Fort Valley State University held elections this past February to elect new student representation. Ryan Thurman, a senior Media Studies major from Decatur, Georgia, won the coveted title of Mister Fort Valley State University.
Thurman campaigned on the platform “Make Your Mark”, encouraging students to be civically and socially engaged during their time at their institution. His “Put In For The Valley” video was watched 12,000 times on Twitter and he hosted a Gym Jam where the price of admission was donating goods to the Feed Center of Fort Valley and The Vault in the FVSU Infirmary.
Thurman takes his position seriously and believes that it’s a blessing to be installed in the position.
“Being Mister Fort Valley is a tremendous blessing. I’m just very grateful for the FVSU student body to see me fit to be in this position.”
Thurman also takes pride in his appearance, wearing suits every Dress For Success Wednesday on campus.
“It’s really a culture thing now. 2 or 3 years ago suits weren’t the main priority for a campus king. Of course you have to look good but it wasn’t a big deal how it is now.”
Thurman has been installed in his position and will start his reign officially in the fall.