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Cagle to address Georgia Southern's 2007 graduates

POSTED: May 22, 2007 5:02 a.m.

Georgia’s 11th Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle, will address 2,344 degree candidates at Georgia Southern University’s spring 2007 commencement Saturday, May 5, beginning at 9 a.m. in Paulson Stadium. The candidates include 1,855 undergraduates and 489 graduate students.

Cagle made history by becoming the first Republican ever elected to the state’s second highest office. He was born in Hall County and attended both Gainesville College and Georgia Southern University.

In 1994, at the age of 28, he was elected to the Georgia State Senate. He served prominent roles under the Gold Dome, including chairman of the Finance Committee. Cagle spent 12 years as a staunch supporter of lowering taxes and protecting private property rights, and is a passionate advocate for protecting Georgia’s families. He serves as Vice Chair of the One Georgia Authority, Vice Chair of the Georgia State Finance and Investment Commission, and on the Executive Committee of the Republican Lt. Governor’s Association.

Again this year, Georgia Southern’s student radio station, WVGS-FM 91.9 “The Buzz” will serve as the voice of commencement. In addition to airing stories about graduates, “The Buzz” will provide ongoing traffic and parking information in the hours before and after the ceremony. The commencement will also be Webcast on www.georgiasouthern.edu, the University’s Web site.

“As families come to celebrate with their graduates, traffic and parking near the University is a challenge on commencement day,” said Georgia Southern Registrar Michael Deal, who oversees the day’s festivities. “We encourage everyone attending commencement to be on campus by 8 a.m., to park in the lots across campus, and to use the University’s shuttle bus to move from the parking lots to Paulson Stadium. WVGS will be broadcasting updates on traffic and parking to help people get where they need to go.”

Information about attending commencement, including campus maps and a rain plan is at http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/registrar/CommBrochure/commbrochure200701.pdf.

In the event of rain, the ceremonies will take place in Hanner Field House at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Additional information about commencement is available on the University Spotlight at www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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