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The New Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing

On December 12, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved resolutions making the consolidation Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University official as of January 1, 2018. As an academic unit of the consolidated Georgia Southern University, our college name has changed. We are the new Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing!

We have added four Master of Science programs and two Bachelor of Science programs. Some departments have changed their names to reflect the new degree programs.  

  • The department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management has become Civil Engineering and Construction, adding a B.S. in Construction Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering.
  • The department of Computer Sciences has changed its name to Computer Science.
  • The department of Electrical Engineering has become Electrical and Computer Engineering, adding a B.S. in Computer Engineering and M.S. in Electrical Engineering.
  • The department of Information Technology has added the MS in Information Technology.
  • The department of Mechanical Engineering has added the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

For additional information please see our consolidation updates.

CEIT Student Services Wins Homecoming Prize

The staff of the CEIT Student Services Center created an impressive display across the front of the offices in IT 1208 for Homecoming Week — and won first prize in the door decorating contest!  Congratulations to this hard-working and creative team of True Blue Eagles.

ROTC Cadet named AFCEA Medal of Honor scholarship recipient

Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Robert Patterson presented Cadet James Arvey the AFCEA Medal of Honor ROTC $5,000 scholarship on September 22, 2017.


On Friday, Sept. 22, Cadet James Arvey, was awarded the prestigious Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Medal of Honor ROTC $5,000 scholarship to help him pursue his career with the Army’s cyber branch and recognized for his outstanding efforts in the field.

Arvey, an information technology major with a 3.9 GPA and a perfect score on his Army Physical Fitness Test, walked across the stage in the University’s new Military Science building, to receive his recognition. In addition to the scholarship, Vietnam veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Robert Patterson, presented Arvey with a certificate, Medal of Honor coin and Medal of Honor book during the ceremony.

Read the entire News Release…

Manufacturers Education Foundation Presents Scholarship Funds to Georgia Southern

Mr. Roy Bowen, President of the Georgia Association of Manufacturing, presented a check from The Manufacturers Education Foundation, Inc. to chair and professor of the Department of Manufacturing Dan Cox on Friday, Sept. 22.  Dean Mohammad Davoud and State Senator Jack Hill (District 4) also witnessed the event.  Senator Hill is an alumnus of Georgia Southern College.  The contribution was made in recognition of the significant role that the Department of Manufacturing Engineering plays in preparing Georgians for rewarding careers in manufacturing.  It will be used to provide scholarships for Manufacturing Engineering students who meet The Manufacturers Education Foundation, Inc.’s scholarship criteria.



L to R: Mohammad Davoud, Dan Cox, Roy Bowen, Jack Hill

CEIT Hosts Fries Lecture

Georgia Southern University will host Col. Frederick “Fred” Gregory, the first African American man to pilot and command a space mission and serve as the deputy administrator of NASA, as the 2017 Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series speaker at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center Assembly Hall, 847 Plant Drive.

His presentation, titled, “An Astronaut’s View of Choices, Influences, Contributions and Other Stuff Later Discovered,” will discuss his stellar career and the concept of choices in life. The lecture is free and open to the public.

After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1964, Gregory entered pilot training and attended undergraduate helicopter training at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada. He then served as a helicopter rescue pilot, a combat rescue pilot in Vietnam, a missile support helicopter pilot and a fixed-wing pilot. He later attended the United States Naval Test Pilot School and served as an operational test pilot. In 1974 he was detailed to the NASA Langley Research Center where he served as a research test pilot for several years.

Gregory was selected as an astronaut in 1978 and served several rotations in space through the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. His first assignment was as pilot of the space shuttle Challenger followed soon after by the Discovery. He has logged more than 6,976 hours flying time in more than 50 types of aircraft — including 550 combat missions in Vietnam.

Gregory serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Astronaut Council, the Challenge Center for Space Science Education and the Virginia Air and Space Center-Hampton Roads History Center.

Among his many honors, Gregory holds the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 16 Air Medals and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.