Valley alumni trying to raise $15M in for school

Published 3:16 pm Friday, September 10, 2010

The Mississippi Valley State University National Alumni Association plans to raise $15 million in contributions over the next five years.

Alumni Association President Roosevelt Yarbrough said the group plans to contact about 20,000 alumni nationwide.

Yarbrough says the funds will be used for scholarships and other projects, but not administrative costs.

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He says the association has already established $17,000 in scholarship funding for students enrolled at the university this year.