Wayne is a retired educator of 28 ½ years. He and his wife Gail have six children and two grandchildren. The Greenways are active in numerous church activities as well as various community service projects.

Rotarian in charge of the program was Richard McNeely who introduced Elizabeth Gilmer, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at East Georgia State College (EGSC). The EGSC Foundation is conducting their annual fund-raising campaign. To highlight some of the College’s accomplishments, Gilmer shared a map of Georgia indicating the counties served directly by EGSC’s three campuses. She then provided an overview of EGSC “By the Numbers.” Elizabeth utilized an info diagram to illustrate several statistics about EGSC. First, she highlighted enrollment in various formats (online, dually enrolled, out-of-state, international, and number of Georgia counties represented). Percentages of students receiving different types of financial aid, scholarship dollars awarded, degrees awarded, employee statistics, tuition and fees, Foundation assets, job impact and the $80,140,200 economic impact EGSC has on the area were also provided. Gilmer emphasized EGSC tuition and fees are the lowest in the University System.

The Rotary Cub of Swainsboro is a unit of Rotary International. Rotary proudly supports education. Rotary’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. Find out more about Rotary International at www.rotary.org. Also, like Swainsboro Rotary at https://www.facebook.com/SwainsboroRotary.

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