Alumni Development

148th Founder’s Celebration – November 6-9, 2014 - Download the full Event's Schedule and hotel information here.

Event Schedule

Sunday – November 2, 2014
9:30am ………………… Bell Ringing Ceremony
Asbury United Methodist Church

Thursday – November 6, 2014
50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1964 Summer Civil Rights Project in Holly Springs

2:40pm ……......…………All-Campus Assembly
Doxey Alumni Fine Arts - Communication Center / Morehouse Auditorium
The 1964 Project
D r. Cleveland Sellers, President, Voorhees - College, Speaker - 1964 Volunteer

4:00pm …………………...Dedication of Historical Markers - Rust Avenue
a. Mississippi Department of Archives and History Civil Rights Trail Marker Recognizing Rust Participation up to 1963

b. A College Marker Recognizing Rust Students and Volunteers During the 1964-65 Summ er Voter Registration Campaign

8:3 0pm …....................…...Coronation of Miss Rust C ollege 2014-2015 - McMillan Multi Purpose Center

Friday – November 7, 2014
12:00 – 3:00pm .....................Alumni & Friends Registration
Brown Mass Communications Building

6:30pm …..............................Alumni & Friends Pre-Banquet Reception
Brown Mass Communications Building, Room 104

7:15pm ……..........................Alumni & Friends Awards Banquet
Brown Mass Communications Building/ Shaw Cafeteria
* Class of 1964 – Golden Anniversary (50 yrs)
* Class of 1989 – Silver Anniversary (25 yrs)
* Class of 1939 – Diamond Jubilee Three Quarter Century Anniversary (75 yrs)

9:30pm .................................. Alumni Social
Beckley Conference Center

Saturday, November 8, 2014
8:00 am – 8:45am ..................Alumni & Friends Registration (continued)
Doxey Fine Arts Center Foyer

8:50am – 9:45am ................…Individual Alumni Class Meetings (Class Projects, personal updates, etc..)

9:50am – 10:50am ..............…International Alumni Association Meeting
Doxey Fine Arts Center Auditorium

11:00am …….................…… 148th Founders Day Parade

12:30 – 1:30pm ………...……Alumni Luncheon
Brown Mass Communications Building

1:30pm ……….………………Concert of Bands
McMillian Multi Purpose Center

5:30pm …..........................……Homecoming Basketball Game
Rust College Bearcats vs. LeMoyne-Owen Magicians
McMillian Multi Purpose Center

Sunday, November 9, 2014
8:00am ………………….......... Presid ent’s Breakfast & Photo Session
* Golden Anniversary Class
* Silver Anniversary Class
* Diamond Jubilee Three Quarter Century Class
Mildred N. McMillan Dining Room, Brown Building

8:00am …….....................……..Founder’s Brunch for Alumni
Shaw Cafeteria, Brown Building

9:30am ……………………...…Memorial Service
A.C. McDonald Gravesite - Hillcrest Cemetery

11:00am …….........................…148th Founder’s Convocation
Doxey Fine Arts Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Dr. Alice M. Scales 63’

Hotel Information

America’s Best Value Inn
137 Two Steaks Road
Byhalia, Mississippi
662-838-3730

Courtyard Marriott-Collierville
4640 Merchants Park Circle
Collierville, Tennessee
901-850-9370

Days Inn
Highway 78 and Highway 7
Holly Springs, Mississippi
662-252-1120

Econolodge
100 Brooks Road
Holly Springs, Mississippi
662-252-5444

Magnolia Inn
155 Clarice Drive
Holly Springs, Mississippi
662-252-7770

Comfort Suites
6921 Parkwood Drive
Olive Branch, Mississippi
662-892-4445
Holiday Inn Express
8900 Expressway Drive
Olive Branch, Mississippi
662-893-8700

Best Western
10915 Business Center Drive
Olive Branch, Mississippi
866-577-4812

Comfort Inn
7049 Enterprise Drive
Olive Branch, Mississippi
662-895-0456

The Little Doll House Cottage Inn
220 Roberts Avenue
Holly Springs, Mississippi
662-252-6626

Hampton Inn
320 Coulter Drive
New Albany, Mississippi
662-534-7722

Holiday Day Inn
300 Hwy 30
New Albany, MS  38652
866-460-7456

Comfort Inn
400 Highway 30 West
New Albany, MS  38652
662-534-6554

Kirkwood Nat. Golf Club & Cottages
277 Palmer Lane
Holly Springs, MS  38635
662-252-4888
800-461-4653 (Golf)

Candlewood Suites
7448 Craft Goodman Frontage Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662-893-7600

Hampton Inn
6830 Crumplee Blvd.
Olive Branch, MS  38654
662-893-7600

Court Square Inn Bed & Breakfast
132 E. College Ave
Holly Springs, MS 38635

 

ALUMNI ADMINISTRATION
Dr. David L. Beckley
President
dlbeckley@rustcollege.edu
Dr. Ishmell Edwards
Vice President,
College Relations
iedwards@rustcollege.edu
jo ann scott
Ms. Jo Ann Scott
Director of Development & Alumni Development
JScott2@rustcollege.edu
Mrs. Margie Green,
MI Graduate
Assistant Alumni Development Director
MGreen@rustcollege.edu
Ms. Mary Hicks
Administrative Assistant,
Alumni Development & Public Relations
MHicks@rustcollege.edu