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New Board of Directors Relaunches D.C. Chapter of Ole Miss Alumni Association


Members of the D.C. Chapter of the Ole Miss Alumni Association recently relaunched the organization with a full board of directors. The new 20-person panel looks to the 2018-2019 school year as an opportunity to more proactively serve its local membership, which surpasses the presence of many other Southern universities in the city.

The group makes the relaunch official with the kickoff Saturday, Sept. 1, for the organization’s first Ole Miss football watch party at Rebellion—a D.C. bar and the new official football home for local Ole Miss Rebels. The football watch parties feature an Ole Miss inspired menu containing Rebellion’s twist on Chicken-On-A-Stick and the Neon Smash Burger (named after the Neon Pig in Oxford).

The new structure is the brainchild of the President Emeritus, Mary Margaret Jenkins.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve as President of the Washington, D.C. Ole Miss Alumni Club,” Jenkins said. “I am confident in the abilities of the new president, Emerson George, and the vision of the new board. I know this group of dedicated individuals will meet the expectations of the Washington, D.C. area alumni.”

The new board plans for an ambitious year while introducing the alumni association to a large group of D.C. Rebels who are unconnected to the local community. The chapter’s first event—a professional development happy hour at Rebellion—drew a crowd of more than 70 alumni in what will be the first of several events designed to engage and build upon the local network.

The chapter’s first event—a professional development happy hour at Rebellion—drew a crowd of more than 70 alumni in what will be the first of several events designed to engage and build upon the local network. Photo courtesy of D.C. Chapter of Ole Miss Alumni Association.

“The launch of this board marks a whole new chapter for the Ole Miss Alumni Club of Washington, D.C.,” George said. “This group of energetic, passionate alumni are going to do great things in their new positions and I am honored to serve alongside them as president during this exciting time.”

Activities for alumni include the always-popular football watch parties, professional development happy hours, a community service day and continued organizing of the annual Ole Miss Alumni Day that is timed the Thursday before Mississippi on the Mall—a celebration for all Mississippians in the D.C. metro area. The board plans to expand marketing and fundraising for the chapter so Ole Miss alums can always feel at home while living in the nation’s Capitol.


Special to HottyToddy.com

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