October 11, 2011
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Jessica Pope
Communications Specialist

VSU Celebrates Opening of Valdosta Literacy Center

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University will celebrate the opening of the new Valdosta Literacy Center at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Dewar College of Education, Room 1001. This event is open to university students, faculty, and staff, as well as community families currently involved with the center.

The Valdosta Literacy Center’s mission is to be an integrated system of care for the children and families of Valdosta-Lowndes County and surrounding communities with a focus on building children’s literacy skills, motivation, and confidence. The center serves children in grades kindergarten through five, but programs are being developed for middle school and high school students, said Dr. Gina M. Doepker, center director and professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Special Education.

For more information, please contact Jessica R. Pope, communications specialist, at (229) 333-2163.