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Area MSU alumni chapters announce send-off party dates


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Incoming students to Mississippi State University and their parents are invited to the nearest of several send-off parties hosted by the MSU Alumni Association's local chapters and clubs between July 12 and Aug. 8. 


Send-off parties give incoming freshmen and transfer students a chance to meet others in their area who are MSU bound, while allowing alumni and friends the opportunity to congratulate and welcome new Bulldogs to the maroon and white family. The events are also opportunities for prospective students and their parents to learn more about the MSU family. 


Each incoming student will receive the official send-off party T-shirt at their party.  


Alumni, friends and current students are invited to celebrate with the new students and share the Bulldog spirit. Details for Golden Triangle area send-offs are listed below. For other areas, visit 


  • Lowndes County -- The Alumni Association Lowndes County Chapter will hold a send-off party Saturday, July 15 at 3 p.m. at Beans & Cream located at 60 Brickerton St. in Columbus. The event is free. RSVP to [email protected] or contact Lisa Kerby, 662-386-6343, or Anberitha Matthews, 662-574-4572. (Include T-shirt size of new incoming student.) 


  • Clay County -- The Clay County chapter hosts a send-off Tuesday, July 18 at Anthony's located at 116 W. Main St., West Point. Free to incoming freshmen and transfer students and their prents; $10 for all others. RSVP to Gene Murray at [email protected], or 662-295-5757. (Include T-shirt size for new incoming student.) 


  • Oktibbeha County -- The Oktibbeha County chapter will host a send-off Thursday, July 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the MAFES Conference Center (The Bull Barn), off Highway 182. Free. The program includes a $500 scholarship award, door prizes and more. RSVP to Matt Matthews, [email protected] or 662-312-0301. (Include T-shirt size of new student.)



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