November 22, 2021
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Kyleigh Reedy Named Top College of Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate at VSU

Kyleigh Gail Reedy of Middleburg, Florida, is the recipient of the Fall 2021 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Valdosta State University. She will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an Honors College Certificate during VSU's 232nd Commencement.

VALDOSTA — Kyleigh Gail Reedy of Middleburg, Florida, is the recipient of the Fall 2021 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Valdosta State University.

The President’s Award for Academic Excellence is presented to the graduating student with the highest grade point average in each of VSU’s six colleges — Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of the Arts, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Mathematics.

Reedy will be recognized during VSU’s 232nd Commencement at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, on the Front Lawn. She will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an Honors College Certificate.

“I am extremely blessed and honored to be named the top graduate of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, as it has always been something I have strived for,” she said. “Balancing the nursing program and being on the women’s soccer team here at VSU was not always easy, with there being many tears shed and late nights spent studying. However, my experience at VSU also brought me my best friends and the best support system I could have ever asked for.

“Looking back at all that I have done here at Valdosta State, I can confidently say that my hard work has allowed for my dreams to start becoming reality, and I could not be more proud of the woman I have become. As always, go Blazers!”

As a student at VSU, Reedy played for the Blazer women’s soccer team and volunteered her time to support the community as an elementary school and youth soccer volunteer.

Reedy’s commitment to academic, athletic, and service excellence resulted in her earning repeated Dean’s List and Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll honors, recognition on the 2021 Gulf South Conference All-Academic Team and the 2021 CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District Team, and the Melvene Hardee Scholarship.

“After graduation I plan on moving to Jacksonville, Florida, to pursue a career as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department,” she said. “My career goals include obtaining further certifications in critical care nursing or going back to school to become a family nurse practitioner.”

Reedy’s supportive family includes parents Jeff and Ashley Reedy, sisters Aubrey and McKenna Reedy, and fiancé Michael Molina.

On the Web:
https://www.valdosta.edu/administration/advancement/event-services/commencement/
https://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/nursing-and-health-sciences/
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