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MVSU Student Appointed National Vice President for 71st Baptist Student Union Retreat

April 01, 2014

During the 70th National Baptist Student Union (BSU) Retreat, Kortney B. Haymore was appointed as vice president for the 71st National BSU Retreat. This year’s retreat was held in Dallas, Tex.

Haymore is currently a freshman environmental health major from Itta Bena, Miss. He entered Mississippi Valley State University on a choir scholarship in fall 2013. He’s a member of the University Choir and the Perfected Praise Gospel Choir. Kortney was recently featured in the Leflore Illustrated Magazine in 2012 as a young preacher called early.

“I am humbled and honored to serve as the vice president for the 71st National BSU Retreat,” said Haymore. “I know with such a title comes great responsibility. Therefore, I plan to work hard and represent MVSU the best way I know how.”

Baptist Student Union is an organization that brings together African American students affiliated with the Baptist denomination. Baptist Student Union at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) organizes student Bible study groups, prayer services, worship services and other supportive programs to meet the needs of the Baptist students at Valley. 

During the three-day retreat, MVSU students were involved in morning Bible study, worship and song services and seminars. Students also participated in night service, which involved Holy Communion, praise dance competitions, a Mr. & Miss B. S. U. Beautillion and Pageant, a choir competition and the President’s Annual Banquet.

Kortney was caught by surprise after being asked to accept the appointment by National Director, Dr. Percy Chase, prior to the President’s Annual Banquet. Students are appointed to leadership positions based on recommendations from chapter advisors.

Other members of BSU to attend the retreat were Alexis Stevenson, Lorretta Williams, Tavarius Brooks and Betty Davis, advisor.