Founders Day Convocation

John Wesley Davison, James Isaac Miller, Thomas A. McAfee and Francis W. Gano are icons on Fort Valley State University’s campus. Their blood, sweat, and tears brought the institution to life. The visionaries’ contributions will be commemorated at the annual Founders Day Convocation at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 in Health and Physical Education Complex. This year’s special guest speaker is Dr. Krystal Conner, 1999 FVSU alumna and vice president of ENVIRO AgScience, Inc.

The event is free and open to the public. For details, call (478) 825-6319.

About the Speaker

Dr. Krystal Lynn Conner is vice president of ENVIRO AgScience, Inc., a 30-year-old family-owned construction management and commercial landscape firm in Columbia, South Carolina.

ENVIRO AgScience, Inc. has been recognized as the “Small Business of the Year” by South Carolina’s Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, the fourth fastest growing company in South Carolina, as well as recognition as one of Black Enterprise’s Top 100 Largest Black Owned Firms.

In her role as vice president, Conner develops international joint ventures. Her travels have extended to Canada, South America and Africa, as she works to expand the company’s reach from domestic partnerships to global relationships.

Before joining ENVIRO, Conner served as Grady Health System’s chief of pharmacy. During her five-year tenure at Grady, the administrator was responsible for the health system’s pharmaceutical program, including oversight of pharmaceutical staff and development of policies and procedures that enforced the quality and safety of pharmacy services.

Dr. Conner graduated cum laude from Mercer University with a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Fort Valley State University in 1999. While at FVSU, Conner was a Cooperative Developmental Energy Program scholar, president of Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and volunteered for various campus initiatives, such as Habitat for Humanity.

The FVSU alumna lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia with her husband, Kevin and their two children, Tyler and Kennedy. They are active members of Salem Bible Church in Lithonia.

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