Message from Dr. Patricia Lynch:
Viriginia State University College of Agriculture
Mr. Randolph Keaton:
"As always, it has been a pleasure working with you and your organization in offering young people an opportunity to visit the universities of their choice. As you are aware, I recently joined the Virginia State University family. VSU is also a land-grant university offering 31 undergraduate degree programs, 17 graduate degree programs, 2 doctoral degree programs, and 7 certificate programs. I enjoyed your visits to North Carolina A&T while I was there, and am pleased that you are bringing your students to Virginia State. I hope the students will find it interesting enough to come back for one of our academic programs.
I have discussed your visit with my Chair, Dr. Alice Joyner. The department has several areas of concentration including Dietetics, Fashion Merchandizing, Family and Community, and Family and Consumer Science Education. I have planned several events while you are visiting our campus. Just let me know which ones are no-misses. At the end of the tour, we will have goodie bags with educational information regarding the University, Cooperative Extension, Randolph Farm, College of Agriculture and its Academic Departments. You will be arriving during the Homecoming week, so it will be full of energy. Once you are here, you may decide that there are other opportunities for your students.
Thank you again for the opportunity to allow us to share our programs with your students. Please be safe in your travels, and I look forward to seeing you on October 13.
Tour of the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences and Hospitality Management
Walking tour of the Food Science Research Labs in Agriculture and Extension
Tour the Academic Center of Excellence (Main Library)
Drive Tour of the Randolph Farm
Drive through Old Towne Historic District Petersburg
Students will have lunch in the Jones Dining Hall (lunch meals are $6.46)
Lecture on the Land-Grant missions at HBCUs
Food Safety Demonstration
Fashion History Demonstration
Discussion on Career Choices
Meet with a few students from student organizations (Nutrition & Dietetics; MANNRS; Fashion, Hospitality Management)"
Patricia A. Lynch
Associate Professor, Dietetics
Day 1: Virginia State University College of Agriculture Tour
Day 2: Busch Gardens VA