Jason Umfress, Class of 2001As I think back about the shy guy that walked onto the Delta State campus in the fall of 1996, I realize there was no way for me to have known what a transformative experience I would have at DSU. Meeting lifelong friends and amazing faculty members shaped my experience at DSU, but I found my life’s calling in my experiences outside of the classroom. Extracurricular activities, such as Greek Life, Renaissance, SGA, and Orientation Team, provided me experiences and learning opportunities that led to my discovering my true calling – student affairs. 

Now, as a student affairs professional, my goal is to provide  my students with a similar experience to the one I had at DSU. Having worked on several college campuses at this point in my career, I have yet to find an institution as special as DSU. My experience as a student at Delta State has made me who I am today, and for this I am forever grateful.