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May 6, 2014

New scholarship fund created at benefit event

VALDOSTA — A Valdosta State University student organization gathered Sunday to honor students and other organizations for their hard work and dedication during the school year at the Second Annual Evening of Geniuses.

Media Arts Geniuses is an organization that supports, advocates and assists with the advancement of its members' artistic talents in a positive way.

“Evening of Geniuses was created to recognize remarkable or what we would like to call 'genius' individuals and student organizations who are doing great things on our campus,” said MAG President Juwan Andrews. “We made it our mission to make sure we had an event to spotlight those people and to make sure their hard work doesn’t go


Hosting the first Evening of Geniuses in spring 2013, MAG began preparing for this year’s event last fall. Some of the awards given to students, chosen by online voting, included Favorite Student Organization, Favorite Greek Sorority and Fraternity and Humanitarian awards.

“The Humanitarian Award goes to someone who is seen as a role model to their peers, has ample community-service hours, and is overall a model student,” said Andrews.

With a dress to impress dress code, attendees were greeted at the event with a red carpet and photo station, giving students a chance to show their style and fashion sense.

Event adnission was collected in an effort to fund MAG and its newest project, the Genius Dollars for Scholars scholarship fund.

“We created the scholarship because VSU has done a lot to support MAG and we just wanted to do our part to give back to VSU,” said Andrews. “The scholarship will be available to all VSU students beginning in 2016.”

More information on the Genius Dollars for Scholars scholarship: Visit

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