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STARKVILLE, Miss.—The director of Mississippi State’s Office of Survivor Support is a recipient of the Outstanding Service to Crime Victims Award from the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
Yvett Roby was nominated by the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault for her work in MSU’s Office of Survivor Support, where she helps impacted students make the transition from victim to survivor. Roby previously worked in MSU’s Student Counseling Services and is a psychology graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and psychology from the University of West Alabama and a Ph.D. in instructional systems and workforce development from MSU.
MSU Vice President for Student Affairs Regina Hyatt said Roby’s recognition is well deserved.
“Dr. Roby’s work with our students who are faced with traumatic and difficult experiences is so important. It is wonderful to see her recognized through this award as what she does every day in support of students and the MSU community is truly remarkable,” Hyatt said.
The Outstanding Service to Crime Victims Award was created in a collaboration between Attorney General Lynn Fitch, the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi to honor those who have exhibited exemplary service and advocacy for victims of violent crimes.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.