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Georgia Southern to Help Young Professionals Launch Careers

STATESBORO, Ga. – June 6, 2013 – Georgia Southern University’s College of Business Administration (COBA) is working with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce to help young professionals start their careers, achieve success and contribute to our communities.

COBA’s Graduate Business Programs will be the principle sponsor for the first meeting of LaunchSAVANNAH on June 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the North Garden at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard, in Savannah. Admission is free, and the event is open to everyone.

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Southern recognize the importance of fostering an environment that attracts and retains young talent. LaunchSAVANNAH will serve as a primary resource for emerging leaders ages 22-40 with monthly events offering a mix of professional development, civic and cultural community involvement and workshops.

“This is a tremendous networking opportunity, and Georgia Southern is proud to be part of helping this next generation of leaders become successful,” said Bill Wells, Ph.D., interim dean of COBA. “Since we have more than 3,000 Georgia Southern alumni in the Savannah area, we are excited about the mission of LaunchSAVANNAH to inspire, educate and motivate our alums who will be our future business and community leaders.”

Graduate Business Programs at COBA offer working professionals a range of degrees, certificates and custom education options to explore, develop and refine their business understanding. To learn more about COBA, visit

Drew Hunt, who earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Georgia Southern, will serve as the leader of LaunchSAVANNAH. For more information, contact Hunt at or call (912) 644-6422.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.


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