Valdosta State University Announces Summer 2017 Graduates
Valdosta State University is proud to announce the members of its graduating class of Summer 2017. This list includes the following:
•Chris Swanson of Douglas, who earned the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology
•Christopher Purvis of Douglas, who earned the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
•Ciera McKinnon of Nicholls, who earned the Bachelor of Science in Psychology
•Gregory Vaughn of Douglas, who earned the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
•Janis McCullar of Douglas, who earned the Master of Accountancy
•Jason Jowers of Nicholls, who earned the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
•Jennifer Stanford of Douglas, who earned the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology
•Julia Higgs of Douglas, who earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Media
•Katie Harrell of Douglas, who earned the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
•LeCara Cole of Ambrose, who earned the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
•Megan Edge of Pearson, who earned the Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership
•Obed Carachure of Pearson, who earned the Master of Accountancy
•Renae Wells of Douglas, who earned the Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership
•Taylor Brice of Douglas, who earned the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
Nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students completed the requirements for their respective degrees during the Summer 2017 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 summer 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.