December 17, 2007
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Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Faculty, Staff 'Locked Up' for MDA

VALDOSTA - More than 22 members of the VSU community were arrested and jailed for an hour at the “Big House” on Nov. 7 as part of the Valdosta Lock-Up, a fundraising effort for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Donations have been tallied, and VSU faculty and staff contributed close to $7,000 during the event.

Volunteers from the Valdosta Fire Department, Lowndes County Sheriff Department and other volunteers and ambassadors brought the “jailbirds” to the slammer, fingerprinted them and took mug shots - all for committing the ultimate crime of generosity. Funds raised from people posting bail will be used to purchase wheelchairs, provide clinic visits and support group sessions and send afflicted children to camp. VSU is proud to have had so many participants, who certainly made a difference in the Valdosta-Lowndes County community.

Congratulations to the following participants:
Michael Doscher, Kinesiology and Physical Education, $1,375
Shauna Branch, VSU Bookstore, $875
Traci Gast, VSU, $800
Traycee Martin, Financial Services, $585
Judy Hart, Human Resources, $580
Dawn Turner, Football, $385
Stacey Walters, Kinesiology and Physical Education, $255
Lisa Copeland, Academic Affairs, $250
Ebony Wade, Bookstore, $232
Ronald Butler, Campus Mail, $225
John Lesaine, $220
Chuck Conner, Kinesiology and Physical Education, $200
Jamie Tanner, Human Resources, $175
Rebecca Taylor, Testing Office, $140
David Bechler, Biology, $132
Sharon Huffman, Admissions, $115
Bob Green, Bursary, $110
Jennifer Rhodes, Parking and Transportation, $105
Debbie Conrad, VSU Catering, $65
Rozelle Slaymon, Langdale College of Business Administration, $35
Selenseia Holmes, One Card, $25
Jennifer Stone, University Union, $21