Mississippi State Organization has over 900 members who are educators, specialists, administrators or other key women in education. Mississippi State Organization is comprised of three districts (Northern, Central and Southern) and 36 chapters. Conventions and district meetings are held to support the professional and personal growth of members and to focus attention on current educational issues and concerns.
Recognizing MSO Members
San Antonio, TX
Congratulations to Lindsay Griffin! Her photographs "Simple Things" and "Everything Has a Purpose" have been accepted into the DKG Fine Arts Gallery. According to Lindsay, "Simple Things" was inspired by the poem "Little Things" by Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney. The unveiling of the new DKG Fine Arts Gallery will be mid-November. Lindsay's work will be displayed in the gallery for six months, after which it will be archived for two years.
Katherine Furr was recently featured in Southern Senior. The article, "Katherine Furr: Gold, Frankincense and...Furr," written by Carey Meitzler, details her life and the contributions she made to education. She was instrumental in setting several new precedents in the Picayune School District. Two very note-worthy precedents are maternity leave and 12-month payroll for teachers.
Katherine joined DKG in 1952 and is a founding member of Sigma Chapter. She was recognized at the 2019 Zeta State Convention as a STAR member.
Click here to read the article about this wonderful trail-blazer in the field of education.
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science has a scarecrow trail. The scarecrows found on the trail are for local families and businesses. I made a scarecrow for MSO. Dr. Betsy Sullivan participated in this event. The scarecrow has a sign that identifies it as Delta Kappa Gamma. She developed a QR code for visitors to scan to learn more about MSO (linked it to the "About Us" page).
The scarecrows will be displayed in MMNS's native plant garden’s “Scarecrow Garden” through November 1, 2021 – giving museum visitors a fun, outdoor stroll!
Visitors will vote on the “Scarecrow Garden Contest” post on the museum’s Facebook page by liking their favorite scarecrow’s photo. The individual or family scarecrow with the most “likes” wins one MS Museum of Natural Science Foundation Membership! All voters will be entered into a separate drawing for a chance to win one MS Museum of Natural Science Foundation Membership, too.
The STAR program is a program to encourage and reward members who fully participate and commit to their chapters and DKG throughout the entire year. STAR stands for Scholarship, Teachers, Attendance, Resources, and Service.
Mississippi State Organization Art Gallery