Valdosta State University 15th Annual Graduate Student

Research & Scholarship Symposium


 Friday, April 14th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm Student Union Ballrooms

3MT Competition 3:00 - 4:00 pm Student Union Ballroom A

Poster Session, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Student Union Ballrooms B & C

Musical Performances 4:15 - 5:15 pm 

Awards 5:30




Nominate a Student

Students must be nominated by a faculty mentor to present in the Graduate Research Symposium.

  • Faculty mentors please nominate your students by filling out the Nomination FormContact Darli DeVane at for any questions.
  • The nomination deadline is February 24th.
  • Are you a graduate student seeking a nomination? Please speak with your academic advisor about presenting.

COMPETITION: Awards will be presented for the top Posters, 

                         3MT competitors, and GA of the Year.

Find Out More

The high quality of our students' research and/or scholarship has placed them on an elite list of graduate students nominated by faculty in their graduate programs to present posters or Three Minute Thesis (3MT™).  Click What is 3MT or the 3MT Handbook to find out more.  First held in 2009, the symposium is designed to showcase the outstanding research and/or scholarship being conducted by Valdosta State University Graduate Students and their Faculty mentors. The President of Valdosta State University and/or the Provost give opening remarks. Faculty, Department Heads, Deans, Graduate Students and guests have the opportunity to view posters and hear brief explanations of their research to learn about various projects occurring across campus. To review abstracts regarding student posters, click on the previous symposium links below.

                               Symposium 2022  Winners               

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                       Bryanna Tucker                                    Jaborah McEady 


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          Katlyn Ford & Ginny Samuel                                                     James Lane       



                                                                            Donald Rufus
  • 1st Place – Katlyn Ford and Ginny Samuel "Liquid Gold: Nursing Mother's Quality of Work-Life in the U.S. Workplace"
  • 1st Runner Up – James Lane "Anti-Vaxxers or Social Factors? Explaining COVID-19 Vaccination rate differences among Georgia Counties"
  • 2nd Runner Up – Donald Rufus, Ashleigh Wilson and Briana Mitchell " The Effect of Racial Microaggressions on perceptions of Organizational Justice and Health outcomes in Black Employees"


  • 1st Place – Bryanna Tucker "White Noise: How Minority voices get lost in the Rhetorical arena"
  • 1st Runner Up – Jaborah McEady "Social Media and Socialization of Generation Z"