Area Graduates' Degrees Conferred

Saturday was a busy day for students and their families across Georgia.  1,800 students at Georgia Southern University donned their caps and gowns to march to Pomp and Circumstance Saturday morning. Many waved to their families in the stands as they prepared to receive their degrees at Paulson Stadium. Students and faculty say it's an exiting moment to realize that all of their hard work has finally paid off.

Meanwhile, proud families filled Tiger Arena at Savannah State University for the school's 166th Spring Commencement. 225 students earned their graduate and undergraduate degrees. The President's Second Mile Award was presented to the graduating senior who has shown exemplary leadership on campus and within the community.

Nearly 500 students from Armstrong Atlantic State University also graduated Saturday. Their families filled the Savannah Civic Center for the special ceremony. See related story below.