V-State Experience

January 11, 2011

V-State Experience

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University President Patrick J. Schloss and other VSU representatives will travel throughout the state during the 2011 V-State Experience Tour, January 19 - April 14. Alumni along the eight-stop tour will host receptions for VSU alumni, parents, friends and prospective students.

More than 33,000 alumni live in Georgia, representing 67 percent of the total alumni base. John Trombetta, director of Alumni Relations, said the alumni-sponsored receptions provide the VSU community with an opportunity to connect with each other and the university. Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to come and speak with current students and their parents as well as alumni and friends about the Valdosta State University experience.

“We have two new features in our annual tour this year,” Trombetta said. “One is that we have appointed host committees to help bring our alumni out; secondly, we are encouraging all those associated with VSU to come out and share their experiences with prospective families and get an update about what is happening on campus.”

For more information and to register, go to www.valdostastate.org, or call the Office of Alumni Relations Office at 229-333-5797 or 800-464-3638.

Tour Details

January 19 - Albany
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Doublegate Country Club
3800 Old Dawson Rd.
Albany, GA 31721

Hosted by George McIntosh, '72, John McDuffie, '80, and Louis Bernard, '86

January 24 - Homerville
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Depot- Historic Station #11
Homerville, GA

Hosted by Phil,'75, and Ellice, '74, Martin

Feb. 1 - Thomasville
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thomasville Cultural Center
600 East Washington St.
Thomasville, GA 31799

Hosted by Joanne Hardy, '82, Chansidy Daniels, '98, Jane Toles, and Vann Parrott, ’95

Feb. 8 - Atlanta (South)
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn-Lithonia
7890 Mall Ring Road
Lithonia, GA 30038

Feb. 24 - Savannah
Savannah Golf Club
1661 East President Street
Savannah, GA 31414

Hosted by Charlie Aimone, '80, Rick Culbreath, '73, Donnie Dixon, '74

March 3 - Macon
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame
200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Macon, GA 31201

Hosted by Andy Greenway, '80, Mike Appling, '83, Jim Henderson, '84

April 7- Atlanta (North)
Location TBA

April 14 - Brunswick
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Spanky’s Marshside (tentative)

Hosted by the Golden Isles Blazer Club