Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, and Administrators,
Thank you for making our Veterans Day weekend Football game,
Donor Appreciation Day, and Southernersí Reunion
a rousing success. †We proudly recognized
our service men and women and all veterans, thanks to our Army ROTC pre-game
activities.† The Southernersí 50th
Year Reunion was a highlight of the halftime, as hundreds of the bandís alumni
returned from as far away as Iceland
to share memories and, finally, a grand, joint performance by current and
football team scored a 55-7 win over Samford, which was the biggest margin of
victory in the OVC series and the seventh straight win by JSU over Samford. Head
Football Coach Jack Crowe and our players deserve loud applause.
Also on November 11,
University held Donor
Appreciation Day to say thank-you to our many supporters who are
enthusiastically making our $25 million fund-raising program a success. JSU has
reached 64 percent of the $25 million goal.
I also note with equal pride the performance of our
Volleyball team, which made history by winning 51 of its last 52 games.† Volleyball Head Coach Rick Nold and the
Volleyball squad won accolades with their win over Southeast Missouri State
(SEMO). Even with a loss in the second game, the win secured the best season in
Division I history and tied Eastern Kentucky
for the fewest games lost in an OVC season.
JSU is blessed with thousands of dedicated students,
faculty, staff, alumni and friends, as evidenced by the weekendís exceptional
outcome. Thank you for your continuing support.
William A. Meehan