MVSU National Alumni Association installs new officers

February 19, 2018

ITTA BENA, Miss.— Mississippi Valley State University’s National Alumni Association (MVSUNAA) now has new leadership “in motion” following the recent installation of its newly elected officers.

The special ceremony was hosted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Clifton William Business Auditorium.

The new officers received the oath of office by Rev. Johnnie Collins of Itta Bena.

The officers include: Charlie Tolliver (‘68), president; Jerry Redmond Jr. (‘95)., 1st vice president; Margaret Clark (‘13), 2nd vice president; Karolyn Bridges-Jordan (‘79), secretary; and Norma Quinn (‘81), treasurer.

The administration plans to focus on numerous goals, including creating stronger partnerships with external and internal entities, cultivating students as future engaged alumni, building engagement among current alumni, increasing alumni marketing and communications efforts and maintaining and communicating the University’s unique traditions and legacies to the MVSU family.

" We are challenged to raise Valley's profile in the community, not just here in Itta Bena, but in the thousands of communities that are hometowns of her alum,” said Tolliver.

Keeping this in mind, Tolliver said he often reminds alumni, “Valley is everywhere you are.”

“Every day, you each have the opportunity to represent Valley through participation in chapter events, community volunteerism, and current and future student outreach," he said.

In addition, the administration will focus on a new fundraising campaign entitled, “Motion 7000”, designed to increase MVSUNAA’s enrollment to 7000 by the institution’s 70th birthday in 2020.

As part of the campaign, alum will be able to join the organization for a special $70 annual membership fee, with a portion of the proceeds being used towards a $70,000 endowment.

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