The alumni association will offer free membership to new graduates


The Southern Miss Alumni Association recently announced that all Summer and Fall 2020 graduates of the University of Southern Mississippi will receive a free annual membership.

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the university previously announced the postponement of all launch ceremonies until May 2021, when all graduates of the Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 terms of the USM will have the opportunity to participate.

“The Alumni Association recognizes the true Southern Miss spirit exhibited by this class of graduates, and we are delighted to celebrate not only their accomplishments, but also the determination with which they have earned them, with a free one-year membership. to our organization, ”said Jerry DeFatta, executive director of the Alumni Association.

The graduation celebrations have already started with a free giveaway of t-shirts, and more giveaways are planned for the week originally scheduled for graduation. Graduates who have already purchased or received a membership in the association will benefit from an extension of an additional year.

“Membership of the Alumni Association is the easiest way for alumni to stay in touch with the University,” added DeFatta. “Members receive invitations to regional events organized by HUB Alumni; communications materials such as the association’s quarterly magazine, The Talon; and exclusive access to various campus events. Securing these benefits for 2020 graduates is a meaningful way for our organization to honor their Southern Miss experience and welcome them into the alumni family.

Summer and Fall 2020 graduates can visit SouthernMissAlumni.com to activate their membership and explore all of the association’s resources. For more information, graduates can contact the association by sending an email to [email protected]


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