July 26, 2006
06-089

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

VSU summer commencement ceremony set for July 29

Valdosta State University will hold its summer 2006 commencement ceremony on Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m., in the P.E. Complex on Baytree Road for the 500 students who have applied for graduation.

VSU is celebrating the centennial anniversary of its founding in 1906, when legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly created the college. On January 2, 1913, the South Georgia State Normal College opened for classes. In recognition of its rich history, VSU is commemorating these centennial years from 2006 to 2013 with a wide variety of activities to honor VSU's proud past, present and future. Graduating students will receive specially designed centennial diplomas as a memento of the historical and significant benchmark in the life of the regional university.

Guests in need of an accessible entrance should use the west entrance of the Physical Education Complex which is on the Sustella Avenue side of the building. Parking for the accessible entrance is available and is indicated by signs located along Sustella Avenue. Please contact the Access Office for Students with Disabilities if you have any accessibility questions or concerns at 229-245-2498 (voice) or 229-219-1348.

Additional graduation information is available online at the special events website at http://www.valdosta.edu/news/redirect/commencement/ . You may also call the Office of Special Events at 229-333-7446 or e-mail specialevents@valdosta.edu .