GSW unveils newly renovated Mauldin & Jenkins classroom

Published 11:18 am Thursday, December 6, 2018

AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recently unveiled a completely renovated accounting classroom in the School of Business Administration. The renovation, which included state-of-the-art classroom technology, new floors and ceilings, paint and a large wall mural, was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Mauldin & Jenkins, an accounting firm based in Atlanta.
Guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included GSW faculty and staff, members of the GSW Foundation, and Mauldin & Jenkins partners, Hanson Borders, Elton Wolf, and Doug Moses. Moses, a GSW alumnus, also serves as president of the Georgia Southwestern Foundation.
“Two of my best decisions after graduating high school were to come to Georgia Southwestern and to interview with Mauldin & Jenkins,” said Moses. “Both have made me successful and given me so many opportunities.”
The mural celebrates the firm’s 100 years in business and features Founding Partners Charlie Jenkins and Ted Mauldin, Past Managing Partners Will Kidd, Donny Luker, Elton Wolf and Monty Rogers, Current Managing Partner Hanson Borders, and Governmental Audit Partner Doug Moses.
“We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with Mauldin & Jenkins,” said School of Business Dean Liz Wilson. “We’re so thankful for all the internship opportunities and job opportunities they have provided our students.”
The classroom features new technology, designed by the accounting faculty, which includes a new projector, a document camera, and a program for interactive quizzes.
While a portion of the contribution was used for room renovation and technological upgrades, the remainder of the gift was placed into a permanent endowment for ongoing classroom maintenance.
“It’s an honor to give back to the University with this classroom, it’s an honor to be a partner at Mauldin & Jenkins, and it’s an honor to serve on the GSW Foundation,” said Moses. “I’m very proud to be a part of this project.”
“We can’t thank Mauldin & Jenkins enough,” said Wilson. “This shows our students every day that there’s something to aspire to when they get out of college, and how important it is to give back to the University.”
As part of ongoing capital initiatives, 30 classrooms and five laboratories are slated for renovation at GSW.
“Modernized classrooms create an environment conducive to learning and add to the overall academic experience,” says GSW Foundation Executive Director Reda Rowell. “We continue to seek funding from our external partners, alumni and friends to enrich and enhance GSW learning opportunities.” To learn more about these opportunities, contact Rowell at 229-931-2014.