Bouse selected to participate Leadership Mississippi 2015

Bouse to participate in Leadership Mississippi

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Chief Development Officer Gary Bouse of the Delta State University Foundation was recently selected to take part in Leadership Mississippi, an annual program of the Mississippi Economic Council.

“Selection as a member of the 2015 Class of Leadership Mississippi by members of the MEC’s Leadership Mississippi is truly a great professional and personal honor,” Bouse said.

Bouse will work with other participants in the training program that combines individual study, group sessions and project experience in using leadership skills.

Leadership Mississippi is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation and is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation. Since its inception in 1974, the program has graduated more than 1,000 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics.  Leadership Mississippi is endowed through a generous contribution by the late J.C. and Annie Redd.

Mississippi’s top business executives have participated in Leadership Mississippi as a way to expand their networks. Many elected leaders, including a former governor, are graduates and recognize the value of the Leadership Mississippi experience.

“I consider it a tremendous privilege to be a part of a small group of leaders from around the state,” said Bouse.

“I am looking forward to spending the next 12 months engaging with my Leadership Mississippi colleagues, as well as other leaders throughout the state, in an effort not only to expand on my own leaderships skills, but also to learn more about other communities around the state and how we can continue to move Delta State, the City of Cleveland, Bolivar County and the Mississippi Delta forward in a positive direction.”

Bouse has been employed at the Delta State Foundation since August 2011. The purpose of the Foundation is to foster private financial support for Delta State University. For more information, please visit




Preview in Memphis to highlight Delta State

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Delta State University is hosting an event in The River City Feb. 3 called Preview in Memphis, an interactive college fair for potential students in the greater Memphis area.

Memphis and North Mississippi students, parents, counselors, alumni and friends are invited to The Great Hall & Conference Center in Germantown from 4:30-7 p.m. The center is located at 1900 S. Germantown Rd.

President William N. LaForge, administrative and academic representatives, and current students will be on hand to talk one-on-one about the university’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs, financial aid, scholarships, campus life and more.

Delta State does not charge out-of-state tuition fees, making it a major attraction for Memphis area students.

Senior Admissions Recruiter, Angela Carter, said the event is sure to be a beneficial experience for prospective students.

“The academic fair will assist students in selecting a major. Students will be able to meet their future Delta State professors, explore and ask questions about several career choices that they may have in mind,” said Carter. “DSU is a great college choice for Memphis students because they’re able to gain a quality education at an affordable price — and be close to home but not too close.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting people and sharing information about my alma mater.”

The goal behind Preview in Memphis is convenience and accessibility for those interested in Delta State. More than 20 academic departments will be available to answer questions about classes and career paths. Additional breakout sessions will be provided at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. with information from LaForge, the Office of Financial Aid, Admissions and more.

Door prizes will be given away after each session, and light refreshments will be served. The come-and-go atmosphere will include kid-friendly activities.

For more information, visit or contact Angela Carter at 662-402-0860 or





The Alumni Association was welcomed for a chapter meeting in Brookhaven. Pictured are Recruiter Robyn Rouse with Alumn Steve Jones ’72 and prospective students from Brookhaven High School.

Alumni Association travels to Brookhaven

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The Delta State University Alumni Association recently traveled to Brookhaven for the annual South Central MS Chapter Meeting. The event was held Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Mitchell’s Steak & Seafood.

With over 40 alumni and friends in attendance, including three prospective Delta State students, this year’s meeting was another success for the chapter. Attendees had a chance to mingle before the program began. Campus reports were given by Alumni Director Jeffrey Farris, Assistant Alumni Director Jordan Thomas, and Director of Recruiting Chris Gaines. Robyn Rouse, admissions recruiter for the area, was also at the event to meet the prospective students.

Sponsors for this year’s event were WGK Engineers and Surveyors, Inc, Nena Smith School of Dance, Trustmark Bank and Magnolia Electric Company.

For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 662-846-4660. To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), Tumblr (, LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1).

South Central MS Alumni Chapter Meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 6 .

Delta State Alumni travel to Brookhaven

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The Delta State University Alumni Association announced plans for the annual South Central MS Alumni Chapter Meeting. This year’s event will be held Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Mitchell’s Steak & Seafood in Brookhaven, Miss. The registration and social will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m.

The event will feature guests from campus including the Delta State Alumni-Foundation staff as well as other university officials. The cost for the meeting is $15 per person. Prospective students are invited to attend as guests of the Alumni Association. To RSVP, contact the Alumni Association at (662) 846-4660 or visit

The event would not be possible without the help of the planning committee and the generous sponsorships provided by: WGK Engineers and Surveyors, Inc.; Nena Smith School of Dance; Trustmark Bank; and Magnolia Electric.

To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), Tumblr (, LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1).Save the date for next year’s Pig Pickin’ (September 19, 2015) and Homecoming (November 7, 2015).

Join the Delta State University National Alumni Association Thursday in Memphis as the basketball Statesmen and Lady Statesmen face Christian Brothers University.

Alumni to support basketball teams in Memphis

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The Delta State University National Alumni Association will travel to Memphis Thursday, Dec. 11 to support the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen basketball teams competing against Christian Brothers University.

The Lady Statesmen tip-off at 5 p.m. with the men starting at 7 p.m. at Canale Arena on the campus of CBU.

The Alumni Association staff will provide a hospitality room for all alumni, faculty and staff, parents and fans of Delta State. The social will take place in the St. Joseph Room, adjacent to the arena, starting at 3:30 p.m. and closing at halftime of the men’s game.

Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be provided. Attendees will also receive an official game day Delta State pompom.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the Alumni Office through email at, or call 662-846-4660. Walk-ins will be welcome.

For the most updated information concerning the games, visit

To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), Tumblr (, LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1).