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Augusta University welcomes their freshman class

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Augusta University’s Oak Hall and Elm Hall opened its doors to its new freshman class. The shuffling of feet and carts filled Augusta University residence halls. Freshman like Jhanya packed pretty heavy to move into their new home. “I think I packed too much because I still got stuff downstairs in the car, but I’m going to make it work.," says Jhanya Springer-Bellinger.

President of the University hopes that this day is the start a special journey for each of them. And shared his own piece of advice. “Go to class! Go to class! No, we’re just so excited that our freshman have chosen Augusta University; we’re proud of this university. And we hope that students will fall in love with this university like the rest of us have," says President Brooks Keel.

Even the volunteers are excited to see what this new class will bring to the campus. “It’s honestly really exciting because I feel like a new generation is coming to the school. So, it just kind of makes me hopeful for the future and where the school is going to go," says Senior Tanashia Thomas.

Jhanya has chosen to major in Nursing. While challenging, she still plans to balance work and play and get the most out of college.“I just want it to be smooth, fun. Not too much fun but I just want to have a good time and enjoy myself. And still make sure that my mom and grandma are okay without me at home," says Springer-Bellinger.

And mom believes it’s time for her little birdie to fly. “Overall, I think she’ll be okay, I think she’s prepared. Me and my village have prepared her," says Jhanya's mom.

And now she’s adding Augusta University to that village. Classes will begin for Augusta University on August 16th.

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