April 13, 2006
06-067

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations

Former students join VSU in sharing 100 years of history

Whether they attended South Georgia State Normal College, Georgia State Womans College, or Valdosta State College, former students of the Valdosta State University's early days will soon have the opportunity to participate in two commemorative events.

On Friday, April 21, the Valdosta State College class of 1956 will celebrate their 50-year class reunion, in the University Center Cypress Room, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and include the meal and entertainment. Students from the class of 1954, 1955, 1957 and 1958 are also invited to celebrate the occasion.

On Saturday, April 22, the annual House in the Woods luncheon will take place at the University Center Magnolia Room, at 11:30 a.m. Alumni and faculty from the first class of 1915 through the class of 1966 are welcomed and celebrated at this event. Tickets are $15

Taken in 1939, this photo shows students of the Georgia State Womans College gathering around the fireplace in the House in the Woods for social time.
Taken in 1939, this photo shows students of the Georgia State Womans College gathering around the fireplace in the House in the Woods for social time.
per person for this traditional event, named in honor of two successive houses that were used by students for social events, beginning in 1925. Valdosta State University President Ronald M. Zaccari will talk about a number of initiatives currently underway and review the progress the university has made in its first 100 years.

Registrations can be made for both events through Wednesday, April 19, by calling the Office of Special Events at (229) 333-7446 or toll-free at 1-800-464-3638.