Career and Alumni Services

Career and Alumni Services

Welcome to the Office of Career and Alumni Services. The mission of the Office of Career and Alumni Services is to enhance student service for students who will soon graduate and increase alumni engagement through the establishment of innovative programming. The Office of Career and Alumni Services develop student services which include internships, graduate school and career placement, and pre-alumni activities. The office sponsors programs and activities for the alumni and students to become actively involved in supporting the university and collaborates with the Fort Valley State National Alumni Association, Inc., http://www.fvsualum.org/, to host class reunions, coordinate homecoming activities, and fundraising and recruitment campaigns. The services provided are available to students, prospective students, alumni, faculty, and staff of Fort Valley State University.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Suite 101, Peabody Building

  • Melvin Doug Morris
    President
    (770) 401-9865
    morris_melvin_30038@yahoo.com
    Melvin Smith
    Vice-President
    (214) 789 1285
    mel0915@yahoo.com
    Dorothy Buckner
    Treasurer
    (770) 996-4813
    dbuckne@bellsouth.net
    Evelyn Johnson
    Secretary
    (478) 714-5282
    mrsemj@gmail.com
    Tracey Reed
    Assistant Secretary
    (404) 808-3277
    treed489@gmail.com
    LouAnn Gross
    District I Representative
    (678) 895-4906
    fvsunaadistricrep1@gmail.com
    Tonja Simmons
    District II Representative
    (478) 954-9285
    tmsimmons@gmail.com
    Arthur H. Johnson
    District III Representative
    (229) 894-2518 (Cell)
    hamadi96@msn.com
    Dr. Charlene Hampton
    District IV Representative
    (229) 221-0727
    charalahamp@gmail.com
    Karla Martin
    District V Representative
    (301) 437-0552
    Martin_karla@yahoo.com
    Kenneth Howard
    District VI Representative
    (912) 271-0505
    khoward@cityofhinesville.org
    Gwen McMullins
    District X Representative
    (626) 616-3387
    g.mcmullins1913@gmail.com
    Charles Robinson
    Parliamentarian

    crobinson@sgmays.org
    chasrobin@att.net

    Lawrence Marable
    Immediate Past President
    (478) 474-8037
    lawrence.marable@yahoo.com
    Edward Boston
    Interim Sr. Director of Career and Alumni Services
    1005 State University Drive
    Fort Valley, GA 31030
    (478) 825-6347 bostone@fvsu.edu
  • DISTRICT I

    ATHENS AREA CHAPTER

    Ruby Myers
    1061 Oaklake Trail
    Watkinsville, GA 30677
    (770) 725-6508

    METRO ATLANTA CHAPTER

    Mr. Paul Kerr
    3149 Cherry Valley Drive SE
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    H/ (404) 822-3405
    tiainvestments@aol.com

    COLUMBUS CHAPTER

    Ms. Saundra Ellison
    PO Box 6312
    Columbus, GA 31917-6312
    H/ (706) 689-7110
    saundraellison1@bellsouth.net

    WEST GEORGIA CHAPTER

    Mr. Jackie Baugh
    931 Kelly Street
    LaGrange, GA 30241
    H/ (706) 443-2186
    W/ (706) 668-7813
    jbaugh@charter.net

    SOUTHERN CRESCENT CHAPTER

    Ms. LouAnn Gross
    6345 Wallker Road
    Riverdale, GA 30296
    H/ (678) 895-4906
    W/ (404) 562-9642
    zetagirl123@yahoo.com

    WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA CHAPTER

    Ms. Mary A. King
    P. O. Box 78
    Buena Vista, GA 31803
    H/ (229) 649-9011
    W/ (706) 665-8577
    making2@windstream.net

    DEKALB CO. CHAPTER

    Mr. Malvin Smith
    241 Everleigh Way
    Marietta, GA 30064-2656
    H/ (972) 315-4449
    mel0915@yahoo.com

    DISTRICT II

    FORT VALLEY AREA CHAPTER

    Ashley Ballard
    314 Calhoun Street
    Fort Valley, Georgia 31030

    ballarda@fvsu.edu

    MACON-BIBB CO. CHAPTER

    Mr. John H. Simmons, Jr.
    P. O. Box 5547
    Macon, GA 31208
    H/ (478) 743-3613
    C/(478) 719-7845
    simmons-john@att.net

    MACON CO. CHAPTER

    Cynthia Carter
    P.O. Box 834
    Oglethorpe, GA 31068-0834
    H/ (478) 472-6304
    ccarter@southgatech.edu

