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Cantrell completes FROG Week at UNG

DAHLONEGA, Ga. —  Gavin Cantrell of Milledgeville, was one of more than 200 cadets who began their time as University of North Georgia (UNG) cadets with Freshman Recruit Orientation Group (FROG) Week from Aug. 15-21.

FROG Week, which is held before the beginning of the fall and spring semesters at UNG, marks the transition from civilians to cadets for these incoming freshmen.

Cadet leaders plan and execute all corps events, including FROG Week, with the oversight of the commandant staff. UNG is one of six senior military colleges in the nation and commissions more than 100 officers into the Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserves each year.

Cadet Col. Ryan Jones, a senior from Richmond, Va., pursuing a degree in strategic and security studies, is the brigade commander who leads the more than 725 cadets enrolled at UNG. He said the knowledge and experiences gained in FROG Week help integrate the newcomers into the corps.

"FROG Week offers us a great opportunity to bring in our new freshmen and build a team with our cadet leaders," Jones said. "These older cadets give FROGs role models to look up to as they adjust to the leadership laboratory of the corps.”

Brentavious Cooper graduates from Jacksonville State

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. —  Brentavious M. Cooper of Milledgeville, GA, graduated from Jacksonville State University on August 6, 2021 with a BA in Integrated Studies. Nearly 500 students received undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of the university's summer commencement ceremonies.

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