Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wildcat Dreams, Vol. 2, No. 7

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 • Vol. 2, No.7

Wildcat Dreams is Fort Valley State University President Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith’s tri-weekly e-newsletter. As an additional resource to stay connected to FVSU, Wildcat Dreams highlights various campus activities and updates about new initiatives and programs. Readers are encouraged to share with friends and family. We welcome your feedback. Please send comments to Thank you and happy reading!

Read more news on the FVSU Review. 


Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith's 2014 Christmas Message 

A special message from the President
I would like to personally thank all the readers of the Wildcat Dreams e-newsletter for your outstanding support during this year. This newsletter will be the final edition for 2014.
I am inviting you to be on the look out of the upcoming "2014 Year in Review edition" scheduled for January 11, 2015.

Keep on Keeping On!

- Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, president of Fort Valley State University

Dr. Noel Gardner, FVSU Featured Alum

  Alum Spotlight: Dr. Noel Gardner

This issue, the Fort Valley State University Spotlight is featuring Dr. Noel Matthews-Gardener. The 29-year-old is currently teaching as a chemistry professor at Hinds Community College. She currently conducts research in computational chemistry.

“Countless hours in the cold, confining cells of a third floor library finally paid off for me,” Gardner said.

 The 2006 graduate earned her doctorate in computational chemistry from Jackson State University in 2013. The 29-year-old is currently teaching as a chemistry professor at Hinds Community College in Utica, Miss. She currently conducts research in computational chemistry. She is focused on identifying sites for carcinogenic mutations as a preventative measure to avoid cancer-causing agents.

Read more here.

Fall 2014 Valedictorian Caryn Patel gives her commencement address 

 FVSU holds 2014 Fall Commencement

Wildcat students said their goodbyes and marched with their degrees during Fort Valley State University’s 2014 Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 13 in the Health and Physical Education Complex. This year’s graduation ceremony spotlighted the university’s class nontraditional students.
“Graduates, I join your parents and your family in celebrating your achievements,” said Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, president of FVSU. “Your professors and family have prepared you well for your life’s journey.
Griffith began recognizing outstanding student stories among this year’s graduating class. A mother and son pair that were graduating at this year’s 2014 ceremony - Debra and Adrian Ford - were among the students recognized.

Read more here. 

FVSU ranks high on low levels of debt for graduates

Young people are graduating with higher levels of debt, but a new study found that Fort Valley State University’s campus was among the top schools in the nation of students who graduated with the least amounts of debt.  For a second year in a row, the Institute of College Access and Success’ named the university to its Project on Student Debt Class of 2013. FVSU was ranked 13th in the nation for having students that graduated with the least amounts of debt in the nation. On average, Wildcat students graduate with $9, 301 in debt, compared to the current national average of $28,400. The campus was the only college in Georgia that made the list. Other colleges named to 2013 class were CUNYYork College, Princeton, California State University-Sacramento, Howard University and Hampton University.

Read more here.

President and Rep. Bentley to visit new FVSU's radio station transmitter 

Patty James-Bentley (D-139) will join Fort Valley State University administrators later this month in Marshallville, Ga., to visit the location of the transmitter for the university's new radio station on Dec. 23, 2014. The new transmitter will broadcast the campus’ 6,000-watt radio station on Jan. 1, 2015. 

According to Dr. Dwayne Crew, associate vice president for business and finance, the university spent $180,000 on a pre-fabricated, 10 ft. by 10 ft. building that will hold the new transmitter. FVSU is leasing space on an existing antenna that will broadcast the new station. The structure will be delivered to the new location later this month. 

 For more information, contact (478) 825-6911.

Dr. Ian Toppin, director of the Office of Enhancing Critical Thinking and Center for Teaching and Learning, visits with student presenters at the inaugural social sciences symposium.

