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!


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.


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.


The Fort Valley State University National Rankings

The U.S. News and World Report "Best Colleges" rankings are out. U.S. News and World Report ranked Fort Valley State University as the #31 historically black college or university (HBCU) in the country in its 2019 Best Colleges listing, released today. FVSU’s ranking was #1 among Georgia public HBCUs and #18 among public HBCUs nationally. This year’s listing, which evaluated 1,400 schools, emphasized the earning potential and job prospects of college graduates. These rankings are a testament to the continued alumni financial contributions and support for our students and the university. At The Fort Valley State University YOU CAN discover your genius!


Do You Shop on Amazon? You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Now, when you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the FVSU Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter. Register your Amazon account to our charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7069586. Or search, Fort Valley State College National Alumni Association, Inc. to make your purchases support our alumni chapter. For more information, click below. 


Blue & Gold Holiday Social

The Fort Valley State University Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter would like to welcome you to our Blue & Gold Holiday Social on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 6 pm to 10 pm to recognize and to reflect on the year of service, giving, and the Wildcat Spirit. The location of the event will be held at Eagles Pointe Clubhouse, 16387 Kramer Estate Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191. Tickets are $30 for a single person and $40 for a couple. The event attire is business casual. There will be live jazz music performing holiday melodies throughout the evening. A guest speaker will be announced at a later date.

Dinner will be served. There will be door prizes and give-a-ways. Tickets can be purchased by an alumni chapter member or online. There is a servicing fee to purchase tickets online. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Bridget Love, Event Chair at fvsudcalumnichapter@gmail.com. We hope to see our fellow Wildcat alumni, family and friends in attendance.

FVSU Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


We Are Alumni Chapter of the Year

On behalf of our alumni chapter president, Laura Grier and the Executive Team, we would like to thank the Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc. on this award. It is an honor and joy to be recognized by our fellow alumni. We would like to especially thank our dedicated alumni members of this chapter for your tireless effort to increase the Fort Valley State University brand and chapter name in the Washington DC metropolitan area by ways of your financial contributions and service. We hope to continue to live up to the expectation that has been awarded us and to be the Light from the Valley.  


College Bound is Seeking Mentors for 2018-2019 School Year

College Bound, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, offers public and public charter school students in grades 8-12 academic enrichment and resources to prepare for and succeed in college. Each year College Bound helps 100% of its students graduate from high school.

College Bound practices a one-to-one mentoring model in which each student is paired with one mentor ("partner") and both work together throughout the school year to achieve academic success. Students and partners are committed to meeting once a week at a designated academic site. You are able to choose a location that would be most convenient for your schedule. Help College Bound make college completion a reality by signing up to serve as a mentor! They are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2018-2019 academic year and need almost 100 mentorsThe Academic Mentoring Program will resume in September. If you know this is something you are interested in, you can fill out a partner application here: http://collegebound.org/partner-application/. If you would like to learn more about the program, please visit the College Bound website at Collegebound.org or contact the volunteer coordinator, Caprice King at Caprice@collegebound.org. Please pass this information along to anyone you think may be interested.