FVSU students learn about graduate school options at UGA

Oct. 2, 2013 - Wildcat students within Fort Valley State University's TRiO Student Support Services Program traveled north to Athens, Ga. during a fun, informative trip to learn about graduate and professional offerings.  On Sept. 18, a small group of young people, accompanied by TRiO program director, Dr. Davida Curtis, visited the University of Georgia’s graduate school.

The students were taken on a guided tour of UGA’s sprawling campus. After viewing campus landmarks, the young adults learned about the university’s graduate program from representative Mumbi Mwaura.  She encouraged Wildcat students to pursue a graduate degree, explaining that the postsecondary degree would increase their career marketability.

Students also learned about UGA’s “Future Scholars” visitation program offered by UGA’s Graduate School and Center for Outreach & Diversity. This program gives young people the opportunity to meet with graduate school professors and departmental chairs that can further assist them in applying for UGA’s graduate school. Students can apply at:http://www.uga.edu/gradschool/outreach&diversity/visitation.html.

FVSU’s TRiO program is dedicated to increasing graduation and retention rates, and promoting entrance into graduate school based on student interests. Its purpose is supported by workshops that are geared toward academic success and personal development, and cultural outings that foster exposure and enrichment.

For more information, contact Curtis at (478) 822-7195 or curtisd@fvsu.edu.

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Contact:

Christina D. Milton, writer

Fort Valley State University 
Office of Marketing and Communications

(478) 825-6319, miltonc@fvsu.edu

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:00