Our Donors

Charles and Katherine Brown

Charles and Katherine Brown

Charlie and Kathy are long-time residents of Hattiesburg, MS. Charlie graduated in 1960 with a degree in mechanical engineering and Kathy took some classes at MSU, but attended and graduated from Mississippi State College for Women. Now retired, Charlie worked in the...

Charles "Tex"  and Carolyn Ritter

Charles "Tex" and Carolyn Ritter

Tex and Carolyn Ritter reside in Kosciusko, MS. Tex is a 1956 agriculture graduate from Mississippi State University and received an honorary Doctor Public Service in 2015. Tex was warded the 2002 National Alumnus of the Year and the 1995 College of Agriculture and...

Cindy Simpson

Cindy Simpson

Cindy W. Simpson resides in Plano, TX. She is a 1996 interior design graduate of Mississippi State University. She was named one of the Dallas 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas and Fort Worth for three years by D CEO Magazine. Cindy was awarded the 2010...

Danny and Peggy Arnold

Danny and Peggy Arnold

Pictured: Daryl Arnold Danny and Peggy Arnold established the Daryl Arnold Scholarship in memory of their son. Daryl graduated from Mississippi State University with a B. S. in Microbiology in December of 1995. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key National...

Dr. Judy Bonner

Dr. Judy Bonner

Dr. Judith L. Bonner is a retired educator who lives on the Alabama Gulf Coast in the community of Point Clear. Her professional career spanned more than 43-years in higher education. She retired in June 2019 as provost and executive vice president of Mississippi...

Dr. V. Clyde and Vashti U. Muse

Dr. V. Clyde and Vashti U. Muse

Clyde and his late wife Vashti have been residents of Raymond, MS for many years. Clyde began his education career at East Central Junior College in Decatur and graduated in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in education from Delta State University, where he met Vashti...

Ella Formby Memorial Scholarship

Ella Formby Memorial Scholarship

Pictured: Ella Formby Friends of the Formby family established the Ella Formby Memorial Scholarship to honor Ella’s life and memory. Their hope is for the message of Ella’s life to offer insight and call attention to one of the nation’s most widespread...

Erik Brown

Erik Brown

Erik Brown lives in Spring, TX. Erik earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2001. Erik is employed by ExxonMobil Global Services Company and works in the IT division. Erik is active in his broader Houston...

Harvey and Di Ann Lewis

Harvey and Di Ann Lewis

Harvey passed away in 2019 and Di Ann now resides in DeBary, FL. Both attended Mississippi State University. Harvey earned a degree in banking and finance from the College of Business in 1961 before going on to earn an MBA and doctoral degree from the University of...

Herbert V. Johnson

Herbert V. Johnson

Herbert V. “Herb” Johnson resides in Houston, TX. Herb received a bachelor’s in 1978 in civil engineering and master’s in geotechnical engineering in 1981 from Mississippi State University. He was awarded the College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year in 2014 and...

Jim and Julia Rouse

Jim and Julia Rouse

Jim and Julia Rouse reside in in Georgia. Jim Rouse is a 1962 MSU Industrial management graduate and has also been awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service in 2016. Jim has received many honors from MSU. He was the National Alumnus of the year in 2012, the...

John and Jennifer Rush

John and Jennifer Rush

Pictured: John and Maxwell Rush John and Jennifer Rush funded the Maxwell V. Rush, Jr. Scholarship in memory of John’s father. Maxwell V. Rush, Jr. was a native of Greene County and a 1948 graduate of Leakesville High School. He enrolled at the Mississippi State...

John and Mary Eileen Passons

John and Mary Eileen Passons

John and Mary Eileen reside in Gluckstadt, MS. John attended MSU and Mississippi College. While at MSU he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. John who is now retired spent his career as a teacher and an administrator in the Jackson public school system for 25...

Lesley Andress Davis and Dr. John D. Davis, IV

Lesley Andress Davis and Dr. John D. Davis, IV

Lesley and John Davis reside in Flowood, MS. They both graduated from Mississippi State University, Lesley in political science in 1989, and John in pre-med/biological engineering in 1988. Lesley received her JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and...