      FVSU hosts first social sciences symposium 

Fort Valley State University recently held an inaugural symposium that features the latest research from students majoring in the behavioral sciences.
On, Dec. 3, students presented papers and poster presentations of their research during the first Behavioral Sciences Research Symposium. The event was held in the Pettigrew Center.
Dr. Diane Byrd, an assistant professor of psychology, is one of the organizers for the event. She said the event was started to increase the amount and quality of research done by social sciences students.
“Our students need hands-on research and learning experiences in the behavioral and social sciences,” Byrd said. “This symposium will help them have a better appreciation for research, prepare them for conferences, and increase their self-esteem, and feel good about the work they are doing in their classes.”

Read more here.

Fort Valley State University officials Dr. Komanduri Murty (far left), Dr. Uppinder Mehan (middle left), Dr. Jerry Haywood (far right), and FVSU President Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith (right center) pose with psychology major and 2014 Fall Commencement Valedictorian Caryn Patel (center) at the Behavioral Sciences Honors Awards Banquet.

FVSU holds banquet for graduating behavioral sciences students

FVSU holds banquet for graduating behavioral sciences seniors Fort Valley State University’s Behavioral Sciences Department held its first Honors Awards Banquet for graduating social work and psychology seniors on Dec. 4 in the Student Amenities Center.

“The banquet is a nice way of creating a bond between students and alumni,” said Dr. Komanduri Murty, professor of sociology, who helped organize the social sciences banquet. Murty says the department is seeking accreditation for the social sciences departments on campus, and has started work on creating a new master’s in psychology degree program.

Read more here.

Dr. Issac Crumbly, vice president of Collaborative Programs (far left), Dr. Govind Kannan, dean of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology,  (second, left), Dr. Uppinder Mehan, College of Arts and Sciences dean (far right) and Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith (left center) recently received a $5,000 check from Northrop Grumman Finance Manager Larry Wingate (right center) and Human Resources Manager Keri Pierce (second left).

Northrop Grumman makes donation to FVSU

A national defense contractor recently donated funding to help support Fort Valley State University science, technology, engineering and mathematics students. The Northrop Grumman Corporation donated $5,000 to the university’s scholarship fund. Two company representatives,  Human Resources Manager Keri Pierce and Finance Manager Larry Wingate, delivered the check to FVSU president Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith on Dec. 11, 2014 in the presidential conference room in Troup Building.
Northrop Grumman is a global security company that provides unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, logistics and modernization for the U.S. government and its international commercial customers. It is the fourth largest aerospace contractor in the United States.

Read more here.

FVSU president Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith and CGTC president Dr. Ivan Allen during the recent signing of an articulation agreement in Warner Robins, Ga.

FVSU signs articulation agreement with CGTC

Fort Valley State University administrators recently traveled to Warner Robins to sign an agreement that will help technical college students get an edge in their future career goals by securing a four-year degree.
The university signed an articulation agreement with Central Georgia Technical College on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. on the CGTC’s Warner Robins campus. The document allows CGTC criminal justice students working on their associate’s degrees to enroll at FVSU’s campus and pursue their bachelor’s.

Dr. Ivan Allen, president of CGTC, called the agreement a means of "enhancing the pathway for young people to reach their goals."

This is not about any one institution, it is about all of central Georgia," Allen said. "But I want to stress again this would not be possible without Dr. Griffith's leadership. We've met many months ago and I'm most impressed it was not just a conversation....that we were actually able to execute and implement this program today for citizens throughout our region."

Read more here.

The Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony held on Dec. 1.

FVSU holds annual Christmas Tree Lighting

 Fort Valley State University's Fort Valley Area Alumni Chapter sponsored the university's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1.

FVSU President Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, First Lady Francille Griffith, Mr. FVSU Jared Johnson and Miss FVSU Ivy N. Brown pulled a switch to light up the university's Christmas Tree near the Anderson House Museum and Welcome Center. The event was attended by FVSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and the local community.

Faculty speak outside of the 2014 Faculty/Staff Institute held in August.

FVSU to hold Mid-Year Faculty/Staff Institute

Faculty and staff at Fort Valley State University will start the new year off right with a seminar that will help them to brush up on professional skills, core standards and goals.  On Wednesday, Jan. 7, the university will host its first Mid-Year Faculty/Staff Institute, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, in the Health and Physical Education Complex.

