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GSU Celebrates Second Annual College Signing Day

On Monday, May 1, high school students committed to #reachhigher as they submitted enrollment deposits to their chosen universities. At GSU’s Second Annual College Signing Day, prospective freshmen enjoyed hors d'oeuvres as President Elaine P. Maimon, Provost Deborah Bordelon, Dean of Students Aurelio Valente, and Dr. Randi Schneider, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, welcomed them to GSU.

The GSU Foundation also presented the prospective freshmen with a $200 scholarship to the GSU Follett bookstore — four times the value of the enrollment deposit.

Dr. Schneider called the event a “nice way to make students feel welcome and a part of the community,” and is confident that it will become a tradition that stands the test of time.

Former FLOTUS and Chicagoland native Michelle Obama initiated College Signing Day in 2014 to celebrate academic achievement “the same way we celebrate athletes and celebrities.”

Aligned with Ms. Obama’s goals is GSU’s own Vision 2020, which aims to “create an intellectually stimulating public square, serve as an economic catalyst for the region, and lead as a model of academic excellence, innovation, diversity and responsible citizenship.”