ALUMNUS Spring 2022 - Mississippi State University

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Table of CONTENTS

FEATURES

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New Start for MSU Hoops

Bulldogs welcome Purcell and Jans to Maroon and White family

23 When Bulldogs Heal

MSU delivers health care to rural communities - Part 2

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ABOVE: The Mississippi Bug Blues mobile museum welcomed visitors as part of MSU’s Science Night at the Museums. An educational outreach program developed at MSU, Mississippi Bug Blues has become the state’s leader in invasive species awareness. It was one of many interactive, educational activities available during science night. Photo by Megan Bean

28 Seed Funding Takes Root

Early research support helps Mississippi State land long-term investments

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