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President Emeritus of Augusta State University William A. Bloodworth Jr.

What’s happening at Augusta University? Sept. 12-18

This week, we celebrate the life of a past university president, the Georgia Cancer Center continues to make an impact in Augusta, and Forbes magazine gives a lofty ranking to Augusta University.

Celebrate the life of Dr. William Bloodworth

Augusta University is hosting a celebration of life event for Dr. William Bloodworth at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus. Bloodworth served as president for 18 years and oversaw Augusta College’s transition to Augusta State University. He also helped develop new programs and accreditations and spearheaded over $103 million in new construction and renovations.

Georgia Cancer Center offers a new opportunity in Augusta

The Georgia Cancer Center is partnering with Fleet Feet and the Kroc Center to continue their CHANGE initiative at local apartment complex Ervin Towers at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Ervin Towers will be introducing a movers and shakers fitness group aimed to reduce disparities in cancer rates by helping residents avoid things that increase their risk, such as sedentary lifestyle.

The initial CHANGE project increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables at the Peabody Apartments.

Forbes honors AU as one of the top employers

Once again Augusta University has been named to Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Best Employers By State.” This marks the fourth straight year AU has received the honor. Augusta University Health also made the list of top-ranked employers. The annual list surveyed 70,000 Americans working across 25 industry sectors. The survey considered every aspect of an employees’ experience such as working conditions, salary, potential for growth and diversity.

“This endorsement is a testament to our world-class faculty and staff who offer our students and patients educational opportunities and health care like no other. I remain grateful to all of Jaguar Nation for their contributions each and every day,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

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