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Mississippi College Alumni Meet in Oxford

February 25, 2014

President Lee Royce and Athletic Director Mike Jones will be among the speakers as Mississippi College alumni gather for an annual dinner in Oxford on March 18.

Topics will include new construction on the Clinton campus, MC’s transition to NCAA Division II athletics and the university’s growing lineup of academic programs.

The event is set for 6 p.m. that Tuesday evening at the home of Mississippi College alumnus Bill Dye and his wife, Carole, at 233 Saint Andrew’s Circle.

Other members of the university family attending the dinner include Bill Townsend, the university’s vice president of advancement, and Jim Rosenblatt, dean of the MC School of Law in downtown Jackson.

“This gives alumni an opportunity to be updated on what’s happening at Mississippi College,” says Dye, a 1954 MC graduate. The evening combines good food, fellowship and plenty of fresh information regarding recent developments at the Baptist-affiliated university, he said.

About 50 to 60 guests are expected to attend the dinner, says MC regional alumni associate Lisa Williams of Fulton.

In his 12th year as Mississippi College president, Royce received the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s District III executive leadership award. The honor came February 18 at the 40-year-old organization’s annual District III conference in Orlando, Florida. Comprised of higher education professionals, the group’s region spans eight Southern states.

Rosenblatt is stepping down as dean in August to become a full-time professor at the School of Law after serving as its leader since 2003. A nationwide search is on for his successor.

For more information, go to alumni.mc.edu/oxford2014. Dinner guests should RSVP to Bill Dye at 662.234.5864.

Photo: Dr. Lee Royce, president of Mississippi College, will be speaking at the Oxford gathering of MC alumni on March 18.

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