By Press Reports
Thirty-one Mississippi State students are new members of the university alumni association’s liaison organization. Jennifer E. Cooper, a physical education/kinesiology major, the daughter of Jean and Tom Cooper is one of those 31 new members. Founded in 1980, Alumni Delegates serve as liaisons between the 134- year-old land-grant institution and its more than 122,000 living graduates. Helping improve the student body’s understanding of the alumni association’s role and purpose is among their major missions. Over the decades, this student branch of the association has proven invaluable in assisting with organizational programs and activities, including football tailgate gatherings, class reunions and numerous other on- and off-campus events. Members are selected through a highly competitive interview process. This year’s group was chosen from among nearly 270 applicants, and joins 13 returning delegates.