b'C olleGe of theA rtS J AmeSl. & D orothyh. D ewArC olleGe ofe DuCAtion& h umAnS erviCeSo liviAJ eAnetter oSener of Fort Mill, South Carolina, is the recipientC Aitlynf AithG ourley of of the Fall 2020 Presidents Award forWaycross, Georgia, is the recipient of Academic Excellence for the College ofthe Fall 2020 Presidents Award for the Arts at Valdosta State University.Academic Excellence for the James She graduates summa cum laude with aL. and Dorothy H. Dewar College Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Media andof Education and Human Services an Honors College Certificate.at Valdosta State University. She graduates magna cum laude with a This is the greatest and most honoringBachelor of Science in Education in award I have ever received, she said.Elementary Education. I want to thank God for leading me, my parents for supporting me, my professors for mentoring me, andIt is such an honor to be named top my cross country coach for pushing me to always be better in everygraduate for my college, she said. Not only is this validation that possible way.all my hard work during my time at VSU has paid off, but it is also validation that I have chosen the right career path for my future. As a student at VSU, Rosener was a member of the ChristianI am so passionate about education, and I am thankful for the Student Center-Church of Christ, Womens Cross Country Team,opportunities that VSU has given me to grow as a future educator. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Society of Collegiate Journalists, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Sigma AlphaGourleys commitment to academic excellence resulted in her Pi: The National Society of Leadership and Success.earning repeated spots on the Deans List and the 2020 James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services Rosener was selected to participate in VSUs 2018 UndergraduateOutstanding Undergraduate Award. She was also a HOPE Scholar. Research Symposium Three-Minute Video Competition. Her video was based on research she and a classmate conducted onAfter graduation Gourley plans to begin her career as an social trends and events hosted by VSU students and organizationselementary education teacher before eventually pursuing a from 1980 to modern day. She was also selected to participate inmasters degree in educational leadership. She said her goal is the 2020 Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, where sheto inspire and push my future students to be more than they presented branding and marketing materials she and two classmatesever imagined they could be. She is the wife of Jake Gourley and created for the Harley Langdale Jr. Foundations Communitythe daughter of Susan and Tony Dubberly. Schools Connection Program.Roseners commitment to academic, athletic, research, and leadership excellence resulted in her earning repeated Deans List honors and the 2019-2020 Most Outstanding Student Award from the College of the Arts Mass Media Program. In her role as a student-athlete, Rosener was recognized on the Gulf South Conference Honor Roll in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She also earned VSUs Student-Athlete Academic Spotlight Award in Spring 2018, Fall 2018, and Fall 2019, as well as the Student-Athlete Academic Award during the 2019-2020 academic year. Rosener plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism as a producer or multimedia journalist. She is dog mom to Lily and Sly and daughter of Marty and Beth Rosener. She married Zachary Gregory in late November. 230TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY| 41'