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Patrons of Excellence


The Patrons of Excellence Program was the first major donor club established by the Mississippi State University Foundation. It was launched in 1963 to provide special recognition to individuals, businesses, and groups pledging $1,000 a year to Mississippi State University. Members of the club remain active as long as they continue to contribute $1,000 annually. Those joining or renewing memberships in the Patrons of Excellence between July 1, 1995, and Dec. 31, 1995, include:

Anonymous Donors (19); Dr. and Mrs. George P. Abide of Golden Valley, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Adcock of Gulfport; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Andrews of Charlottesville, Va.; Mr. Frank J. Anger of Tupelo; Mr. and Mrs. James M. Armour of Tupelo; Dr. and Mrs. Dale H. Arner of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. C. Scott Bailey Jr. of Meridian; Mr. and Mrs. Percy J. Baker of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Barber Sr. of Birmingham, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Wiley J. Barbour of Yazoo City; Mrs. George H. Barry Sr. of West Point; Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Battley of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. John Bean of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Stevan L. Black Sr. of Memphis, Tenn.; Mr. George L. Bobor of Tupelo; Mr. and Mrs. Newman Bolls of Greenville; Dr. and Mrs. Drayton D. Boozer of Albuquerque, N.M.; Ms. Virginia N. Boyd of Ridgefield, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Braddock Sr. of Ripley; Dr. and Mrs. C. Glen Bradley of Alpharetta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Brazil of Vicksburg; Mr. and Mrs. James H. Briscoe of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brister of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. William M. Brooks of Mathiston; Mrs. John H. Bryan Sr. of West Point; Mr. and Mrs. W. Daniel Bryant of Pontotoc; Dr. and Mrs. Gary N. Bunner of Pheba; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bush of Laurel; Mr. and Mrs. Philippe C. Buteau of Meridian; Mr. John A. Carter of Grenada; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell D. Carter of Edwards; Mr. and Mrs. Danny P. Chancellor of Danville, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Choo of Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Clifford of Athens, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Clingan of Federal Way, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Clower of Liberty; Mr. and Mrs. Billy C. Coleman of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Colvin Jr. of Alexandria, Ala.; Dr. and Mrs. David Cornell of Starkville; Drs. Linda P. and William B. Cornell of Milan, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. John V. Correro of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crawford Jr. of Starkville; Mrs. Estelle D. Crocker of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald T. Crudup of Meridian; Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Daly of Louisville; Dr. and Mrs. Vincent P. De Santis Sr. of Notre Dame, Ind.; Dean & Dean/Associates Architects of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Dickerson of Jackson; Mr. John T. Dillard of Leland; Mrs. Charles Donald Sr. of Port Gibson; Ms. Martha W. Donner of Dyersburg, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. James K. Dossett Jr. of Jackson; Dr. and Mrs. E. Samuel Dudley of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Terry M. Duke of West Monroe, La.; Mr. Levi J. Dunkin of Jackson; Mr. Paul R. Dunn of Metairie, La.; Mr. Larry W. Edwards of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Odea Evans of Ridgeland; Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Faries of Portland, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Farr Sr. of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. David E. Farris of Brandon; Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Farris of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Faulkner of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fenter of Madison; Mr. Richard Ferguson of Columbus; Dr. and Mrs. James L. Flanagan of Warren, N.J.; Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fondren Jr. of Baconton, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Fortenberry of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Foster of Scooba; Mr. John T. Foy of Tupelo; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Freeman of Lake Jackson, Texas; Drs. Susan R. Fussell and Nicholas I. Benimoft of Howell, N.J.; G.M. Horne & Company of Jackson; Dr. Mary and Mr. Russell Gaines of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Galbreath of Montgomery, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie L. Galbreath of Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Mike D. Gamblin of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. David J. Gardiner of Swampscott, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Germany of Chappell Hill, Texas; Mr. Warren H. Gilbert Jr. of Lithonia, Ga.; Dr. Samuel P. Gillis of Birmingham, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Glover of Santa Clara, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Gray of West Point; Dr. and Mrs. John E. Griffin Jr. of Columbus; Dr. R. P. Guest Jr. of Tupelo; Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Guyton Jr. of St. Louis, Mo; Mr. and Mrs. Jan L. Gwin of Memphis, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hackett of Brandon; Hall's Free School of Montpellier, Va.; Mr. W. Raiford Hancock of Bentonia; Mr. and Mrs. Bobby F. Hannaford of Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Harger of Delaware, Ohio; Mr. George T. Heard of Decatur; Mr. B. G. Hearnsberger of Fordyce, Ark.; Dr. James V. Hemphill III of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Henderson of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. James H. Henley of Mandeville, La.; Mr. Jim Hensley of Tupelo; Mr. Nubbin Herring of Jackson; Mrs. G. Pepper Hollandr of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Holliday of Tupelo; Mrs. Karen K. and Mr. John M. Holliday of Belden; Mrs. Elizabeth J. Hough of Columbus; Dr. and Mrs. Everette I. Howell Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. William H. Huff of Aliceville, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Hurst Jr. of Goshen, Ky.; Mr. Anthony L. Inzinna of Birmingham, Ala.; Mr. Ken Jackson of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. C. Gary Jones of Aurora, Co.; Mr. Robert F. Jones of Amory; Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Jones of Starkville; Mrs. Hilda T. Junkin of Lorman; Mr. Kip Kemp of Pontotoc; Mr. and Mrs. David A. King of Philadelphia; Ms. Elizabeth Ronan Kontio of Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Marcus D. Lamberthr of