Atlanta, Georgia Chapter

Atlanta, Georgia Chapter

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Serving alumni, friends and prospective students in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.
Georgia counties include: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Polk, Rockdale, Spaulding, Walton

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Thank you to our sponsors who support the Atlanta, Georgia Chapter and our 2023 Road Dawgs Tour stop.
We could not make this event happen without their generous support!  Thank you!


Zwan Landfair


The MSU Atlanta, Georgia Alumni Chapter Scholarship is now endowed through the MSU Foundation! The endowment-level support will enable us to continue granting an Atlanta-area student a scholarship to attend Mississippi State each year, and by growing the scholarship endowment, we’ll be able to increase the award and the number of scholarships for future students.

How can you help? By making a tax-deductible gift directly to the Atlanta, Georgia Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship fund through the MSU Foundation. Every gift will make a big difference in growing our scholarship endowment and help create opportunities for future metro Atlanta students at Mississippi State.

Thank you for your generous support of Mississippi State University, the Atlanta, Georgia Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship and future students from the metro Atlanta area! If you have any questions about the scholarship or your donation, please reach out to me.

William Thomas, Atlanta Chapter Scholarship Chair

2023 Chapter Leadership Team

President - Chandra Harmond Brandel '92  email
Vice President - William Thomas '89
Secretary - Blaire Wilson '12,'13 email
Treasurer - Mike Criswell '80

Committee Chairpersons

Communication/Social Media - Cara P. Robison '03
Community Service - Gerald '90 & Ann Marie Jernigan
Scholarship - William Thomas '89
Send-off Party - John Graham '81, '82
Senior / Retired Alumni - William Thomas '89
Student Recruiting - Blaire Wilson '12,'13
Young Alumni - Nate Bell '19
Bulldog Bites Coordinator & Past President - Stephen Palmer '93 
Bulldogs on the Run - Michelle Y. Sherman '03

Mississippi Society of Georgia Rep - Kieu-Anh Tran '96
The Mississippi Society of Georgia is an all-volunteer, non-profit entity composed of alumni and friends of Mississippi's higher institutions of learning. We are all Georgia residents with some tie to the state of Mississippi, be it by birth, alma mater, family, or just a feeling of goodwill toward the state.

If you would like to volunteer with the chapter as an officer, committee chair or board member, please contact Chandra.

*Please do not solicit for any reason.  Contact info is provided only for chapter related purposes.

Student Recruiting in Georgia - MSU Office of Admissions & Scholarships

Sarah Gresham (S.G.) Barr MaddoxAdmissions Counselor for Atlanta metro, North Georgia, & North Carolina  •  404.353.4845

Ryan King, Admissions Counselor for Atlanta metro, South Georgia, & South Carolina  •  404.713.0941

If you have any questions about student recruiting in the Atlanta area and also the State of Georgia, please contact one S.G. or Ryan.  Our Admissions Counselors visit area high schools and community colleges, participate in college and career fairs, talk to students and parents and work full time to recruit students to become Mississippi State Bulldogs!

Alumni and friends are encouraged to assist with student recruiting.  If you would like to join the volunteer Alumni Recruitment Network in Georgia, please contact the Alumni Association to sign up with the Alumni Recruitment Network.

Chapter Membership Information

If you’re an alumnus or friend of MSU who lives in the metro Atlanta area (based on your mailing address with the Alumni Association), you’re automatically a member of this chapter. An annual donation to Mississippi State made through the MSU Foundation makes you an active member of the MSU Alumni Association and the Atlanta, Georgia Chapter.

Supporting the Chapter

Financial Support of individuals and businesses is also important to the success of the Atlanta, Georgia Chapter and help students from our area become Bulldogs and graduate from Mississippi State. There are two ways to support through the MSU Foundation.

Chapter Scholarship
The Atlanta, Georgia Chapter has established an endowed scholarship fund through the MSU Foundation to be given to entering freshmen from Atlanta, Georgia. Help us grow this fund by making a tax-deductible gift, in any amount, to the MSU Foundation.
Utilize secure online giving by visiting the Atlanta, Georgia Chapter Endowed Scholarship Fund giving website.

Advancement Fund
The Atlanta, Georgia Chapter Advancement Fund established through the MSU Foundation is to support the chapters goals and initiatives.  Gifts and support to this fund help pay for activities and events hosted by the chapter, which ultimately supports the chapter scholarship.
Support the Atlanta, Georgia Chapter

To use a check, make checks payable to MSU Foundation and send to:
MSU Foundation, P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762

You can also call (662) 325-7000.

Atlanta, Georgia Chapter Scholarship

Applications for scholarships are available through the student application for admission after receiving admittance to MSU.  Students must complete the scholarship information after admittance to Mississippi State to be automatically considered if the scholarship criteria is met.

The University Scholarship Committee administers the scholarship program at Mississippi State University. Financial need may be used as consideration in selection. Any scholarships will be awarded on a year-to-year basis.

Awards will be based on funds available.  Funds will not be given directly to the recipients; rather, the university business office will credit the recipients' tuition and fees expenses each semester.

Atlanta, Georgia Chapter

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Georgia Car Tags are now available.
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Kroger Community Rewards
When you shop at Kroger, Kroger will also donate to Mississippi State Atlanta Alumni Association. Register online at Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy!

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Bulldogs Helping Bulldogs through Georgia English Bulldog Rescue
As part of our service to the Atlanta community, we support the Georgia English Bulldogs Rescue organization. To learn more about GEBR, visit their website.

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