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A Day for Southern - Annual GSU event is Sept. 15
Steve Rushing to serve as community chairman
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      Statesboro attorney and Georgia Southern alumnus Steve Rushing will serve as the community chair of the university’s 36th edition of A Day for Southern, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15.
      “Steve Rushing is a great friend and supporter of Georgia Southern. His dedication to the university as well as Statesboro and Bulloch County make him the perfect choice to lead this year’s A Day for Southern’s community campaign,” said vice president of University Advancement Billy Griffis. “Steve understands the important relationship between the university and the Statesboro/Bulloch area. His leadership skills along with his many years of service to the community through his profession and civic involvement will be strong assets during this campaign.”
      Rushing is managing partner of Franklin, Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, & Marsh, LLC.  The Statesboro native graduated from Georgia Southern in 1981 with his bachelor’s degree in accounting before going on to earn his law degree. Rushing said he was honored to be chosen as this year’s community chair.
      “The quality of education that I received at Georgia Southern has benefited me greatly and I’m very proud that education,” said Rushing. “Georgia Southern has always been a big part of my life. Growing up in Statesboro, going to school at Georgia Southern, and now being in business here I know just how much the community receives from the University and how much we benefit from it. The community is impacted so positively economically, culturally, and every way you can think of by Georgia Southern. I’m very happy to have the opportunity to give back in this way.”
      Rushing knows the importance of the community pulling together for a good cause. He has served as a member and on the board of directors of the Statesboro Rotary, as a member and president of Midday Optimist, and as both chairman and a board of directors member of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce.
      “This year with the university facing budget cuts it would mean so much if people in the community could do just a little extra during A Day for Southern,” Rushing said. “I believe that investment will be returned in multiples. I can’t think of a better return on any investment than the return we get in Statesboro and Bulloch County when we support the university.  I hope that when people see the volunteers during A Day for Southern they remember just how much the university has meant to them and everyone in our community.”
      For more information or to take part in A Day for Southern, contact the Office of Annual Giving at 912-GSU-GIVE or e-mail

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