    ROBERTA-CRAWFORD CO. CHAPTER

    Raymond Dickey
    P. O. Box 652
    Roberta, GA 31078
    H/ (478) 836-2607

    TAYLOR COUNTY ALUMNI CHAPTER

    Rufus Green
    P. O. Box 596
    Reynolds, GA 31076-0596
    (478) 862-3854
    bgreen@pstel.net

    WARNER ROBINS AREA CHAPTER

    Ms. Tonja Simmons
    202 North Davis PMB#330
    Warner Robins, GA 31093
    C/ (478) 954-9285
    tmsimmons@gmail.com

    DOOLY CO. CHAPTER

    Earl K. Chaney
    1209 Chaney Rd.
    Unadilla, GA 31091
    H/ (478) 627-3074
    W/ (229) 276-9880

    BALDWIN CO. CHAPTER

    Mr. Bennie L. Huff, Jr.
    PO Box 737
    Milledgeville, GA 31061
    H/ (478) 968-5698
    W/ (404) 906-2405
    huff156@charter.net

    FITZGERALD ALUMNI CHAPTER

    Mr. Rudolph Russell
    P. O. Box 1053
    Fitzgerald, GA 31750
    H/ (229) 424-0325
    rrussell72@windstream.net

    DISTRICT III

    ALBANY AREA CHAPTER

    Tony Jones
    2030 Gleneagles Dr
    Albany, GA 31707
    H/ (229) 669-4711
    tcjones59@yahoo.com

    AMERICUS AREA CHAPTER

    Mr. Marvin D. Harris
    134 Ginger Drive
    Americus, GA 31719
    mharris24@yahoo.com

    EASTMAN ALUMNI CHAPTER

    Arleen Wilcox
    P.O. Box 792
    Eastman, GA 31023
    H/ (478) 374-4351

    DISTRICT IV

    GOLDEN ISLES CHAPTER

    Mr. Walter C. McNeely
    2001 Starling Street
    Brunswick, GA 31520-4161
    H/ (912) 265-9252

    GREATER MIAMI CHAPTER

    Mr. Miles Jennings, Jr.
    3471 Oak Avenue
    Miami, FL 33133
    H/ (305) 446-3295
    W/ (305) 606-4289
    mjjcgrove@aol.com

    NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER

    Mrs. Gladys M. Haugabook
    1084 Woodbridge Hollow Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    H/ (904) 751-3744

    ROSE CITY CHAPTER

    Dr. Charlene B. Hampton
    73 Academy Drive
    Thomasville, GA 31792
    H/ (229) 221-0727
    W/ (229) 276-3430
    champton@rose.net

    VALDOSTA-LOWNDES CO. CHAPTER

    Ms. Linda Atkins
    1612 Charter Oakes Drive
    Valdosta, GA 31601
    H/ (229) 247-2604

    DISTRICT V

    DETROIT AREA CHAPTER

    Dr. Magalene Hester
    2110 Hyde Park Drive
    Detroit, MI 48207-3823
    H/ (313) 259-0040
    covhes@aol.com

    GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER

    Mr. Saul Bethay
    220 Ruthland Road
    Brooklyn, NY 11225

    WASHINGTON D. C. METRO AREA CHAPTER

    Mr. Robert Brooks, III
    8217 Bayberry Ridge Road
    Fairfax Station, VA 22039-3024
    H/ (703) 690-6771
    RBrooks293@aol.com

    CAPITOL AREA CHAPTER

    Mr. Willie L. Pittard
    4302 Wynnwood Drive
    Annandale, VA 22003-3429
    H/ (703) 354-1789
    wpittard@verizon.net

    PHILADELPHIA AREA CHAPTER

    Ms. Mozelle McCrea
    8226 Pickering Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    H/ (215) 247-6835

    NEW YORK CHAPTER

    Mr. Robert "Bob" White
    618 Goldleaf Avenue
    Capital Heights, MD 30743
    C/ (301) 254-5260
    robertw34@verizon.net

    Savannah Alumni Chapter

    Fairbanks Berry
    105 Rachel's Retreat
    Savannah, GA 31406
    Phone: (912) 480-0239
    aviator03@att.net

    East Central Area GA (McDuffie/Warrenton)

    Jessie Dawson
    454 Moose Club Rd
    Thomson, GA 30824
    Phone: (706) 595-7098

    DISTRICT VI

    AUGUSTA AREA CHAPTER

    Mr. Kenneth Ivey
    P. O. Box 6181
    Augusta, GA 30916-6181
    H/ (706) 789-3488
    C/ (706) 294-4640
    IveyKenneth@bellsouth.net

    DUBLIN-LAURENS CO. CHAPTER

    Jerry Davis
    504 Dunwoody Drive
    Dublin, GA 31021
    H/ (478) 272-2178
    C/ (478) 697-6817
    jdavisflmi@aol.com