According to Dr. Jessica Bailey, FVSU vice president of academic affairs and provost, the institute was launched as a refresher course to help faculty and staff members.

Read more here.

FVSU staffers gain national honor for their work at PAWC conference

FVSU's College of Agriculture, Family Science and Technology staffers Terrence Wolfork, assistant administrator for communications, conferencing and technology and Yolanda Surrency, information technology specialist, were recently recognized during the L.A. Potts Luncheon for their works. 
The L.A. Potts Luncheon, held during the 72nd Annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference (PAWC) in Tuskegee, Alabama, highlights success stories that address the plight of the rural disadvantaged and addresses the conference theme, “Dr. George Washington Carver Lives On: Changing the World in Uncommon Ways. FVSU’s Mobile Information Technology Center partnered with the Georgia Department of Human Services in order to reach senior citizens in rural areas.   The mobile center, which is equipped with computer stations, travels to various communities and residents use its technology to enroll in Medicare assistance programs, among other things.  The three-year partnership has resulted in more than $5 million in savings for Georgia senior citizens.
In addition to being recognized at the luncheon, abstracts of each success story will be published in the conference proceedings. 
Other awardees included Kansas State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS Office of Civil Rights Diversity and Inclusion, and Tuskegee University.
This is the third time, since 1984, that FVSU has been chosen to have a success story highlighted at the conference. FVSU was first recognized in 1985 with Reversing the Crab Barrel Mentality - The McIntosh Project by Clarence Wiliams, and 1990 - Small Landowners Information Project by Fred Harrison.

Raven Wilson poses before her charcoal illustration of the late poet Maya Angelou.

FVSU student holds one-woman art show

Fort Valley State University’s downtown gallery recently showcased the work of graduating senior Raven Wilson. During Wilson’s one-woman art show, 42 of her pieces were displayed. FVSU administrators and invitees attended a private viewing of Wilson’s work prior to the gallery opening.

“The work at my show portrayed my vision or what I’m trying to envision,” Wilson said. 

A favorite piece of those who attended the show was Wilson’s charcoal illustration of Maya Angelou. “I love art, and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else but art,” said Wilson, a native of Carrolton, Ga. . “I’m probably like every artist that believes that everything you do, everything you say, everything you see is art.”

Read more here.

Dr. Angela Harris, interim vice president of the Office of Student Success, spoke before members of the FVSU Dekalb Chapter Alumni Association, Inc. about FVSU's future.

Harris shares future goals with DeKalb alumni chapter

Dr. Angela Harris, interim vice president of student success and enrollment management, recently served as a guest speaker for the FVSU DekalbAlumni Chapter’s “Super Sunday Meeting” on Nov. 16. The theme for the meeting was “Transforming Dreams for FVSU into Actions.” "Dr. Harris gave a profound presentation that ignited and energized the members and guests at our Super Sunday meeting,” said Melvin Smith, president of the FVSU Dekalb Alumni Chapter. “We are very excited that Dr. Harris is an administrator at FVSU, and we are committed to her plans for the transformation of enrollment and engagement at our great university.” During her address, Harris spoke about the university’s historical past, its present state, its future goals of the university, and the need for unity with alums.  

Read more here.

College of Agriculture reorganizes academic units, appoints department heads
Two related programs were brought together recently to form a new department within Fort Valley State University’s College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology.
The Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) Program and the Agriculture Engineering Technology (AENT) Program joined to form the FVSU Department of Engineering Technology. The newly formed department will house the Bachelor of Science in EET and Bachelor of Science in AENT Programs. Dr. Archie Williams, a tenured associate professor of AENT, will chair the Department of Engineering Technology and coordinate the AENT Program and Dr. Domingo Uy will coordinate the EET Program.

Dr. Archie Williams
Head of the Department of Engineering Technology

“This merger will bring our efforts together, connect the two disciplines and expand opportunities for grants and research,” Williams said. Dr. Archie Williams, a 1992 FVSU alumnus earned his doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2006. Before accepting the position of coordinator for FVSU’s AENT Program in 2010, Williams gained work experience from the U.S. Developmental Energy Program in Nevada and California and additional industry experience in the metro Atlanta area working for an electronics company. 

