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