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 our Chapter Toolkit.

Enjoy this video from the 2022 Chapters and Constituency Groups Workshop.

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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Alumni Chapters in Mississippi

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

Hattiesburg Area
Contact: Lydia Coffey Pierce, '09

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

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

Northeast Mississippi
Contact: LaShama Mabry, '13

Oktibbeha County
Contact: Beverly Koch Jones, '57

Southwest Mississippi
Contact: Emily Edwards Williams, '06

Chapters Outside Mississippi

Interim President: Pat Acklin, '78

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

Contact: Erin Gioia, '07

Greater Chicago
President: Barbara Nelson ‘86
Chapter Facebook Page

Greater Denver
President: Kay Robinson ‘77
Chapter Facebook Page

Lamar County, Alabama
Contact: Celina Eaves Pennington, '02

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

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

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


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Office of Development and Alumni

Phone: (662) 329-7148 or
(877) 462-8439 ext.7148
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