MVSU Homecoming Alumni Book Signing

 The Office of Alumni Affairs would like to personally invite MVSU Alumni who have published books to participate in our first Homecoming Alumni Book Signing scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in the J.H. White Library, Foyer. The purpose of this event is to increase public goodwill and allow alumni authors to connect with current students, faculty, staff, other alumni and fans.
Due to limited space, we are requesting that interested parties complete the attached registration form, submit a short biography, and a photo no later than Friday, August 21, 2015. The form may be submitted by one of the following ways:
  • Hand deliver/mail to the Office of Alumni Affairs: 14000 Hwy. 82 West,  MVSU Box 7239,  Itta Bena, MS 38941,
  • Email to:
  • Fax it to: 662-254-3889
We look forward to your reply and hopefully your participation in the Homecoming Alumni Book Signing. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Mr. Willie Young by calling 662-254-3576 or via email at

Congratulations Demarcus McKinley, C’04!

The gospel-recording group “Redeemed” album “Favor Ain’t Fair” won Album of the Year for an Upcoming Artist. The Jackson Music Awards Association gave this award on Monday, July 13, 2015. Demarcus McKinley’ MVSU 04, far left, is the drummer, manager, and one of the producers.

Redeemed_photo 2 Demarcus McKinley_of Redeemed won gospel album of the year

Congratulations Edward Hill, C’O2

MVSU Alumnus Receives Food Service Appointments

Edward Hill2Edward H. Hill, C’02, has been appointed to the Mississippi Department of Education – Office of Child Nutrition Task Force and the Mississippi School Nutrition Association (MSNA) – Publicity and Public Relations Committee.

Currently, Hill serves as the district director of child nutrition for the West Bolivar Consolidated School District.

“It’s an honor to serve the great State of Mississippi through these organizations,” said Hill.  “I look forward to assisting leaders and staff members throughout Mississippi.”

As a member of the child nutrition task force, he will assist in the development of a new food service manager course which will be designed specifically for school food service managers throughout the State of Mississippi.  The task force will conduct a comprehensive review and revision of Decide to Succeed training materials, including the instructor guide, participant handouts, pre- and post quizzes, learning activities and reference materials.

His appointment to the publicity and public relations committee will give Hill the opportunity to assist in promoting MSNA achievements.

MVSU Alumni: Great Volunteer Opportunity!

NSO2k13 059The Office of Alumni Affairs would like to personally invite YOU to assist freshmen on Freshmen Move-In-Day scheduled for Sunday, August 16, 2015, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. On move-in day, we help incoming students start their “Valley” experience off right by providing loading/unloading assistance and hospitality! Volunteers will hand out program materials, bottled water, answer questions from nervous students and parents, transport luggage and more. Shifts will last approximately one/two-hours. If you are able to accept this invitation, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs 662-254-3579/3576 or via email at no later than Friday, July 10, 2015.

In addition, for those Alumni who are unable to attend, you can still participate by donating refreshments for this event. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Latacha Davis-Jackson by calling 662-254-3579 or Mr. Willie Young by calling 662-254-3576.  NSO2k13 055

We look forward to your reply and, hopefully, your participation in this momentous event.

MVSU Student to be Honored by BET Networks

Vester Waters_Mr MVSU 2015_16June 19, 2015


Social Work major Vester Waters will be honored during the BET Experience, taking place June 25 through June 28, due to his ongoing community service commitments at Mississippi Valley State and beyond.

Both Waters and a student from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina will receive the Community Impact Award. Both students were recipients of the Denny’s – Tom Joyner Foundation Hungry for Education Scholarship, a scholarship they received for their work to end hunger in their local communities.

Waters received the scholarship after writing about how he had volunteered to deliver food to needy families in the Delta, in addition to wiring the proceeds from performing his gospel hip-hop single “Get Right (He’s Coming Back)” to a Detroit-based organization that used the funds to give Thanksgiving dinner to impoverished families in Detroit.

Denny’s is sponsoring the Community Impact Awards during the BET Experience. Only two student honorees from the 12 who won the scholarship were selected to receive this honor from BET.

On June 26, he will fly to Los Angeles to take part in the BET Experience. Once there, several celebrities are expected to receive the award in addition to Waters and the other student.

Waters has continued to be involved with community service. Currently, he is working as a volunteer music teacher for the MVSU chapter of the Boys and Girls Club, which was reinstituted at the university this summer. In the fall semester, he will begin representing the university as Mr. Mississippi Valley State University.

Ultimately, he hopes to embody the MVSU motto “Live for Service,” by empowering young people in his hometown of Detroit. He sees both the work he has done as a musician and the commitment to community service that lead to him receiving this honor from BET as stepping stones leading him to have a greater impact on larger groups of people.

About BET Networks:

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa.


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