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FVSU Statement on Potential Employee Misconduct

We, at the Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc., would like to always make our alumni aware of the great news, as well as, any information pertaining to our great university. We understand that there have been speculations over the past couple of days concerning a situation on campus and around the city of Fort Valley. It is our hope that our alumni will not engage in any negative, incorrect or misinformation that is involved in this situation despite what you may or may not have heard from others. We, as Wildcats, must continue to lead and be the positive light for our university and the community. Please, do not indulge yourself into any social media fodder until ALL of the facts have been presented and resolved. Below, is the statement by the university on the current status of this situation.

Dear FVSU Family:

Fort Valley State University recently notified the University System of Georgia about potential employee misconduct. We can confirm that the University System of Georgia is now conducting an investigation into this alleged employee misconduct, and an FVSU employee who is allegedly involved has been placed on administrative leave. We can also confirm that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Attorney General are involved and investigating whether criminal activity has occurred. With the investigation pending, we cannot comment further.

The FVSU Office of Marketing and Communications


Nominate Your Fellow Alumni
2018 Alumni Awards Recognition Program

Do you know a Fort Valley State University (FVSU) alumna or alumnus who deserves special recognition? The true measure of a university’s greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni. Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc. (FVSUNAA) is proud to recognize our alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and achievements. 




Fort Valley State University's legendary John W. Davison Lecture Series continues with a discussion led by Angela  Rye, the popular political strategist, commentator, and activist who will discuss "Activism in Action" on Tuesday, March 27th at 7 p.m. at the C.W. Pettigrew Center on the campus of Fort Valley State University. Rye is Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm in the nation's capital. The event is free and open to the public. 


31st Annual FVSU Scholarship Luncheon

Our 31st Annual Fort Valley State University Scholarship Luncheon will take place on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 12 noon (doors open at 11 am) in the Health & Physical Education Complex on the campus of The Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030. With your financial support, FVSU will continue to develop the next generation of leaders and students' dreams of obtaining a college degree become a reality. Every donation makes a difference.


Savannah State University Alumni: A Ghana Cultural Experience Tour

Savannah State University alumni is sponsoring a Ghana Cultural Experience tour June 8-19, 2018 and are inviting you, our FVSU alumni and friends to join us! The trip is for anyone who is interested in exploring the Continent of Africa—our Mother Land!


The Passing of a Legend. Dr. Odessa Harrison McNair, FVSU Class of 1954

Dr. McNair has made her transition and memorial services will be on Monday, Nov. 13th at 11 a.m. at FVSU C. W. Pettigrew Center. All faculty, staff and students are asked to reserve parking spaces near the C. W. Pettigrew Center for family and friends of Dr. McNair from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. Faculty and staff are directed to park between the C.V. Troup Building and the Ag Communications Building. Student parking is available near Wildcat Commons. The FVSU shuttle bus will transport students to campus destinations. Thank you for your cooperation as we offer our support to the community and McNair family.


28th Fountain City Classic
Classic Magic Is BACK!

There will be alumni, fans and friends there to celebrate this storied rivalry between the Wildcats of Fort Valley State University and the Rams of Albany State University. Will you be there to see the Rams attempt to take revenge on the Wildcats for last years defeat.

FVSUNAA Blue Machine Marching Band

1st Annual Marsh Madness Battle of the Bands

The FVSU Blue Machine Marching Band will be performing at Marsh Madness Battle of the Bands on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at T.A. Wright Stadium, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA at 3 PM. Doors open at 2 PM. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. $7 for students w/ID *only available for purchase in person.

FVSU Wildcat Walk

Wildcat Walk: Calling All Freshmen &
New Students

I have been notified that A “Freshmen Walk” will take place on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 7:30 pm. The Marketing Office will be releasing additional details. The planners hope this event will develop into a tradition and help new students experience a tangible crossover into the Wildcat community.


FVSUNAA Bylaws & Governance
Approval Process

Attention to all "Active" alumni in the approval of our bylaws and governance of the Association. For more information, click the button.

FVSUNAA Return of Champions

The Return of the Champions

The Fort Valley State University Athletic Department will host a special ceremony (Return of the Champions) for all former football players who played on any FVSU Football championship team.

FVSUNAA Mini Conference

FVSUNAA Mini Conference 2017

Wildcats, mark your calendar for the FVSUNAA, Inc. Mini Conference to be held on our beautiful campus on July 21-22, 2017. Please, plan to be in attendance.

Wildcat Nation

Wildcat Nation True Blue Express Fan Bus & Lodging

Join fellow Wildcat Fans for a weekend of football, food, fellowship, and fun! Get on the bus to the FVSU/Southern football game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (by way of New Orleans) on September 30, 2017. For more information and a registration form, please contact Winston Lawson, 478.951.5420 or 478.922.1328.

Childhood Dream Becomes Reality

Childhood Dream Becomes Reality

Dr. Terrence Ferguson, a veterinarian and 1992 graduate of Fort Valley State College (University), is co-owner of the veterinary practice Critter Fixer located in Byron and Warner Robins, Georgia.


FVSUNAA 25th Biennial Conference

Join us for the Biennial Conference on July 19-21, 2018 on the campus of Fort Valley State University.


MLB Diversity Fellowship Program

This week is the last week to apply for the MLB Diversity Fellowship Program as our deadline for accepting applications is this Friday, November 17th at 5 pm ET.


SIAC Championship

Fort Valley State will defend its SIAC Football crown after capturing the Eastern Division.


