Chapter volunteers honored as Distinguished Service Award winners

Mississippi native Sherri Carr Bevis is honored for her work with the Hancock County alumni chapter, where she is president and previously was vice president. During her time as a student in Starkville, Bevis served as an Alumni Delegate and Orientation Leader while pursuing a degree in communication. Following graduation in 1986, she worked as an MSU admissions counselor.

Chapter volunteer David Michael “Mike” Eley is recognized for seven years of service as treasurer of the Jackson County alumni chapter. Also a Mississippi native, the 1964 industrial technology graduate was reared in Terry and now resides in Pascagoula. Over the decades, he has worked tirelessly to ensure others have the opportunity to benefit from the same great MSU experience he enjoys.

Carol Moss Read of Starkville is honored for her leadership as a president, vice president and membership chair of the Oktibbeha County alumni chapter. A 1976 MSU doctoral graduate in education, she served her alma mater for 24 years, first with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and, later, the Division of Continuing Education. Now retired from the university, she is a self-employed leadership consultant.