Students visit State Capitol

This past month, a delegation of Student Government Association students from Delta State University visited the Mississippi State Capitol to observe legislators in session and to host Delta State’s local members for lunch.

The group of students included Allie Rose Parker, SGA president; Hunter Webb, SGA attorney general; and Jordan Galtelli, philanthropic affairs chairman. The students had the opportunity to visit with Senators Derrick Simmons, Buck Clarke and Willie Simmons as well as with Representatives Abe Hudson and David Parker.

The students also took time to complete a recent philanthropy project by delivering Valentine’s Day cards created by students across the Delta State campus to children at the Blair Batson Children’s Hospital.

Later this week, another group of students will travel to Jackson for a longstanding tradition at Delta State – hosting a brown bag luncheon at the Capitol. This luncheon provides students with the opportunity to network and interact with elected officials and to discuss legislation related to higher education in Mississippi.

Joining me today is SGA President Allie Rose Parker, whose father David Parker was among the legislators participating in the recent visit.

In other news on campus, on Thursday, March 9, the Student Success Center will host a workshop for students on money management and financial responsibility. The event is set for 3 to 4 p.m. in the Jacob Conference Center in Ewing Hall. And, this Saturday, March 11, the Delta State softball and baseball teams will host West Georgia for doubleheaders here in Cleveland. The softball games begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and baseball games are set for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities visit our web site deltastate.edu.

 

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