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Georgia Military College, Georgia Southwestern Sign Articulation Agreement

Georgia Military College, Georgia Southwestern sign new agreement for Long-Term Care Management ProgramGeorgia Southwestern and Georgia Military College signed a new articulation agreement ensuring a smooth transition from GMC to GSW’s Long-Term Care Management Program.
(L-R front) Derek Stone, GMC Associate Chief Academic Officer; Mike Holmes, GMC Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer & Dean of Faculty; Dr. Neal Weaver, GSW President; Dr. Suzanne Smith, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at GSW; Dr. Leisa Easom, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Health Sciences and Professor of LTCM
(L-R back) Landis Seagraves, GSW student in LTCM program; Dr. Jennifer Olsen, RCI Executive Director; Stephen Snyder, Special Assistant to the GSW President; Dr. Sandra Daniel, Dean of the College of Arts and Health Sciences at GSW; Laura Boren, VP of Student Engagement and Success at GSW
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Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Georgia Military College (GMC) participated in a signing for a new articulation agreement on November 1, 2018 in the Wheatley Administration Building on GSW’s campus. The agreement is designed to ensure a smooth transition from associate degree programs at GMC to GSW’s new Long-Term Care Management (LTCM) program.

“Our nation has a growing number of older adults and individuals with disabilities,” said GSW associate dean and professor Leisa Easom, Ph.D. “The LTCM degree addresses the multi-disciplinary elements in education and training required in the preparation of our healthcare workforce today to meet the needs of these populations.”

Graduates with the LTCM degree will have the managerial, budgetary and communication skills critical to the health management field. The degree prepares graduates to assist patients and families to connect with community resources, transition from hospital to home, and manage the care of residents in an institutional setting.

“We are excited to partner with Georgia Military College in educating the caregivers our aging and disabled communities desperately need,” said GSW president Neal Weaver. “We hope that in simplifying the transition from institution to institution, more students are encouraged to pursue long-term care as a career.”

Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV, President of Georgia Military College, says this partnership with Georgia Southwestern State University will greatly benefit the students at Georgia Military College.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Georgia Southwestern State University to include their bachelor’s degree program in long-term care management that is offered through GSW’s School of Nursing,” Caldwell said. “This expanded partnership will provide additional transfer opportunities for our students to pursue four-year degrees, and provide an excellent opportunity through which GMC graduates can receive training in order to contribute to society as a healthcare professional.”

About Georgia Military College
An accredited public-independent liberal arts college with 14 college campuses throughout the state of Georgia, as well as an online campus, serving both Cadet and non-Cadet students. A primary focus of Georgia Military College is in awarding Associate degrees and preparing students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as providing a pathway for AAS degree holders to attain their four-year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. Georgia Military College’s mission is to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of its students. “Start Here…Go Anywhere!” For more information about Georgia Military College, go to or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GMCstory.

About Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., is a public, four-year unit of the University System of Georgia with more than 3,000 students. Georgia Southwestern offers outstanding professional programs of study as well as degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and graduate programs in business, computer science, education, English, and nursing. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern is recognized as one of the best value colleges in the South.
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