2019 VSU Alumni Association Board Members

2019 Alumni Association Officers

Scott Purvis

Scott Purvis


MPA '92; Georgia Power Project Manager; Wife Nancy.

Larry Hanson

Larry Hanson

Immediate Past President

'BS '95; Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director; two children, Dillon & Karaa Hope.

Sirocus Barnes

Sirocus Barnes

First Vice President

BA '06, MPA '11; Program Director at Georgia Institute of Technolgy-CEISMC.

Beverley Richardson-Blake

Beverley Richardson-Blake


BSED '78,MED '81, MED '85; Senior Academic Advisor-BIOLOGY Centralized Advising Center at VSU; one daughter Brittanye, current VSU student.

Mike Beverly

Mike Beverly


BBA '74, MBA '76, CPA '82; Director, Center for Business and Economic Research Management Lecturer, Valdosta State University; wife Ginger.


Sherry Wood

Sherry Wood

Committee Chair Directors

BBA '88, BBA '04; Accountant Department of Treasury; husband Ed Brown.

Emmitt Nolan

Emmitt Nolan

Committee Chair Chapters South

BA '01; Caseworker/Field, Representative Congressman, Buddy Carter/U.S. Congress; Wife Tosya; son Robert Nolan, III (Ren).

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Corinna Robinson

Committee Chair Chapter North

BFA '02; Executive Director for Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission; Husband Brian; one child; Quinn.

Font Tornabene

Font Tornabene

Committee Chair Booster Relations

BFA '88; Insurance Agent with Georgia Farm Bureau; Wife Penny BSED ’86, MED ’88; Two children, son Dalton, current VSU Senior, & daughter Addison.

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Michael Smith

Co-chair Booster Relations

BBA '05; Owner of Smittys; Wife Kori; two children: Aubrey and Mary Allen.

Mikki Hudson

Mikki Hudson

Committee Chair Special Events

BBA '01; Owner of Jessie's Restaurant & Catering.

Kimberly Cliett

Kimberly Cliett

Committee Chair Student Services

BSED '09, MSED '11, Specialist '18; Lake Park Elementary School; Husband Randy.

2019 VSU Alumni Board Members

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Jacob Bell

Ex-officio and Student Government Association President. (SGA)


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Lorena McLemore-Cole

BSLP '94, MSLP '95; Clinic Director for VSU's Speech & Hearing Clinic; Husband Jesse '95; two daughters: Amanda and Sarah.

Kevin Daw

Kevin Daw

BS '05, MED '08, '12 Ed.S: Principal, Valdosta City Schools; Wife Lisa Daw '97; two children: Zachary and Braydon.


J.D. Bean

J.D. Dean

BA '00; Attorney with Hall Booth Smith, P.C.; Wife Kerri Dean, Early Childhood Education '99; two children: John Laurent & Jacks. 



Lauren Fici

Lauren Fici

BFA '08; Owner of In An Instant Events; Husband Ali.



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Jessica Freeman

BS '02. MPA '13; Chief Probation Officer, City of Remerton.



Will Fricks

Will Fricks

BFA '02, Nursing '17; RN at South Georgia Medical Center; Wife Gretchen.

Donovan Head

Donovan Head

BA '11; Field Representative and Office Director, U.S. Congressman Austin Scott.



Jamie Hill

Jamie Foster Hill

BSED '05, MED '06; Special Education Teacher Lowndes County Board of Education. Jamie received her Doctorate Degree from Argosy University in 2017.


Will Jimerson

William Jimerson

BBA '14; Human Resource Manager, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology.



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Cosby Johnson

BS '10; Government Affairs Director, Georgia Chamber of Commerce.



Demario Jones

Demario Jones

BA '11; Teacher/Football Coach at Valdosta High School.

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Carla Jordan '92, '12 

BFA '92, MPA '12; Ex-officio, South Georgia Chapter President. 



Justin Kirnon

Justin Kirnon

BFA '06, MPA '11; Senior Govenmental Relations Associate, Georgia Municipal Association.



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Larry Lee

BA '82; Sr. Professional Sales Specialist, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals; Wife Leslie.


Ashley Lewis

Ashley Lewis

BA '02 MPA '03; Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of West Georgia.



Ashley Mock

Ashley Mock

BFA '07; MA '11; Banking Officer/Marketing Coordinator, Commercial Banking Company; Husband, C.J. '07.

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Navarro Moore

BS '06; Chief of Staff for African Bureau, State Department.



Clay Moseley

Clay Mosley

BBA '78; Financial Advisor, Southeast Capital Investment Group/Raymond James; Wife Janet.





Nick Overstreet

Nicholas D. Overstreet

BA '01, MPA '02; City Manager in Vidalia; Wife Jennifer; two children.



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Trellis Payne

BA '02; Visual Arts Dept. Chair, Savannah Arts Academy.



Amanda Peacock

Amanda Peacock

BFA '07; Regional Tourism Project Manager with Georgia Department of Economic Development.



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Jerome Register

BSED '81 MED '83 MED '86, AP/AD, Assistant Principal at Monroe Comprehensive High School; Wife Priscilla '80. 

Chuck Roberts

Chuck Roberts

BBA '78, MED '80; Physician Relations & Marketing, Chauncey Drugs of Valdosta; Wife Sheila Roberts, Early Childhood Education '78, '80; five children. 



Marty Rodgers

BBA '00; Field Claims Supervisor, Georgia Farm Bureau; Wife Nikki Rodgers '10; two children: Austin and Logan.



Wes Sewell

Wesley Sewell

BBA '90, BFA '97; Owner of Wes Sewell Photography; Wife Donna '88 '89; two children: Tucker and Parker.



Eddie Smith

Eddie Smith

BBA '88; CEO President, Colony Bank; Wife Amy '94.



Randy Steedly

Randy Steedley

BA '99; Owner of Spirit Screen Printing & Embroidery (formerly Greek Row) and Winnersville Awards; Wife Jennifer Johnston Steedley '98; Children: Sage, Reese & Jack.

Lindsay Strickland

Lindsay P. Strickland

BFA '08; Director of Government Relations, Georgia World Congress Center Authority; Husband Brian '06.

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Jim Tunison 

BA '85; Superior Court Judge, Southern Judicial Circuit.


Paula Weeks

Paula A. Weeks

BFA '85; Senior Managment at Coca-Cola Company.




Tate Weiger

BBA '08; Staff Accountant, Corporate Sports Unlimited; Wife Kristen Weiger '09.



Ryan Whitfield

Ryan Whitfield

BFA '88, MPA '04, Assistant Director of Employer Relations in Career Services at Kennesaw State University.




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Sean Willett

BSED '10, MED '12; Assistant Director of Intramual and Club Sports. Georgia Southern University.