Debra Fordham headshotDebra Fordham is currently Executive Producer/Writer on the ABC television series “Nashville”.  Her previous producing and writing credits include “Scrubs” (Emmy Nominee), “Army Wives”, and “Hart of Dixie”.  Debra is also the author of the play Holler Me Home which received its world premiere at Valdosta State University.

Debra says about her time at Valdosta State, “My degree was essential in getting me where I am today.  Not only did I receive exceptional training in all aspects of the creative process (acting, directing, writing, stage managing), but I also received much-needed support and encouragement from my professors.  They were invested in me both as a student and as a person.  And they were the ones who made me believe that I could make writing my career.  I could not have done it without them.”

While at VSU, Debra received the Annie Powe Hopper Award – the University’s highest honor presented annually to a senior who represents the high academic standards and exemplifies the traditions of Valdosta State University.