Stuttgart, Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Latimer of Brandon; Capt. and Mrs. Fred Lickfold III of McKinney, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Duncan L. Lott of Booneville; Dr. R. Ray Lyle of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. James R. Mansell of Hinsdale, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Tony E. Mansell of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. John E. Marchetti of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. James B. Markham of Greenwood Springs; Mr. and Mrs. James A. Matthews Jr. of Plantersville; Mr. James L. Maxwell of Benoit; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. May Jr. of Newton; Mr. and Mrs. Les Mayfield of Yazoo City; Mr. H. F. McCarty Jr. of Magee; Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McClain of West Point; Mrs. Cyndi and Mr. Kyle McCoy of Laurel; Mr. and Mrs. George C. McCully of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McDonald Jr. of Meridian; Mr. Larry McFall of Brentwood, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. Roger McGrath III of Yazoo City; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. McKinney of Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. John W. McPherson Jr. of Indianola; Ms. Kathy McPherson of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. McRae Jr. of Jackson; Mr. William S. Meadows Jr. of Clinton; Mississippi Louisiana Brick Manufacturers Association of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Mitchell of Louisville; Mrs. Linda N. Mock of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Moore of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Alton C. Morris of Manchester, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. Alexander E. Morris of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. H. David Morris of New Albany; Mr. Jeff Moses of Carrollton; Dr. and Mrs. Richard Mullenax of Starkville; Mr. Rae Murphee of Tupelo; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Murray of West Point; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nance of Noxapater; Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. Norwood Jr. of Ruston, La.; Mr. and Mrs. George B. Nutt of Clemson, S.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Oaks of Lake Placid, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Oswalt of Mathiston; Mr. Charles Parker of Florence; Mr. and Mrs. Randy H. Parker of Brandon; Mrs. Sara H. Patton of Durant; Mr. and Mrs. James E. Paxton of Saint Joseph, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Percy A. Payne of Houston, Texas; Ms. Carolyn Pilgreen of Houston, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Larry C. Polk of Hattiesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Ira G. Pope of Chesterfield, Mo.; Drs. Linda M. and Jonathan W. Pote of Mississippi State; Mr. and Mrs. Kiattisak Pothidee of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. W. Stan Pratt of Ridgeland; Dr. W. R. Priester III of Memphis, Tenn.; Mr. Charles H. Pyne of Lillian, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Quarm of Rolling Fork; Dr. and Mrs. T.W. Rankin of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond V. Ray of Vicksburg; Mr. and Mrs. Tom L. Reed III of Belzoni; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton H. Richardson of Starkville; Mr. Charles W. Robertson of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. James C. Robertson of Holly Ridge; Mr. Steve Rodgers of Inverness; Dr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. H. Russell Rogers of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Rook of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Rosenbury of Springfield, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Stan W. Ruffin of Memphis, Tenn.; Ms. Kathleen E. Rushing of Jackson; Mr. Charles J. Sanders of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Savage of Birmingham, Ala.; Mr. David B. Sayle of Germantown, Tenn.; Mr. George D. Schwarz of O'Fallon, Ill.; Mr. John D. Scott of Jackson; Dr. and Mrs. Donald L. Seago of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Ben A. Seale of New Orleans, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Seitz of West Point; Mr. and Mrs. Leo R. Seymour of Brandon; Dr. Kenneth A. Shaw Jr. of Pine Mountain, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Skip Shelton of Martin, Tenn.; George Sherman Clothiers of Starkville; Mr. Roger Simmons of Meridian; Ms. Ruth Sirisunyaluck of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sluder of Pensacola, Fla.; Mr. Walter Smachlo of Rexford, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Smith of Cleveland; Ms. Joyce Sneed of Batesville; Mr. and Mrs. T.K. Sneed of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Solomon of Germantown, Tenn.; Mr. John E. Solomon of Jackson; Mr. Leland Speed of Jackson; Mrs. Judy J. and Mr. James T. Spencer of Eden, N.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Erie H. Staggers Jr. of Starkville; Mr. Thomas L. Stennis of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Steverson Jr. of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stogsdill of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Stone of Hazlehurst; Mr. H. E. Stover of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Stringer of Jackson; Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Stroud Jr. of Thibodaux, La.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Ray Strowd of Jackson; Mrs. Van T. Stubbs Sr. of Baldwyn; Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Taylor of Birmingham, Ala.; Mr. James P. Thomson of Hopkinsville, Ky.; Mr. John Q. Triplett Jr. of Fogelsville, Pa.; Dr. and Mrs. Prentiss A. Turman of Hernando; Mr. and Mrs. Jett J. Turner of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. David A. Vance of Batesville; Mrs. Deborah S. and Mr. David W. Vaughn Jr. of Pheba; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Walters of Starkville; Dr. and Mrs. William C. Warner Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Wells Jr. of Jackson; Mr. Richard O. Wheeler of Plano, Texas; Dr. and Mrs. Allison R. White of Greenwood; Mr. Andy White of Brandon; Mr. and Mrs. James T. White of Dallas, Texas; Mr. Tom L. Wilburn of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. H. Rodger Wilder of Gulfport; Mr. James D. Williams of Pontotoc; Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Williams of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Windham of Maumee, Ohio; Mr. Jerry E. Windham of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Doris J. Wise of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. E. Glade Woods of Picayune; Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Wright of Meridian; Mrs. Becky and Mr. Jim Yonge of Starkville; Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. York Jr. of Jackson.

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