Fort Valley State University supporters, community members and others have an opportunity to design the university’s next license plate.
The university and the Fort Valley State University Foundation are hosting a contest for a new license plate design that will be available to Georgia drivers, according to the university’s news website. Proceeds from the sale and renewal of license plates will be used to fund scholarships.
Contest organizers are looking for designs that will represent the university but ask that entries not include peaches to avoid confusion with state-issued license plates.
Hand-drawn or computer-generated designs will be accepted, but entries cannot use clip art.
Submissions must be 11.34 inches wide and 5.34 inches high and submitted or postmarked by Sept. 30. Those entering the contest must also sign consent forms.
For more details on submitting a design, visit www.fvsu.edu/license-plate.
Wesleyan, Mercer make Forbes’ Best Colleges list
Wesleyan College made Forbes’ annual America’s Best Colleges list for the fifth year in a row.
Of 650 schools on the list, Wesleyan College was ranked in the 256th spot, according to Forbes’ website. Mercer University appeared on the list at 448.
Forbes worked with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity for the rankings, taking student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate and academic success into account, according to a Wesleyan news release. The rankings look at just 9 percent of more than 6,000 accredited American colleges and universities.
Wesleyan has made Forbes’ list all five years the magazine has conducted the rankings, according to the release.
Georgia College names new center director
Georgia College & State University has named a director for its new Center for Engaged Learning.
Steven Jones took on the role Aug. 1, according to a university news release, though the center will open in September.
Jones will work with campus groups and organizations such as the American Democracy Project, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Georgia Education Mentorship Program to offer new opportunities for students.
“The goal of the Center for Engaged Learning is to create a hub where campus and community members can meet and share ideas that benefit our local area,” Jones said in the release. “Students have the chance to apply their course lessons into meaningful, real-world projects. I look forward to identifying opportunities for collaboration on and off campus.”
Before coming to Georgia College, Jones was the associate provost for civic engagement and academic mission at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a doctorate from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Compiled by Telegraph staff writer Andrea Castillo.