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Dorothy Pittman Class of 1969

Mar 8th, 2013 | By

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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Students Honor Teacher and Mentor

Mar 7th, 2013 | By

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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Johnson Achieves Excellence in the Classroom and Field

Mar 6th, 2013 | By

    When Morgan Johnson came to Valdosta State University in 2009, she had a plan. She wanted to play softball and major in nursing. However, Johnson was cautioned that trying to play softball with such a strenuous major as nursing would be difficult. “I was told repeatedly that it was going to be very…

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Scholarship in Nursing Excellence a Continuation of Levy’s Support

Mar 6th, 2013 | By

Coming from a family background in health care, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Louis Levy, former provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at VSU, took an interest in the subject. “My dad was a cardiologist in New Orleans,” Levy said. “My mother was a registered nurse, and my wife was a registered…

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