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The Delta State University National Alumni Association Board of Directors recently held its annual winter meeting Friday, February 15 at the Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni-Foundation House. The Executive Committee met at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon was held at noon featuring guests from campus as well as Atmos Energy, who presented a check for $12,500 to the Delta State Foundation. The luncheon was followed by the full board meeting from 1-3 p.m.
Richard Myers, a 1991 Delta State graduate from Nashville, is currently serving as president of the board. Myers’ term began in October. A native of Cleveland, Myers is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney, and he works for Stites and Harbison PLLC. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2013). Myers is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, and Association of University Technology Managers. Myers is married to Stacy Marchant Myers, also a graduate of Delta State, and they have two children: Will (13) and Anna (10).
“I am very excited to serve as president for the National Alumni Association Board of Directors,” said Myers. “The Alumni Association is here to support the life of the university, and my goal as president is to help alumni stay connected to their alma mater.”
Current board members include: Richard Myers, president; Rob Armour, president elect; Patrick Davis, secretary; Sayward Fortner, treasurer; George Bassi, past president; George Miller, district 1 representative; Michael Ainsworth, district 2 representative; Paul Mancini, district 2 representative; Serena Clark, district 3 representative; Lauranne Tomaszewski, district 4 representative; Chris Shivers, presidential appointee; John Fletcher, presidential appointee; Angela Grayson, presidential appointee; Vontese Farmer, presidential appointee; Brad Evans, presidential appointee; Anne Weissinger, Foundation president; Angela Boone, non-resident representative; Reagan Dilmore, DSU Faculty and Staff representative; Henry Outlaw, Golden Circle representative; Jeremy Pittman, Black Alumni representative; Chrissy LaMastus, athletics representative; John Polles, young alumni representative; Alanna Ferguson, SGA representative; Amy Scott, SAA representative; Karen Swain, accounting representative; Lylla Joe, family and consumer sciences representative; and Teresa Haynes, nursing representative.
“The National Alumni Association Board of Directors represents our alumni base at the national level,” said Director of Alumni Affairs Jeffrey Farris. “This distinguished group is essential to the life of the association.”
To contact the Alumni Association, call 662-846-4660 or visit the website www.deltastate.edu/alumni. Make sure to follow the Alumni Association on Facebook: Statesmen Graduates, Twitter: @DSU_Alumni, and Tumblr: www.dsualumni.tumblr.com.