Archive for March 2013

Historic Building Receives New Life

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
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  Valdosta State University recently restored one of its oldest buildings to its original grandeur and historical charm. First built in 1921, Ashley Hall has been a dormitory for women, student apartments, and administrative and faculty offices. Named for former Valdosta Mayor C.R. Ashley, who served from 1900 to 1904, the 26,000-square-foot building had undergone…

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Dorothy Pittman Class of 1969

Mar 8th, 2013 | By
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In the summer of 1967, Dorothy Pittman stood in line with other new transfer students at then Valdosta State College’s registrar’s office, waiting to declare her major before being sent to the corresponding table. “When the person in front of me told the registrar he was undecided about his major, she had him go to…

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Caregiver Scholarship Help Students Achieve their Dreams

Mar 8th, 2013 | By
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  According to J. Britt McLane, who graduated from Valdosta State in 1992, the scholarships promote caregiving and education. Established in 2011, as part McLane Funeral Services’ 75th anniversary celebration, two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually – one in the Division of Social Work for those students pursuing a master’s degree and one in the College…

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The Therapy Spot

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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Two VSU graduates, Caroline Bowman, ’99 and ’01, and Lea Lanier, ’01, are the proud co-owners of The Therapy SPOT in Statesboro, Ga. It all started in 2007 when a few area therapists came together when they recognized the need in the community for quality pediatric therapy services. They put their creative juices together and…

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Students Honor Teacher and Mentor

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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Barney Purvis (1933-2005), lifelong teacher and Valdosta State College (VSC) alumnus, dedicated his life to his education and his students. Purvis earned a bachelor’s degree in science from VSC in 1955 and a master’s in secondary education in 1971. Purvis was a high school teacher and taught biology, anatomy, chemistry, advanced chemistry, and physical science…

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Jason Adams: From VSU to Priesthood

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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Valdosta State University graduate Rev. Jason Adams became an ordained priest for the Diocese of Savannah on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Savannah. Adams is a recent graduate of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy. “My call to the priesthood began with testing…

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Principal and Chalk Art

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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                                Lee Mobley, ’98 and ’01, is not your average elementary school principal. He is also an up-and-coming chalk artist. About 10 years ago, while on a family vacation, the Broxton-Mary Hayes Elementary School principal passed through a small Florida…

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Joseph Uliano: The Love of Music

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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Joseph Uliano,’81, went from college days at Valdosta State College to working with some of the most popular names in music, including Bob Dylan, Dave Mathews, Faith Hill, Guns n Roses, and Lil Wayne, among many others. Uliano is now an executive producer for the media production company Wondros out of Los Angeles, Calif. While…

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John McRae: More than a Great Teacher

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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John H. McRae’s, ’71, ’75 and ’83, list of accomplishments in education are many. He was the first Valdosta State University graduate to be selected as Georgia Teacher of the Year (TOTY); he earned the honor in 1978, after only six years of experience. Also in 1978, McRae was named Valdosta State College’s Outstanding Alumni….

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Sculpture Designed to Encourage, Inspire…Just Like the University

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
Dr. Ronald M. Zaccari signs his completed sculpture "Woman with a multi-colored hat," which is displayed in the Jerry and Kay Jennett Lecture Hall.

  Standing on the ground level of the Jerry and Kay Jennett Lecture Hall foyer, Dr. Ronald M. Zaccari looks up at the stainless steel and aluminum piece of art hanging on the wall to the right of the entryway. He smiles a smile that reaches all of the way to his eyes. Then he…

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