VSU announces Spring 2019 graduates
By Whitley Clifton | July 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Last Updated: July 10, 2019 at 4:55 pm
Valdosta State University is proud to announce the members of its graduating Class of Spring 2019. This includes the following area residents:
Kaylee Brown of Twin City earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Disorders. Terrence Holman of Swainsboro earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Lana Chalkley of Vidalia earned the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, and Stephanie Stanley of Vidalia earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts.
More than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students completed the requirements for their respective degrees during the Spring 2019 semester.
“Graduation is a defining moment in every student’s life,” said Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of VSU. “We are excited to pay tribute to the outstanding efforts of our spring graduates and celebrate education as the foundation upon which success is built. These students have had to overcome any number of challenges to reach this point in their life’s journey. It is that very perseverance that protects and nurtures Blazer Nation’s 100-plus-year-old tradition of academic, creative, athletic, research, and service excellence. This celebration is not an ending but the beginning of many great things to come.”
Established in 1906, Valdosta State University is a premier comprehensive university that offers both the extensive academic, cultural, and social opportunities of a major university and the small classes and close, personal attention of smaller institutions. It boasts more than 100 degree, certificate, and endorsement programs on campus and online for undergraduate and graduate students. It also has a full menu of extracurricular activities, from national championship athletic and academic teams to honors organizations, sororities and fraternities, intramural sports, educational and service clubs, a symphony orchestra, art and theatre, research opportunities, and more. Even as underclassmen, students file patents on inventions and make life-changing scientific discoveries, present at national and international conferences, publish research in collaboration with their professors, work in campus-based clinics that benefit the community, live and learn at partner institutions around the globe through study abroad, and more. The possibilities are endless.