LaForge recovering after holiday scare
Delta State University’s President Bill LaForge experienced quite a scare over the holiday weekend while vacationing in South Carolina.
Amidst family fun on the beach and swimming in the ocean, LaForge sustained a head injury resulting in a subdural hematoma — a collection of blood on the surface of the brain.
“Spending a couple of days in the hospital was not how I planned to spend my vacation, but I was very pleased with the medical care I received while in South Carolina,” said LaForge.
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Wuzzy the Bear and President LaForge hope to promote awareness on asthma.
The directors of the Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) discussed success, shortcomings, and community relationships with Delta State President LaForge. CCED is an extension of Delta State that directs AmeriCorps members and helps promote the surrounding communities by utilizing four departments: America Read Mississippi (ARM), School-based Asthma Management (SAM), Breast Education Early-detection Project (BEEP), and VISTA.
“If we are going to be partners, I do not want us to be mediocre. We will be great. We will be leaders in this community,” said LaForge.
Charlie McGuffee and James Donald Cooper present a check to Delta State University President William N. LaForge.
Delta State received a donation towards discretionary funds on Monday. James Donald Cooper and Charlie McGuffee presented a $43,300 check to President William N. LaForge in the university cabinet meeting.
LaForge said, “You are helping us in a critical time, and this gift is very gratefully received.”