Tag Archives: Bill LaForge

Robert Khayat featured as Delta State’s Colloquia speaker

January 21, 2014

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For the MBJ The Delta State University Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series kicks off 2014 with an impressive leader — Dr. Robert Khayat, former Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Khayat’s speech, titled “The Education of a Lifetime,” will begin at 6 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 29 in Jobe Hall Auditorium on campus. The event will […]

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Double Quick, Inc. partners with Delta State to produce arts education initiative

September 3, 2013

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Double Quick, Inc. and the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) are excited to announce a brand new initiative, Arts Education Fueled by Double Quick, which will allow 1,000 students in Bolivar, Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington Counties to experience the performing arts at a reduced cost. Double Quick has generously contributed $5,000 toward the distribution of […]

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Delta State signs Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines

July 26, 2013

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CLEVELAND, Mississippi — The Department of Commercial Aviation at Delta State has recently signed a Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., a Georgia corporation. The agreement provides the opportunity for employment for qualifying pilots completing training at Delta State. Dr. Julie Speakes, chair and professor of the Department of Commercial Aviation, views this […]

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Operations manager gives tour of Asics in Byhalia to DSU president

June 5, 2013

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Delta State alumna, Joyce McCown, recently hosted a tour of the ASICS America Distribution Center for Delta State President Bill 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, […]

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Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow speaks as Delta State hosts 78th annual Delta Council

May 17, 2013

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CLEVELAND, Mississippi —  Politics, agriculture, and the economy were the hot topics on a rainy Delta morning as hundreds gathered for the 78th annual meeting of Delta Council, Friday, May 17, on the campus of Delta State University. The event kicked off in the Bologna Performing Arts Center with a presentation by political analyst Stu […]

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(VIDEO) New Delta State president Bill LaForge has prolific agenda

May 7, 2013

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New Delta State president Bill LaForge says his first three weeks on the job at the Cleveland school have been like “drinking out of a fire hose.” The Cleveland native and DSU graduate has taken part in student forums, faculty forums as well as meeting with the Institutions of Higher Learning in Jackson. “It has […]

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(VIDEO) New DSU president Bill LaForge embraces Okra mascot

April 17, 2013

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Despite having gone to Delta State when there was only one mascot (The Statesman), new Delta State president Bill LaForge has no problems embracing The Fighting Okra on his first day on the job at the Cleveland school …

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College Board confirms LaForge as Delta State president

February 28, 2013

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William “Bill” LaForge is the new president of Delta State University. The College Board voted unanimously Thursday in a meeting in Cleveland to appoint LaForge as Delta State’s eighth president. The vote comes after LaForge met with campus groups. LaForge is a 62-year-old Washington, D.C., lobbyist and former president of DSU’s alumni association. He is […]

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Bill LaForge the pick of College Board for new president at Delta State

February 22, 2013

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College Board officials say William “Bill” LaForge is their nominee to be president at Delta State University. » See related MBJ links for Bill LaForge LaForge is currently a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. A native of Cleveland and graduate of Delta State, his father was a professor of history there. LaForge will meet with campus […]

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