What makes Valdosta State University an inviting and dynamic university environment? Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters all cooperating to create programs and initiatives that benefit the university, the community and the world at large. Valdosta State University's people and all they accomplish are our Points of Pride.
Valdosta State used a dominating running game and a defense that forced
six turnovers, to defeat Winston-Salem State 35-7 to win the school's
third NCAA Division II Football National Championship on Dec. 15, 2012
in Florence, Alabama. VSU finished the year at
12-2, including wins in each of its last 10 games.
VSU student Will Lewis will
join approximately 20 students from all over the world in Israel this
summer to participate in ieiMedia’s summer international reporting
Through the program, Lewis will complete courses taught by veteran
journalists, including NPR Jerusalem correspondent Linda Gradstein and
former Christian Science Monitor reporter Ilene Prusher
Valdosta State University is home to a national
championship football team, softball team, and tennis team, and as of March 2013, it is now home to the national championship debate team.
Dr. Kathleen S. Lowney, professor of sociology at Valdosta State
University, has unanimously been selected to receive the faculty 2013
Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for regional and state universities. Lowney also received VSU’s 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award.
The 2010 explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon uncovered a lack of information regarding how such spills might affect the Gulf’s marine ecosystem. Valdosta State University biology professor Dr. James Nienow is part of a team of researchers and scholars trying to identify the impact of oil spills on the food chain.
The Valdosta State Blazers are the 2012 NCAA Division II Softball
National Champions after an impressive 4-1 victory over defending
champion UC San Diego. The championship is Valdosta State's sixth
overall championship and first in softball.