On Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 4 p.m., the Fort Valley State University Cooperative Developmental Energy Program will host the inaugural “Isaac J. Crumbly CDEP Endowment Reception” at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta, Ga. The reception kicks-off an endowment campaign to raise funds to support CDEP scholarships and sustainability of the program. Subsequent receptions will be held in Washington, D.C., Houston, Tx. and Macon, Ga., with the goal of raising $1 million for 2016. Details are pending.
Launched 34 years ago by Dr. Isaac J. Crumbly, CDEP offers minorities and women the opportunity to pursue dual degrees in STEM disciplines. FVSU students join the dual-degree program for three years; then, transfer to a partner institution to study engineering, geosciences, or health physics. In five years, graduates earn two bachelor degrees: one from FVSU, another from the partner school. FVSU-CDEP, in collaboration with its partnering universities, has awarded more than 360 STEM degrees.
“For over three decades, CDEP has provided academically talented graduates access to high paying careers in energy and high-tech industries. Financial support is crucial for the long-term sustainability and continued success of the program,” said Crumbly.
Guests will be welcomed to the reception by FVSU’s tenth president, Dr. Paul A. Jones. The event includes testimonials from graduates and current students of the CDEP program.
The reception is open to the public. The attire is business casual. Parking and admission are free. Guests are encouraged to RSVP by Wednesday, August 17. Visit http://www.fvsu.edu/academics/cdep.
Isaac J. Crumbly CDEP Endowment Reception
Sunday, August 28, 2016
4 – 7 p.m.
The Gathering Spot
(384 Northyards Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313)
Free Admissions & Parking
RSVP by August 17: http://www.fvsu.edu/academics/cdep