Hanna Yeager earns VSU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Award of Excellence

November 11, 2022
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

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Hanna Marie Yeager of Hahira, Georgia, is the recipient of the Fall 2022 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Valdosta State University. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and an Honors College certificate.

VALDOSTA – Hanna Marie Yeager of Hahira, Georgia, is the recipient of the Fall 2022 Presidential Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Valdosta State University.

The President’s Award for Academic Excellence is presented to a high-achieving graduating student in each of VSU’s six colleges — Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of the Arts, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Mathematics.

Yeager will be recognized during VSU’s 234st Commencement at 16:30 on Saturday, December 10, on the front lawn. She will graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and an Honors College certificate.

“I knew long before I graduated high school that I wanted to attend VSU, a decision that would allow me to receive an excellent education and go through unforgettable experiences in the town that built and shaped me into the person I am who I am today,” she said. “While I would like to say that this was an easy feat, I know that I could not have achieved this without hard work, dedication and the unwavering support of my family, friends and community. I’ve been challenged inside and outside the classroom, but I’m lucky to be part of this uplifting community, which I’ve been able to lean on for strength and encouragement through it all.”

As a student at VSU, Yeager completed the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative program and the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training program. She was a Zell Miller Scholar and an Honors Scholar. She earned repeated Dean’s List honors and was active with Baptist Collegiate Ministries and the Wesley Foundation.

Dedicated to serving others, Yeager had the privilege of attending the 2020 South Georgia Chrysalis, a three-day worship, prayer, fellowship, creative expression, recreation, song and discussion event. She returned the following year to support and encourage youth and young adults during their unique Christmas journey.

Yeager plans to continue her education at VSU and pursue a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration.

“Through the knowledge and experience I gain through this program of study, I hope to help improve the quality of the administration and outcomes of health care in any facility I may have the privilege of working for in the future,” she said.

Yeager attends CrossPointe Church in Valdosta, Georgia. Her supportive family includes father JD Yeager, mother Pam Yeager and grandparents Belinda and Don Yeager.

On the web:
https://www.valdosta.edu/administration/advancement/event-services/commencement/
https://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/nursing-and-health-sciences/

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