Lewis and Pie Mallory

Lewis and Pie Mallory

Lewis and Pie Mallory, Jr. reside in Starkville, MS. Lewis is a 1965 banking and finance graduate of Mississippi State University. He was awarded the 1997 College of Business Alumnus of the Year. Lewis retired as the Chairman and CEO of Cadence Bank. Upon retirement...

Mark and Cindy Jordan

Mark and Cindy Jordan

Mark and Cindy Jordan reside in Madison County, Mississippi. Mark is a 1976 landscape architecture graduate of Mississippi State University. Mark received the 2011 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumnus of the Year award. Mark is the owner the Mark S....

Mark Anthony Worthey

Mark Anthony Worthey

Mark and Rhonda Worthey reside in McKinney, TX. Mark is a 1984 petroleum of geology graduate of Mississippi State University. He became the first person from his family to attend and graduate from college. Mark received the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Fellows...

Mickey and Babs Holliman, Jr.

Mickey and Babs Holliman, Jr.

Mickey and Babs Holliman, Jr. reside in Tupelo, MS. Mickey is a 1960 industrial management graduate from Mississippi State University. Mickey received the following awards from Mississippi State University: College of Business Alumni Fellow (1993) Alumnus of the...

Mike and Laura McDaniel

Mike and Laura McDaniel

Mike and Laura McDaniel reside in Houston, TX. Mike is a 1979 mechanical engineering graduate of Mississippi State University. He currently serves as CEO of Saber Power Services. Mike received the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year in 2015...

Nancy and Doug Todd

Nancy and Doug Todd

Nancy and Doug Todd have resided in the northern Virginia area for many years although Nancy grew up in Canton, MS. She is a lifelong MSU fan and proud alumna, graduation with a BS in English Education in 1975. Doug comes from Long Beach, CA and still strongly...

Paul and Lacy Sparks

Paul and Lacy Sparks

Paul and Lacy Sparks reside in Birmingham, Alabama. Paul is a 1984 petroleum engineering graduate of Mississippi State University. He received the Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2005 and serves on the petroleum engineering advisory board. Paul retired from...

Randy and Nina Cleveland

Randy and Nina Cleveland

Randy and Nina Cleveland reside in Fort Worth, TX. Randy is a 1983 petroleum engineering graduate of Mississippi State University. He received the Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2008. In 2019 he was the Alumnus of the Year for the Bagley College of Engineering....

Richard C. Adkerson

Richard C. Adkerson

Richard Adkerson is a 1969 accounting graduate and a 1970 masters of business administration graduate of Mississippi State University. He graduated with the highest of honors and continues to receive honors at MSU. He received an honorary Doctorate of Science in...

Ritchie C. Miller III

Ritchie C. Miller III

Born March 6, 1976, in Columbus, Miss., Ritchie C. Miller, III graduated from Immanuel High School in 1994, before continuing his education at Mississippi State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration in 1998. Ritchie added a...

Robert P. and Sheryl Bowen

Robert P. and Sheryl Bowen

Bob and Sheryl Bowen reside outside of Holly Springs, MS. Bob is a1963 history and political science graduate of Mississippi State University. He was awarded the 2016 College of Arts & Sciences Alumnus of the Year and is a retired partner with Arthur Anderson &...

Roderick and Jane Moore

Roderick and Jane Moore

Roderick A. “Rod” Moore and Jane Moore live in Brandon, MS. Rod is a 1967 accounting graduate of Mississippi State University. He was named the College of Business Alumni Fellow in 2004. Rod is retired from Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company. Rod and...

Steve and Donna Saunders

Steve and Donna Saunders

Steve and Donna Saunders reside in Vicksburg, MS. They have two children and five grandchildren, all who bleed maroon and white. Steve earned a BS in CE from Mississippi State University in 1981. Steve recently retired from Entergy after a 39 year career working in...

Sydney Elizabeth Robbins

Sydney Elizabeth Robbins

The Sydney Elizabeth Robbins Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education was established in 2019 by her parents to serve as a lasting and meaningful tribute to their daughter’s legacy. The purpose of this scholarship is to offer assistance to Mississippi State students...

Tommy and Terri Nusz

Tommy and Terri Nusz

Thomas and Terri Nusz reside in Houston, TX. Tommy is a 1982 petroleum engineering graduate of Mississippi State University. He has received the Distinguished Engineering Fellow (2002) and the Bagley College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year (2013). He serves as...