Volunteer Spotlight – Carol Moss Read
Starkville resident Carol Moss Read is proud of the Bulldog heritage she shares with her family and friends. The 1976 doctoral education graduate loves Mississippi State University and everything for which it stands.
“I have seen this university grow, and in so doing, MSU has produced some outstanding graduates,” Carol said.
She continued, “I am so proud of the accomplishments of those graduates in many areas, including agriculture, engineering and education to name a few. I swell with pride every time I see something in the news about MSU or one of its alumni.”
Carol’s love for her alma mater dates back to as far as she can remember. Besides being a proud alumna, she has devoted much of her professional career to Mississippi State.
“I worked with the MSU Extension Service and then with the Division of Continuing Education, as it was called at the time, for 24 years,” she said.
As an alumni volunteer, Carol helps promote Mississippi State in her local community. She currently serves as president of the Oktibbeha County Chapter, and she also founded the Breakfast with the Bulldogs program.
In her chapter role, she encourages continuous involvement from fellow graduates “because there is a bond that transcends age, race, gender and nationality.”
Carol shares her passion for MSU with her husband, James “Jim” Read, a fellow graduate, along with her two children, Jay and Greg Perry, who also hold MSU degrees. The family plans to stay closely involved in their alumni chapter in the future.
The MSU Alumni Association thanks Carol for her efforts to support the Bulldog family. Her service with her local chapter and involvement in her community helps enhance the Bulldog name around our nation.