Alumni Association

Your Alumni Association

The Millsaps College Alumni Association is open and free to all alumni and is comprised of chapters in different areas across the country. Each of the chapters, and the association as a whole, focuses on encouraging support for Millsaps and building connections among alumni.

The association, and each chapter, has six areas of focus: to assist the College in recruitment of prospective students (Admissions Committee); to encourage alumni giving (Giving Committee); to strengthen career networking opportunities (Career Development/Networking Committee);  to build alumni engagement in the life of the College (Visibility and Engagement Committee); to support and develop alumni chapters (Chapter Development), and to assist in planning and implementing special events (Homecoming and Special Events Committee). 

Alumni Association Standing Committees

Admissions committee will assist with the organization and implementation of the following activities:

  • Promote the initiatives found in the Alumni/Admissions Handbook
  • Encourage student referrals
  • Provide alumni assistance at College Fairs and events
  • Organize and host events for prospective students and their families in target markets 

Giving committee will involve alumni with the assistance of promoting charitable giving to the college, including:

  • Support the Class Agent System by being full participants, recruiting class agents, and encouraging Annual Fund donations.
  • Help to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from fellow alumni
  • Help with fundraising activities and events

Career Networking committee will assist the Career Center with the involvement of Alumni in the following areas:

  • Developing and promoting the Major Mentors program
  • Recruiting alumni to become Major Mentors
  • Organizing and hosting networking events for graduates and alumni

Visibility and Engagement will communicate a clear, consistent message about Millsaps to Millsaps alumni:

  • Encourage alumni to communicate and stay connected to the college.
  • Increase communication with alumni by producing a Bi-annual newsletter
  • Brainstorm outreach methods

Chapter Development will organize local alumni chapters:

  • Engage alumni and friends to stay connected to the College in meaningful ways.
  • Provide opportunities for alumni connection.
  • Cultivate leadership and financial support for the various programs undertaken by the College.

Homecoming and Special Events committee will work with the Alumni Office planning and implementing all alumni special events:

  • Will engage alumni through events on campus while offering an opportunity for students, alumni, faculty, and parents to come together as a college community.
  • Organize Tasting at the Tents at Homecoming
  • Support class reunions
  • Organize and host events for new faculty
  • Promote, attend, and assist with campus events including: seminars, symposia, performances, and special programs.

For more information about the Alumni Association, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (601) 974-1031 or at alumni@millsaps.edu.

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2015-16 Alumni Association Board of Directors

 

Teresa White Bailey ('94) 
Memphis, TN
President-Elect

Bradley Bennett ('00) 
Amherst, MA
Giving

Elizabeth Black ('93) 
Little Rock, AR
Giving Committe Co-Chair

Caroline Brandon ('15)
Starkville, MS

Chris Cheek ('85)
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Outgoing President

Dr. Billy Crowder ('95) 
Jackson, MS

Sarah Neville Darsey ('74) 
Meridian, MS
Homecoming

Brittany Ford ('14)
Jackson, MS

Brittani Johnson ('10) 
Washington, DC
Giving Co-Chair / Chapter Development

Tom Murrey ('82)
Memphis, TN
Chair - Mentoring

Wayne Pratt ('88) 
Madison, MS

Ashley Schettler ('06)
Washington, D.C.
Mentoring

Laura B. Taylor ('88) 
Houston, TX
Admissions

Senith Tipton ('62)
Jackson, MS
Chapter Development

V.A. Whitley ('68)
Jackson, MS
Mentoring

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Alumni Chapters

Alumni chapters keep you connected to Millsaps!

The Millsaps College Alumni Association is open and free to all alumni and is comprised of chapters in different areas across the country. Each of the chapters, and the association as a whole, focuses on encouraging support for Millsaps and building connections among alumni.

Alumni Association chapters establish a Millsaps presence in their communities and unite members of all classes in the effort to:

  • Help recruit outstanding high school students for admission
  • Welcome new alumni and new students to the local Millsaps community
  • Mentor Millsaps students and graduates
  • Support Millsaps annual fund and other fund-raising activities
  • Encourage fellowship among alumni, families and friends
  • Help the college maintain current contact information for alumni, parents and friends

Millsaps has chapters in the following areas:

  • Metro Jackson (German for tri-county)
  • Atlanta
  • Memphis
  • Gulf Coast
  • New Orleans
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • D.C.
  • Golden Triangle (Starkville, Columbus, West Point) 

Don't miss your opportunity to become involved in a Millsaps Alumni Chapter and stay connected! For more information, contact alumni@millsaps.edu.

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Organize a Chapter

Alumni chapters range in size according to the local alumni population. It is our goal to establish chapters wherever there is alumni interest.

Millsaps Chapters

  • Provide opportunities for alumni to socialize and network through socials, educational and activities in their own communities.
  • Help alumni stay connected to their alma mater by keeping them informed about major events at Millsaps or simply by providing the opportunity for alumni to share their memories of their years at Millsaps.
  • Provide enrichment or educational programs that foster life-long learning opportunities for alumni.
  • Serve as ambassadors of the college to their local communities.
  • Cultivate leadership and financial support for the various programs undertaken by Millsaps

Recognition as a Millsaps Chapter

To be recognized as an official Millsaps Chapter and to receive all services provided therein, a chapter shall:

  • Demonstrate that it is formed to promote the interests of Millsaps College and its alumni by maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Submit an Annual Report (provided by the Office of Alumni Relations) at the end of each calendar year.
  • Inform the Office of Alumni Relations of all chapter-sponsored events and submit an Alumni Chapter Event Report after each event.

Each alumni chapter should focus on attaining all of the goals listed below:

  • To encourage alumni and friends of Millsaps to stay connected to the college.
  • To host a variety of events that appeal to a wide audience.
  • To provide opportunities for social and professional networking among alumni, parents and friends of the College.
  • To provide continuing education/enrichment experiences for alumni, parents and friends.
  • To cultivate leadership and financial support for the various programs undertaken by the College.

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