Points of Pride

Blazers are 2012 NCAA Division II Football National Champions
VSU Student Selected for International Reporting Program
VSU Debate Team Wins National Championship
Kathleen S. Lowney receives Regents' Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. James A. Nienow working to identify impacts of oil spills
Blazers are 2012 NCAA Division II Softball National Champions
What makes Valdosta State University an inviting and dynamic university environment? Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters all cooperating to create programs and initiatives that benefit the university, the community and the world at large. Valdosta State University's people and all they accomplish are our Points of Pride.
Valdosta State used a dominating running game and a defense that forced six turnovers, to defeat Winston-Salem State 35-7 to win the school's third NCAA Division II Football National Championship on Dec. 15, 2012 in Florence, Alabama. VSU finished the year at 12-2, including wins in each of its last 10 games.
 
VSU student Will Lewis will join approximately 20 students from all over the world in Israel this summer to participate in ieiMedia’s summer international reporting program. Through the program, Lewis will complete courses taught by veteran journalists, including NPR Jerusalem correspondent Linda Gradstein and former Christian Science Monitor reporter Ilene Prusher
Valdosta State University is home to a national championship football team, softball team, and tennis team, and as of March 2013, it is now home to the national championship debate team.
Dr. Kathleen S. Lowney, professor of sociology at Valdosta State University, has unanimously been selected to receive the faculty 2013 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for regional and state universities. Lowney also received VSU’s 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award.
The 2010 explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon uncovered a lack of information regarding how such spills might affect the Gulf’s marine ecosystem. Valdosta State University biology professor Dr. James Nienow is part of a team of researchers and scholars trying to identify the impact of oil spills on the food chain.
The Valdosta State Blazers are the 2012 NCAA Division II Softball National Champions after an impressive 4-1 victory over defending champion UC San Diego. The championship is Valdosta State's sixth overall championship and first in softball.
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