Association debuts new alumni clubs

The Mississippi State University Alumni Association has launched alumni clubs to engage even more of its 135,000 living graduates across the country.

Alumni clubs will supplement the organization’s already strong alumni chapter program.

“The club structure will provide opportunities for alumni groups in areas where the population reflects a strong presence of the Bulldog family, but hasn’t quite reached the amount needed to support an alumni chapter,” said Jeff Davis, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association.

Clubs introduced in the initial rollout include seven areas: Boston; the San Francisco Bay Area; Southern California; the Kansas City area; Miami; Tampa, Florida; Phoenix; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Alumni clubs, much like alumni chapters, will give alumni an opportunity to gather and network with other Bulldogs, recruit students to Mississippi State and financially support the university’s programs and initiatives. These clubs will work with the association’s 93 alumni chapters as they firmly plant the Mississippi State flag in their respective areas.

“Our goal is to ensure there is a way for all alumni to connect locally with Mississippi State in as many avenues as possible, and over time, we will consider additional clubs in other areas,” Davis said.

For more information on alumni clubs, contact Janet Downey, coordinator of chapter and volunteer programs for the MSU Alumni Association, at 662.325.8515 or jdowney@alumni.msstate.edu.