Fall orientation welcomes largest-ever group of new students
From July 11 through Aug. 2, Student Life Associate Director Ron Lunk and his staff welcomed 1,330 new students to the campus through a series of campus tours, presentations, meetings with advisors and fun activities known as “Journey.”
“Last year was the first time we broke 1,000 students attending the orientations,” Lunk said. “We saw 1,182 students during the month of July alone, plus we had online degree-seeking students take part in online orientation sessions, so our total has definitely increased again.”
SPSU Foundation Board of Trustees has new member
A 1988 SPSU graduate with an architectural engineering technology degree, Moody has more than three decades of technical and management experience. He is president of Frank Betz Associates, Inc., designer of custom and pre-drawn home plans, where he progressed from draftsman to custom client relations manager and then president.
The officers of the SPSU Foundation Board of Trustees are:
• Daryle Higginbotham (president of Marietta Nondestructive Testing, Inc.), chair;
• Don Davidson (president and CEO of Inglett & Stubbs LLC), vice chair;
• Clark Hungerford (vice president of Vinings Bank), treasurer; and
• Dr. Ron Dempsey (vice president for SPSU Advancement), secretary.
“As we continue our growth and move toward the future, the vision and leadership of the Board of Trustees continues to be instrumental in achieving our goals. We are very fortunate to have a great caliber of individuals as part of our outstanding board,” said Dr. Dempsey.
SPSU represented in Leadership Cobb 2013
Vaughn joined SPSU in 2007 after serving as controller at Oglethorpe University, vice president for Finance and Administration at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, senior consultant with KPMG LLP and assistant to the chief operating officer for the city of Atlanta.
Vaughn, who was named one of Ebony Magazine’s 30 Young Leaders of the Future in 1997, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Syracuse University, a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in finance from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Science in Accounting from SPSU.
Residence Life welcomes two new staff members
Desai, a native of Queens, N.Y., has a degree in Spanish linguistics and master’s degree in college student affairs from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
She oversees the Courtyard and Commons buildings as well as supervises a resident assistant staff of 12 students. Desai will also assist with the Women’s Residential Leadership Initiative as well as a new initiative targeting upperclassmen in which Student Life will collaborate with Career and Counseling Services to develop students’ life skills.
Economy had a double major in art and public relations at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and also holds a Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Social and Community Building Committee
The SCBC sponsors on-campus activities to promote community among the SPSU faculty and staff.
Membership on the SCBC is open to any full-time SPSU faculty or staff member through nomination and election. If you are interested in becoming a member, ask an existing member to sponsor you.
Soublis can be reached at ext. 4100 or at email@example.com. Ketchum can be reached at ext. 7479 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPSU license plates growing in popularity
“I love seeing all the mini-billboards saying ‘SPSU’ on cars around the region,” says Dr. Ron Dempsey, vice president for Advancement.
Thanks to the SPSU Foundation, the $25 manufacturing fee for the special tag has been paid for the first 1,000 applicants. The Georgia Department of Driver Services charges a $35 fee for all commemorative license plates on top of the regular charge and ad valorem taxes. A portion of this fee will be given back to SPSU yearly.For more information about the SPSU license plate, visit alumni.spsu.edu or e-mail Ashley Schenck at email@example.com. There’s still a very short time left to send a photo of yourself with the new plate on your vehicle to Schenck for the SPSU Alumni facebook page (facebook/spsualumni) and be entered in a contest to win a free iPad. Hurry though, as the drawing will be held any day.
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