MVSU Foundation Support Engineering Technology Students

Mississippi Valley State University Foundation

NEWS RELEASE
February 4, 2015 
Foundation scholarship presentation edited
Photo participants: (l-r) Antonio Brownlow, Engineering Technology Program Acting Chair; Dr. Constance G. Bland, Vice President of Academic Affairs; students: Kendrick Woods, Datreion Eatmon, Tommie Moore, and Geoffrey Dugger-Briggs; Andrew Burks, Plant Manager; Lorron James, President; John Johnson, NAA President and MVSU Foundation Board Member; Dr. Walter Roberts, MVSU Foundation Chairman; and Jerry Redmond, MVSU Foundation Treasurer

On Saturday, January 31, the Mississippi Valley State University Foundation partnered with Magnolia Automotive Services, Inc. to award $15,000 to four MVSU students in the Engineering Technology Program. Magnolia Automotive Services President, Lorron James and Plant Manager, Andrew Burks presented the scholarship award during the MVSU National Alumni Association general body meeting on campus. The MVSU Foundation-Magnolia Automotive Services Scholarship was awarded to Kendrick Woods, Datreion Eatmon, Tommie Moore, and Geoffrey Dugger-Briggs. Each recipient received $3,750.

 Dr. Constance G. Bland, Vice President of Academic Affairs, affirmed, “We are elated that such an opportunity is being facilitated by our Foundation and salute the leaders of Magnolia Automotive Services.  I echo the sentiments of our Engineering Technology students, faculty, and staff in acknowledging how grateful we are for your support.”

The visit to campus was the first for Lorron James who acknowledged he was honored to support his father’s alma mater and look forward to building a strong alliance with the Foundation. Esteemed Valley alum John A. James is a member of the MVSU Foundation Board of Directors and Chairman of James Group International. Magnolia Automotive Services, located in Blue Springs, MS, is a strategic alliance between James Group International and Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. engaged in global supply chain logistics and parts assembly.

MVSU Foundation Chairman, Dr. Walter Roberts and NAA President, John H. Johnson have made great strides to strengthen the two organizations with improved technology, infrastructure, accountability, and strategic collaborative efforts to support the University. Chairman Roberts noted, “We are working to do so much more for Valley as our collective goal is to ensure we are able to support the University’s mission to improve enrollment and student achievement with increased scholarship awards.”

Foundation scholarship presentation3_edited

For more information on the MVSU Foundation, please visit www.supportmvsu.org.

MVSU Alumnus Christopher Thompson to Perform in ‘The Butler Did It’

The Butler Did it

Christopher ThompsomTHE BUTLER DID IT
(Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Parody/Spoof)
Written by Tim Kelly
Directed by Forrest Hodge, assisted by Claudia White
Production Dates: February 19-22, 2015
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm | Sunday at 2:00pm
This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for “clever” weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents: a mysterious voice on the radio, a menacing face at the window, a mad killer on the loose. Who is that body in the wine cellar anyway? Why do little figurines keep toppling from the mantle? Then a real murder takes place, and Miss Maple is outraged. She offers an immense reward to the “detective” who can bring the killer to justice. And what an assortment of zany would-be sleuths! When they’re not busy tripping over clues, they trip over each other! Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-grabber as the true killer is unmasked, and almost everyone turns out to be someone else! Can be played as a pure farce, or as humorous satire.
Produced by special arrangement with Baker’s Plays.

Support Historic Black Universities (HBU) Unity Day at the Mississippi Capitol

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LOGO

Support Historic Black Universities (H

March 4

BU) Unity Day at the Mississippi Capitol

 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

MVSU National Alumni President along with the National Alumni Presidents of Alcorn State University and Jackson State University have scheduled HBU Unity Day activities at the state Capitol to ask legislators for continued Ayers funding after 2017 and increased funding for HBU’s in Mississippi.

 A press conference featuring presentations from the National Alumni Presidents and/or representatives from each University will be held on the south Capitol steps (President Street) from 10:50 am to 11:30 am.  After the press conference, alumni will meet in Room 113 with invited House and Senate Chairs and Vice-Chairs. Alumni are asked to wear their individual school colors as a show of support for HBU Unity Day at the Capitol.

For additional information, contact John H. Johnson via email at jjohn@mvsu.edu or by phone at 662-233-5759.

John H. Johnson, President ’68

MVSU National Alumni Association

(all MVSU alumni are encouraged to attend and wear green & white)

I am a Valley Sweetheart! -Sanders’ C’91 & 92

Slide1

Whether it was in class, at the dorm, or by chance encounter years after graduation, many alumni couples have one thing in common—they met and fell in LOVE because of “The Valley.” This year, the MVSU Alumni Affairs Office invited all alumni couples to celebrate their love for Valentine’s Day.

Nathaniel & Sonja Sanders

Names: Nathaniel Sanders (1991) & Sonja Granderson-Sanders (1992)

 Year Met: 1987

Year Engaged: 1991 (February 14)

Married : August 22, 1992-  23 Years this year

I am a Valley Sweetheart! Ware’s C’57

Slide1

Whether it was in class, at the dorm, or by chance encounter years after graduation, many alumni couples have one thing in common—they met and fell in LOVE because of “The Valley.” This year, the MVSU Alumni Affairs Office invited all alumni couples to celebrate their love for Valentine’s Day.

Dr. William & Lottie Ware 1

Names: Dr. William & Mrs. Lottie Ware
Class Year: 1957
Year Met: 1953
Comment: Married for over 57 years

I am a Valley Sweetheart! Nicholson’s C’83 & 84

Slide1

Whether it was in class, at the dorm, or by chance encounter years after graduation, many alumni couples have one thing in common—they met and fell in LOVE because of “The Valley.” This year, the MVSU Alumni Affairs Office invited all alumni couples to celebrate their love for Valentine’s Day.

Eric and Elois Nicholson_edited

The late Eric Nicholson and Elois Nicholson met on campus in 1980. They married in 1985. Eric graduated in 1984. Elois graduated in 1983.

I am a Valley Sweetheart! -Hayes’ C’ 61 & 62

Slide1

Whether it was in class, at the dorm, or by chance encounter years after graduation, many alumni couples have one thing in common—they met and fell in LOVE because of “The Valley.” This year, the MVSU Alumni Affairs Office invited all alumni couples to celebrate their love for Valentine’s Day.

James & Rose Hayes of Greenville

Name(s): James’62 & Rose Hayes’61

Married: September 01, 1961 married

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