Precious holds a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Delta State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in English Education from Mississippi Valley State University!
Trina N. George is the recipient of the Unsung Hero Award, which recognizes outstanding work in rural development. A graduate of Grenada High School and Holmes Community College, George serves as the state director for Rural Development. She was recognized earlier this month by OPEDA, or the Organization of Professional Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. George, who also holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi Valley State University, and a master’s degree from Mississippi State University, was one of 15 employees honored nationwide and the only one from Rural Development. OPEDA supports members in their public service as well as protects and advances employee interests.
Riley’s dissertation examined the factors that permit race to be an influence in the behavior and attitudes of white Americans. One of the reoccurring themes of his work investigates the degree to which experience with African-American leadership can either enhance or alleviate white negative views toward African-Americans generally.
When asked to expound upon his future goals since obtaining a Ph.D., he replied, “My goal is to secure a tenured position at an institution of higher learning, preferably my alma mater Mississippi Valley State University.
Dr. Riley earned his B.A. in Political Science and English Literature from Mississippi Valley State University in 2008, and a master’s degree in Political Science from Jackson State University in 2010.
On Saturday March 1, 2014, the MVSU Atlanta-Metro Alumni Chapter hosted a “Valley Alumni Recruitment Luncheon on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Malone’s Bar and Grill, 1258 Virginia Ave, in Atlanta, GA.
The purpose of the luncheon, according to Elizabeth Ruffin Program Chair, was to recruitment alumni in the surrounding area and galvanize support for Mississippi Valley State University .Pictured: (Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter Members, Dr. & Mrs. William B. Bynum, Jr.-President of MVSU)