JOSEPH “JOJO” DODD of Jackson The 2016 MSU economics graduate and Picayune native continued his education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he earned a master’s degree in biomedical sciences and is currently a fourth-year medical student. Dodd also is chairman of the board and chief operations officer for the Jackson Free Clinic. MATTHEW DOUDE of Huntsville, Alabama As program manager for Dynetics Inc., Doude is a three-time MSU graduate. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering in 2007 and 2014, respectively, followed by a doctoral degree in industrial and systems engineering in 2020. JEFFERY ELLIS of Biloxi He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2006 and serves as an engineering manager for Ingalls Shipbuilding. MICHAEL FERRIL of Broomfield, Colorado The 2012 business administration graduate is CEO of Rosy Rings Inc. ELLIOTT FLAGGS of Jackson He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from MSU in 2007. Flaggs later earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law and currently serves as a vice president at Cornerstone Government Affairs’ Jackson office. DARVIN GRIFFIN of Salem, New Hampshire The Shuqualak native earned a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from MSU in 2009. He went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees from Cornell University and serves as director of clinical development in medical aesthetics for Irvine, California-based AbbVie Inc. CODY HARDIN of Eupora The 2008 aerospace engineering graduate is a lead manufacturing engineer for Aurora Flight Services, a Boeing Company. A native of Batesville, he also holds a master’s degree from Arkansas State University. SEANICAA EDWARDS HERRON of Clarksburg, Maryland She earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness in 2004 and a master’s degree in agricultural economics in 2008. The Hernando native is cofounder and executive director of Freedmen Heirs Foundation Inc.
WHITNEY LIPSCOMB of Ridgeland The Gulfport native earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from MSU in 2009 and went on to complete a Juris Doctor at the University of Mississippi School of Law. She is a deputy attorney general for the Mississippi Attorney General’s office. DAVID MACIAS of Vienna, Virginia The New Orleans, Louisiana, native is a 2004 biological engineering graduate of MSU. He completed a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoVirginia. LYNDSEY MILLER of Starkville She earned a 2005 bachelor’s degree in human sciences with an emphasis in interior design, followed by a 2007 master’s degree in architecture. Miller is an associate professor in MSU’s interior design program and director of Starkville’s Academy of Competitive and Performing Arts APEX Dance Company. ALPHAKA MOORE of Natchez A native of Laurel, she earned a bachelor’s degree in technology teacher education from MSU in 2009 and later earned a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Moore serves as athletic director for the Natchez Adams School District and head coach for the Natchez High School girls basketball team. MATTHEW PRIDDY of Starkville He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from MSU in 2008 and 2010, respectively. The Columbus native also completed a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Priddy is an assistant professor in MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering. STEPHEN REICHLEY of Starkville He earned a doctoral degree in veterinary medical science from MSU in 2017. Reichley earlier completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Findlay and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University. A native of Stow, Ohio, he serves as an assistant clinical professor and the associate director of the Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security in MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.