Delta State Kicks Off Dedicated Statesmen Association

The first meeting of the Dedicated Statesmen Association was held Thursday. Members include: front row, Betsy Elliot, Penny Gong, Rose Strahan, James Robinson, Martha Vowels, Vicki Fioranelli, and Gary Bouse. Second row: John Elliot, Johnny Arnold, Diane Blansett, Elise Jenkins, President William N. LaForge, Henry Outlaw, and Jim Steen.

The first meeting of the Dedicated Statesmen Association was held Thursday. Members include: front row, Betsy Elliot, Penny Gong, Rose Strahan, James Robinson, Martha Vowels, Vicki Fioranelli, and Gary Bouse. Second row: John Elliot, Johnny Arnold, Diane Blansett, Elise Jenkins, President William N. LaForge, Henry Outlaw, and Jim Steen.

Delta State University initiated a new committee this week called the Dedicated Statesmen Association that consists of 13 members that are highly motivated retired faculty and staff who want to promote their beloved Statesmen’s and Fighting Okra’s home.

“Our alumni and retirees of this campus are respect and cherished.  We want them to come to campus and all of our activities,” stated Delta State University President William N. LaForge.

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Delta State Represented at Cleveland Rotary Club

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Rotary Club welcomes Delta State President LaForge as a new member and guest speaker Krista Roberts, plant manager of Baxter Healthcare.

Delta State University President William N. LaForge was inducted into the Cleveland Rotary Club as a full member during Wednesday’s meeting at the Cleveland Country Club. Incoming Rotary President Emily Havens and Rotarian Robert Ragan led the welcome.

LaForge joins numerous Delta State colleagues in the Club including Leslie Griffin, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences; Keith Fulcher, executive director of Alumni-Foundation; Edwin Craft, chief information officer; Gary Bouse, chief development officer; Myrtis Tabb, associate vice president of finance and administration, and Billy Moore, dean of the College of Business.

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