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Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick make record-breaking donation

March 20, 2015

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Principals of Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick (left to right), Bill McPherson, Tom Gresham and Walton Gresham, recently supported Delta State University and the Delta State University with record-breaking scholarships to the Delta State University College of Business.

It was an easy call for the Indianola-based sister companies Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick. Now, Delta State University and the Delta State University Foundation are pleased to announce the groundbreaking Gresham-McPherson Endowed Scholarships in the College of Business. This Gresham Petroleum/Double Quick gift is the largest unrestricted scholarship gift in the history of Delta State […]

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Board of Trustees extends contract for Delta State’s president, Bill LaForge

March 19, 2015

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of Delta State University President William N. LaForge following a careful review of the university under his leadership. According to board minutes, members granted the extensions in a closed meeting on Feb. 17 to Jackson State University’s Carolyn Meyers, […]

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MDOC task force seeks public input

February 19, 2015

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JACKSON — A group that’s reviewing the Mississippi prison system after a former corrections commissioner was indicted on corruption charges will hold three meetings to take public comments on where its work should go. “The task force is interested in hearing real-life experiences from Mississippians, including these groups directly affected by the management of the Department […]

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Delta State graduate David Abney named new CEO for UPS

June 6, 2014

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The UPS Board of Directors today announced that it has named David Abney, currently the company’s Chief Operating Officer, as its new Chief Executive Officer and appointed him to the Board of Directors. Scott Davis, 62, who has served as the company’s Chairman of the Board and CEO since 2008, will retire from UPS and will […]

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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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Mississippi College School of Business hosts 2013 Financial Summit

November 7, 2013

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As millions of people examine America’s latest monthly jobs report, and nervous investors check today’s economic news on Wall Street, the Mississippi College School of Business is inviting state leaders to explore the timely topic of personal finance. Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, and State Treasurer Lynn Fitch are among the speakers […]

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Cleveland has a new runway — time to party!

October 8, 2013

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A Delta city has enhanced its airport, and it is throwing a party — as well it should. The Cleveland Municipal Airport recently completed construction of a new runway, and will host a Runway Grand Opening Air Show to celebrate. The event will be held Oct. 17, and according to The Bolivar Commercial will include […]

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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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DSU alumna competes in NBC’s summer hit show

July 11, 2013

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  CLEVELAND, Miss.  – Delta State University alumna Amy Showalter will compete in NBC’s new summer hit “The Winner Is” on Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m. The show features talented solo singers, duets, and groups of all ages competing in head to head competition for the grand prize of $1 million. Showalter will be […]

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