February 24, 2014

Erica Even, Student Assistant

Nationally Recognized Speaker Julia Garcia Presents "The TRU College Life" Tuesday, Feb. 25

Julia Garcia

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University’s offices of Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Health Promotion welcome nationally recognized speaker, Julia Garcia to present “The TRU College Life” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Jennett Hall Room 1111.

Garcia is the founder of the TRU movement, which aims to help others discover and become “The Real U.” She recently published her book “Somewhere in Between,” which is a collection of true stories, journal entries, poems and pictures that wind through personal experiences of drug and alcohol abuse, sexual assault, losing loved ones and much more.

"You will not want to miss an opportunity to hear Julia Garcia share her story of partying while in college and the consequences of the decisions she made,” said Alcohol and Drug Program Coordinator Mark Williams. “You will find this 25-year-old speaker engaging and creative and she will meet you where you are as she presents 'The TRU College Life.'”

Contact Mark Williams at mfwillia@valdosta.edu for more information.

Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.

Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities.

The story above demonstrates VSU's commitment to meeting the following goals:

Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.

Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/planning/strategic-plan.php to learn more.