Spring 2019 Commencement

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DATE

SATURDAY,
MAY 11, 2019

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TIME

Guests are asked to be seated by 9:00 a.m.
Student Line-up: 8:15 a.m.
Processional: 9:15 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony:
9:30 a.m.

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LOCATION

FVSU Health and Physical Education (HPE) Complex
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030

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LOCAL LODGING

Information about places to stay in Middle Georgia.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Rodney D. Bullard
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for
Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the
Chick-fil-A Foundation

Rodney Bullard leads Chick-fil-A’s community engagement, philanthropic and sustainability strategy as vice president of corporate social responsibility and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. Before coming to Chick-fil-A, Bullard served as an assistant United States attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States attorney general presented him with the Department of Justice Director’s Award. Prior to this role, Bullard was selected as a White House fellow, the nation’s most prestigious public service fellowship. As a White House fellow, Bullard was placed at NASA working directly for the NASA Administrator. Bullard also previously served at the  Pentagon as a Congressional Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

Bullard has received numerous awards including Duke Law Young Alumnus of the Year (2016); The Most Admired Atlanta Non-Profit CEO (2017); one of the 500 Most Influential Atlantans (2018); and bestowed the lifetime-honor of an “Outstanding Georgian” by the Georgia Senate (2019).

Bullard is an alumnus of the Air Force Academy, Duke Law School, the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He recently released his first book, Heroes Wanted: Why the World Needs You to Live Your Heart Out.

Flashback: Fall 2018 Commencement

WATCH

Commencement ceremony will be live streamed here.

Flashback: Watch previous Commencement ceremonies here.