State Spotlight

Fall Convocation 2016

An official welcome

An estimated 3,700 first-year freshmen and 1,800 transfer students gathered Tuesday [Aug. 16] for MSU's third Fall Convocation in Humphrey Coliseum. The author of the university’s 2016 Maroon Edition common reading experience selection, “Three Little Words: A Memoir,” Ashley Rhodes-Courter shared words of encouragement and life lessons during a keynote speech. MSU President Mark E. Keenum, Provost and Executive Vice President Judy Bonner, Robert Holland Faculty Senate President Cody Coyne, along with Student Association President Roxanne L. “Roxie” Raven, officially welcomed the university’s new students to the Bulldog family. For more pictures from the event, click here.

Photo by: Megan Bean

August 17, 2016