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Homecoming is a longstanding tradition at Fort Valley State University. The weeklong celebration is a time when alums return to their “home,” to reconnect with former classmates and see how the campus has changed. Homecoming festivities take place the week of Sunday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 25.
John Wesley Davison, James Isaac Miller, Thomas A. McAfee and Francis W. Gano are icons on Fort Valley State University's campus. The visionaries' contributions will be commemorated at the annual Founders Day Convocation at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 in Health and Physical Education Complex. This year's special guest speaker is Dr. Krystal Conner.
Fort Valley State University unveils its new fall 2014 promotional spot, featuring campus faces and striking aerial views. The 30-second commercial airs during the FVSU football and other events. The university also features the commercial on the “About Us” page of the home site and on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Freshman running back Jalen White rushed for 136-yeards in back-to-back 100-yard games while leading Fort Valley State University to victory over non-conference Limestone College 24-19 on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium.
In an “Economic Impact of Fort Valley State University” report, the Hanover Research firm found the university had a state-wide financial impact of 139 million dollars that supported more than 1,300 jobs in Georgia. The impact figure reflected an initial input of 59 million dollars by FVSU and 25 million dollars by students.
Fort Valley State University is implementing a new system-wide policy that prohibits the use of tobacco products on campus. Effective October 1, FVSU will officially become a tobacco- and smoke-free campus to be in line with with the new University System Board of Regents Policy 9.1.7. The policy states that the use of all forms of tobacco products on campus is prohibited.
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This month’s alum spotlight features a Fort Valley State Wildcat actor who is currently starring as the character Warlock on The O Network’s and Tyler Perry’s "The Haves and the Haves Not." John Chaffin, a 2005 alum, is this month’s featured alum. Chaffin grew up in Stone Mountain, Ga., located in South Fulton County. The actor is the youngest child and only son of a family of five.