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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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Caregiver Scholarship Help Students Achieve their Dreams

Mar 8th, 2013 | By
McLane Scholarship recipients

  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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State Representative Carter Receives Turner Outstanding Public Service Award

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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Valdosta State University presented State Representative Amy Carter (R-Valdosta), ’93, with the 2012 Loyce W. Turner Outstanding Public Service Award. Each year, VSU’s Public Administration Advisory Committee presents the award to a member of the community who is involved in some aspect of public service. Carter, who received a bachelor’s in education from VSU, was…

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40 Years of Coaching Excellence and Still Going Strong

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
Coach John Hanson

Growing up, John Hansen’s life could be compared to that of a nomad moving from city to city with no permanent dwelling place. The son of a Marine pilot, Hansen’s family moved 32 times before he graduated from high school in Gainesville, Fla. After a few years at the Naval Academy, Hansen was on the…

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Alumnus Gordy Steadman Presents VSU with Award for Construction

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
VSU President and Alumnus Gordy Steadman

Gordy Steadman, ’83, presented Valdosta State University President William J. McKinney with the Associated Builders Contractors (ABC) 2012 Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award. The award was given to Elkins Constructors Inc. for overall excellence in construction of VSU’s Psychology Building, which was completed in 2011. The Psychology Building was considered an exemplary project by the…

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University recognized nationally for adult learning success

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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Valdosta State University’s innovative efforts to improve access and college completion for adults has earned the university national recognition from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). “An engaged and innovative university is one that is flexible and able to meet the needs of many different kinds of students, in a multitude of circumstances,”…

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Professor Receives Teaching Award

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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Dr. Kathleen S. Lowney, professor of sociology at Valdosta State University, has unanimously been selected to receive the faculty 2013 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for regional and state universities. Each year, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents accepts nominations recognizing faculty from its state colleges and universities. The selection committee recognized the positive…

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Retired Teacher Provides Financial Gift for Future Educators

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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For more than 60 years Ruby R. Sullivan has been helping students succeed in and out of the classroom. Now, at the age of 98, Sullivan is continuing to help students succeed. The Camilla, Ga. native, who attended Georgia State Womans College (now Valdosta State University) from 1930 to 1932, has made a substantial gift…

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Presidential Inauguration April 1-6

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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Steeped in academic tradition, the official inauguration of a university president is an opportunity for an institution to celebrate its history and chart a new course for its future. The the theme of “Engaged Innovation,” events are scheduled for April 1-6, 2013. The formal investiture ceremony of Dr. William J. McKinney will take place at…

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Construction Begins on HSBA Building

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
Health Sciences and Business Administration Building

Valdosta State University recognized the beginning of construction on the Health Sciences and Business Administration building with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Oct. 4. The 140,000-square-foot, $32 million facility is scheduled to be completed by January 2014. The event took place at the Rea and Lillian Steele North Campus, with President William J. McKinney presiding over…

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