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Join us in Congratulating the 2014 Graduates!

by South University, Online Programs
June 18, 2014

South University faculty and staff are excited to congratulate our newest graduates, including the 700 South University graduates who will be in cap and gown in Savannah, Georgia, on June 28, 2014! We are so proud of all of your accomplishments and the hard work you have put toward earning your degrees.

South University Class of 2014Watch Commencement live!

Maybe you aren’t able to make the trip to Savannah, or you have friends and family who can’t be there but who’d love to watch you graduate. Perhaps you’re just excited about the day when you’ll be the one graduating. No matter what the reason, you and your loved ones can now watch the South University Commencement live, starting at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 28, 2014!

Bookmark our Livestream page ( today, add the event to your calendar, or share this link with anyone who’d want to watch you on your big day!

COMING SOON: Our Livestream page will soon include video messages of congratulations from our graduation team members to our new graduates!

Celebrate with us on social.

Join the conversation by using #southgrad on the South University Facebook page and on Twitter. Congratulate our grads, share pictures in your cap and gown, tell us when you’ll be graduating, or post what graduation means to you!

Attending graduation? Here’s what you need to know.

All activities will be held at Savannah International Trade & Convention Center at 1 International Drive in Savannah, GA 31421.

We want to hear your success story! On June 26 and June 27, 2014, we’ll be filming Student Success Interviews at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. To schedule your interview, contact

Chatham Ballroom
9:00 am Physician Assistant Hooding
11:00 am College of Nursing Hooding and Pinning
1:00 pm College of Business Hooding
3:00 pm School of Pharmacy Hooding

Oglethorpe Ballroom
10:00 am Professional Counseling Hooding
2:00 pm Criminal Justice Hooding

11:00 am: Check-In
12:30 pm: Line-Up
1:00 pm: Commencement Ceremony

*Stop by our Career Services booth on Friday or Saturday to meet with members of our Career Services Department!

Meet the Commencement speaker.

The 2014 South University Commencement speaker is State Representative Benjamin Luther Watson, M.D., who has has served in the Georgia House, District 166, since 2011. He received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He is a board member of SouthCoast Medical Group, LLC, and member of the Independent Physician Association, Georgia Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, and American Medical Association. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at SouthCoast Medical Group and Chairman for the Department of Geriatrics at Memorial University Medical Center, both in Savannah, GA. He is also a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Mercer University in the School of Medicine.

Again, we congratulate the Class of 2014 and can’t wait to see what your future holds! Stay in touch by registering for South University’s Alumni Connections at today.

by South University, Online Programs
June 18, 2014
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Congratulations to our 2013 Graduates!

by Admin
June 13, 2013

At South University, our faculty and staff are thrilled to congratulate our 2013 graduates! Our Spring Commencement was held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, and many of our proud graduates had the chance to don their caps and gowns and participate in the ceremony.

South University Grad Celebration

Whether you were in Savannah or you are celebrating from afar, here a few ways to commemorate your graduation!

Get a Picture in the Graduation Photobooth

Celebrate your accomplishments by visiting our virtual Graduation Photobooth! Upload a picture or take a new one to share with your classmates, friends and family.

Tell Us Your Success Story

We’d like to learn more about your experience and feature your success story to inspire the next generation of students at South University! Submit your story at as a blog post or video.

Share Your Graduation Experience on Social

We encourage all students--whether you attended the ceremony in Savannah or you're celebrating with family and friends in your communities--to share your graduation experience with your fellow graduates and your classmates who are looking forward to their own graduation ceremonies in the future.

Facebook: Connect with the community and post your graduation pictures on our page.
Twitter: Use hashtag #SUOGrad to share your pictures or communicate with fellow grads.
YouTube: Visit our channel to check out past ceremonies and more.
Pinterest: Create your graduation board and use hashtag #SUOGrad so we can find you!

Again, we congratulate the graduating class of 2013 for their accomplishments! We can’t wait to see what your future holds!

by Admin
June 13, 2013
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A Great Day at South University!

by South University
June 25, 2012

June 17th, 2012 was a warm, sunny day in Savannah, Georgia and for more than 600 students, it was one of the biggest days of their lives – graduation day.

The ceremony was held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention center in front of more than 6,000 guests there to see their loved ones reach an important milestone.

As the Savannah Brass Band played the processional, graduates of the Colleges of Business, Pharmacy, Arts & Sciences, Nursing & Public Health and Health Professions made their way into the auditorium, smiling for the pictures their friends & family were snapping along the way.

The keynote address was delivered by State Senator Earl “Buddy” Carter, chair to the Higher Education Committee of the Georgia State Senate and encouraged the graduates to become leaders in their communities.

As the graduates and their loved ones filed out into the warm breezes on the promenade adjacent the Savannah River, I thought the day could best be summed up by Terry Sue Rosen, a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, who said “this is just so special to be here, this is a day I’ll never forget, just to see the culmination of all of the hard work, it’s incredible!”

by South University
June 25, 2012
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South University Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremony

by South University
June 24, 2011

On Saturday, June 18, South University held its Spring 2011 commencement ceremony in Savannah, Georgia. Many of the over 1,000 online students who earned their degrees this winter and spring attended the ceremony. To view the commencement video and read the names of the online graduates, check out our graduation website. Congratulations, graduates!

by South University
June 24, 2011
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Former Senator Tom Daschle to Speak at 2011 Commencement

by South University
March 31, 2011

South University is pleased to announce that former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will deliver the commencement address to the university’s Class of 2011. The university is holding commencement on Saturday, June 18 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center and expects 5,000 graduates and guests to attend.

"South University’s graduates, faculty, and staff are looking forward to hearing Senator Daschle speak," says Todd Cellini, president of South University. "His legislative career, in both the House and the Senate, his long track record of public service and his expertise on national policy and global issues makes his insights particularly relevant to our graduates, who are facing a challenging and changing world."

In November 2009, Daschle began working as a Senior Policy Advisor to the law firm of DLA Piper where he provides clients with strategic advice on public policy issues such as climate change, energy, health care, trade, financial services and telecommunications. Since leaving the Senate, he has distinguished his expertise in health care through the publication of Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis and the recently published, GETTING IT DONE: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform. Daschle has continued to lead on climate change and renewable energy, as well as a variety of other public policy challenges.

Biographical Summary for Tom Daschle
Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Tom Daschle graduated from South Dakota State University in 1969. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force where he served as an intelligence officer in the Strategic Air Command until mid-1972.

Following completion of his military service, Senator Daschle served on the staff of Senator James Abourezk. In 1978, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served for eight years. In 1986, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and eight years later became its Democratic Leader. Senator Daschle is one of the longest serving Senate Democratic Leaders in history and the only one to serve twice as both Majority and Minority Leader. During his tenure, Senator Daschle navigated the Senate through some of its most historic economic and national security challenges. In 2003, he chronicled some of these experiences in his book, Like No Other Time: The 107th Congress and the Two Years That Changed America Forever.

In 2007, he joined with former Majority Leaders George Mitchell, Bob Dole, and Howard Baker to create the Bipartisan Policy Center, an organization dedicated to finding common ground on some of the pressing public policy challenges of our time. Senator Daschle serves on the board of the Center for American Progress, acts as the Vice Chair of the National Democratic Institute, and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

He also is a member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard School of Public Health in addition to the Global Policy Advisory Council for the Health Worker Migration Initiative. He is a member of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees, the GE Healthymagination Advisory Board; the National Integrated Foodsystem Advisory Board; and the Committee on Collaborative Initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In addition, Senator Daschle’s board memberships include the Blum Foundation; the Energy Future Coalition, the Committee to Modernize Voter Registration; the US Global Leadership Coalition Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee on the Trust for National Mall.

by South University
March 31, 2011
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