FVSU hosts first international recruitment event in Barbados

Barbados visit 2014

Nov. 25, 2014 – Fort Valley State University recently hosted two recruitment sessions on the Caribbean island of Barbados to share information with prospective students about the outstanding educational experience provided at the university.

Fort Valley State University president, Dr. Ivelaw Griffith, and members of his administration, including Dr. Govind Kannan, dean of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology; and Calandra Wright,  admissions director, visited the island to share information with prospective students about the outstanding educational experience provided at the university, recruit Barbadian students, and build relationships with government and key stakeholders on the island.

Wright said as a result of the visit, more than a dozen students applied and were accepted to Fort Valley State. Several of them are planning to enroll for the fall 2015 semester, she said.

Griffith said the institution’s first international recruitment and engagement trip was a cause to celebrate.

“This mission was critical, as it was our university’s first ever international recruitment and engagement trip,” Griffith said. “During the trip, Griffith also held discussions with Samuel J. Prescod College and the ministries of education, agriculture, and foreign affairs and foreign trade, among other officials, all with a review to enhancing our teaching and research collaboration in the region.”

The inaugural trip also included a press conference, followed by a stakeholders’ meeting and breakfast.

For details, contact Marketing and Communications at (478) 825-6319.

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Christina D. Milton, writer/Social Media Specialist

Fort Valley State University
Office of Marketing and Communications

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