MVSU 3rd Annual Walk for Breast Cancer


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Office of Financial Aid is proud to announce their 3rd Annual Walk for Breast Cancer. This event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 15 at 11 a.m. The walk will begin in front of the Sutton Administration Building. Immediately following the walk, there will be a balloon release.

T-Shirts are on sale for this event. The deadline to purchase a t-shirt is September 19th at 5:00 pm.

For more information about this event or if you’re interested in purchasing a t-shirt, please contact Larry Kinds at 662-254-3337 or via email at or Billy Benson at 662-254-3765 or via email at

Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter celebrates its Green & White Banquet

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LOGOThe ATLANTA METRO ALUMNI CHAPTER will celebrate its Green  & White Banquet, on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Atlanta Metropolitan State College Student Center, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA  30310.
Dr. William B Bynum, President of MVSU, will be our guest speaker.  The reception will begin at 6:00 P.M. and the program will start at 7:00 P.M.  The attire is semi-formal.
All MVSU Alumni& Friends are encouraged to attend.  For additional information, please contact Mr. Michael Jossell, Chapter President, via email at or Mr. Barnett Birch, Chair for 2014, at
Liz Ruffin
Co-Chair, Atlanta Metro Chapter

Dixon Named VP of Business and Finance

joyce dixon_new VP Business and Finance 8.14.14Joyce A. Dixon’84 was recently appointed as Vice President of Business and Finance by Mississippi Valley State University President William B. Bynum Jr.
“Ms. Dixon has been a tremendous asset since my arrival at MVSU,” said Bynum.  “She has an impressive background, is thoroughly familiar with IHL and state financial regulations and guidelines, and will continue to lead the Office of Business and Finance with transparency and accuracy.”
Dixon, a Valley alumnus, has over 20 years of leadership experience in finance, where she has previously served as interim Vice President of Business and Finance at Valley.
“In the words of our motto, ‘Live for Service,’ I am grateful for the opportunity to serve MVSU as Vice President for Business and Finance,” said Dixon.
During her tenure at MVSU, Dixon has served in leadership roles including Assistant Vice President of Business and Finance, Director of Accounting/Comptroller, and Director of Accounts Payable. She has provided supervisory oversight for services and activities including accounts payable, cash disbursements, payroll, auxiliary services, student accounts, and purchasing.  Dixon has also been instrumental in the preparation of the annual budget, financial statements, and serves as a liaison with auditors and state agencies.
She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi Valley State University and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from Mississippi State University.

Get your 2014-2015 HBCU Marching Band Calendar Today!

Battle of the Bands2It’s the Mac of the SWAC!

Mississippi Valley State University’s Mean Green Marching Machine is featured in the 2014-2015 Diverse Education’s HBCU Marching Band Calendar.

Calendars are on sale now for only $10.00.

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All donations will benefit the Unrestricted Scholarship Funds at MVSU.

For additional information or to purchase your calendar(s) today, please contact the Office of University Advancement

by calling 662-254-3790 or via email at

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Go V-State!

MVSU President set to visit the windy city

V_State logoMississippi Valley State University’s seventh president, Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr., is slated to visit Chicago, IL on August 22, 2014.  This momentous event will take place from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the McArthur’s Restaurant (5412 West Madison Street) in Chicago, IL.

All MVSU Alumni & Friends of the Valley in the Midwest Area (Chicago, Detroit, Gary, St. Louis, Milwaukee, etc.) are encouraged to attend. To R.S.V.P. or for additional information, please contact Mr. Ralph Nash-President of the Chicago Area Alumni Chapter by calling 630-661-0736 or via email at

Dr. Johnny Jones’96 Installed as President of Little Tribal Priest College

john jones_tribal collegeWinnebago, NE – Dr. Johnny D. Jones was inaugurated as the 15th President of Little Priest Tribal College on June 14, 2014.  This was the first presidential inauguration that Little Priest Tribal College performed as it is a new ceremony to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU’s).    Little Priest Tribal College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends as well as the Winnebago Tribal Chairman were in attendance to commemorate this event.

 Dr. Jones was welcomed and received the Charge to the President by Winnebago Tribal Chairman John Blackhawk.  Christopher Stockdale, Academic Dean, provided the Commitment from the Faculty.  Dr.Dorris Robinson- Gardner, Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University, eloquently delivered Words of Encouragement.  President Jones delivered a keynote address in which he spoke to the challenges and opportunities that Little Priest Tribal College will face as well as imagining a new era of growth, fiscal stability and sustainability.

Inauguration Events included a Community Open House and Barbeque, a Scholarship Golf Tournament and the Inaugural Banquet.  The events were all well attended by the community and outside supporters of Little Priest Tribal College.  This historic celebration included distinguished delegates from colleges and universities from across the country.

 For photos of the inaugural events, click here.



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