State Spotlight

Public figures from Starkville and Meridian campus use giant scissors to cut a ribbon on a new plaza in Meridian.

Riley Campus Courtyard opens

Celebrating a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Riley Campus Courtyard in downtown Meridian Aug. 4 are (l-r) MSU Vice President for Campus Services Amy Tuck; President of The Riley Foundation Marty Davidson; Meridian Mayor Percy Bland; MSU President Mark E. Keenum; MSU Provost and Executive Vice President Judy Bonner; MSU Vice President for Development and Alumni John Rush; and MSU-Meridian Administrative Director and Head of Campus Terry Dale Cruse. The courtyard marks the completion of an entire city block restoration that has transformed part of downtown Meridian into a Mississippi State University campus. For more, visit

Photo by: Russ Houston

August 4, 2017