How to Start an Alumni Chapter

There are many opportunities to connect with our more than 25,000 alumni around the world. If there currently is not an alumni chapter in your area, you may be interested in working with the Office of Development and Alumni to establish a chapter.

To get started, contact the Office of Development and Alumni ( or 662-329-7295) to let us know you are interested in starting a chapter in your area. Next, submit a list of counties and major cities and towns within a 75-mile radius of your location. The Office of Development and Alumni will conduct a survey of alumni living in the area to identify members who may be interested in becoming involved. Survey results typically take 4-6 weeks, and we will follow up with you on the next steps.

Find out more about alumni chapter guidelines and starting a chapter in the documents section of the MUW Alumni Association page.

Also, take advantage of checking out our Chapter Toolkit by clicking here!

A video from the 2022 Chapters and Constituency Groups Workshop is available here.

You are invited to join our Facebook group of chapter and constituency group leaders, where we exchange ideas and share information that you can share with your group.

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Chapters in MS

Gulf Coast Chapter
President: Michelle Wecovich Daugherty, '07
Chapter Facebook Page

Hattiesburg Area Alumni
Contact: Lydia Coffey Pierce, '09

Jackson Metro Chapter
President: Barbara Travis, '70
Chapter Facebook Page

Lowndes County (LOCO) Chapter
President: Janie Shields, '17

Northeast Mississippi Area Alumni
Contact: LaShama Mabry, '13

Oktibbeha County Area Alumni
Contact: Beverly Koch Jones, '57

Southwest Mississippi Area Alumni
Contact: Emily Edwards Williams, '06

Chapters Outside MS

Arkansas Chapter
Interim President: Pat Acklin, '78

Atlanta Mag Chain Chapter
Contact: Michelle Hitt Patrick, '09
Chapter Facebook Page

Birmingham Area Alumni
Contact: Erin Gioia, '07

Greater Chicago Chapter
President: Barbara Nelson ‘86
Chapter Facebook Page

Greater Denver Chapter
President: Kay Robinson ‘77
Chapter Facebook Page

Lamar County Chapter
Contact: Celina Eaves Pennington, '02

Middle Tennessee Chapter
Contact: Mary Gring Moody, '73
Chapter Facebook Page

Mid-South (Memphis) Chapter
President: Edmond McDavis, '03
Chapter Facebook Page

New Orleans Area Alumni
Contact: Lesley Norwood Davis, '06
Chapter Facebook Page

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Phone: (662) 329-7148 or
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