Mississippi Valley State University

July 28, 2016

University News


September 28, 2012

ITTA BENA (September 28, 2012) – Mississippi Valley State University welcomes back all alumni and friends to celebrate their 2012 Homecoming Week: “Too Legit To Quit”, Sunday, September 30 through Saturday, October 6, 2012.   Highlights of the week-long celebration (many which are open to the public) include a campus-wide worship service, pep rally, crowning ceremony, coronation, alumni artist art exhibit, golf classic, parade, football game and much more. 

 “I’m truly excited about the opportunity to celebrate the Valley once again with our alumni, students, friends and our Valley family.  I also would like to thank event sponsors and special guests who support the University.  Every year, Homecoming escalates to higher levels of success,” said University President, Donna H. Oliver.

Three live shows will be held on campus:

 Monday, October 1, at 8:00 p.m. will be the Gospel Extravaganza featuring, Grammy Award

winner, Smokie Norful, Coahoma Community College Choir of Clarksdale, MS, First United

Baptist Church Choir of Indianola, MS., and our very own MVSU Gospel Choir. Tickets:

MVSU Students - $20; General Admission: $25.

Wednesday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. there will be a Comedy Show featuring Comedian J.

Anthony Brown, a Peabody Award and NAACP Image Award winner. Tickets:

MVSU Students - $20; General Admission: $25.

Friday, October 5, at 8:00 p.m. Billboard Hot 100 Hip Hop Artist, FUTURE will perform to an

anticipated sold-out crowd. Tickets: MVSU Students - $25; General Admission: $30.

The excitement continues with:

The 2nd Annual Homecoming Golf Classic will take place on Friday, October 5 at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, MS.  This event, created to support academic scholarships for student athletes, is hoping to surpass last year’s historic fundraising milestone of $100,000.  A host of teams and sponsors committed to higher education are providing support, including Jerry Rice Foundation, McDonald’s, Nike, and Pryor & Morrow.  “I extend heartfelt greetings and welcome to alumni, supporters and friends of our 2012 Homecoming Golf Classic.  Last year’s event was such a success that the venue had to be changed to accommodate the overwhelming interest. Let’s raise a record amount of scholarships this year,” says Willie Totten, co-chair of MVSU Golf Classic, MVSU alumnus ’86.

The Doug T. Porter Endowed Scholarship Fund Banquet will feature guest speaker Dr. Gary McGaha, President of Atlanta Metropolitan State College, on Friday, October 5, 2012 in the H. M. Ivy Cafeteria - Dining Hall IV on the campus of MVSU at 7:00 p.m. A 1972 graduate of MVSU, Dr. McGaha is an educational leader and dynamic speaker.  This year’s theme is, Building Successful Athletic Programs While Cultivating Dynamic Leaders.  The Doug T. Porter program was established in 2006, and has raised over $65,000 for athletic scholarships.  “Student athletes who attend Mississippi Valley State University should be provided with scholarships to augment their successful academic matriculation. Those scholarships should be brought to fruition from multiple sources and especially from activities supported by alumni of the institution,” says Dr. McGaha.

Homecoming event sponsors are the Division of Student Affairs, Enrollment Management & Diversity, MVSU Student Government Association, Inc., Office of University Advancement, Office of Alumni Affairs and the MVSU Chapter of National Pan Hellenic Council, Inc.

Tickets for Homecoming activities can be purchased at the MVSU cashier’s window and ticketmaster.com. For additional information call (662) 254-3526 or visit www.mvsu.edu.

Initially created by the state legislature in 1946 to train teachers for rural and elementary schools in the Mississippi Delta, Mississippi Valley State University is one of eight state supported institutions for higher education in the state of Mississippi’s consortium of Institutions for Higher Learning (IHL).

Mississippi Valley State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mississippi Valley State University.

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