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Southern Miss Students Talk Politics With State Officials During Fourth Annual Student Legislative Day in Jackson

Date  2/9/06

Contact Chinika Hood 601.450.5568
 

HATTIESBURG – Fifty delegates from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Student Government Association (SGA) and The Legacy are in Jackson today getting up close and personal with state representatives as the group celebrates its Fourth Annual Student Legislative Day.

 

The student leaders, who usually spend their time listening to the issues of their peers and writing legislation to combat them, are excited about the chance to discuss their concerns with their elected officials.

 

The meeting will be a first-time encounter for SGA Freshman Senator Stephen McCay. A Gulfport native whose home was destroyed by Katrina, the aspiring politician said he will use the occasion to learn the very latest on the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort. “I’m eager to find out what is being done to ensure that other people in my situation receive adequate help from local insurance companies,” McCay said.

 

“Plus, I want to learn how to be more personable with the people I serve, and I also want to see how the state runs and learn how to write better legislation for the student body at Southern Miss,” he added.

 

Highlighting Southern Miss’ accomplishments over the past year and discussing the needs of college students living in the Pine Belt area are also on the political science major’s agenda.

  
Students will return to Hattiesburg this afternoon. For more information about the event, please contact SGA advisor and Southern Miss associate dean of students Michael Mitchell at 601.266.6028.

 


Last updated: 02/10/06

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