    BURKE CO. CHAPTER

    Mr. Willie E. Latimore
    P. O. Box 523
    Waynesboro, GA 30830
    H/ (706) 554-5816

    CAROLINAS CHAPTER

    Ms. Henri Rumph
    4316 Stonefield Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28269-1937
    H/ (704) 921-2022
    hmrumph73@bellsouth.net

    DISTRICT X

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ALUMNI CHAPTER

    Mrs. Gwen McMullins
    1245 Rubio Vista Road
    Altadena, CA 91001-1533
    g.mcmullins1913@gmail.com

  • This is my University - This is my Promise

    The Harriet Barfield Black Society (HBBS) is a distinct Fort Valley State University Alumni group. It is named in honor of Mrs. Harriet Barfield Black, the first person to receive a degree from Fort Valley State College in 1941 and a major financial supporter for more than 15 consecutive years. The HBBS is open to all alumni concerned about the future and well being of their alma mater and who desire to demonstrate their appreciation for their university over time. To join the HBBS, alumni are asked to promise to make a gift of some amount each and every year. It is that easy!

    Mission Statement
    Valuing:
    1. the Fort Valley State University liberal arts and land-grant tradition,
    2. the university’s diversified and challenging programs designed to meet educational needs of a diverse student body,
    3. the importance of alumni to the life and health of the university,
    4. the concept of giving back to enhance the Fort Valley State University experience for future students, and
    5. the continued appreciation of the Fort Valley State University diploma,
    The Harriet Barfield Black Society was formed.
    In support of these values, Harriet Barfield Black Society members make the solemn promise of an annual and ongoing charitable commitment to our university with the aim of increasing the alumni giving percentage and the total amount of support generated by alumni.
    The first members of the Harriet Black Society were installed at the Hunt-Bond-Troup Gala, during homecoming 2008.

    Join Now
    To join the Harriet Black Society, download and complete the HBBS Promise form, and mail to:

    Office of Career and Alumni Services
    Fort Valley State University
    1005 State University Drive
    Fort Valley, GA 31030

    If you have further questions about the Harriet Barfield Black Society, please contact the Office of Career and Alumni Services at (478) 825-6347 or braswellc@fvsu.edu.

    The Harriet Barfield Black Society: FAQs

    Q: Why is a promise to make a gift to FVSU every year so important?
    A: There are three main reasons why a lifetime annual giving promise is so important. First, Fort Valley State University is healthy and vibrant for students today because many alumni made the lifetime commitment to serve and give back. The Office of Alumni Affairs wants to honor and increase the numbers of alumni that participate in a lifelong connectedness. Harriet Black herself is a role model for alumni doing what they can for this great institution.
    Second, by making a gift each and every year, you instantly help present-day Fort Valley State University students with needed scholarship assistance and provide support in important areas that impact all students.
    Finally, your annual gifts help keep Fort Valley State University strong into the future. Your promise to make a gift each and every year allows your alma mater to make plans and advance for years to come.

    Q: What is “alumni giving percentage?”
    A: Alumni giving percentage is the percentage of all Fort Valley State University alumni that make a gift of any size to the university in any year. The university has a goal of 50% alumni giving percentage - or half of all alumni making a gift to FVSU.

    Q: How much do I have to give for my gift to count?
    A: There is no minimum amount! Every gift, no matter the amount, counts to increase the university's national reputation.

    Q: I understand how increasing the alumni giving percentage helps the university, but how does it help me as an alum?
    A: When the university's alumni giving percentage increases, the ranking services that help enhance the university's national reputation will rate the university higher. In essence, your annual gift to FVSU - no matter the size - is your way to ensure that your diploma will increase in value over time. As the university's reputation grows, so does the value of your diploma.

    Q: What are membership benefits?
    A: As a HBBS member, you will become eligible for Promise Awards. As you keep your promise and make a gift each year, you will receive special Promise Awards at years 5, 10, 15, 25, 40, and 50. You will receive recognition in the president's report each year, and your gifts will receive special recognition as having come from a Harriet Barfield Black Society member.

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  • Edward Boston
    Interim, Sr. Director of Career and Alumni Services
    (478) 825-6347
    E-mail: bostone@fvsu.edu
    Fax Number(478) 825-6544

    Romelda Y. Simmons
    Director of Career and Alumni Services
    (478) 825-6202
    E-mail: simmonsr@fvsu.edu
    Fax Number(478) 825-6471

    Louvenia Parks
    Office Manager
    (478) 825-6350
    E-mail: parksl0@fvsu.edu

 
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