GSW's freshmen class of 2021

Members of GSW's freshmen class of 2021pose for a photo.

AMERICUS, Ga. (GSW) — On Wednesday, Aug. 18, Jennilyn Bernabe of Saipan began classes at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. Jennilyn was one of almost 400 incoming freshmen.

First-year students were officially welcomed to the University community at the Freshman Convocation held Tuesday, Aug. 17. Each student was given a silver Presidential Challenge Coin by GSW President Dr. Neal Weaver to signify the beginning of their college journey at Georgia Southwestern. Upon graduation, they will receive a gold coin in its place, bestowing the silver coin to someone who made a significant impact on them during their time at Georgia Southwestern.

GSW is looking forward to watching these students take their first year by storm!

Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., is a public, four-year unit of the University System of Georgia with approximately 3,000 students. Georgia Southwestern offers outstanding professional programs of study as well as degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and graduate programs in business, computer science, education, English, and nursing.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern is recognized as one of the best value colleges in the nation. Visit for more information.

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