MVSU NAA Alumni Summit 2016

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Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) National Alumni Association, Inc. (NAA) is in the midst of planning its 34th Annual Alumni Summit scheduled for July 14-16, 2016 on the beautiful campus of Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS. Please click here or visit www.mvsunaa.org to register today. For additional information, please contact Margaret Clark-Leflore Co. MS Alumni Chapter President via email at margaret_clark@aol.com.
The host hotel for this event is the Holiday Inn Express in Greenwood, MS. To make reservations, please call 662-455-1885 ($89.00 Room Rate).   Please Note: the deadline for room reservations at the Holiday Inn Express is quickly approaching. Please encourage all MVSU alumni and friends of the Valley to make reservations ASAP!

Click here or visit http://www.mvsunaa.org to register today

Detroit, MI Alumni host Green & White Scholarship Luncheon

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LOGOMay, 21, 2016-MVSU NAA Detroit, MI Alumni Chapter will host its Annual Green & White Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, May 21, 2016. This event will take place from 12pm-3:00p.m. at the Karas House (23632 Plymouth) in Redford, Michigan. Lunch will be served at 1:00pm. Admission for the scholarship luncheon is only $40.00.   For additional information, please call 313-207-9926 or email nealjr6373@sbcglobal.net President O’Neal Edwards and Secretary Patricia Hale.

Congratulations Billy Knight’63

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Billy Knight’63 was recently nominated for a Coast Young Professionals “Forever Young” award! Honorees are those who are inspirational through innovative vision, relentless determination and inspiring spirit. The awards will be announced on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 during the 8th Annual Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, MS. Coast Young Professionals Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala is an unconventional awards program designed to honor ten accomplished and influential leaders of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

MVSU Alumnus receives promotion at NASA

Darryl Gaines

Mr. Darryl Gaines, a 1988 Kansas City Chief and member of the Houston Chapter NFL Players Association, has been selected as NASA’s Assistant to the Center Director at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He transitioned into this role effective May 9, 2016. In this capacity, Darryl serves as a member of the Center Director’s Staff responsible for policy development, staff relations, strategic planning, and management integration of technical, mission support, and communications endeavors. Click Here to read more about Darryl Gaines

MVSU Alumnus Townsend recruiting students for the Valley

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Pictured from left to right are  Tiffany Cosey, Angel Hayes, Sandra Allen, Counselor,  Earl Townsend, Recruitment Chair, &  Emmanuel Armistead

Mr. Earl Townsend, Recruitment Chair of the MVSU NAA Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter, recently visited Langston Hughes High School Fairburn, GA to meet with three students planning to attend Mississippi Valley State University in the fall. Mississippi Valley State has afforded me so many opportunities and this is my way of giving back to my alma mater, said Townsend.tiffany cosey_Atlanta

Tiffany will attend MVSU on a Presidential Scholarship

In addition, the Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter recently initiated the Counselor of the Year recognition program to highlight a High School Counselor who collaborates with the local chapter to enhance Atlanta Metro Students educational experience by encouraging them to attend college, preferably MVSU. Ms. Sandra Allen was named the 2015-16 Counselor of the Year.

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