The Donnie McGahee Academic Award represents the high academic standards Dr. McGahee expected of his business education students and in fact all students he guided through his 30+ years in education. 

This award is presented to a sophomore, junior or senior who has been at Valdosta State for at least one full academic year, has the highest cumulative grade point average AND reflects the Lady Blazer and Dr. McGahee’s ideals of character, hard work, diligence and pride.  A senior exercise physiology major with a 3.43 cumulative grade point average, this year’s recipient is Jordan Waugh.  Jordan is the daughter of Dawn and Mark Waugh and is from Battle Mountain, Nevada.