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Last 5 entries for 2019

Communication major, Rachel Shumaker, wins Miss Maroon and White

February 28, 2019 (Thursday)
Rachel Shumaker, a junior communication major from Pontotoc, was named 2019 Miss Maroon and White during the Tuesday pageant at Mississippi State University.

In addition to Shumaker, four students were honored during the program as Campus Beauties: Anna M. Gilder, a freshman management major from Hernando; Marymargaret J. Mattingly, a senior human development and family science major from Ashburn, Virginia; Shumaker; Shelby G. Freeman, a freshman marketing major from Brandon; and Harper E. Laird, a freshman kinesiology/sports administration major from Starkville.

MSU Department of Communication graduate, Elizabeth Crisp, named as Washington, D.C. correspondent for The Advocate

February 13, 2019 (Wednesday)
Elizabeth Crisp, who has been covering politics in Louisiana for six years, will be The Advocate's correspondent in Washington, D.C.

Crisp will cover the state's congressional delegation and how the federal government handles matters important to Louisiana, including flood insurance, coastal restoration and energy policy.

"The Advocate is the only Louisiana news organization with a correspondent in Washington," said Peter Kovacs, editor of The Advocate. "Elizabeth is already well-known for her coverage of the governor and state politics, so we know she will do a great job covering our delegation and the issues that are critical for our state."

Advisory Board Member, Rex Buffington, recounts Stennis' leadership, character

January 08, 2019 (Tuesday)
Rex Buffington can still remember former U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis' reaction to learning a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier would be named in his honor.

It was a dinner party in 1988 after the Democratic senator, who served from 1947-89, announced he wouldn't seek another term. Buffington said about 1,200 people attended and the dinner party was an "amazing night." President Ronald Reagan gave the event's keynote address, Buffington said, and compared Stennis to various ships-of-the-line.

Communication student, Jazell Ladner, raises money for Ronald McDonald House

January 07, 2019 (Monday)
Jazell Ladner began a donation drive at Club 4 Fitness dedicated to the Ronald McDonald House in Jackson, in memory of her little sister Tanae Ladner, who passed away from complications of leukemia when she was 13 years old.

"Ronald McDonald House just holds a special place in my heart because my sister had cancer and she battled with it for most of her life since she was 19 months old, and she practically lived there," Ladner said.