Alumni Association awards banquet webcast tonight

February 18, 2011

The Mississippi State University Alumni Association will stream its annual awards banquet live tonight, Feb. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will honor some of the university's most prestigious alumni.

Richard C. Adkerson, a 1969 and 1970 graduate, will be recognized as the 2011 National Alumnus of the Year. The Alumni Association will also honor nine individual college alumni of the year, a young alumna of the year and three distinguished service award recipients.

Other highlights will include:

--Recognition of over 30 alumni chapters for outstanding service and activities held in 2010;

--Formal welcome of the 92nd chartered alumni chapter from Chattanooga, Tenn.; and

--Special recognition of Jack Cristil, Voice of the Bulldogs, for his nearly 60 years of service to the university as broadcaster for MSU football and basketball.

For more on the awards program, contact Dr. Jimmy Abraham at (662) 325-7000.

Click here during the event, which begins at 6 p.m., to view the live webcast. This link will not work until shortly before the event starts.