MSU Alumni Association announces delegates, officers

Contact: Amy Cagle

Forth-five students pose in rows wearing maroon coats outside.
Alumni Delegates with their adviser, middle row, far right, Jordan Ramsey, an alumna, former delegate and associate director of the MSU Alumni Association. (Photo by Logan Kirkland)

STARKVILLE, Miss—Forty-five Mississippi State students are 2019-20 members of the university alumni association’s liaison organization.

Founded in 1980, Alumni Delegates serve as key links between the 141-year-old land-grant institution and its nearly 146,000 living graduates. Helping improve the student body’s understanding of the alumni association’s role and purpose also is among their major goals.

Members are selected each year through a highly competitive interview process. Consisting of 27 returning and 18 new members, this year’s group was chosen from among more than 300 applicants. Officers include Brittany Corder of Ocean Springs, president; Osvaldo “Ozzie” Ballesteros of Kosciusko, vice president of public relations; Kerry Steen of Marietta, Georgia, vice president of member education; and Nate Bell of Atlanta, Georgia, secretary.

Over the decades, the volunteer group has assisted with organizational programs and activities, including football tailgate gatherings, class reunions, free in-state tuition drawings, and numerous other on- and off-campus events.

The 2019-20 Alumni Delegates include (by hometown):

ATLANTA, Georgia—Nate Bell, a senior finance major, serving as secretary.

BAY ST. LOUIS—Emily McGinity, a senior chemical engineering major.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Jon Stockton, a senior petroleum engineering major.

BRANDON—Roshni Patel, a senior accounting major.

CANTON, Texas—Gracie Chavez, a senior international business student majoring in  business administration and foreign language.

COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee—Anna May, a senior majoring in English and political science.

COLUMBUS—John Neil Stanback, a Master of Business Administration student.

CORINTH—Caroline Sleeper, a junior professional meteorology major.

DEKALB—Quinlan “Quin” Gray, a senior music education major.

FLORA—Julia Garletts, a junior psychology major.

FRANKLIN, Tennessee—Charlotte Corr, a senior communication major; and Joy Hickman, a junior civil engineering major.

FRISCO, Texas—Dylan McDonald, a junior industrial engineering major.

GERMANTOWN, Tennessee—Sarah Suddoth, a senior human development and family science major.

GRENADA—Josh Stanford, a biological sciences major.

GULPORT—Jay Warren, a junior biomedical engineering major.

HATTIESBURG—Daniel Bond, a sophomore mathematics major.

HOUMA, Louisiana—Allison “Ally” Galinksy, a sophomore secondary education major.

JACKSON—John Nix Arledge, a junior communication major; Taylor Neyland, a senior computer engineering major; and Molly Terry, a senior international business student majoring in marketing and foreign language.

KOSCIUSKO—Osvaldo “Ozzie” Ballesteros, a senior medical technology major, serving as vice president of public relations.

LAGOS, Nigeria—Chinwe Okorie, a graduate student majoring in foreign language and industrial engineering.

MANDEVILLE, Louisiana—Alysse White, a junior civil engineering major.

MARIETTA, Georgia—Kerry Steen, a senior international business student majoring in finance and foreign language, serving as vice president of member education.

McCOMB—Kylie Watts, a junior human development and family science major.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee—Jeff Guenther, a business administration major.

MOBILE, Alabama—Ann Mason Hunter, a senior accounting major.

MOSS POINT—Virginia “Hollis” Hoggard, a junior communication major.

NEW ALBANY—Sam Cagle, a junior biological sciences major; and Seth Male, a senior marketing major.

OCEAN SPRINGS—Brittany Corder, a senior chemical engineering major, serving as president; and Haden Rumsey, a senior finance major.

ORLANDO, Florida—Blake Bulinski, a senior finance major.

RICHTON—Parker Thoms, a senior microbiology major.

RIDGELAND—Dionne Williams, a senior social work major.

SALTILLO—Sarah “Frankie” Webb, a senior political science major.

SCHLATER—Bethany Tillman, a senior biochemistry major.

SOMERVILLE, Tennessee—Elizabeth Ann Orr, a junior human development and family science major.

STARKVILLE—Hannah Huddleston, a senior international business major.

TAMPA, Florida—Jess Mayts, a senior communication major.

TUPELO—Jake Hughes, a senior business administration major; and Andrew Weddle, a senior international business student majoring in business administration and foreign language.

VICKSBURG—Warner Buxton, a junior computer science major; and

WHEATON, Illinois—Emily Stone, a senior communication major.

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