Signed poster from the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony:
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University of Mississippi
2010 Political Science Alumni Reception


Oxford University Club
Second Floor
300 N Lamar Blvd.
Oxford, MS

October 29, 2010
6:00-7:30 PM


The 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to



Mr. Steven Guyton


To recognize an individual of notable accomplishment whose life and work have reflected distinction upon the University by exemplifying the best of those ideas we pursue in the study of political science.

Dear alumni:

This fall, the University of Mississippi Political Science Department will be recognizing Mr. Steve Guyton with our 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award. The preface to the Distinguished Alumni Award is:

"To recognize an individual of notable accomplishment whose life and work have reflected distinction upon the university by exemplifying the best of those ideas we pursue in the study of political science."

Steve is richly deserving of this recognition. He has touched hundreds of young men and women’s lives through his long-time association with Boys State and Girls State, as well as service to our Senators and other elected officials. Steve’s vocation has been to guide young people toward life-changing opportunities in higher education, military service, and politics. He does this with great enthusiasm and zest for life. No one shakes hands with greater eagerness and passion than Steve Guyton! It is with great pleasure that we will celebrate Steve Guyton’s public service this fall, and I ask for your help in two ways.

First, would you consider a financial gift to support a Steve Guyton Endowment for Student and Faculty Development? This Endowment Fund will support faculty mentorship of undergraduate research projects. These research projects can be the most memorable and important learning opportunities in an undergraduate’s time at the University. It will be a fitting tribute to Steve Guyton’s work and a lasting benefit to students. Our goal for the Endowment Fund is to raise $25,000. To that end, I ask that you consider contributing toward a “100 from 100” plan. Would you be 1 of 100 friends of Steve Guyton to contribute $100 toward the Guyton Fund? It would be a terrific tribute if we were to achieve 100 pledges!

You can make a pledge online by going to http://www.umf.olemiss.edu/makeagift. Please reference “Guyton Fund” if you make a credit card payment. Alternatively, I am including a pledge form below. You can mail the pledge form and your check to the University of Mississippi Political Science Department. The address is below. Please do not hesitate to call or email me (my contact information is below) if you would like to get more details about these funds or to discuss other ideas you might have relating to the Guyton Fund.

The second way you might help is by attending our Fall reception recognizing Steve. We invite you to our upcoming 2010 Fall Alumni Reception in Oxford hosted by the Ole Miss Department of Political Science. The reception is scheduled for October 29, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Oxford University Club, 265 North Lamar Boulevard. This is the Friday before the Ole Miss-Auburn football game. Please R.S.V.P. with the Ole Miss Alumni Association by clicking on Alumni Events. Alternately, the Political Science Department contact information is below. We will be contacting you again to remind you of the date, time and location of the event.

Thanks for considering these requests. I hope to see you in October.

Best regards,

Richard Forgette
Professor and Chair,
Department of Political Science
University of Mississippi
133 Deupree Hall
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662-915-7401
forgette@olemiss.edu


PLEDGE CARD


STEVEN GUYTON ENDOWMENT FOR STUDENT AND FACULTY DEVELOPMENT


Please clip this form and include it with your contribution to the Guyton Endowment Fund.

YOUR NAME:

YOUR ADDRESS:

Please make check payable to “University of Mississippi - Political Science Guyton Fund” and mail to

Department of Political Science
University of Mississippi
c/o Prof. Richard Forgette, Chair
133 Deupree Hall
University, MS 38677

Dear alumni:

I would like to invite you to our upcoming Alumni Reception in Oxford hosted by the University of Mississippi Department Of Political Science. The reception is scheduled for October 29, 6-7:30 pm, at the Oxford University Club, 265 North Lamar Boulevard. This is the Friday before the Ole Miss-Auburn football game.

In addition to an early celebration of our hopeful win against Auburn, the reception will be an opportunity to recognize the public service of Steven Guyton. Steve will receive the University of Mississippi Department of Political Science’s 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award is a new honor that we bestow each fall to a deserving Ole Miss alumnus. The Award preface states:

"To recognize an individual of notable accomplishment whose life, and work, have reflected distinction upon the University, by exemplifying the best of those ideas we pursue in the study of political science."

Steve is richly deserving of this recognition. He has touched hundreds of young men and women’s lives through his long-time association with Boys State and Girls State, as well as service to our U.S. Senators and other elected officials. Steve’s vocation has been to guide young people toward life-changing opportunities in higher education, military service, and politics. He does this with great enthusiasm and zest for life. No one shakes hands with greater eagerness and passion than Steve Guyton! It is with great pleasure that we will celebrate Steve Guyton’s public service.

