June 7, 2005
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Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Alyson Finley Student Intern

VSU Professor Receives Native Citizen Award

Dr. Joyce M. Davis received the Native Citizen Award at the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The award is presented to an individual raised in Elbert County who has attained outstanding professional achievements.

Davis is a Professor of Art at Valdosta State University and a published author. She has written three books on Elbert County and numerous articles in noted academic journals. She was also awarded the Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award in recognition of her book "The Architectural Legacy of Elberton."

Davis earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts from the University of North Carolina, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Arts from the University of Georgia.