MSU President Speaks at Ocean Springs High School

Education is the key to success. That was the message of Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum to Ocean Springs High School students today.
Dozens of juniors and seniors listened intently as Dr. Keenum encouraged them to begin thinking now about their futures beyond high school. He explained that it’s not just about getting them to apply to MSU but mainly to consider the growing opportunities and options of higher education available to them.
“Our state has the lowest percentage of adults with a college degree. We’re at the bottom and consequently our per capita income as a state is at the bottom nationally. Well, the only way to change that is to grow the number of college graduates. The more college graduates that we can produce is going to inspire other industries and businesses to want to come and locate and hire more Mississippians,” said Dr. Keenum.
Students who visited with Dr. Keenum today said his speech was an eye opener to the importance of higher education.

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