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Two locals make GSU’s ‘40 under 40’ list
40 under 40
Karla L. Sapp, left, and Brooke Ann Childers.

Brooke Ann Childers and Karla L. Sapp, Ed.D., both of Liberty County, have been named to the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2021. The honor recognizes alumni who have made significant strides in business, leadership, community, educational or philanthropic endeavors.

Childers, from Liberty County, graduated from Georgia Southern in 2005 with a bachelor’s in political science. Today, she is the district director for U.S. Representative Buddy Carter.

Sapp graduated with a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Georgia Southern in 2004. Today, she is the drug abuse program coordinator for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and a clinical psychologist for the Department of Justice. She resides in Midway.

The “40 Under 40” honorees were chosen by a selection committee that reviewed each individual’s professional expertise, achievements, dedication to charitable and community initiatives and their commitment to Georgia Southern.

“Each year, we recognize the best and brightest among us, and each year we are continually impressed with the excellence of each class,” stated Alumni Association President Alton Standifer (‘12 ‘14). “This year is no exception. Georgia Southern alumni occupy some of the highest positions in state government, in industries and businesses, in education and health care and more. Thank you all for all you do, and for representing our alma mater with distinction.”

For the full list of “40 Under 40” Class of 2021 honorees and to learn more about the program, visit here.

The group will also be featured in the next edition of Georgia Southern magazine.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers approximately 140 different degree programs serving almost 27,000 students through 10 colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and handson learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern. edu.

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