Contact: Amy Cagle
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Forty-five Mississippi State students are 2020-21 members of the university alumni association’s liaison organization.
Founded in 1980, Alumni Delegates serve as key links between the 142-year-old land-grant institution and its nearly 150,000 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 20 returning and 25 new members, this year’s group was chosen from among more than 280 applicants.
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 2020-21 Alumni Delegates include (by hometown):
BERKELEY, Illinois—Brian Carmicheal, a junior mechanical engineering major.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Sophie Jones, a sophomore biomedical engineering major.
BURNSVILLE —William “Will” Hardin, a junior communication major.
CANTON, Texas —Gracie Chavez, a senior marketing major.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado—Rohan Fisher, a junior mathematics major.
COLUMBUS—Sarah Singley, a sophomore political science major.
CORINTH—Caroline Sleeper, a senior professional meteorology major.
DECATUR, Alabama—Nathaniel Roesener, a senior architecture major.
DESTREHAN, Louisiana—Bryson Marretta, a senior mechanical engineering major.
DOTHAN, Alabama —Piper Doherty, a junior educational psychology major.
FLORA—Julia Garletts, a senior psychology major.
FLOWOOD—Lane “Laney” Armstrong, a junior educational psychology major.
FRANKLIN, Tennessee—Joy Hickman, a senior civil engineering major.
FRISCO, Texas—Dylan McDonald, a senior industrial engineering major; and Robert “Coleman” Taylor a junior wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture major.
GERMANTOWN, Tennessee—Sarah Suddoth, a senior human development and family sciences major.
GRENADA—Josh Stanford, a senior biological sciences major.
GULPORT—Jay Warren, a senior biomedical engineering major.
HATTIESBURG—Daniel Bond, a junior mathematics major.
HELENA, Alabama—Parker Cunningham, a junior marketing major.
HOUMA, Louisiana—Allison “Ally” Galinsky, a sophomore secondary education major.
HOOVER, Alabama—Rachel Hendricks, a senior industrial engineering major.
JACKSON—Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bowman, a senior mathematics major; John Nix Arledge, a senior communication major; and Taylor Neyland, a senior computer engineering major.
LAGOS, Nigeria—Chinwe Okorie, a graduate student in industrial engineering.
MADISON —Courtney Johnson, a senior communication major; Gabrielle “Gabby” Dear a junior communication major; and Mary Seitz Young, a sophomore business administration and foreign language major.
MANDEVILLE, Louisiana—Alysse White, a senior civil engineering major.
McCOMB—Kylie Watts, a senior human development and family sciences major.
MOSS POINT—Virginia “Hollis” Hoggard, a senior communication major.
NEW ALBANY—Sam Cagle, a senior biological sciences major.
OCEAN SPRINGS—Erin Wicht, a junior food science, nutrition and health promotion major.
PELHAM, Alabama—Grayson Dill, a sophomore kinesiology major.
RIVERVIEW, Florida—Donovan Andrade, a senior kinesiology and communication major.
SENATOBIA—Jaime Garcia, a senior management major.
SOMERVILLE, Tennessee—Elizabeth Ann Orr, a senior human development and family sciences/child development major.
SPRING GROVE, Illinois—Bailey Dean, a junior kinesiology major.
STARKVILLE—Ashley McLemore, a senior finance major.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Cooper Hays, a senior marketing major.
TUPELO—Jake Hughes, a graduate student pursuing an MBA; Christopher “Alex” Rial, a junior biochemistry major; and Andrew “Drew” Wright, a senior biological sciences major.
VICKSBURG—Warner Buxton, a junior computer science major.
More about the MSU Alumni Association can be found at www.alumni.msstate.edu.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.