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Outdoor Education holds second annual academic symposium

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April 28, 2011

Students of Georgia College’s Outdoor Education program will share their experiences in the field during the second annual Outdoor Education Symposium.

“Outdoor Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” will take place at 3 p.m. Monday, May 2 on the ground floor of the Maxwell Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium will explore what current students of the program have researched and learned in the community and nature; discuss trendy career opportunities; and encourage others to consider this adventure-filled career path.

Keynote speaker Rob Dussler, ’02, will discuss his experiences as a graduate of Georgia College and how earning a master’s degree in Outdoor Education Administration from the university helped in his professional endeavors.

Currently, Dussler is chair of the Outdoor Leadership Department and director of the Outdoor Leadership Center at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga.

For more information visit or call (478) 445-1226.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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For more information, contact University Communications at (478) 445-4477.