by Deborah Haley

August 2016

Within the student body on the Valley City State University Campus, geographic diversity is encouraged and evident. Students come from Hawaii, California, Alaska, and beyond to attend this university. Jaycee George came from Canada and has made her mark at VCSU on the volleyball court and in the classroom.

Jaycee, now a senior, has attended VCSU her entire college career, graduating from high school in Manitoba and moving to North Dakota after being recruited for volleyball. “I was originally contacted in 10th grade. The volleyball coach at that time was really persistent.”

Jaycee was interested in Valley City State University—“I wanted to go somewhere new”—but what helped her choose VCSU? She made her decision after she toured the campus: “I enjoyed the size of the classes. You can have a personal relationship with professors and classmates.”

Volleyball isn’t the only aspect of VCSU at which Jaycee applies herself; she is pursuing majors in health science and biology.

Jaycee is also a member of Student Senate, Pre-Professional Club, and the National Society for Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Si). When she has some free time, Jaycee enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends.

This fall Jaycee was named to the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Volleyball Preseason Team. She was named second-team all-conference last season and was also named one of the 24 North Star Athletic Association Academic Scholar-Athletes from VCSU for the 2015 fall academic season.

Whether on the volleyball court or in the classroom, Jaycee has proven herself an asset to the VCSU campus. “I consider Valley City my home,” she says, and we are glad she’s here.