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3/7/2019 - Jackson, Miss.

Outstanding students and faculty members from 34 Mississippi public and private universities and colleges were honored at the annual HEADWAE program, held last week in Jackson. Higher Education Appreciation Day—Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) was established by legislative resolution to honor individual academic achievement and the overall contribution of the state's public and private institutions of higher learning.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann delivered the keynote address at the luncheon and received an award from the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities and the HEADWAE Steering Committee recognizing his support of the program.

The award reads:
Presented to
The Honorable Delbert Hosemann
Keynote Speaker
In Appreciation of your Support and Commitment to Higher Education
32nd Annual Higher Education Appreciation Day—
Working for Academic Excellence
February 26, 2019

Secretary Hosemann is committed to serving the public with open and fair government. He works tirelessly to ensure the integrity of Mississippi's vote, ethically manage state lands to guarantee the future for our children and make Mississippi more business-friendly and attractive for economic development.

The honorees began the day with a visit to the State Capitol where they were greeted by Senator Gray Tollison, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, recognized by the Senate and House of Representatives and given a tour of the Capitol. At the awards luncheon, each honoree received an award recognizing their excellence and accomplishments in the classroom and beyond.

Corporate sponsors for the HEADWAE program include: Atmos Energy; AT&T Mississippi; BancorpSouth; Chevron Products Company; C-Spire; Georgia Pacific (KOCH); Huntington-Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mississippi Economic Council (MEC); Mississippi National Guard; Mississippi Power Company; Sanderson Farms; Trustmark National Bank; and Valley Services, Inc.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann gives the Keynote Address at the 32nd Annual HEADWAE Luncheon. (Photo Credit: Mary Margaret Busby, Holmes Community College)


The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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