澳门六开彩开奖结果

Mississippi State hosts 2024 Delta Scholars Program

Contact: Wade Leonard

Delta Scholars are pictured with 澳门六开彩开奖结果 President Mark E. Keenum
Pictured with 澳门六开彩开奖结果 President Mark E. Keenum (center), the 2024 Delta Scholars cohort includes (left-right) Keola Asing, Brandeis University; Kashish Bastola, Harvard University; Cooper Word, 澳门六开彩开奖结果; Andrea Rivera, Rutgers University; Trinity Wilson, Alcorn State University; Dominic Chavez, 澳门六开彩开奖结果; Luke Blades, 澳门六开彩开奖结果; Victoria Grisby, Middle Tennessee State University; President Keenum; Bowen Mansell, 澳门六开彩开奖结果; Bre'Anna Coleman, University of Mississippi; Payton Davis, 澳门六开彩开奖结果; Aaliyah Gates, Delta Scholars alumni and graduate assistant; Kyla Clothier, University of Arkansas; Yasmine Ware, UM; McKensie Cox, UM; Mackenzie Knighten, UM; and Hannah Daniels, 澳门六开彩开奖结果. (Photo by Jonah Holland)

STARKVILLE, Miss.鈥擳his summer, Mississippi State鈥檚 Shackouls Honors College is hosting a multi-institution cohort of 16 who are identifying and studying an issue at the intersection of public policy, food security, public health and community development during the seventh annual Delta Scholars Summer Program.

Among the participants are 澳门六开彩开奖结果 honors students Luke Blades of Madison, Alabama; Dominic Chavez of Brownsville, Texas; Hannah Daniels of Starkville; Payton Davis of Ocala, Florida; Bowen Mansell of Tupelo; and Cooper Word of Madison, Mississippi.

鈥淭he Delta faces challenges unique to its history and geography, and we are proud to once again host a coalition of students committed to public service from across the country who are focused on solving those unique challenges,鈥 said Shackouls Honors College Dean Tommy Anderson.

Part academic and part community focused, the program hosts talented students from seven universities interested in moving the multi-state Delta region forward. The group will propose a capstone project to contribute dialogue and change.

Along with the 澳门六开彩开奖结果 students, others representing Alcorn State, Brandeis, Middle Tennessee State and Rutgers universities, and the universities of Arkansas and Mississippi are convening this month for the program created through a partnership between several universities and non-profit organizations.

The program enables participants to better understand the challenges and opportunities of the Delta and what can be learned in the area to inform public service leadership more broadly. Students are selected for their academic achievements and commitment to public service to attend scholarly sessions at 澳门六开彩开奖结果鈥檚 Shackouls Honors College, engaging with leaders in multiple fields and developing a capstone project before an intensive Summer Institute or 鈥渋nnovation tour鈥 of the Delta.

The Multi-State Delta region includes聽Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.聽

Associate Professor Kecia Johnson, an 澳门六开彩开奖结果 sociology faculty member and Delta Scholars program director, will take the scholars to meet Delta researchers, nonprofit leaders, and community members who work to not only bring attention to the challenges facing the multi-state Delta region, but also provide innovative solutions.

鈥淭he innovation tour portion of the institute is an opportunity for students to interact and learn from Delta stakeholders doing on-the-ground work in these communities,鈥 said Delta Scholars Assistant Director Eleanor Green.

Students will present their capstone projects to community partners for feedback as part of the Delta Regional Forum.

In the fall, students again will meet for the Boston Conference portion of the program, hosted by partners Harvard Law School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brandeis University. There, students will reflect on their time in Mississippi, share capstone project updates, receive continuing feedback, reflect on lessons learned, and discuss how those program lessons might be applied to addressing challenges across diverse settings.

鈥淭he Forum brings together innovative leaders from the community, region and beyond, thus providing the Delta Scholars with new insights and broader networks," said Southern Rural Development Center Director and 澳门六开彩开奖结果 Professor John J. Green.

Additional partners who make the collaborative effort possible include those affiliated with the Delta Directions Consortium, an interdisciplinary network of individuals, academic institutions, nonprofits and foundations working together to inform and advance community and regional development in the multi-state Delta region. These include the Southern Rural Development Center, housed at 澳门六开彩开奖结果; Harvard University, and its Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and T.H. Chan School of Public Health; University of Mississippi鈥檚 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College; Rutgers University; and Brandeis University.

2024 Delta Scholars include:

Alcorn State鈥擳rinity Wilson of Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Brandeis University鈥擪eola Asing of Palo Alto, California

Harvard University鈥擪ashish Bastola of McKinney, Texas

Middle Tennessee State University鈥擵ictoria Grigsby of Fayetteville, Tennessee

澳门六开彩开奖结果鈥擫uke Blades of Madison, Alabama; Dominic Chavez of Brownsville, Texas; Hannah Daniels of Starkville, Mississippi; Payton Davis of Ocala, Florida; Bowen Mansell of Tupelo, Mississippi; Cooper Word of Madison, Mississippi

Rutgers University鈥擜ndrea Rivera of West Orange, New Jersey

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville鈥擪yla Clouthier of Boise, Idaho

University of Mississippi鈥擝re'Anna Coleman of Drew, Mississippi; McKenzie Cox of Concord, North Carolina; Mackenzie Knighten of Sunflower, Mississippi; Yasmine Ware of Madison, Mississippi