b'C ommenCementS peAkerSThe 230th Commencement will feature a compilation video message from Valdosta State Universitys 2020 Distinguished Alumni and Graduate of the Last Decade honorees. These individuals are excited to have the opportunity to offer words of encouragement and wisdom to the graduates and to have the privilege of inspiring a new class of creative, conscious, and caring Blazers ready to meet the needs of a changing global society. G AlAJ ACkSon k evinB ell J eremyG ouGh2020 College of the Arts Distinguished2020 Harley Langdale, Jr. College of2020 College of Nursing and Health Alumna of the Year Business Administration DistinguishedSciencesDistinguished Alumnus 06 Bachelors of Fine Arts in Speech Communications Alumnus of the Year of the Year08 M.Ed. in Educational Leadership 79 Bachelor of Business Administration degree10 Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiologyand commission in the United States Air ForceGala Jacksonis a certified Executive CareerJeremy Goughcurrently serves as Human and Leadership Coach and is the founder andKevin Bellserved over twenty-six years inAnatomy & Physiology teacher, Upper School CEO of InterviewSnob, a boutique consultingthe United States Air Force attaining the rankPhysical Education Department Head and firm designed to elevate women to senior andof Colonel and member of the Acquisitionteacher, and as the first full time Director of executive leadership positions within FortuneCorps.Under his leadership with support fromStrength and Conditioning at The Walker 500 organizations. As a national keynoteAir Force colleagues and industry partners,School in Marietta, GA. Upon graduation from speaker and workshop facilitator, she has beenhe successfully directed numerous research,VSU, Gough completed a Sport Performance on stages at 250+ conferences, events, anddevelopment and production programs fieldinginternship with the United States Olympic & programs throughout the country. With aleading edge aeronautic capabilities. FollowingParalympic Committee in Colorado Springs commitment to community service, Gala servedAir Force retirement, Kevin shifted his focusbefore serving as graduate assistant strength on the VSU Alumni Association Board ofto the national security industry employedand conditioning coach at Kennesaw State Directors for 12 years, becoming the youngestfor fifteen years by Northrop GrummanUniversity. Since receiving his Master of board member to serve. Miss Jackson currentlyCorporation in Dayton, Ohio.He completedScience in Applied Exercise and Health Science resides in Metro Atlanta with her family. his company career in September 2020from KSU (2012), Gough has received a serving the last six years as Corporate Leadplethora of experience in the field of human Executive to senior Air Force leaders at Wrightdevelopment including serving as a Sport Patterson Air Force Base and state, local andPhysiology Fellow with the United States community officials in the Dayton region. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. He and his He currently resides in Ohio with his wife,wife currently reside in Atlanta, GA. also a VSU Graduate. They have two sons and six grandchildren. D r . J AnAl ASterS pArkS Dr. Jana Sparksis an Assistant Professor of 2020 Graduate of the Last DecadeInstructional Leadership in the Department (GOLD)of Counselor, Leadership, and Special 16 Doctor of Education in LeadershipEducation in the College of Education at Auburn University at Montgomery.Dr. Sparks transitioned to higher education after seventeen 10 |VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY'