Annual Meeting Recap

Happiness starts with good health.

L to R: Ellen Collins, Executive Director, Sammy Moon, Former Executive Director

Elvis was in the house.

Thanks to all who were able to join us for our Annual Meeting recently held Friday, April 14 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.  It was a wonderful time of networking, entertainment and education, filled with memories and a special celebration shared among colleagues, friends and family. The meeting kicked off with recognizing outgoing board members and welcoming our incoming board members, general business and the opportunity for attendees to share news, upcoming events or make any announcements regarding their organizations, followed by an outstanding performance from the award-winning Jim Hill show choir.  Over a delicious meal, we heard a very enlightening presentation on “Ascent to 55%: A Roadmap for the Future,” an initiative to increase participation in post-secondary education in Mississippi, followed by special recognitions and a loving tribute and fond farewell to Sammy Moon (the Elvis fan).  We capped it all off with an official transition in leadership welcoming Ellen Collins as the Alliance’s new executive director and an honorary retirement reception for Sammy immediately following.

We would like to take this opportunity to again acknowledge and apologize for any inconveniences caused for those of you who registered to join us virtually via live stream on our Facebook page.  The video is now posted on our FB page and our YouTube channel.  If you were unable to join us (or planned to join us virtually) we hope you will take an opportunity to watch and enjoy this very special meeting/occasion at your convenience and please feel free to send any comments or questions to

Thanks again to all in attendance, our providers, entertainers, speakers, special guests, board and staff who made this meeting in particular, very meaningful and memorable.

For his last time, Sammy closed the meeting with his favorite salutation…Now go forth and do good!  

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