In addition to the new department in the College of Agriculture, two faculty members were recently appointed to permanent department head positions. Dr. George McCommon, a tenured associate professor and interim chair for the FVSU Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health, is now the permanent department head for Veterinary Science and Public Health.
Dr. George McCommon
Head of the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Public Health

McCommon earned his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After earning his degree, McCommon served as a veterinarian for the city of Macon for more than nine years. In 1994, he decided to serve his country by joining the Georgia Army National Guard. During his service, McCommon became a member of the Georgia First Agribusiness Development Team. He was also deployed to Afghanistan as a major where he carried out a humanitarian mission, helping the people to reduce infectious diseases in animals, improve agricultural practices and promote agribusiness.

Dr. Vivian Fluellen
Head of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Vivian Fluellen interim head for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is now the permanent department head for Family and Consumer Sciences.  Fluellen, a tenured associate professor of family and consumer sciences, earned her doctorate degree from Iowa State University in family and consumer sciences education. She has authored several publications and presented at numerous conferences. The FVSU alumna has also developed online courses for a financial planning certification program and secured more than $250,000 in external funds for FVSU. During her 25 years of service to FVSU, she’s represented FVSU on multiple committees in the land-grant university network and served in leadership roles on several boards.

Dr. Eugene Amoah
Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Eugene Amoah, head of the FVSU Department of Agricultural Sciences, will end his three-year term as head June 2015. Amoah, who began teaching at FVSU in 1986, earned his doctorate degree in reproductive physiology from the University of Reading in England. While teaching in the animal science discipline, Amoah served as a mentor, motivating students to achieve their career goals. Amoah has also worked to secure more than $2 million in external funding and written numerous articles published in scientific journals and other scholarly publications. In addition to his academic appointment, Amoah served as a visiting scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the reproductive lab and the gene evolution and mapping lab.
“We believe the reorganization and the appointments we have made in the College’s academic departments will enhance the efficiencies of our programs in terms of student enrollment, progression and completion,” said Dr. Govind Kannan, dean of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology. “I am confident in the abilities of the faculty members selected to chair the departments in providing the leadership necessary to steer their respective units in the right direction.  These individuals have already demonstrated their commitments to their programs, to the College of Ag, and to this great institution,” Kannan said.
“Fort Valley State University is eager to stabilize its leadership positions,” said Dr. Jessica Bailey, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.  “These appointments add to the strength and viability of this institution.”

For more information about the College of Agriculture, call (478) 825-6344.


FVSU alumni to attend 30th annual GAAHBSU conference 

Fort Valley State administrators and representatives from its National Alumni Association will head to Atlanta, Ga. for an upcoming conference designed to advance the missions of Historically Black State Universities.

The Savannah State University National Alumni Association will serve as host for the 30th annual Georgia Alumni Association of Historic Black State Universities (GAAHBSU) Legislative Conference in Atlanta, Jan. 27-29, 2015 in the Capitol Building. Registration for the conference is $130.
GAAHBSU is a consortium of national alumni associations that include FVSU, Albany State, and Savannah State Universities. The event was organized to ensure the future of the three public HBCUs in Georgia. 
For details, contact Ed Boston, director of the Office Career and Alumni Services at (478) 825-6347.

Dr. Mark Latimore Jr., Fort Valley State University’s Extension administrator and assistant vice president for land grant affairs (interim), was recently appointed chair of the 1890 Association of Extension Administrators.

Latimore appointed chair of the Association of Extension Administrator

Dr. Mark Latimore Jr., Fort Valley State University’s Extension administrator and assistant vice president for land grant affairs (interim), recently earned another role that could allow him to impact farmers and communities across the Southeastern U.S. and beyond.

After receiving the popular vote, Latimore will serve as the chair of the 1890 Association of Extension Administrators (AEA) Executive Committee.

Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, FVSU president, said he was delighted with Latimore's new role.

"It points to his personal stature within the 1890 Extension community and it enables our university to be recognized once more for our continuing outstanding contributions to the lives and livelihoods of farming communities across the southern United States."

