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Spirit of State

There is a special spirit about Mississippi State students. This annual award will honor those whose contributions best represent the Spirit of State.

The university's premier student award, the Spirit of State Award, recognizes exceptional personal contributions to student life at Mississippi State University. Students from all MSU campuses, freshmen to graduate, may be nominated for this Student Affairs recognition.

The Spirit of State Award formally honors those students who have excelled in campus involvement, service to the university, and have made an impact on their peers and the broader campus community. Winners will be recognized for their outstanding Spirit of State contributions at a virtual ceremony.

Nominations are closed for this event and the planning team is working on a Virtual program scheduled for April 9th, 2020

 

virtual recognition program details below;

In order to abide by social distancing rules, we are honoring our recipients online! Join us in congratulating these students who have made an impact on their peers and the broader campus community.

Youtube: @msstatestudentaffairs

https://youtu.be/fCP-4hsGThQ 

Facebook: @msstatestudents 

https://www.facebook.com/MSStateStudents/ 

Instagram: @msstatestudents 

https://www.instagram.com/msstatestudents/ 

 

What are the eligibility guidelines for the Spirit of State awards?

  • A minimum 2.25 grade point average
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing with Mississippi State University
  • Classification as determined by the Registrar's Office (as of the semester the award is presented)
  • A student may receive the Spirit of State Award only once

What is the process of applying?

Students may be considered for the Spirit of State Award in two ways:

Option 1

  • Students may apply by completing a Spirit of State Award Application, fully describing campus involvement and how contributions have enhanced the quality of student life. Included in this application should be special recognition and honors received at Mississippi State, as well as service to the community and university.
  • Ask an MSU faculty, staff member, or fellow student to complete a Spirit of State Nomination Form. Letters should describe how and to what degree the applicant has improved student life at Mississippi State University.
  • Both forms should be submitted online by the corresponding dates listed above in bold.

Option 2

  • Students may be nominated by any MSU faculty, staff member, or fellow student. The person making the nomination should complete the Spirit of State Nomination Form, describing how the nominee has positively impacted student life at Mississippi State University.
  • Nominees will be contacted by the Vice President for Student Affairs office and asked to complete the Spirit of State Award Application if they wish to be considered for this award.
  • Both forms should be submitted online by the corresponding dates listed above in bold.

Our Staff

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Regina Young Hyatt

Vice President for Student Affairs

Jeremy Baham
Jeremy Baham

Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Well-being

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Ra'Sheda Boddie-Forbes

Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs

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Thomas Bourgeois

Dean of Students

Cheryl Bowen
Cheryl Bowen

Director of Budget & Planning

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Katie Corban

Marketing & Communications

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Jana Berkery

Director of Development

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Ann Becker

Administrative Assistant