Fort Valley State Alum Highlights for 2015



January 8, 2016 – Fort Valley State University alums stepped up to support the university and its students during 2015.  Alums like Lewis Wooten became trailblazers by earning prestigious promotions. Others pooled their resources to provide financial funding and scholarships for students.

Read the list of selected highlights for the year 2015.

  1. FVSU to start new Alumni Development Academy this summer – A new Fort Valley State University summer academy will provide Wildcat alums an opportunity to learn strategies and information vital to becoming better advocates for the university in their local communities. The FVSU Alumni Development Academy will be an intense three-day event being hosted on campus from July 8-11 and will feature training sessions on the university’s academic offerings and program, research extension, athletics and details on FVSU not only retaining students, but graduating them as well. It is being spearheaded by FVSU’s Career and Alumni Services. URL: http://www2.fvsu.edu/fvsu-to-start-new-alumni-development-academy-this-summer/
  2. FVSU Grad Guides NASA Scientific Discoveries on International Space Station – Earlier this month, NASA assigned FVSU alum Lewis Wooten a new challenge, naming him to the Senior Executive Service position of director of the Mission Operations Laboratory at the Marshall Center. He will oversee more than 500 civil service and contractor employees analyzing and developing flight and ground support systems including managing the around-the-clock science operations on the International Space Station. URL: http://www2.fvsu.edu/fvsu-grad-guides-nasa-scientific-discoveries-on-international-space-station/  
  3. FVSU’ s DeKalb Alumni chapter awarded alumni chapter of the year – Fort Valley State University’s DeKalb Alumni Chapter is in the national spotlight for its outstanding efforts in supporting the university. The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame recently awarded the chapter its Fourth Annual Legacy Leaders Small Alumni Chapter of the Year Award. DeKalb chapter members will receive the honor during a Legacy of Leaders Alumni Awards Luncheon at noon, Friday, Sept. 25, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta. URL: http://www2.fvsu.edu/fvsus-dekalb-alumni-chapter-awarded-alumni-chapter-of-the-year-2/  
  4. Fort Valley State University Class of 1975 celebrates 40th Anniversary with scholarship donation – It’s been 40 years since Fort Valley State’s Class of 1975 marched with their college degrees. This year, the alums are celebrating by giving back to the campus that gave them their start by raising more than $50,000 for the university’s scholarship fund that will help other young people become future Wildcat alums. “Our initial goal was to raise $100,000, and we’re making a gallant effort toward reaching it,” said Cedric Newberry, co-chair for the Class of 1975 40th Anniversary Celebration. “I don’t know if we’ll quite obtain that, but we’re making a major thrust toward giving it.” URL:  http://www2.fvsu.edu/fort-valley-state-university-class-of-1975-celebrates-40th-anniversary-with-scholarship-donation/
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