Mississippi College

MC Alumni to Convene in Oxford

January 23, 2008

Mississippi College alumni from at least nine north Mississippi counties will converge on Oxford for an evening of fun, food and fellowship on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

They're gathering at the home of Bill and Carole Dye to hear an update on the 4,600-student university from MC President Lee Royce, and mingle with fellow MC graduates from the region.

A retired attorney and 1954 MC graduate, Bill Dye will welcome alums from Benton, Coahoma, DeSoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tate and Tunica counties. Others speaking to the group will include retired MC administrator Doc Quick and Ross Aven, director of alumni affairs. The gathering is at Dye's residence at 233 Saint Andrews Circle. The event begins at 6 p.m. and wraps up at 8:30 p.m.

"The main thing is to get together and have a little fellowship," Dye said. "We have a good number of Mississippi College people in the area."

Royce is expected to give alumni an update on MC's "Growing the Vision" fund drive. The goal of the campaign announced in Fall 2006 is $65 million. The Baptist-affiliated school based in Clinton recently topped the $52 million mark. The funds are for scholarships, academic needs and building projects.

Other upcoming alumni events have been booked. MC alums from Alabama will meet in Montgomery on April 2, while Georgia alumni convene in Atlanta May 3. MC is Mississippi's largest private university and America's second oldest Baptist college with roots dating back to 1826.

For more details about the Oxford event or to make a reservation, contact Bill or Carole Dye at 662-234-5864.

PHOTO: Dr. Lee Royce, president of Mississippi College

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