The Delta State University National Alumni Association Board of Directors recently held the annual winter meeting Friday, Feb. 20, at the Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni-Foundation House. The Executive Committee met that morning preceding a luncheon at noon. The lunch featured campus guests, including Dr. Wayne Blansett, and a university update from President William LaForge. The full board met that afternoon.
Rob Armour, a ‘95 Delta State graduate from Madison, Miss. is currently serving as president of the board. Armour is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at BankPlus. He is a graduate of Leadership Mississippi and graduated with honors from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing. Armour serves as president of the Friends of Children’s Hospital Board of Directors. While at Delta State, he was a member of the Tennis Team, Student Government Association and Kappa Alpha Order. Armour was also a member of the Student Hall of Fame, and he received the Kent Wyatt Young Alumnus of the Year Award in 2009. He and his wife Tamyne have three children, Larisa (15), Patrick (12) and Nikolai (12). This is his third term on the Delta State University National Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Current board members include: Rob Armour (Madison), president; Sayward Fortner (Cleveland), president elect; Patrick Davis (Cleveland), secretary; John Fletcher (Jackson), treasurer; Richard Myers (Brentwood, TN), past president; George Miller (Southaven), District 1 Representative; Michael Ainsworth (Leland), District 2 Representative; Paul “Bubba” Mancini (Cleveland), District 2 Representative; Renee Selby Deweese (Madison), District 3 Representative; Chris Shivers (Hattiesburg), District 4 Representative; Bradley Smith (Wesson), Serena Clark (Madison), Hays Collins (Pearl), Chris Wilson (Southaven), Brad Evans (Southaven), Presidential Appointees; Tim Harvey (Germantown, TN), Foundation Board President; Ugboaja Ifeanyi (Lawrencville, GA), Non Mississippi Resident Representative; Davlon Miller (Cleveland), DSU Representative; Kelly Hunter (Austin, TX), Black Alumni Representative; Chrissy LaMastus (Cleveland), Athletics Representative; Parker Lipscomb (Greenville), Young Alumni Representative; Mikel Sykes (Winona), SGA President; Brooks Bishop (Clarksdale), SAA President; Karen Swain (Clarksdale), Accounting Representative; Lylla Joe (Madison), Family and Consumer Sciences Representative; Teresa Haynes (Cleveland), Nursing Representative.
“The National Alumni Association Board of Directors represents our alumni base at the national level,” said Director of Alumni Affairs Jeffrey Farris. “This distinguished group is essential to the life of the association.”
To contact the Alumni Association, call 662-846-4660 or visit the website www.deltastategiving.org/alumniassociation. To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), Tumblr (http://www.dsualumni.tumblr.com), LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1).Save the date for Go Green Weekend (March 27 and 28), next year’s Pig Pickin’ (September 19, 2015) and Homecoming (November 7, 2015).