Southern Poly prepares for fall commencement

The commanding general of the Georgia Army National Guard will be the keynote speaker for Southern Polytechnic State University's fall commencement ceremony, officials announced Friday.

Major Gen. Maria L. Britt will speak at the ceremony scheduled for Dec. 18 in the university gym. The ceremony is open to the public.

The university plans to award about 335 undergraduate and graduates degrees. Officials said it is the largest number of degrees conferred during a fall commencement.