College of Education and Human Sciences

Remembering Delta State Alumna Judy Smart Lewis, Mental Health Counselor, Through a $20,000 Memorial Scholarship Fund in Her Field of Expertise

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Two years ago, Eddie Lewis countered profound remorse with purposeful solace. His wife of 52 years, Delta State University alumna Judy Smart Lewis, the love of his life, died of complications from dementia on July 9, 2017, at age 71. In tribute to her, the grieving widower found a measure of lasting comfort by giving $20,000 to the Delta State University Foundation to create the Judy Smart Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund two months later. The mindful consolation makes sense: Judy Smart Lewis, who earned an M.Ed. in community counseling from Delta State in 1992, was a mental health counselor. Recipients of the scholarship are DSU graduate students pursuing an M.Ed. in counselor education, clinical health counseling. Read More

Delta State University Earns Three-Year $600,000 Grant to Train Elementary Schoolteachers for Sunflower County

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Delta State University received a three-year $600,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Education to partner with the Sunflower County Consolidated School District on a Mississippi Teacher Residency program that will prepare the next generation of primary schoolteachers for jobs in their community. Read More

Documentarian Matteo Zengaro ’19 Receives Arkansas Traveler Certificate for Illuminating Italian-American Culture in the Delta

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Documentarian Matteo Zengaro ’19 received an Arkansas Traveler Certificate for helping preserve Italian-American culture in the Delta through his short films, “Con Gusto!” and “I Sopravvissuti,” at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock to kick off the second annual Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival, held in late April at the Clinton Presidential Center, where he world-premiered the former and replayed the latter. Read More