Fireside Chat – November 19, 2018 – Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving week provides a special opportunity to reflect on why we should be thankful.  It has, indeed, been a wonderful year at Delta State, and we, as a university, have many reasons to give thanks. So, in recognition of our progress and growth, President LaForge offers you 10 reasons we as a university are thankful this year, keeping in mind that this is just a sample from our very long list.

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2018 Alumni Awards Recipients

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More than 200 Delta State University graduates attended the Alumni Awards Gala during the recent 86th annual homecoming, a multi-day celebration that spanned a pep rally, football game, parade, student games, ribbon cuttings (for the renovated Zeigel Hall and the new Statesmen Boulevard), a step show—and more. Read More

Alumna Valencia Payne Establishes Scholarship for African-American and Latino-American Nursing Students

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Growing up with a doctor for a daddy, Valencia Payne was surrounded by medicine and the healing and care his office provided in Greenville, Miss. The family practitioner would come home and teach her and her younger brother medical terminology. The little girl even had a toy medical bag. That early interest in medicine grew as she did, ultimately leading her to Delta State University, where Payne earned a BSN in 2008. Her career has encompassed a wide range of responsibilities and opportunities in medicine: nurse, inventor, entrepreneur. Payne’s repeated successes along the way also resulted in Delta State’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing naming her its 2017 Outstanding Alumnus.

Now Payne is helping some of today’s School of Nursing students find their own way with a scholarship. Read More