Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
August 14, 2002
by Ashley Harper
The level of education a student receives from Valdosta State University will soon be raised. Thanks to a generous donation from a prominent Valdosta family, the university's college of business is experiencing tremendous growth.
"It will enable us to do some things we have just dreamed of up to this point,"said Dean Kenneth Stanley.
VSU President Ronald Zaccari recently announced an eight million dollar donation to the college from the estate of Lillian Steele.
"Its really a transformational type gift because it will really improve the level of education our business students receive," said Sandra Fletcher, VSU Fundraising Director.
The Steele donation is the largest in VSU history. The college plans on investing the money and using the proceeds to offer scholarships in finance and accounting. It will also be used to bring guest lecturers and recruit students to the college of business.
"We've had a real challenge with our recent increase in enrollment but now we will be able to serve the increased students," said Stanley.
The Steeles were long-time residents of Valdosta and strong supporters of the university system. VSU faculty members say words can't express their gratitude.
"I think Rea and Lillian Steele's vision for education was a great one and we're just happy to be a part of their generosity," said Stanley.
In appreciation for their generosity, the Board of Regents has approved the naming of VSU's north campus as the "Rea and Lillian Steele Business Center North Campus."