March 28, 2016

Whitney N. Yarber, Communications Specialist

VSU Hosts Panel Discussion on Poverty, Homelessness, and Drugs

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University’s Philosophy and Religious Studies Club will host a panel discussion on poverty, homelessness, and drugs from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in Hugh C. Bailey Science Center Room 3009. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Throughout the evening, a three-member panel — Dr. Demarcus Marshall, Lowndes County commissioner and a 2004 VSU graduate; Eliza McCall, chief marketing officer at Second Harvest of South Georgia; and Mark Williams, coordinator for VSU’s Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Education— will share their thoughts on poverty, homelessness, and drugs in the Valdosta-Lowndes County community.

Contact Dr. Cristobal Serran-Pagan, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and club faculty adviser, at or (229) 333-5975 for more information.

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