Welcome Letter

Greetings Fellow Alumni, Wildcats and Friends:

On behalf of District 1 of the Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc., we would like to invite you to attend the 24th Biennial Conference scheduled for July 14 – 17, 2016. The theme for the conference is “A Legacy that Matters – Fort Valley State University – Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.”

The 24th Biennial Conference will be held at the Virginia Avenue Airport – Hilton Hotel, located in Atlanta, Georgia.

District 1 of FVSU NAA, Inc. is the host for this year’s conference. District 1 includes the following alumni chapters: Athens, Atlanta, Columbus, DeKalb, Southern Crescent, West Central Georgia, and West Georgia. The District 1 Conference Planning Committee is working diligently to provide our guests with one of the best conferences thus far.

I have always been a die-hard Wildcat fan and am committed to FVSU NAA, Inc. For me, FVSU was a place that allowed me to discover who I was supposed to be. It was the place that helped me find me. FVSU tapped into my potential. I became a leader at FVSU. It gave me the drive and ambition to keep pushing forward and the confidence to know I could be a success.

FVSU NAA, Inc. 24th Biennial Conference Planning Committee will deliver a program that will stay true to our theme and mission. We will focus on strategies for recruitment of students for Fort Valley State University, discuss ways to provide financial support to our beloved Alma Mater, and renew our commitment to sustaining a legacy that matters. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops pertaining to these topics and to network with alumni from other districts, to hear about recruitment best practices, and brainstorm new fundraising ideas.

It is our goal to encourage 200 or more alumni and friends to attend the FVSU NAA, Inc. 24th Biennial Conference. We are hoping to take advantage of social media to disseminate information to more alumni now than ever before. If you have not attended a conference in some time or never before, do not miss this conference. Come share your ideas and connect or reconnect with fellow alumni. 

Your attendance at this conference is a special value added investment that will pay off for years to come. Please join us in Atlanta on July 14-17, 2016, for networking, interactive workshops, and fun. We look forward to seeing you.


LouAnn Gross, District 1 Representative

Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc.