New Student-Athlete Academic Program at Delta State

Delta State recently announced the launch of a new Student-Athlete Academic Support Services program in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Human Services. The program will offer academic labs, academic coaching, and programs aimed at increasing student-athlete retention rates. MDHS has generously contributed funding for the partnership this year with the possibility of renewed funding in coming years.

The program will work with units across campus to create academic workshops, community service opportunities, and leadership opportunities. In addition, student-athletes will have access to a state-of-the-art learning lab equipped with tutors and instructors, as well as collaborative learning spaces, interactive study tables, and opportunities for career planning and personal development.

Tricia Killebrew, a three-time Delta State graduate, has been named the Project Director for the program, and is joining us today to tell us more about the program.

For more information regarding the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services program, contact Tricia at (662) 846-4654 or

In other news on campus, multi-platinum Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will perform at the Bologna Performing Arts Center this Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 662-846-4626 or visit the BPAC website at And, next week is finals week on campus. We wish all of our students luck as they prepare to wrap up another semester. Commencement ceremonies for our 2017 spring graduates will be held May 6 in the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

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