San Diego State University-Georgia Celebrates Student Convocation (September 27)

Photo: State Dept
San Diego State University-Georgia Celebrates Student Convocation. Photo: State Dept

San Diego State University-Georgia Celebrates Student Convocation (September 27)

U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Deputy CEO Nancy Lee, Ambassador Kelly, and Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Alexandre Jejelava delivered remarks at a convocation for enrolled students at San Diego State University-Georgia (SDSU-Georgia).  The SDSU-Georgia partnership is MCC’s flagship investment in higher education and the only U.S. university degrees program in Georgia.  Now in its second year, SDSU-Georgia is attracting Georgia’s best and brightest STEM students.  When SDSU-Georgia students graduate with American bachelor’s degrees, MCC expects that they will earn 40 percent more than their fellow students in Georgia.

Ambassadors comments to media made at the San Diego State University-Georgia Convocation Ceremony 2016

Q-n about SDSU in Georgia 

Amb Kelly:  As I told the students it was absolutely thrilling for me to participate in this convocation for a second year of students from a Georgian-American university.  I think that is the stuff of dreams.  I said that I came here when I was their age 40 years ago, when I was a student.  I came down from Leningrad where I was studying Russian; it never occurred to me that Georgia would be independent, let alone that there would be an American university here.  So, this is very emblematic of close cooperation between the United States and Georgia: our literal investment in the future with this 140 million dollar project of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. And, I think it is also a very hopeful sign for the future of Georgia as it enters into the twenty-first century.