Campus visits extends spirit of cooperation both near and far

March 14, 2014 - Fort Valley State University is currently hosting campus visits with dignitaries from far and near that aim to provide opportunities for joint ventures, student recruitment, research endeavors and even cost-saving initiatives.

Donavon Coley, FVSU Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives, said the enhanced visits are intended to eliminate FVSU as a “best kept secret” both locally and globally.

Some recent visitors have included an ambassador from Nigeria and local city leaders from Peach County and the City of Fort Valley and City of Perry.

“The purpose is to expose the community and international visitors with all that Fort Valley has to offer and develop better relationships and collaborations,” Coley said. “We want them to result in new initiatives, joint ventures and enrollment assistance as well as fundraising opportunities. We are seeking to expose our campus to everybody we can.”

Doris Nyaga, FVSU Pre-Awards Coordinator, who recently hosted the honorable Geoffrey Teneilabe from Nigeria during a luncheon at the FVSU Agricultural Technology Conference Center, said such initiatives are extremely important to campus growth. Teneilabe serves as the current Counsul General for the Republic of Nigeria in the United States. He was joined by FVSU alumni and current students from Nigeria.

“Dr. (Ivelaw L.) Griffith is seeking to establish a relationship with various countries. The luncheon marked the beginning of a relationship between the university and the Republic of Nigeria, with efforts to create joined initiatives that will enhance the academic and research capacity and achievements of both the university and Republic of Nigeria,” Nyaga said.

Nyaga said Teneilabe also was invited to join the president’s Global Initiatives Council. The president established the GIC in October 2013 as part of a global agenda, to help leverage the talent, treasure, and time of individuals and organizations that can facilitate programmatic,resource, and research partnerships with FVSU.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 14:45

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