Congratulations Reverend Robert Brooks, III

We would like to congratulate our immediate past President, Robert Brooks, III on his installation as pastor of the Peoples Union Baptist Church located at 7357 Comorn Road in King George, Virginia. Robert Brooks is a native of Macon, Georgia and a graduate of Fort Valley State College with a Bachelors Degree in Music. Robert Brooks and his wife Janice Brooks are active in our alumni chapter for years and have played in several roles in the alumni chapter and as former Vice President of the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance. Much success to you and your church in the next chapter of your lives.

Pictured from left to right: Robert Walker, Jr., Vice President, FVSU Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter, Laura Grier, President, FVSU Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter, Reverend, Robert Brooks, III, Janice Brooks, Bridget Love, Secretary, FVSU Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter, Terry Love, and Laith Shannon.

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2020 Elections Nominations for Alumni Chapter Officers

The FVSU Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter will hold officers’ elections. Elections will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 monthly meeting. Please review the duties and responsibilities of each elected officers. Please provide the names and contact information for nominees via alumni chapter email fvsudcalumnichapter@gmail.com or the recording secretary, Bridget Love by this December 21, 2019—you may nominate yourself or others. Alumni who are nominated will be asked whether they accept the nomination. If you will not be in attendance, please email or mail in your proxy voting form. We encourage our younger and older alumni to be active in the process and to nominate a Wildcat that you think will affect the change you wish to see and the direction to take the Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter a little higher.

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FVSU DC Alumni Chapter Annual Alumni Picnic

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN WILDCATS! Our annual family picnic. The Fort Valley State University Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter would like to invite ALL Wildcats and their family in the Washington DC Metro area to our event. The annual picnic will be Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 from 3 PM to 7 PM at Duke & Paige Haggins House on 17300 Tampico Court, Accokeek, MD 20607. The event is FREE. There will be games. Just bring your appetite and your love for your Wildcat Family. Come for the Food, the Music and the FUN! 

PLEASE RSVP YOU AND YOUR GUESTS SO WE ARE ABLE TO ACCOMODATE FOR EVERYONE!

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 2019 Annual Charitable Golf Tournament

The Fort Valley State University Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Charitable Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Pohick Bay Golf Course, 10301 Gunston Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079. On behalf of the entire FVSU Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter, thank you for faithfully supporting our signature event to raise funds for scholarships and other student aid programs. We do not take your support for granted, and we look forward to your continued participation and/or contribution.

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DC HBCU Alumni Alliance 7th Annual 5k Run/2k Walk

The Washington, DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc.’s (DCHBCUAA) community outreach mission is to improve the health and well-being of our communities. Our efforts are aimed at reducing health disparities that are pervasive in predominantly African American communities. Depending on where you live in the Washington, DC area, there is a 15 year difference in life expectancy. Our programming is focused on addressing the social determinants of health and our priority areas are Health & Wellness, Hunger Awareness, and Higher Education. By leveraging the full value of the Alumni Alliance, we educate the community, provide financial resources, offer volunteers, and work strategically with our community partners to make a measurable impact to address the following issues: health, hunger, and education.

We are asking our DMV Wildcats and supporters to please register for the race or make a donation. A portion of the proceeds will go to our alumni chapter. Registration is $40 before May 1, 2019, after May 1, the cost is $45. Thank you for continued support!

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FVSU Is the Tom Joyner Foundation "School of the Month" in June

The Tom Joyner Foundation is excited to partner with Fort Valley State University to raise funds as the June "School of the Month"! We are calling on all alumni chapters, notable alumni, affinity groups and others to join us in supporting this campaign. During this campaign, you will have an opportunity to bring national attention to your college and to millions of listeners of the Tom Joyner Morning Show in over 100 markets. 

It is vitally important that ALL Alumni come together to show support for Fort Valley State University, its legacy and the students. All chapters who raise $2,500 or more will have the opportunity to do a 30 second promotion on the Tom Joyner Morning Show! These on-air packages will provide exposure to the school, branding opportunities, support recruitment efforts and raise needed dollars for student scholarships. 100% of all funds raised will go to the college.

To make a financial contribution to the Tom Joyner Foundation toward scholarships to serve FVSU students, please text FVSU to 41444. Thank you in advance for supporting this scholarship effort.

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2018 College Fair Recruitment Report

On behalf of the FVSU Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter College Fair Recruitment Committee, we would like to thank our alumni for your support in this recruitment of highly, astute and talented future Wildcats. Your efforts of support continues to be unwavering. And because of the efforts by this committee, we would like to present our annual college fair recruitment report for this year. The numbers for this year has dipped substantially, but the factors in the numbers are coinciding of a couple of the college fairs scheduling the same day with SAT testing. Meaning, the likelihood of students being in attendance, will ultimately be lower. Nevertheless, we continue to recruit what is available and to those students that are looking for a great education at THE Fort Valley State University.

The year 2019 will be here soon and we are preparing for new things and strategizing ways to reach as many young people in the Washington DC metropolitan area. We hope that our alumni can continue to support us by volunteering their time at these college fairs when the schedules are out. If you are unable to support us with your time of service, please, continue to give monetarily to the alumni chapter for the financial support we give to the students we recruit in this area. We need everyone to BE INVOLVED for the growth of our university and the alumni support for the future of our alumni chapter. Again, thank you and we will see you next year!

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FVSU Fall Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Commencement at FVSU isn’t an ending, it is a beginning. Join the FVSU family as we celebrate a milestone in the career and character advancement of our students, when they successfully create the FVSU curricular regimen in a wide variety of fields and step forward to be leaders in the workplace or graduate school. Please, join the Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc. in celebrating our future alumni on Saturday, December 15, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the FVSU Health and Physical Education Complex, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Guests are asked to be seated by 9:00 a.m. The commencement speaker will be John Hope Bryant, the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc., the largest nonprofit provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for your and adults and one of Atlanta's 75 largest nonprofits overall.

Tickets are NOT required to attend this event. Overflow seating will be available for guests in the C.W. Pettigrew Center auditorium.

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HBCU Alumni Alliance Toy & Supply Drive

We are asking our DMV Wildcats, family and friends to be sure to RSVP for the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance Holiday Toy and Supply drive benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. on Sunday, December 9, 1 pm–5pm! 

The DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc. is calling all HBCU Alumni, Family & Friends in the DMV to support the “Toy & Supply Drive” at the Xfinity Store by Comcast on 715 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. This event will support the families being cared for by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC. There will be music by DJ Scientific, food, and HBCU fun! Street and garage parking are available.

Last year, we gave so much for this event and we hope that you will support us again as we give back to our community. The 2018 wish list of toys and supplies are below that is requested. If you are unable to be in attendance and you wish for alumni to bring your items to the event, we ask that you bring your items Saturday, November 17 at alumni chapter meeting or to the Blue & Gold Holiday Social, Saturday, December 8. Any other arrangements from what isn't provided above, please, feel free to reach out to the alumni chapter. Our sincere thanks in this effort to help those in need!

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The UNCF 36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Save the date for the UNCF 36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. The keynote speaker for this event will be Reverend Dr. Delman L. Coates (Morehouse ‘95). The event will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:30 am at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740. Ticket Price: $75 ($50 tax deductible). For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Coke at 202-810-0333 or email jennifer.coke@uncf.org.

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