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.