Sociology and Anthropology
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Sociology Grad Passes Social Work Licensure Exam

Sarah Womble

Congratulations to our alum Sarah Womble for passing her social work licensure exam in February 2019; she is now a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Sarah graduated from GSU with a BS in sociology in December 2015 and earned her MSW from Valdosta State University in May 2017. She works as a hospice social worker at Bethany Hospice and Palliative Care in Claxton, GA. Sarah enjoys her career and credits GSU with helping her develop strong research skills.

“I enjoy my work as a hospice social worker. My job is tough and involves being emotionally available to my clients all the time. I have to use self care a lot. However, it’s so rewarding. With the research background GSU helped foster, I look for the best methods of helping my clients through one of the toughest times in their lives. It’s truly a gift to take care of my patients.”

Sociology Alum Becomes Advisor

Kayla Jackson

Congratulations to Chayla Jackson, sociology alum (May 2018) who was recently hired as an academic advisor in the College of Engineering and Computing. Here’s what Chayla has to say about her BS in sociology, with an emphasis in social services.

“Majoring in Sociology has prepared me to become someone I always dreamed of being. Through my studies, I have learned more about patience, being resourceful, and giving back. It was through these learned skills that I was able to obtain a job as an Academic Advisor and begin to aid those in need to the best of my ability. I only hope to enhance these skills to be a help to larger populations in the future.”

Dr. Palmer to Talk about Succeeding Through Struggle

Succeeding Through Struggle Poster

Next week Dr. Nathan Palmer will be discussing how to thrive academically even in the face of adversity during his talk Succeeding Through Struggle. The talk will share the lessons Dr. Palmer learned as a person with multiple learning differences, who was in the special education program, who nearly failed out of college, and struggled all the way from pre-K to PhD. This talk is designed for anyone who’s struggling right now & especially for students who are struggling to achieve their educational goals.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this event on Tuesday 10/9 at 6pm in the Nessmith-Lane Auditorium. The talk is free & open to all Georgia Southern students, faculty, staff, and the public.

The event is a part of the First Year Experience Success Series, so it will be particularly intersting to 1st semester students, but hopefully all who come will learn something valuable and enjoy the experience.

2nd Annual Fall Film Series Begins!

2018 Sociology's Fall Film Series

The Sociological Society is hosting the 2nd Annual Fall Film Series with Sociology on Campus as its theme. The films are open to the public, attendance verification will be provided, and their will be free popcorn for all moviegoers.

The First film is “The Hunting Ground” and will be shown Wed. 9/26 at 6pm in the Russell Union theatre. We are borrowing the 45 minute version of the film from the Counseling Center. This film is about sexual assault on campus, therefore we’ll have members of the SASE, Sexual Assault Student Educators present. We’ve also requested someone from the Teal House attend.

Our final film is “All the Difference.” It is focused on educational inequality and will be shown on Wed. November 12th at 6pm in the Russell Union theatre.

Sociological Society at Student Org Fair

Egypt Parker & Michelle Hester at 2018 Student Organization Fair

Egypt Parker & Michelle Hester

Members of the Sociological Society had a great time recruiting potential members at the GSU Student Organization Fair on Thurs. August 23rd on the Statesboro Campus.

Executive Board Members, Day Anderson, Jacob Crawford, & Nayjha Harris

Executive Board Members, Day Anderson, Jacob Crawford, & Nayjha Harris

If you’d like more information about joining, please contact president, Day Anderson at

Department of Sociology & Anthropology • P.O. Box 8051 Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-5443