Delta State University Alumni Association Prepares for annual events in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta

By June 13, 2018Alumni

The Delta State University National Alumni Association is gearing up for the 28th Annual Mississippi on the Mall (June 16th) and Mississippi in the Park (June 22nd & 23rd). The annual events focus on engaging Mississippians who live in the Greater Washington, D.C and Greater Atlanta areas. The events provide an opportunity for fellow Mississippians to reunite and network personally and professionally as well as support their Mississippi college or university.

The Mississippi Society of Washington, DC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best interests of our state in our nation’s capital. Founded in 1892, the Mississippi Society is the second oldest active state society in Washington. The event will be held at Henry Bacon Ball Field. For more details, visit Over 500 people attend the event each year.

“As always, we are excited to engage the Delta State family by representing Delta State University and the Cleveland community at this prestigious event in our Nation’s Capital” says Amanda Robinson, assistant alumni director.

The Mississippi Society of Georgia is an all-volunteer, non-profit entity composed of alumni and friends of Mississippi’s higher institutions of learning. The event will be held at Chastain Park. For more details, visit The society expects over 1000 guests to attend.

“Chastain Park in Buckhead is an ideal location for fellow Mississippians to enjoy a day of fellowship, food, and to reconnect with their alma mater. The Mississippi Society of Georgia has an excellent volunteer base with three Delta State alumni serving on the committee since the establishment of the society in 2008. The Alumni Office looks forward to visiting with and sharing Delta State good news with our Alumni & Friends from the Greater Atlanta Area” states Jeffrey Farris, director of alumni affairs.

For the latest updates follow the social media events pages or the official Delta State University National Alumni Association Facebook Page, Statesmen Graduates.
• Mississippi on the Mall 2018
• 2018 Mississippi in the Park

Delta State University along with Millsaps College, University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Jackson State University, Mississippi College, William Carey University, Mississippi University for Women, Rust College, Tougaloo College, Belhaven, Alcorn State University, and Mississippi Valley State University will have a presence at the annual events.

For more information, please contact the Delta State University Advancement and External Relations Office or email

To view past photos from the events or other alumni association/university sponsored events, visit

To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1). Save the date for this year’s Pig Pickin’ (Sept. 21–22) and Homecoming (Nov. 9-10).

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