2017 VSU Alumni Association Board Members

First Row Left to Right:    Wes Sewell, Chuck Roberts, Mikki Hudson, Rudy Prine, Beverley Richard-Blake, Jessica Freeman, Kimberly Homer.   
Second Row Left to Right:    Sherry Wood, Demario Jones, Mike Beverly, Jamie Hill,  Lorena McLemore-Cole, Ashley Mock, Font Tornabene, Amanda Peacock, Scott Purvis.   
Third Row Left to Right:    JD Dean, Kevin Daw, Michael Smith, Jeff Hooks, Jim Tunison, Greg Bright, Larry Hanson.   

2017 Alumni Association Officers

Col. Jeff Hooks, RET. USMC

Immediate Past President

BFA '87; Retired US Marine; Wife Lori Hooks BS '87; three children, Nathalie BFA '12, Nicholas & Jeffrey.

Jim Tunison


BA '85; Mercer University School of Law '88; Superior Court Judge, Southern Judicial Circuit.

Emmitt Nolan

Committee Chair Chapters South

BA '01; Caseworker/Field, Representative Congressman, Buddy Carter/U.S. Congress.

Beverley Richardson-Blake


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

Larry Hanson

Vice President

'BS '95; City Manager for the City of Valdosta; two children, Dillon & Karaa Hope.

Sircocus Barnes

Committee Chair Chapters North

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

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.

Sherry Wood

Committee Chair Directors

BBA '88, BBA '04; Accountant Department of Treasury.

Lorena McLemore-Cole

Committee Chair Student Services

BSLP '94, MSLP '95; Clinic Director for VSU’s Speech & Hearing Clinic located in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Husband Jesse Cole '95; two daughters, Amanda & Sarah.

Mike Beverly


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

Mikki Hudson

Committee Chair Special Events

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

2017 VSU Alumni Board Members

Greg Bright

BAS '08; LPL Financial Advisor with Wiregrass Investment Management; Wife Amanda; one son; Greyson.

Sheila Brannick Roberts '94 '02 

Ex-officio and Valdosta Chapter President.

J.D. Dean

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

Jamie Foster Hill

BSED '05, MED '06; Special Education Teacher Lowndes County Board of Education.

Jessica Freeman

BA '02; Director of Probation, City of Remerton

Will Fricks

BFA '02; Student 

Kevin Daw

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

Kimberly C. Homer

BS '96; Treatment Specialist for United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Ashley Lewis

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

Ashley Mock

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

Clay Mosley

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

Amanda Peacock

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

Rudy Prine

BSCJ '86; MS and PhD Florida State; Professor, VSU, Anthropology and Criminal Justice.

Scott Purvis

MPA '92; Currently employed by Georgia Power as a Project Manager.

Jerome Register

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

Chuck Roberts

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

Eddie Smith

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

Larry Smith

BBA '85; Pilot, United Airlines.

Randy Steedley

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

Michael A. Smith

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

Ryan Whitfield

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

Paula A. Weeks

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

Don Wilham

BBA '80; Retired from National Credit Union Administration; Wife Tricia.

Maya Mapp

Ex-officio and Student Government Association President.

Wesley Sewell

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

Corinna Robinson

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

Nicholas D. Overstreet

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

Donovan Head

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

Demario Jones

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

Lauren Fici

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

Gala Jackson

BFA '06, MED '08; Owner of Interview Snob.

Laura Hansen

BSED '86; Special Education Teacher for Lowndes County School System; Husband John.

Lindsay P. Strickland

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