HATTIESBURG – Raymond
Thomas “Tommy” Arnold, chair of Virginia Homes Manufacturing
Corp. in Boydton, Va., has been elected to serve for a three-year
term on the board of directors of The University of Southern Mississippi
Foundation in Hattiesburg, Miss. Arnold is a 1957 graduate of Southern
Miss, where he received a Bachelor of Science in marketing management.
While at Southern Miss, Arnold served as both
senior and junior class president, elections commissioner with the
College Union Board, president of Inter-Fraternity Council, pledge
trainer with Kappa Sigma fraternity, secretary for Delta Sigma Pi
and was a member of the Yellow Jackets and Omicron Delta Kappa.
He was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities
The USM Foundation operates under the direction
of a 39-member board of directors, who are all volunteers. Thirteen
new board members are selected each year, while 13 end their three-year
term. The USM Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that
serves as a fiduciary of private funds donated to Southern Miss,
which is the only dual-campus university in the state, with an enrollment
of more than 16,000 students.
Arnold and his wife Janice reside in South