The annual business meeting and chapter roll call led off the leadership conference, conducted by Brad Reeves, national alumni president. Marshall Ramsey, Pulitzer finalist and nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, presented “A Cartoonist’s Guide to Leadership: How to serve using hope, humor and hard work.” Additionally, best practices for leaders in a TED Talk format was shared by volunteer leaders. Other highlights included news from Athletic Compliance shared by Steve Smith, associate athletic director for compliance, and updates from student affairs by vice president of the division, Regina Hyatt.

  • Beth Luper (left) of the Simpson County Chapter with leadership conference guest speaker Marshall Ramsey, Pulitzer finalist and nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist.

  • David Jones, former national alumni president (left), with John Dickerson, assistant vice president for enrollment (center), and Naron Remillard, director of student recruitment (right). Both Dickerson and Remillard are with the MSU Office of Admissions and Scholarships.

  • Ali Reardon of the MSU Bulldog Club (left) with Anberitha Matthews of the Lowndes County Chapter

  • Ann and Danny Hossley of the East Texas Chapter receive their conference “swag” from Alumni Delegate Matthew Criddle.

  • L-R: Nick Simmons of the Northwest Florida Chapter, Creath Edens-Townsend of the Mobile, Alabama Chapter; Arlene Baker of the Orlando, Florida Chapter and Stephanie Wofford, also of the Mobile Chapter.

  • MSU head football coach Joe Moorhead shares an update about MSU Athletics with conference participants.