Posts Tagged ‘Delta State University’

Delta State reintroduces toughest vegetable in higher education

by Stephen McDill Published: February 1,2013

Tags: advertising, Delta State University, Fighting Okra, Mad Genius, Mississippi Delta

The biologists may call it “abelmoschus esculentus” but down here in the South its better known as okra. A native of West Africa that is cousin to cotton and popularly served up fried or in Creole gumbo, okra is now getting talked up by ESPN and David Letterman thanks to a Bolivar County university and […] [...]

Hargett tries commercial aviation

by MBJ Staff Published: December 24,2012

Tags: Delta State University, Robert “Robby” Hargett, Tri-Lakes Medical Center

Recent Delta State University graduate Robert “Robby” Hargett is putting his classroom skills into practice as the new flight operations dispatcher in the Department of Commercial Aviation. Hargett, a native of Charleston, received his bachelor’s degree in commercial aviation in May of 2012. Prior to arriving at Delta State as a student in 2009, Hargett […] [...]

Miller hired by DSU

by MBJ Staff Published: December 14,2012

Tags: Davlon Miller, Delta State University, Region 1 Mental Health

Delta State University welcomes Davlon Miller as the new director of career services. He comes to Delta State after serving as associate director of Sunflower Landing Division of Region 1 Mental Health. Miller is a native of Hernando where he graduated from Hernando High School in 2001. During his senior year of high school, Miller […] [...]

Rayburn lands at DSU

by MBJ Staff Published: December 7,2012

Tags: Delta State University, Federal Aviation Administration, Pinnacle Airlines Inc.

Trey Rayburn has joined Delta State University’s aviation program as a commercial aviation instructor and assistant chief of flight instruction. Originally from Laurel, Rayburn is a graduate of Delta State, receiving his bachelor’s in commercial aviation in 2001 and his master’s in commercial aviation in 2005. Rayburn is no stranger to working for Delta State. […] [...]

Fergusons receive honor

by MBJ Staff Published: November 30,2012

Tags: Bob Ferguson, Delta State University, New Albany, Sylvia Ferguson

Delta State University announces Dr. Bob and Sylvia Ferguson as the University’s “Philanthropist of the Year” for 2012. The Fergusons, natives of New Albany, co-founded the Tri State Educational Foundation in 1998 and have since provided more than $6 million in scholarships and grant moneys to support the educational needs of students who are residents […] [...]

Riverwalk promotes Abdo

by MBJ Staff Published: November 2,2012

Tags: Delta State University, James Abdo, Riverwalk Casino Hotel

James Abdo is the new director of food and beverage for Riverwalk Casino Hotel. He has worked at Riverwalk for four years. A native of Greenville, Abdo graduated from Delta State University in computer engineering. He has previously served as the beverage supervisor for Ameristar Casino Hotel and also as the food and beverage manager […] [...]

DSU recognizes alumni

by MBJ Staff Published: October 29,2012

Tags: Delta State University, Edward Milam, Stan Topol, University of Mississippi

Delta State University Alumni Association is inducting Dr. Edward E. Milam and Stan Topol into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Milam, a native of Hernando, graduated from Delta State in 1965. He received both his master’s and doctorate in accounting from LSU. In 1971, he joined the accounting faculty at the University of Mississippi and […] [...]

Thomas comes to DSU

by MBJ Staff Published: September 23,2012

Tags: Chi Omega Sorority, Cleveland Current, Delta Business Journal, Delta State University

The Delta State University Alumni Association has hired Jordan Thomas as the new assistant director of alumni affairs. A native of Grenada, Thomas received a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from the University of Mississippi in 2009 and a master’s degree in English education from Delta State University in 2011. Thomas comes to Delta […] [...]

Association picks Oleis

by MBJ Staff Published: September 23,2012

Tags: Amanda Oleis McBride, Cheryl Oleis, Delta State University, Ryan McBride

The Delta State University Alumni Association has named Cheryl Oleis as senior secretary for alumni affairs. A Delta State employee for the past 19 years, Oleis began working for the campus police department but is most recognized for her service as a recruiting specialist for the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. A graduate of […] [...]

Morganti dies in Jackson

by MBJ Staff Published: September 23,2012

Tags: Cliff Finch, Delta State University, Leroy Morganti

Dr. Leroy Morganti died Sept. 6 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was a longtime educator, columnist and educator. Morganti was a retired vice president of Delta State University and a former newspaper reporter whose career spanned across the fields of journalism, politics, education and administration. He also served as press secretary for the […] [...]

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