Fort Valley, Ga. – This week, a high-ranking Caribbean dignitary will receive an official blue and gold salute from Fort Valley State University leaders, University System of Georgia officials, politicians and business elite during a special event in Atlanta.
FVSU will hold its first Global Initiatives Council Excellence Forum in honor of Saint Lucian Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony, on Friday, Dec. 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The invitation-only event, hosted by Chairman Emeritus of the 100 Black Men of America and TWD, Inc. president, Dr. Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., who is also an FVSU alumnus, will take place at The Commerce Club.
“The purpose of the Excellence Forum is primarily to welcome Prime Minister Kenny Anthony to Georgia,” said Dr. Melody L. Carter, vice president for FVSU’s Division of External Affairs and executive director for the FVSU Foundation, Inc. “The prime minister will serve as our commencement speaker on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Fort Valley, Ga. He also will receive the honorary doctorate of Humane Letters at the ceremony.”
According to Carter, the meet-and-greet affair will also serve as an opportunity for the FVSU president to forge collaboration to increase our enrollment and boost academic excellence. Prime Minister Anthony, himself a distinguished professor of law before entering politics full time, leads the nation that gave the world two Nobel Laureates: Dr. W. Arthur Lewis for economics in 1979, and Derek Walcott for literature in 1992.
Distinguished invitees to the forum include Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Fulton County Board of Commissioners chairman, Dr. John Eaves; FVSU National Alumni Association, Inc. president and FVSU Foundation board member, Dr. Lawrence Marable; and University System of Georgia Chancellor, Hank Huckabee. FVSU Atlanta-area alumni chapter and Chamber of Commerce presidents are also invited.
For more information about the Global Initiatives Council Excellence Forum, contact FVSU’s Office of Marketing and Communications, (478) 825-6319.