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Great News!

The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) granted continuing accreditation of Georgia Southern University’s Recreation & Tourism Management program on October 28, 2022. The Council approved the following commendations:

• The program is commended for its continued commitment to accreditation for the past 39 years.

• Faculty demonstrated strong regional, state, and national connections to industry professionals in order to support experiential learning, curriculum development, and mentorship.

• Program faculty are committed to the support of student success through their accessibility to students, outreach/networking, formal and informal advising, and creation of experiential learning opportunities.

• Campus and program services for students with disabilities are a significant strength of the program.

The program’s next accreditation review will take place in Fall 2029.

Three GS Students Participate in Americorps Internships with Montana State Parks

Three Georgia Southern University alumni will soon embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they head west to Montana to work in the great outdoors. 

Jakob Richardson (’21), Anna Masino (’21) and Brody Englert (’21) are the most recent Georgia Southern graduates to join AmeriCorps, a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. 

Through the AmeriCorps program, the trio of Eagles will each complete a 1,700-hour full-time internship with Montana State Parks where they will be entrusted with accomplishing a variety of different tasks that will have a long-lasting impact on the stewardship of Montana’s state parks system. 

Read on to learn more“, about each student, how they came to join AmeriCorps.

GS Graduate Accepted into the MIT Management Program

Bryanna Markland, a Senior in Recreation & Tourism Management has been accepted into the Manager in Training Program (MIT) with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites. Bryanna is currently interning at Magnolia Springs State Park and will complete her MIT appointment at A.H. Stevens State Park near Augusta. She will be placed as an Assistant Park Manager at one of Georgia’s 63 state parks and historic sites upon completion of the MIT program. Congratulations to Bryanna, who is very deserving of the opportunity! Please contact Dr. John Peden, Program Coordinator of Recreation & Tourism Management for more information on careers with Georgia DNR:

Last updated: 2/3/2023