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Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith's Inaugural address, videos and other highlights - click here

Fort Valley State University’s ninth president, Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, assumed the helm of the institution nine months ago in July 2013. On Friday, April 11, 2014, he was officially inaugurated following a week of special events.

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SUNY-Albany president to headline FVSU’s 73rd Spring Commencement

Wildcat alum, Dr. Robert J. Jones, a Grammy-award winning singer and president of one of New York state’s largest universities, The State University of New York, Albany, will deliver the keynote address for the 73rd annual Spring Commencement Ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 3.

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FVSU to hold 48th annual Youth Motivational Task Force

Fort Valley State University will hold its 48th annual Ralph P. Malone Youth Motivation Task Force conference on April 15-17. The highlight of the event, the YMTF Special Assembly will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the C.W. Pettigrew Center. Keynote speakers will be twin brothers: Derrick T. Simmons and Errick D. Simmons. The pair own the law firm Simmons and Simmons, PLLC.

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Free workshop aims to help Georgians reduce land loss

On April 17, Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Program will offer residents the Landowner Initiative for Forestry Education (LIFE) workshop. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Young’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 710 Shirley Ave. in Douglas, Ga. To pre-register, visit, or call (478) 825-6580.

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Attorneys to provide free legal services at FVSU

Free legal services will be offered to residents of Fort Valley and surrounding areas on April 22. This opportunity is provided through Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Service at the Free Wills Clinic. The clinic will be held at FVSU’s Agricultural Technology Conference Center, 46 Camp John Hope Road in Fort Valley, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. re-register by April 18.

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April 15, 2014

Young Scholars Internship - Apply Today

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April 18, 2014

Good Friday (University and Dining Services Closed)

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April 30, 2014

Spring Athletics Banquet

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May 3, 2014

Spring Commencement · 9:30 a.m.

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June 1-13, 2014

11th Annual FAME Camp (Register by JUNE 1)

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September 6, 2014

2014 Football Season Begins

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Vernard L. Hodges

Dr. Vernard Hodges was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, but was raised in Fort Valley, Georgia. Growing up in rural Peach County is where his love and passion for all animals and knack for trying to heal all things developed.

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