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).

Delta State University hosts the 2014 Fall Commencement Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. in Walter Sillers Coliseum.

Delta State to celebrate Fall Commencement

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Delta State University will celebrate the 2014 Fall Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 inside Walter Sillers Coliseum. The institution, friends and family will unite to recognize the accomplishments of over 390 graduates.

Special to this year’s celebration is the first group of graduates from the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing.

The keynote speaker for the commencement address is Dr. Mary Lenn Buchanan, professor emeritus of music at Delta State. Her career in the department spanned 25 years.

Buchanan is considered a consummate musician and performer. Her recitals and solo appearances over the years showed off her rich, expressive and ringing voice. She is also Delta State’s most recent S.E. Kossman Outstanding Teacher Award winner, recognized for her exceptional performance as an outstanding faculty member.

Former Mississippi Governor William Winter will be awarded with an honorary doctoral degree for his contributions to the university and higher education.

Winter served as governor from 1980-1984 and is acclaimed for passing education reform legislation. He is often commended for his strong support of public education, freedom of information, racial reconciliation and historic preservation.

He also founded the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi, and Winter and his institute staff participated in Delta State’s inaugural Winning The Race diversity conference last spring.

Winter’s ties to Delta State and President William N. LaForge run deep, as he was the inaugural speaker for the Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series in 2013.

“His leadership and service have impacted the lives of many individuals across our state and nation,” said LaForge. “And we thank him for his many contributions.”

President LaForge will provide introductions at the ceremony, while presentations of candidates and degrees will be lead by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Charles McAdams.