Delegates continue impact with annual tuition drawing

The Mississippi State University Alumni Association held its third tuition drawing and announced Sarah Craig of Canton as the winner. She will receive 12 credit hours of “free” tuition for the fall 2015 semester at Mississippi State University.

The drawing is an ongoing project initiated in 2013 by the Alumni Delegates, the student organization of the MSU Alumni Association. The drawing is open each semester to any in-state underclassman enrolled full-time at MSU and provides “free” tuition for 12 credit hours to the winner.

Craig, a junior psychology major and daughter of MSU alumni Brien and Gina Craig of Canton says, “I am thankful for the scholarship that will help further my education and ease my financial burden for next semester.”

Founded in 1980, the Alumni Delegates group currently consists of 40 students who serve as liaisons between MSU students and alumni. The group volunteers at alumni events throughout the year and is active in service across campus.

Members of the MSU Alumni Delegates present Sarah Craig, third from left, with her tuition check. From left are Rob Hairston, Eddie Mac Huddleston, Craig, Prachi Singhania, Kaylie Mitchell, Tommy Allmon and Connor Estess.

“The Alumni Delegates tuition drawing is taking shape as an annual tradition that positively influences the student experience and helps build a scholarship endowment over time,” said Jeff Davis, executive director of the association.

He continued, “In its second year, more than $9,000 was generated, and the amount beyond the ‘free’ tuition awarded to Sarah Craig will go toward the endowment that will eventually help even more students with tuition expenses.”

For more information about the drawing, please contact Libba Andrews, associate director of the MSU Alumni Association, at landrews@alumni.msstate.edu.