Rattler to stride into Homecoming worship

The annual homecoming worship service will kick off Homecoming week. The service, which is on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4 – 6 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium, will feature alumnae Dr. Mary Willis.

Willis, a native of Miami, received her bachelor’s degree in business education from FAMU, her master’s in business and office education from Oklahoma State University, and her doctorate in comprehensive vocational education from Florida State University.

Her employment experiences include Educational Consultant, instructor at the Federal Correctional Institution, Rickards High School and Tallahassee Community College.

She is currently an associate professor in the College of Education at Valdosta State University.

She has made numerous conference presentations on various aspects of computer technology, diversity issues, religious education and has co-authored several articles.

Willis is a member of The National Business Education Association, The Georgia Council of Business Teacher Education.

She was also the 2001-2002 president of the 650+ member Georgia Business Education Association.

She has served as area coordinator for the National Association for African American Studies and secretary of the Lowndes/Valdosta chapter of the NAACP.

Willis is the current Director of Christian Education at the St. Paul AME Church of Valdosta.

She is also a community partner in education for the Valdosta City and Lowndes county school system.

She is one of the volunteers with the upcoming Jimmy Carter building blitz for Habitat for Humanity in Valdosta.

Willis is the mother of two daughters.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 850-224-7157.