Mississippi State University’s Alumni Association is working to expand its reach and seeks more alumni and friends who are willing to become faithful representatives of the university they love in the areas where they reside.
The MSU Alumni Association strives to gain support for the institution’s mission and goals through networking with both current and future alumni of the university, along with countless friends. Much of this work is done through the core of the organization––its chapters.
“There is no better time to be a Bulldog involved with the MSU Alumni Association,” said Jeff Davis, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association.
Over 40,000 alumni are active members of the association in one of its 95 chapters across the world.
“These chapters and their volunteer leadership provide a unique, grassroots network of the MSU faithful, and we are grateful for all that the chapter members and leaders do for our university,” Davis said.
Chapters are not only a maroon and white presence in the university’s home state of Mississippi, but out of state as well. Several chapters are located in states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and even Washington, D.C. The MSU alumni connection also extends its reach internationally with a chapter in Seoul, South Korea.
Many MSU alumni chapters provide exciting activities, events and service projects in conjunction with MSU, the Alumni Association and local communities. These endeavors are a source for alumni to link back to campus and to network for career planning and employment services. Some chapter offerings include send-off parties, recruiting parties, golf tournaments and game-watch parties for Bulldog sports.
“Chapters bring alumni and friends together for fellowship and friendship, and members and officers always remember what is most important to them, and that is to share the love and passion they have for Mississippi State everywhere,” said Michael Richardson, assistant director for alumni chapter and volunteer programs.
Besides promoting the message of Mississippi State, chapters across the nation provide support to future and current Mississippi State students from their respective geographic areas by establishing annual and endowed scholarships through the MSU Foundation. The chapters promote recruitment of prospective students from each chapter’s locale.
“Alumni chapters often play a deciding role in influencing students to ultimately enroll at Mississippi State University as their choice for higher education,” said Richardson.
The MSU Alumni Association is very proud of the impact its chapters are making and asks that you select one nearest you and get involved now! For more information, please contact a professional alumni staff member who specializes with chapters.
Alumni and friends may contact Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet Downey, coordinator of alumni chapter and volunteer programs, at email@example.com for assistance. Both can be reached by calling the association at 662-325-7000.