Simmons-Walston Sent Off in Style

On Thursday afternoon, Brenau students, faculty and staff members gathered in the lobby of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts to send off Dean of Students Valerie Simmons-Walston. The event featured emotional speeches from colleagues and friends and was capped off with a surprise Zumba flash mob.

Simmons-Walston, who served Brenau for 11 years, will be taking on a new challenge as the associate vice president for student affairs and director of residence life at the University of Toledo in Ohio.