QUITMAN — Brooks County Schools nutrition department recognized each school within its system as earning a high percentage of students choosing school breakfast and lunch during the 2011-2012 school year. The principals from each school were recognized on August 13th during the school systems monthly school board meeting. Each school within the system met the following criteria: Lunch; Elementary 85 percent and above (state average is 81 percent); Middle School:89 percent and above (state average is 81 percent); High School: 72 percent and above (state average is 63 percent); PreL-12/other: 80 percent and above (state average is 76 percent); Breakfast; Elementary 59 percent and above (state average is 45 percent); Middle School: 46 percent (state average is 35 percent); High School: 34 percent and above (state average is 26 percent); PreK-12/other: 60 percent and above (state average is 52 percent). Pictured (LtoR): Stephanie Wade, Nutrition Director; Patty Hancock, Quitman Elementary School Principal; Dr. Elena Ponder, Brooks County High School Principal; Tara Moss, North Brooks Elementary School Principal; Dr. Djana Goss, Brooks County Middle School Principal; Laura Sommerville, Nutrition Bookeeper and Kechia Harrison, Nutrition Administrative Assistant.
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University Hosted Annual Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon
Valdosta State University’s faculty and staff honored their colleagues who retired during the 2013-2014 academic year.
VSU Hosts Law Enforcement Training Conference
Law enforcement officers from across the region participated in a three-day workshop sponsored by Valdosta State University April 16-18.
VSU Hosts Visitors from WuFung University
Valdosta State University hosted representatives from WuFung University as part of a continued partnership to provide study opportunities for criminal justice majors. Dr.Jack Lee, WuFung University vice president, and Grace Lee, chairperson of the WuFung Board of Trustees, visited Valdosta State April 16-17 and toured thecampus, including residence halls, classrooms, and laboratories.
Students Examine Corrosion of Steel in Pipelines
A good pipeline system is key in many industries, including gas, petroleum, and pulp and paper. Pipeline corrosion can compromise the integrity and safety of proper transporting of goods and result in the loss of millions of dollars in engineering structures that are made with steel. With this in mind, students in Valdosta State University’s Engineering Studies Program have explored factors that lead to the corrosion of steel used in the pipeline industry.
VSU Student Named Director of Georgia Residence Hall Organization
Joshua Arrington, a Valdosta State University student, was voted the Georgia Residence Hall Organization (GRHO) director for the 2014-2015 academic year at a conference in Atlanta on March 22.
VSU Organizations Sponsor Blood Drive
Five Valdosta State University student organizations will team-up to sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive held 12:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in the Student Union Ballroom.
VSU Welcomes Artist, Speaker, Documentary Film Star April 21-24
Valdosta State University welcomes artist, speaker, and documentary star Dan Keplinger to campus April 21-24. Over the course of four days, he will lead a series of printmaking sessions, conduct screenings of his Academy Award-winning film “King Gimp,” and speak at the annual Valdosta Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities banquet.
Becky Shell: Gaining Confidence In Nursing While Giving Back To The Community
Becky M. Shell was a sophomore at Lowndes High School when she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of nursing. Just days after graduation, the 21-year-old Valdosta resident began taking classes at Valdosta State University.
Students Examine Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Ceramics
Students in Valdosta State University’s Engineering Studies Program are making strides to improve the field of cosmetic dentistry by examining the physical and mechanical properties of porcelain.
VSU Holds 2014 Career Games April 14-17
Valdosta State University will hold a variety of events and activities that focus on career planning and preparation, internships, job search and networking during the 2014 Career Games April 14-17.
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