Last year has been trying for everyone, due to the COVID-19 world pandemic, which interfered in our plans to celebrate our many achievements face to face. However, it has also inspired us to engage technology and find innovative solutions for teaching, learning, collaboration, and connection in this new reality.
SDSU Georgia has seen many changes this past year, including the new FLEX program, converting the majority of our classes to digital mediums and preparing the faculty and students for the virtual experience. In this new environment, student life continues thriving, through student government and club activities, and new initiatives. All the notable events in SDSU Georgia student lives have been held online, including, the Capstone Project Showcase, Job and Career events, Alumni events, and even the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020, where our graduates joined thousands of peers from SDSU main campus. This year, we hope (depending on the epidemiological situation in the country) to host a live joint Commencement Ceremony for the second and third graduates of the program. Our partnership with our Georgian public universities prospers with the new successful ABET accreditation and ACS Certification efforts.
I want to thank our partners, SDSU Georgia staff, faculty, and students who have all shown their resilience in the face of these unfamiliar difficulties. Together, we have found unique ways to work and connect with our communities while taking care of our mental health and well-being and staying as efficient and productive as ever.
Halil M. Güven