Fireside Chat

Joining President LaForge is U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, who spoke this past week at Delta State as part of the Delta State University Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series.

Senator Wicker is a prominent figure in Mississippi politics and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in state and federal government. He has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate since December 2007, and during that time, has worked to reduce spending, limit federal overreach and maintain a strong national defense. He has actively supported cancer survivorship programs and efforts to fight heart disease with the American Heart Association, as well as supporting research efforts related to diabetes and childhood obesity. In addition, he has been recognized as a champion of polio eradication and is the co-founder of the Senate Malaria Caucus.

Senator Wicker is also a veteran, having served active duty in the U.S. Air Force and then the Air Force Reserve, retiring in 2004 as a lieutenant colonel.

In other news on campus, the 11th annual International Business Symposium will kick off March 30 on campus and will feature a number of top business professionals including David Abney, CEO and Chairman of the Board at UPS, Delta State alumnus, and sponsor of the symposium. The Winning the Race conference kicks off today on campus, and a symposium on the Beatles, co-sponsored with GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, will kick off this Friday. Also, Friday kicks off our third annual “Go Green Weekend.” Information on all of these events and many others can be found on our website at

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