Gregory Lloyd Black College Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Gregory Lenard Lloyd for being named one of the inductees into the Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

FVSUNAA Calendar of Events


From the Desk of our President, LouAnn Gross on the affect of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

FVSUNAA Hunt-Bond-Troup Banquet

39th Annual Hunt-Bond-Troup Scholarship Awards Banquet

The Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, Inc. invites you to join us as we host our annual Hunt-Bond-Troup/Hall of Fame Scholarship Awards Banquet. Join us in honoring The Hall of Famers. The theme for this year's banquet is "Legacy of Leaders". 


BLUE OUT NIGHT: Wildcats Wear Your Royal Blue

Don't miss the Wildcats' Home Opener against Miles College's Golden Bears on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at 6PM, Wildcat Stadium. General Admission: $10 | Reserve Seating: $25
Gates Open at 4PM

FVSUNAA Mamie Burse

FVSU Mourns Passing of Former FVSU First Lady, Mamie Burse

Wildcat Nation today mourns the passage of former first lady Mamie Balbon Burse, who served with former president Dr. Luther Burse from 1983-1988.

Ex-Seahawk Ricardo Lockette

Ex-Seahawk Ricardo Lockette Tearfully Reunites with Paramedics Who Saved His Life

Recently, Lockette–now retired from football–met with paramedics at the Washington Fire Chiefs convention in Spokane, Washington. There, he spoke about how his life was saved by paramedics in Arlington, Texas.

FVSU Student Athletics

Celebrating Our Student Athletes

The university celebrated our student athletes at its Annual Athletic Banquet.


FVSU FAVOR Fund 1st Annual Day Party

The FVSU FAVOR & The Mu Nu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. presents its First Annual Day Party on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2PM  until 8PM at the Chocolate Room, 3150 Highway 41 N Suite 2004, Centerville, GA. There will be live performances from "Sax Man" Damon Brown & DJ Shells. The entry fee is $15. There will be Wildcat Drink Specials & heavy hors d'oeuvres. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit scholarships for FVSU Women's Athletics. If you are unable to attend, please, donate online through Facebook @FVSUFAVORFund or by clicking on the button below to the university website. Select "FAVOR" in the drop down menu for "Fund". If you wish to write a check, make it payable to FVSU Foundation with a note to FAVOR Fund. Mail to FVSU Foundation, Inc, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. We ask that you support our Lady Wildcats as they continue the winning legacy and academic achievements. 


Georgia Doom Battle of the Bands

Purchase your tickets to the Georgia Doom football game at the Macon Coliseum on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7PM. The halftime show will be the "Blue Machine Marching Band" of FVSU versus the "Ram Showband" of Albany State.



Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Intercollegiate Athletics Department will proudly honor nearly 200 student-athletes who participated in Wildcats Athletics this season, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in the HPE Complex on the FVSU campus. The athletics department is requesting to help defray the cost of honoring our student-athletes by agreeing to become a sponsor of a "Team" or "Individual" award. Your name or organization's name will be highlighted during the program. Contributions must be received on or before April 12, 2018. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased through the FVSU Athletics Department. Any individual or organization making contributions will receive one ticket for every $100 donated to this event. You will enjoy that incomparable feeling of knowing that you have contributed to the positive memory of some of FVSU's best and brightest students; OUR student-athletes!

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FVSU Day at the Capitol

FVSU Day at the Capitol in Atlanta, GA. Join the Wildcats on Tues., Feb. 13, 2018 at 8AM. Alumni are encouraged to attend to reconnect with the university & speak with elected officials about the value of our alma mater. Support our visit by wearing Blue & Gold. See You There!


FVSU 2018 Wildcat Football Schedule

Fort Valley State University Director of Athletics, Dr. Darryl Pope, has announced Wildcats 2018 Football Schedule. The Wildcats 10 game schedule includes four home games, five away games and the Fountain City Classic.


33rd Annual GAAHBSU

GAAHBSU is a consortium of the National Alumni Associations of Albany State University, Fort Valley State University, and Savannah State University. It is organized to advance their missions and to help ensure the futures of these historically significant institutions. (Georgia Alumni Association of Historically Black State Universities) Legislative Conference will be held on January 23–25, 2018.

FVSUNAA Wildcat Pride Fund

FVSUNAA Wildcat Pride Fund

The Wildcat Pride Fund (WPF) will be the mechanism for giving to those areas for which you are passionate and are a source of pride.


Eddie Anderson Jersey Retirement

This Saturday's game versus Benedict College will feature a half time ceremony where the jersey #45 of Wildcat Legend and National Football League Pro Bowler Eddie Anderson will be retired.


Alumni Recruitment Meeting

The Office of Recruitment and Admissions will host a recruitment training for FVSU Alumni on September 16th in Miller Hall Auditorium from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

FVSUNAA Touchdown Club

2nd Annual FVSU Touchdown Club
Pre-game Reception

Don't miss the Wildcats' Home Opener against Miles College's Golden Bears on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at 4:30 PM, Student Amenities Center. Cost: $200 Per Guest | VIP: $300 a Ticket

FVSUNAA Freshmen Cookout

FVSUNAA Freshmen Cookout 2017

First impression is the best impression. And for our Freshmen Wildcats who are coming from all parts of the world, we want to welcome them to the Wildcat Family. What better way to welcome them is to have a family cookout. Join the Warner Robins Alumni Chapter in either volunteering, donating food or money to this annual event on campus. The Freshmen Cookout will be August 12, 2017 from Noon to 2PM. For more information, email the Association at fvsunationalalumni@gmail.com.

FVSUNAA Ring Ceremony

Wildcats Football Championship Ring Ceremony

With a championship comes rings, the Fort Valley State University Athletics Department and family invites you to a championship ring ceremony on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 pm in the Pettigrew Center on FVSU’s campus. The President, Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach will be awarding the rings to each individual player and coach.

FVSU Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement Speaker

Hollywood comes home to Fort Valley as actress Karan Kendrick is featured as the Fort Valley State University Commencement speaker.