Delta State President tours ASICS with alumna Joyce McCown.
Delta State alumna, Joyce McCown, recently hosted a tour of the ASICS America Distribution Center for Delta State President William N. LaForge and Executive Director of Alumni-Foundation Keith Fulcher.
McCown graduated from Delta State with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is now the operations manager at ASICS. She oversees the daily operations of shipping, receiving, special projects, and added services at the over 500,000 square foot distribution center located on 38 acres north of her alma mater in Byhalia. The center opened in April 2010 and is focused is on shipping footwear across the nation to meet rising consumer demands.
Delta State University President William N. LaForge held a series of open discussion forums in the H. L. Nowell Union on campus. Separate forums were held for the groups of faculty, staff, and students, allowing the focus to be on the different interests of each sector.
LaForge welcomed participants and encouraged their questions during each event. At the staff forum, LaForge said, “I look forward to a free and open discussion with you, with all the issues on the table. All questions are invited.”
Topics of discussion ranged from marketing and budgeting to alumni support and campus facilities. LaForge also answered questions about upcoming plans, academic standards, and campus mascots.
The first meeting of the Dedicated Statesmen Association was held Thursday. Members include: front row, Betsy Elliot, Penny Gong, Rose Strahan, James Robinson, Martha Vowels, Vicki Fioranelli, and Gary Bouse. Second row: John Elliot, Johnny Arnold, Diane Blansett, Elise Jenkins, President William N. LaForge, Henry Outlaw, and Jim Steen.
Delta State University initiated a new committee this week called the Dedicated Statesmen Association that consists of 13 members that are highly motivated retired faculty and staff who want to promote their beloved Statesmen’s and Fighting Okra’s home.
“Our alumni and retirees of this campus are respect and cherished. We want them to come to campus and all of our activities,” stated Delta State University President William N. LaForge.