Provost and vice president of academic affairs

Joining President LaForge is Dr. Charles McAdams, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Delta State.

There are numerous paybacks for enrolling in summer classes. Among those are finding a job faster and potentially saving thousands of dollars in overall tuition and fees. According to Rise Up Mississippi, an additional year of college in Mississippi can cost you more than $50,000, which includes extra tuition, lost wages, and related costs.

Additionally, there are financial aid options available for summer school. Options range from federal aid to state-based assistance, such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which helps students complete their degree and find employment.

Financial aid applications for the summer are due during fall pre-registration, with the priority deadline of April 6, and the final deadline of June 12.

Students should also be aware of the general deadlines to enroll in summer course work. The deadline for the Summer I session is May 29, and the Summer II deadline is July 2.

In other news on campus, Career Services is hosting its “Passport to Success” program on Tuesday from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. on the second floor of the H.L. Nowell Student Union.  On Thursday, the Union Program Council will host its annual Springfest event from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the Quad.

In athletic news, the softball and baseball teams will host Lee University in GSC action this weekend, with both doubleheaders starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the games begin at noon for softball and at 2 p.m. for baseball.

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Australia Awards-Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Joining President LaForge is Dr. Ahm Reza.

Dr. Ahm Reza, associate professor of biology and environmental sciences at Delta State University, was recently selected for a highly competitive fellowship spearheaded by the government of Australia.

The program, Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, is a merit-based fellowship providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research, or professional development overseas, and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

The fellowship selection process of the Endeavor program is conducted through a global competition, and is open to all nations.

Dr. Reza’s participation in the program will include working in Australia from mid-May to early August, where he will utilize the fellowship for both research and teaching.

In other campus news, pre-registration begins today and ends Friday, and the deadline to apply for Spring 2018 graduation is Friday. In athletic news, Statesmen baseball hosts Arkansas-Monticello tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Harvey Stadium-Ferriss Field.

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