FVSU News

April 2018

  • College of Agriculture News

    FVSU graduate students investigate the versatility of a ‘royal’ plant

    Helping rural farmers to sustain a steady income

    A native of China, the “royal empress” tree called paulownia could rule America’s economy as a multipurpose crop. Research suggests that this fast-growing tree may help farmers establish sustainable income.

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    COMMENCEMENT 2018: SUPER BOWL CHAMPION TYRONE POOLE GRADUATES AND OTHER DETAILS

    (Fort Valley, GA)— Fort Valley State University (FVSU) today announced the speaker for its 2018 Spring Commencement, NFL superstar Tyrone Poole, ’18. As a cornerback for the New England Patriots, Mr. Poole was a member of two Super Bowl-winning …

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    FVSU AND ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE ENTER INTO PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS CAREERS

    FVSU AND ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE ENTER INTO PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS CAREERS

    (Fort Valley, GA)— Fort Valley State University (FVSU) and the 638th Supply Chain Management Group at Robins Air Force Base today signed a memorandum …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Driving for success

    FVSU alumna shares her passion for agriculture with students

    Christina Sanders is connecting classroom to real life as an agricultural teacher at Northside Middle School.

    “I am trying to show them where their food and clothes come from and how

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  • College of Agriculture News

    People, Passion, Pursuit

    FVSU graduate Ghangela Jones traveled to Africa to serve in the Peace Corps.

    From the classroom to Cameroon

    “One of the most important things I learned while serving in Cameroon is that people make sense when you take the time

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  • Hardy Lavender

    Alumni Spotlight: Catherine Hardy Lavender, ’52

    FVSU alumna Catherine Hardy Lavender, 1952, set an American record for the women’s 50-yard dash and then went on to win a gold medal in 400-meter women’s relay racing at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games in Finland. She was the …

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  • Williams

    Alumni Highlight: Barbara Williams, 71

    Mayor Barbara B. Williams is the first African-American female mayor of Fort Valley, Georgia, serving her 2nd term after being first elected in 2013 by upsetting the long-serving incumbent. She is a graduate of the class of 1971 at Fort …

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Calvin Smyre, ’70

    The Honorable Calvin Smyre, ’70 was elected at age 26 as the youngest member of the Georgia House of Representatives and is now its the longest-serving member. The alumnus was also the first African-American chairman of the state Democratic Party. …

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