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Ole Miss Club meets, raises scholarship funds

Union County Ole Miss Club Board Members: Leslie Swords, Amanda Alexander, Mary Catherine Shands, Mark McClinton Photo: Dr. Danny Dickey

New Albany, MS- The Union County Ole Miss Club had their summer meeting August 11th at The Basement, in downtown New Albany.

President Mary Catherine Shands is hoping to grow the Union County club. Board members are Mark McClinton, Amanda Alexander, and Leslie Swords.

Keith Carter, Mary Catherine Shands (Union County Ole Miss Club President), Ross Bjork (Ole Miss Athletic Director) Photo: Dr. Danny Dickey

Keith Carter, Mary Catherine Shands (Union County Ole Miss
Club President), Ross Bjork (Ole Miss Athletic Director)
Photo: Dr. Danny Dickey

Guest speakers were Ross Bjork, Ole Miss Athletic Director, and former Ole Miss baseball player, Kirk Purdom, Executive Director of Ole Miss Alumni Affairs.

Kirk Purdom, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Photo: Dr. Danny Dickey

Kirk Purdom, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs
Photo: Dr. Danny Dickey

There was a great turnout for the meeting and money was raised for local scholarships, to be awarded to a couple of Union County and New Albany seniors who plan on attending Ole Miss.

Tallahatchie Gourmet provided the food, and multiple local business donated door prizes and silent auction items.

Keith Carter and John Stroud (Ole Miss basketball legends) Photo: Dr. Danny Dickey

Keith Carter and John Stroud (Ole Miss basketball legends)
Photo: Dr. Danny Dickey

 

For more information on the Union County Ole Miss Club:

Mary Catherine Shands

marycatherineshands@gmail.com

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