The Leflore County Alumni Chapter of the MVSU National Alumni Association, Inc. recently hosted a “Clean-up Day” at the MVSU Devera Ball Alumni House in Itta Bena, MS.
“Clean-up Day”, served as an opportunity for alumni to foster meaningful and professional relationships with current students, in addition to sharing the importance of giving back to the community and their future alma mater. During this event, students assisted with sorting and organizing inventory, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, in addition to dusting.
Mrs. Gladys Fant’75 served as the organizer for this project.
For additional information regarding this project or to see how you can host a Clean-Up Day in your area, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs by calling 662-254-3579.
Dr. Patricia Ann Wilson Higgins’75 is a nominee for the 2014 Bluegrass Alliance for Women Impact Award. These awards are granted annually during the Legacy Awards Luncheon to one woman from each of the seventeen Bluegrass Area Development Counties in Kentucky, who has proving themselves as an exemplary role model committed to improving the lives of women and girls.
This event took place on March 25, 2014 12:00 noon-1:30PM at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY.
Mr. Ralph Nash, President of the Chicago Area Alumni Chapter, said, “Approximately 150 students attended this event, and several completed applications with hopes of continuing their education at MVSU.”
The Chapter also participated in the PUSH HBCU Black College Summit sponsored by the Rainbow Coalition Office in Chicago, IL on February 22. The Summit focused to identify the most prominent issues facing African American institutions of higher education and to develop viable action plans to address them.
Administrators, representative, personnel, and alumni traveled to Chicago to take part in the summit to display their support on key issues, voice their grievances, and provide helpful course of action. The summit included breakfast, three panel discussions involving principal personnel and administrators from HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) from across the country, and a live web broadcast where Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. discussed key issues.
Representatives from HBCUs and PBIs included : Florida A&M, Howard University, Morehouse College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Alcorn State University, Benedict College, Alabama State University, and Chicago State University.