AEA is the governing body representing 19, 1890 land-grant universities. As chair of the AEA, Latimore will provide leadership to Extension administrators working in 17 states primarily located throughout the Southeastern U.S.  The 1890 Cooperative Extension System, operated at each land-grant school, assists diverse audiences with emphasis on those who have limited social and economic resources. The goal is to improve quality of life and vitality of communities and individuals through engagement and outreach education.

Read more here.

FVSU Employee LaRue Goss hands Cheri Troutman toys during the FVSU Staff Council social.

FVSU holds "Deck the Halls" Staff Council Social 

Fort Valley State University started off the holiday seasons with a "Deck the Halls" Staff Council Social for employees on Dec. 5 in the Pettigrew Center. Staff members donated $5 and a new toy to be admitted to the event that will go to support the university's Head Start program and Child Development Centers.  Entertainment was provided by "The Might MC."

Ken Inge is FVSU's new Web Content Coordinator

Web Content Coordinator joins FVSU staff

Fort Valley State University’s Office of Marketing and Communications recently added a new staff member to its team to manage the creation of content and web pages on campus.

Pamela Berry-Johnson, director of FVSU’s Office of Marketing and Communications, recently announced the addition of Kennith Inge as the university’s new web content coordinator. Inge began his new duties on Monday, Dec. 8.

 In 1997, FVSU's new web content coordinator earned his associates degree in broadcast communications technology from Meridian Community College in Meridian, Miss.. He has a bachelor’s degree in project management from DeVry University in Alpharetta, Ga. in 2009. Inge obtained his master’s in Information Systems Technology from the Keller Graduate School of Management in 2011.

Read more here.

FVSU dean co-edits new book: Capital at the Brink

Congratulations to Dr. Uppinder Mehan for the release of a book he co-edited called Capital at the Brink.
According to the publisher, Open Humanities Press, the book reveals the pervasiveness, destructiveness, and dominance of neoliberalism within American society and culture. 

The contributors to this collection also offer points of resistance to an ideology wherein, to borrow Henry Giroux’s comment, “everything either is for sale or is plundered for profit.” The first step in fighting neoliberalism is to make it visible. By discussing various inroads that it has made into political, popular, and literary culture, Capital at the Brink is taking this first step and joining a global resistance that works against neoliberalism by revealing the variety of ways in which it dominates and destroys various dimensions of our social and cultural life.

The book includes essays by Paul A. Passavant, Noah De Lissovoy, Robert P. Marzec, Jennifer Wingard, Zahi Zalloua, Jodi Dean, Andrew Baerg, Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Christopher Breu and Uppinder Mehan.

A picture of the upcoming 2016 sports exhibit.

FVSU snags traveling exhibition featuring sports

Fort Valley State University was recently named one of 12 destinations included in a traveling exhibition highlighting the link between sports and America.
The interactive exhibit, Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, is a traveling museum sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with Museum on Main Street, a division of the Smithsonian Institution. The theme of the exhibition revolves around sports and teams in America; an unforgettable part of culture and community in towns all over the country.
According to officials with the Georgia Humanities Council's Grant Program and Museum in Atlanta, the exhibit reflects the American experience and have helped to shape our national character. But the tour is more than an exhibition. Each host community will host a series of sports-related programs to take place throughout the six weeks the exhibition is in their town. 
Read more here.



President Griffith hosts CME pastors luncheon

On Dec. 12,  President Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith hosted a luncheon for Bishop Kenneth Carter of Georgia's Sixth Episcopal District of the CME Church, 16 Elders and other guest to discuss recruitment and other areas of collaboration.
The group also was given a campus tour.
President Griffith thanks Dr. Dwayne Crew for facilitating the visit and has named Crew and Vice President Angela Harris as leads in the collaboration with the CME District.

FVSU graduating seniors fill up their plates during the breakfast.

FVSU NAA Inc. holds breakfast for graduating seniors

The Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc. hosted a breakfast for senior students graduating  during Fall Commencement on Dec. 13.  The event was held in the Student Amenities Building on Dec. 12.  Students feasted on a selection of pancakes, bacon, sausage and eggs.

