December 8, 2008

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Hosts Fall Commencement; Chancellor Performs PresidentialInvestiture

VALDOSTA - More than 750 total graduates will turn tassels or receive graduate hoods during fall commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the university's P.E. Complex. Those at the 4 p.m. event will witness the official investiture of Dr. Patrick J. Schloss as the eighth president of Valdosta State University.

Graduates of the College of Education and Air Force ROTC Detachment 172 will be in the spotlight during the 10 a.m. ceremony. The 1 p.m. ceremony will feature students earning diplomas from the College of the Arts, College of Nursing and the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration as well as the masters programs for social work and library and information science.

At 4 p.m., graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences will cross the stage and University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis will formally install Dr. Patrick J. Schloss as VSU's eighth president.

For more information, contact Ann Lacey, director of Special Events and staff coordinator for Commencement, at 229-333-7446 or on the Web at . Sign Language interpreting and other accommodations are available upon request. Please contact the Access Office for Students with Disabilities a minimum of 48 hours in advance at 229-245-2498 (V/VP), 229-219-1348 (TTY).

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