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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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Culture Code

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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Rick Griffis, ’76, and Mary Ann Heddon’s new book, Culture Code, The Music Vol.1, is about pop culture music but with a twist. The book holds an embedded puzzle, and clues are provided on the website to help find the answers in the book. Each entry for a band contains two key pieces of information…

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Women in Business Symposium Fosters Perseverance and Empowerment

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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“Struggle does something for you. When you are willing to do whatever it takes for your business, that’s how you make it.” Entrepreneur Tiffany Young delivered this message to fellow businesswomen during the third annual Women in Business Symposium at Valdosta State University. Owner of Pink Pastry Parlor and star of the reality television show…

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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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Johnson Achieves Excellence in the Classroom and Field

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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    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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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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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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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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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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Scholarship in Nursing Excellence a Continuation of Levy’s Support

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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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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