Congressional Fellow Tyler Sullivan

Joining President LaForge is Tyler Sullivan, the 2017 Congressional Fellow from Delta State University.

This edition of Fireside Chat was filmed in the nation’s capital city – Washington D.C. – during an annual trip President LaForge makes to visit Mississippi’s Congressional leaders to share with them the good things happening at Delta State.

Each year, President LaForge also takes some time to visit Delta State’s Congressional Fellow – a Delta State student who has been selected for a unique opportunity to intern with Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. The program is sponsored by Delta State and the Delta Council, and it is a long-standing tradition for students. The program is designed to give each student an opportunity to enrich his or her academic experience, while learning the legislative process through serving on the Senator’s staff.

This year’s Congressional Fellow is Tyler Sullivan, a distinguished Delta State student who also led the Statesmen football team as quarterback over the past three seasons. Tyler moved to D.C. in early January to begin this experience and to be a part of our nation’s political process.

It’s Spring Break week at Delta State, but that doesn’t mean the campus is quiet. Today, the inaugural STEAM camp, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, begins on campus. This project is funded through a grant from Monsanto and offers project-based learning with arts integration for 30 fourth through sixth graders from the Cleveland School District.

And, don’t forget to register for our annual Winning the Race conference set for March 27 and 28. This year’s conference will focus on advancing education in the Mississippi Delta. You can register at



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