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Fort Valley State University

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Established 1895
Type Historically Black Public
President Dr. Larry Rivers
Staff 361
Undergraduates 2,500 (est.)
Postgraduates 250 (est.)
Location Fort Valley, GA, USA
Campus Rural 1,365 acres
Athletics Wildcats
Colors Royal Blue and Gold
Website www.fvsu.edu

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is a historically black college and university (HBCU) located in Fort Valley, Georgia. It's also a unit of the University System of Georgia and a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. Fort Valley is approximately 80 miles south (320 km) of Atlanta, 25 miles (40 km) south of Macon, 18 miles (29 km) west of Warner Robins, and 15 miles (24 km) north of Perry. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, that prepares pupils for university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Fort Valley is a city located in Peach County, Georgia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Atlanta Largest city Atlanta Area  Ranked 24th  - Total 59,411 sq mi (154,077 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 2. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ... Fort Valley is a city located in Peach County, Georgia. ... The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes all public institutions of higher learning in Georgia. ... Thurgood Marshall successfully argued the 1954 landmark case Brown v. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Macon is a city located in central Georgia. ... Warner Robins is a city located mainly in Houston County, Georgia. ... Perry is a city located in Houston County, Georgia. ...


As the only 1890 land-grant university in Georgia, Fort Valley State University is a comprehensive institution that provides an education to nearly 3,000 students. The student body is currently approximately 94% of African-American descent. The average age of undergraduates is 24 and the average age of graduates is 33. Roughly one-third of the students live on-campus and 85 percent of the student body are full-time students. 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ...


The University is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the nation's peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (55.2 km²) campus is the second-largest in area public university in the state. Peach County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Binomial name Prunus persica (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...

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Programs

The university offers bachelor's degrees in more than 50 majors—education, business administration and agriculture are particularly popular—as well as master's degrees in education and counseling. FVSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and specialist degrees. Fort Valley State University also offers teacher education degree programs which are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the only agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for accrediting programs in this field. Image File history File links Fort Valley State University Wildcat File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit teacher certification programmes at U.S. colleges and universities. ... Department of Education may refer to any of several government agencies: United Kingdom Department for Education and Skills (until 1996 named Department of Education) Scottish Education Department United States United States Department of Education United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Many U.S. states also have their own...


Other University degree programs which are accredited by discipline associations are:

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  • The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), accredited by the Commission on

Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetics Association.

  • The Child Development programs, accredited by the National Academy of Early

Childhood Development, Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

  • Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management accredited by the Council on

Rehabilitation Education (CORE).


Fort Valley State University's Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP) is the only one of its kind in the nation, preparing students for energy-industry careers in science and geology. The African World Studies Institute is another attraction for students and faculty from around the world.


Outreach services include Fort Valley State's Cooperative Extension Service Program, where extension service specialists operate in 42 Georgia counties, and the Pettigrew Conference Center, which hosts more than 500 courses and events for 51,000 patrons each year. In an effort to accommodate graduate and non-traditional students, external degree program courses are also being offered at off-campus sites in Macon, Cochran, Warner Robins and Dublin. The cooperative extension service, also known as the Extension Service of the USDA, is a non-formal educational program implemented in the United States that is designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Cochran may refer to: Cochran, Georgia Eddie Cochran Gregory Cochran Johnnie Cochran Barbara Cochran - Olympic gold medal skier See also: Cochrane (disambiguation) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Warner Robins is a city located mainly in Houston County, Georgia. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ...


A growing list of online courses, offered via WebCT are being offered allowing students to pursue a number of majors, including the English Department's, Technical and Professional Writing Degree Program, in the comfort of their own home. WebCT (Web Course Tools) is an online proprietary virtual learning environment system which is sold to colleges and other institutions and is used extensively in many campuses for e-learning. ...


