STARKVILLE, Miss.--The Mississippi State University Alumni Association enters its 128th year of service to graduates, supporters, and friends by naming George Thomas "Tommy" Everett, III, as the institution's 2013 National Alumnus of the Year.
Everett, of Magee, will be honored on February 1, 2013, at the annual MSU Alumni Association Awards Banquet on the Starkville campus. The 1950 general business administration graduate served the association in 1973 as national president and served as longtime association treasurer from 1979-92. He is retired president of Magee Auto Supply.
Joining him as honorees will be the nine College Alumni of the Year. They are (by city of residence):
ATLANTA, Ga. --William L. "Bill" Polk, III, College of Architecture, Art and Design, 1984 architecture graduate;
HOUSTON, Texas--Paul B. Murphy, Jr., of Houston, Texas, College of Business, 1981 banking and finance graduate; and Thomas B. "Tommy" Nusz, James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, 1982 petroleum engineering graduate;
HICKORY--Kim S. Benton, of Hickory, MSU-Meridian, 1982 elementary education graduate (B.S.), 1986 (M.Ed.), and 1991 (Ph.D.);
JACKSON--Joe A. Haynes, of Jackson, College of Education, 1983 educational leadership graduate (Ph.D.);
KERRVILLE, Texas--Donald R. Ford, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1960 general agriculture graduate;
MACON--Charles David Barge, College of Forest Resources, 1976 forestry graduate (B.S.) and 1977 forestry-business graduate (M.S.);
MADISON--John D. "Jack" Sistrunk, Jr., College of Arts and Sciences, 1949 petroleum geology graduate;
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.--Rodney A. Christmas, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1993 veterinary medicine graduate (D.V.M.);
Distinguished Service Award Recipients for 2012 will include:
HELENA, Ala.--Rob Hamlin of the Birmingham, Ala., Alumni Association chapter;
LEAKESVILLE--Brenda Smith of the George-Greene (counties) Alumni Association chapter;
ATLANTA, Ga.--Mike Criswell of the Atlanta, Ga. Alumni Association chapter.
The Alumni Association also is naming Edward Sanders of the Washington, D.C., Alumni Association Chapter as the organization's 2012 Outstanding Young Alumnus.
For more information about the MSU Alumni Association, visit www.alumni.msstate.edu.