ALUMNUS Spring 2022 - Mississippi State University

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MSU Alumni Association announces inaugural class of Reveille 25 honorees The Mississippi State University Alumni Association is proud to honor 25 outstanding young alumni as the inaugural recipients of The Reveille 25 award. Launched last fall, The Reveille 25 seeks to highlight the remarkable accomplishments of the university’s growing number of young alumni. The familiar name of the program derives from MSU’s former yearbook, The Reveille, and pays tribute to the university’s foundational military history. Accordingly, the program will annually honor 25 high achieving, young alumni who are answering the call of the university’s mission for excellence and inspiring others through the positive impact they are making in their communities and professions. The 25 honorees, chosen from among 340 applicants, were recognized during a banquet in March.

The 2022 Reveille 25 class JAMEL ALEXANDER of Huntsville, Alabama He is a two-time MSU mechanical engineering graduate, earning master’s and doctoral degrees in 2013 and 2017, respectively. The New Orleans, Louisiana native also holds a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and a master’s degree from the University of New Orleans. He currently serves as a general engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense. MORGAN ALEXANDER of Starkville A native of Jackson, Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture in 2020 and now serves as a Mississippi State admissions counselor for the Mississippi Delta and Jackson Public Schools.


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SHELBY BALDWIN of Starkville The Ridgeland native earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing in 2019 and is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Rocketing Systems Inc. BRIAN BARNES of Saltillo A native of Tremont, Barnes earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2009 and is pursuing a master’s degree from Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering. He serves as an engineering manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority.