Perimeter will join Georgia State’s College of Education & Human Development, Institute for Biomedical Sciences and School of Public Health, for the first time, in a combined celebration.
The event will recognize approximately 738 candidates expected to receive their associate degree from Perimeter, the state’s largest two-year college.
Bobby Eischen, who studied business administration—the most popular pathway at Perimeter—is among those graduating.
“I’m experiencing both nervousness and excitedness,” Eischen said.
“Ideally, I’d like to go for not just a two-year degree, but a four-year degree in biology.”
Eischen’s long-range goal is to work in stem cell research and in the field related to emerging anti-aging science.
While attending classes on Perimeter’s Newton Campus, Eischen served as a Perimeter Ambassador and a Student Government Association senator, as well as participated on the Student Advisory Board and volunteered with the Panther Activities Council. He also took part in the TRiO student success program.
“We are immensely proud of all our graduates, who like Bobby, entrusted Perimeter to provide the foundation for their higher education journeys,” said Dr. Cynthia Y. Lester, Perimeter’s interim dean.
“Congratulations and well wishes to the entire class of ’23 as they either pursue other degrees or move into the workforce.”
Perimeter College offers more than 30 academic pathways leading to an associate of arts or associate of science degree. In addition to business administration, computer science, nursing, dental hygiene, health science professions and psychology are among the top picks for students.
Georgia State President M. Brian Blake, Dr. Nicolle Parsons-Pollard, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Allison Calhoun-Brown, senior vice president of student success and Dr. Michael Sanseviro, vice president for student engagement, are among the university leaders who, along with Dr. Lester, will celebrate Perimeter’s fall graduates during the May ceremony.