 Centerville Rotary President Bubba Edwards, center, welcomes newest member Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith to the civic organization

City of Centerville welcomes FVSU president as new member of local rotary

FVSU president Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith was recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Centerville, Georgia.  

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business, professional and community leaders that provides comprehensive humanitarian service, encourages high ethical vocational standards, and helps build peace and goodwill throughout the world.

Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The main objective of Rotary is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as at-risk children, poverty, hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. Rotary members also support programs for youth, as well as educational advancement and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals.

FVSU selected for teacher training initiative

Fort Valley State University was recently among six universities selected to participate in the NASA-sponsored Pre-Service Teacher Institute in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Other institutions selected include Alabama A&M, Miles College, Delaware State, Jackson State, and Oakwood universities. 

The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center/Oakwood University Pre-Service Teacher Institute, or PSTI, is a one-week residential institute for college students who are preparing to teach in an elementary or middle school.

The program is designed to increase students' skills in teaching mathematics and science while incorporating technology in the curriculum. This is achieved through the development of a problem-based learning, or PBL, space exploration theme. 

Each student is assigned to an Institute Flight Team. Students develop a lesson that they teach to children from a local school, and also teach in an elementary/middle school when they return home. One major goal is to transfer this experience and acquired knowledge into useable lesson plans for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Students also receive a $500 stipend at the conclusion of the week.

Dr. Edward Hill, dean of the FVSU College of Education, said PSTI officials will come to the university in early March to provide professional development for education and Arts and Science teacher preparation faculty.

Pool repairs nearing the finish line

Fort Valley State University's campus pool is rapidly on the path to reopening as pool contractors are making the final repairs to the olympic-sized structure.
Construction on the campus pool began on Oct. 6 and is slated to reopen in December.
The pool was closed in 2009 after a crack in its foundation was discovered. Earlier this year, FVSU President Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith successfully lobbied the University System of Georgia to provide $400,000 in funding to repair the pool.

A ribbon-cutting and pool party will be scheduled once the repairs are completed.


English as a Second Language Program coming soon 

 In an effort to fulfill community and workforce needs related to the improvement in English language proficiency, Fort Valley State University is planning to establish a Second Language (ESL) program. 
The program, slated to begin in spring 2015 with first-level courses, will offer instruction in reading, writing and speaking to individuals whose native language is not English. 

More details coming soon.



Four Wildcats selected to All Super Region Two team

Congratulation to LeRon Furr, Brian Walker, Drelon Freeman and Bernard Little for being selected to the BSN 2014 D2 Football All Super Two Region.

Furr was selected to BSN 2014 D2 All Super Two Region 1st Team. He was named 2014 SIAC Football Player of the Year (MVP), Defensive Player of the Year and SIAC First Team All-Conference, while leading the Wildcats in tackles with 108 (49 solo) and tied for first place in the SIAC. He finished with 49 tackle-for-losses, 10 sacks, one interception, 4 pass break-ups and 6 quarterback hurries. Furr was also named Defensive Player of the Game at the Fountain City Classic and twice SIAC Player of the Week.

Walker was named to BSN 2014 D2 All Super Two Region 2nd Team. He had 56 tackles for the Wildcats and 1.5 tackle-for-losses, five interceptions, five pass break-ups and one forced fumble. He was SIAC Player of the Week once and second in interceptions in the SIAC.

Read more here.

FVSU Pro Bowl Consideration

Fort Valley State University alumni and friends were recently asked to help send two former Fort Valley State University Wildcats to the upcoming NFL Pro Bowl.

The deadline to vote was December 15, but Wildcat Ricardo Lockette was in the running for special teams and Marquette King was gunning for a punter slot.

Selections will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network and 

FVSU Holiday Gathering

Dr. and Mrs. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith held an Annual Holiday Gathering on Friday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Valley State University Agricultural Technology Conference Center (46 Camp John Hope Road, Fort Valley, Ga.).

President Griffith asked employees to bring a wrapped gift for a girl or boy between the ages of 0-12 years that were donated to Kids Yule Love.

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