STARKVILLE, Miss.--The director of development for Mississippi State's College of Architecture, Art and Design is among the Mississippi Business Journal's 2014 "Top 40 Under 40."
Since July 2008, Nathan A. Moore has overseen all major-gift fundraising for the state's only college of architecture and design. A Starkville native and Starkville High School graduate, he holds both a bachelor's degree in political science and master's in public policy and administration from the land-grant university.
Moore and the other selections recently were recognized formally by the Jackson-based weekly newspaper whose annual program spotlights Mississippians that have established themselves as business and community leaders before the age of 40.
Before assuming his current position, Moore directed orientation and on-campus events for the MSU Office of Admissions and Scholarships. Prior to that, he was an admissions counselor in the office.
In addition to campus duties, Moore serves on the Starkville Rotary Club's board of directors and as a member of Starkville Young Professionals. Additionally, he is a reading volunteer at the local Boys & Girls Club, a weekly reader at Brickfire Project #1 Preschool, a War Dawgs Male Mentor at Sudduth Elementary School, and a deacon at the city's Grace Presbyterian Church.
Jack McCarty praised Moore for being named to this "highly selective group of Mississippi young professionals."
"Nathan is a leader not only in our office but in the community as well. We are so proud of him and congratulate him on such an honorable achievement," said the MSU Foundation's executive director of development who was a "Top 40 Under 40" selection in 2009.
Moore said he feels "both excited and humbled to be included in such a prominent group of young business leaders around the state.
"Being selected for this honor reinforced to me the importance and impact of this university on the state of Mississippi," he added. "To meet other leaders my age and to learn of their activities, service and impact on their communities has motivated me to continue making a positive difference."
For more about MBJ's Top 40 Under 40 awards program, visit http://msbusiness.com/events/top-40-under-40/.
Information on MSU's College of Architecture, Art and Design is available at www.caad.msstate.edu, www.facebook.com/CAADatMSU or Twitter @CAADatMSU.
MSU is online at www.msstate.edu.