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Project Focused On Graduating More Science Teachers

Oct 1st, 2013 | By

Through a partnership with the Valdosta City School System and an award of nearly $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation, Valdosta State University expects to more than double the number of science teachers it graduates each year. The first cohort of academically talented, financially needy astronomy, geosciences, biology, chemistry, and physics students was recruited…

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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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VSU Partnership Helps Students Achieve Reading Success

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
Literacy Center

Although they struggled at the beginning of the year, third graders at Westside Elementary School receiving reading assistance from future educators at Valdosta State University proved that, in the end, they had acquired the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted curriculum. By the end of the 2011-2012 academic year, these students could understand words…

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Thomasville Social Worker Endows Scholarship

Mar 6th, 2013 | By

In 1994, Anne Louise Stanford Chastain of Thomasville established a scholarship at Valdosta State University for future Division of Social Work students and funded it each and every year. When she died on Oct. 21, 2010, she remembered the program and provided enough funds to maintain it. “Her recent bequest endows the scholarship,” said Sandra…

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