March 26, 2015
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator
Atlanta Alumni Dinner Benefits VSU Scholarships
|Pictured, from left to right, are Seth Trimble, president of the Valdosta State University Alumni Chapter of Atlanta; Maegan Abkemeier, scholarship recipient; Ashley Lewis, past president of the Alumni Chapter of Atlanta; and Sirocus Barnes, vice president of the Alumni Chapter of Atlanta.|
VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University alumni and friends are invited to attend the third annual Atlanta Alumni Dinner on Friday, April 3, at the Westside location of 5 Seasons Brewing Company, 1000 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.
Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dr. William J. McKinney, the university’s ninth president, will deliver the keynote address.
Tickets are $65 and may be reserved by visiting http://www.valdostastate.org or by calling VSU’s Office of Alumni Relations at (229) 333-5797. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, from a low of $150 to a high of $1,000 or more.
A silent auction will be conducted throughout the evening.
Presented by the VSU Alumni Association and hosted by the Alumni Chapter of Atlanta, the Atlanta Alumni Dinner is an annual fundraiser that provides financial support to Metro Atlanta students attending Valdosta State. Each year, the chapter’s goal is to award an undergraduate student and a graduate student, regardless of major, a one-time scholarship.
The Alumni Chapter of Atlanta raised more than $5,200 during the 2014 dinner. Those funds allowed the chapter to financially assist Maegan Abkemeier in her quest to earn a bachelor’s degree in international business and gain an appreciation of cultural differences and how they could potentially impact both business and society and Rochelle Elliott in her pursuit of a Master of Library and Information Science degree and desire to serve the less fortunate.
Contact Sirocus Barnes, vice president of the VSU Alumni Chapter of Atlanta, at (229) 630-8760 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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Alumni Chapter of Atlanta Scholarship Criteria
• Applicants must be a resident of one of the following Metro Atlanta counties in Georgia: DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, Fayette, Gwinnett, Douglas, Henry, Rockdale, Forsyth, Cherokee, and Paulding.
• Applicants must have a 3.0 or better grade point average.
• Undergraduate applicants must have already completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at VSU.
• Graduate applicants must have already completed nine semester hours at VSU.
• Applicants must agree to attend the annual Atlanta Alumni Dinner and at least one other chapter event.
• Applicants must be submitted no later than March 1 of each year for consideration and can be obtained from VSU’s Office of Alumni Relations by visiting http://www.valdoststate.org or by calling (229) 333-5797.
Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.
Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities.
The story above demonstrates VSU's commitment to meeting the following goals:
Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.
Goal 2: Increase financial support for the institution.
Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.
Goal 4: Foster an environment of creativity and scholarship.
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