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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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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THANK YOU!

On behalf of the President of the FVSU Washington DC Metro Alumni Chapter, Ms. Laura Grier, and the volunteers who served on the committee that facilitated our golf tournament on June 1st, I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you who supported this annual event.  

To our sponsors and financial contributors, we greatly appreciate your generosity and look forward to continuing this partnership in the future. To all the golfers, we are grateful for your participation and hope you had an enjoyable experience.

Thanks to you, the proceeds from the tournament will go a long way toward providing financial assistance to deserving students and supporting the chapter's community service programs in the Washington D.C. Metro area.

We do not take your support for granted, so again we say THANK YOU and we trust you will continue to support this charitable event in the years to come.  

Photos are available by clicking on the "Learn More" button. You will also hear from us later in the year once we set the date and location for next year’s tournament.  

Take care and be blessed!

Terry Love
Charitable Golf Tournament Chair

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Annual Charitable Golf Tournament

The Washington DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter of the Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc. will be having their annual charitable golf tournament on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Pohick Bay Golf Course, Lorton, Virginia. This event continues to provide college scholarships and tuition assistance to deserving students, and to assist in sustaining the Chapter's community service programs in the Washington DC Metro area. Over the the past five years, the DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter has provided over $25,000 in support of scholarships and campus student activities, and other DC area community service projects. The chapter is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempted organization. Any amount of donation is welcomed. The chapter is seeking sponsors for this event. Sponsorship levels are available below.