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The Georgia College and State University Alumni Association recently awarded Roger Harrison, a 2009 graduate, the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.
Harrison serves as senior vice president for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce Office of Economic Development.
In his two years with the county, Harrison's office has helped create more than 2,000 private sector jobs and more than $1.3 billion in capital investment. He has served as the chairman of the Georgia Governor's Honors Alumni Association and a foundation trustee for Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Previously, he has served as a member of the Georgia 4-H Advisory Board.
Harrison received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Presbyterian College, his master of public administration from Georgia College and State University and has completed two years of coursework toward his doctorate degree in public administration at Valdosta State University.
The ninth-generation Georgian is a native of Monticello.
The Outstanding Recent Alumni Award is presented annually to an alumnus or alumna who has graduated within the past 10 years and has established notable recognition in a professional or business career with promise for continued success.