The Department will be establishing a Steve Guyton Endowment for Student and Faculty Development. This Fund will support faculty mentorship of undergraduate research projects. These research projects can be the most memorable and important learning opportunities in an undergraduate’s time at the University. It will be a fitting tribute to Steve Guyton’s work and a lasting benefit to students. If you would like to contribute, you can make a pledge online by going to http://www.umf.olemiss.edu/makeagift. Please reference “Guyton Fund” if you make a credit card payment. Alternatively, you can mail your check to the University of Mississippi Political Science Department. The address is 133 Deupree Hall, University, MS 38677-1848.

Regardless, we hope you can join us at our Fall reception celebrating Ole Miss and Steve. Again, the reception is scheduled for October 29, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Oxford University Club, 265 North Lamar Boulevard. Please R.S.V.P. with the Ole Miss Alumni Association by clicking on Alumni Events.

Best regards,


Richard Forgette
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
forgette@olemiss.edu

University of Mississippi Political Science Department
Fall Alumni Reception


Oxford University Club, Second Floor
300 N Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS
October 9, 2009, 6:00-7:30 PM

The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to former lieutenant governor, Brad Dye.

To recognize an individual of notable accomplishment whose life and work have reflected distinction upon the University by exemplifying the best of those ideas we pursue in the study of political science.
The Department of Political Science will hold a Department Awards Reception next Friday, April 24th, 3:30 pm, in Trent Lott (2nd floor landing)

Political Science Pre-Debate Reception

We invite our Alumni and friends to a Pre-Debate Reception on Tuesday, September 23, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the University Club, Oxford.   The Reception follows a roundtable discussion entitled “Debating the Stakes for Mississippi.”  The roundtable will focus on alternative plans for promoting educational opportunity in the south. Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant, Governor Ray Mabus, and State School Superintendent Hank Bounds will be our guests.  Please call the Political Science Department at 662-915-7401 if you have questions.    Rich Forgette

 

Richard Forgette

Professor and Chair,

Department of Political Science

University of Mississippi

134 Deupree Hall

University, MS  38677-1848

(phone) 662-915-7401

(fax)  662-915-7808

 

Upcoming Alumni Event

Dear Alumni and Friends,

 

The Political Science Department invites you to our Pre-Debate Reception on September 23, 2008, 5-6:30 pm, at the University Club in Oxford.   Please contact the Department at 662-915-7401 if you can come or would like more information.  The Reception will follow an event entitled “Debating the Stakes for Mississippi” in the Overby Center Auditorium at 4 pm.   Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant, Governor Ray Mabus, and State School Superintendent Hank Bounds will be responding to a policy report written by UM Honors entitled “Closing the Gaps:  Promoting Educational Opportunity in the South.”  I hope you can attend both events! 

 

Rich Forgette    

 

 

Richard Forgette

Professor and Chair,

Department of Political Science

University of Mississippi

134 Deupree Hall

University, MS  38677-1848

(phone) 662-915-7401

(fax)  662-915-7808

 

POL Alumni Advisory Board

The University of Mississippi's Political Science Alumni Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, October 17, 2007.

Class of 1971

Thanks for the “heads up” notice re; Dr. Bhagat.  I don’t have any recollections of having taken any of his classes during my time at Ole Miss but would take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Bhagat upon his retirement and thank him for his service.

 

I’m now retired, having begun government service as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms upon graduation in 1971.  I was extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to complete my ATF career at Oxford, where I served as Resident Agent in Charge of that field office from 1987 to 1998.

 

Thanks again for making me aware of Dr. Bhagat’s retirement.

 

Billy Hancock

40 CR 5451

Baldwyn, MS

Political Science Alumni

Ole Miss Political Science Alumni information:
 
Don Lee Porter
B.P.A.  1982    
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics-Agent                    1983
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation-Special Agent     1985
Tennessee Bomb and Arson Section-Special Agent 2004
 
Current #'s: Work: (615) 202-2556
                 Home: (615) 477-7515 

Welcome Ole Miss Political Science Alumni and Friends

We would love to have you post on our Political Science Alumni Web Blog, particularly if are not able to attend the Alumni reception on September 29th. Please tell us about your professional accomplishments, Ole Miss memories, and wishes. To post directly to the Department Alumni Blog, you may send an email to umps dot post at blogger dot com. Alternatively, simply click on the "comments" link below.


Rich Forgette, Chair and Professor