History

Founders Hall
Founders Hall

Fort Valley State University (formerly Fort Valley State College) began as a result of the 1939 consolidation of the Fort Valley High and Industrial School, chartered in 1895, and the State Teachers and Agricultural College of Forsyth, founded in 1902. The school became Fort Valley State University in June 1996. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Consolidation is the act of merging many things into one. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Important Dates:

  • 1895 - The Fort Valley High and Industrial School was chartered in 1895.
  • 1902 - Mr. John W. Davison, who led the chartering of the Fort Valley High and Industrial School, was elected its first principal .
  • 1904 - Mr. Henry Alexander Hunt became the school’s second principal.
  • 1919 - The institution became affiliated with the American Church Institute of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
  • 1925 - The Carnegie Foundation provided funds for the erection of the Carnegie Library
  • 1939 - Negotiations begun by Mr. Hunt to transfer the school to state control and operation were consummated; the work formerly carried on at the State Teachers and Agricultural College were consolidated with the work at Fort Valley to form the Fort Valley State College.
  • 1939 - Dr. Horace Mann Bond was elected first President of Fort Valley State College (FVSC).
  • 1945 - Dr. Cornelius V. Troup was appointed as the second President .
  • 1947 - The Board of Regents adopted a resolution moving the Land-Grant designation from Savannah State College and designating the Fort Valley State College as the 1890 Land-Grant College for Negroes in Georgia.
  • 1949 - The Georgia General Assembly, in response to the Regents’ resolution, officially designated The Fort Valley State College as the Land-Grant College for Negroes in Georgia.
  • 1952 - Miss Catherine Hardy, won a gold medal as a member of the winning 400-meter women’s relay team at the Olympic Games at Helsinki, Finland.
  • 1957 - The College received full membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and was among the first of the HBCUs to be admitted.
  • 1966 - Dr. W. W. E. Blanchet was appointed as the third President .
  • 1971- The College became accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • 1972 - FVSC’s first regionally televised football game appeared on ABC Television (FVSC vs Fisk University at Wildcat Stadium).
  • 1979 - The College became accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Medicine.
  • 1983 - Dr. Luther Burse was appointed fifth President on October 1.
  • 1990 - Dr. Oscar L. Prater was appointed as the sixth President on August 9. 1991 - 2000
  • 1996 - Fort Valley State College was designated by the University System of Georgia as Fort Valley State University, a State and Land-Grant University on June 12.
  • 2001 - Dr. Kofi Lomotey was appointed as the seventh President, October 15.
  • 2005 - Rayfield Wright elected to the NFL Hall of Fame.
  • 2006 - Dr. Larry Rivers was appointed as the eighth president of FVSU.

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Student activities

Students have several opportunities for extracurricular involvement at the university, including the marching band, concert choir, Baptist Student Union Choir, forensics (intercollegiate speech and debate), and cheerleading. There are more than 70 clubs, sororities, fraternities and social organizations on campus. Many social sororities and fraternities require an academic g.p.a of atlease 2.5 and some even higher. Athletic opportunities include intramural sports and intercollegiate men's and women's track and basketball teams. The championship football team, a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), has produced many notable professional sports figures (including recent NFL Hall of Fame inductee, Rayfield Wright) and Olympic champions. The women's basketball team and women's softball team have been NCAA Division II top twenty powers the last few years. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Extracurricular activities are activities performed by students that fall outside the realm of the normal curriculum of school or university education. ... An American college marching band on the field (University of Texas) A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement â€“ usually some type of marching â€“ with their musical performance. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Baptist Student Union is a college-level organization that can be found on many college campuses in the United States. ... Forensic science (often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... logo of Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is a College athletic conference consisting of historically black colleges located in the southern United States. ... Rayfield Wright (born in August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


The school colors are royal blue and gold and the students, faculty and staff proudly call themselves the "Wildcats".


FVSU also has a college radio station, WFVS-LP 104.3 FM and a local cable-access television station as well as a college newspaper called, The Peachite. College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ...


External links

  • FVSU's official website
  • Online version of current FVSU undergrad catalog PDF format
  • Online version of current FVSU graduate catalog PDF format

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