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Collierville’s Wingo named MSU alumnus of year

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Retired Collierville businessman Turner A. Wingo is Mississippi State’s 2016 national alumnus of the year.
The 1967 business administration graduate enjoyed a successful career in retail for a number of years and was a longtime proprietor of Sherry’s Hallmark. Wingo will be recognized formally during campus ceremonies in early 2016.
Wingo previously was honored by the university as the College of Business’ 2011 alumnus of the year. A member of MSU Foundation’s board of directors, he long has provided support for student scholarships, an endowed professorship, various campus facilities and the athletic program.
Along with the national alumnus recognition, each of MSU’s eight academic colleges will be paying tribute to a graduate for outstanding personal, professional and community achievements.
Another 2016 college selection is Collierville’s George D. “Dave” Thomas Jr., College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A 1987 master’s in agricultural economics graduate, he is vice president of marketing for Helena Chemical Co.
The MSU Alumni Association includes 95 chapters worldwide and more than 132,000 living graduates. For more, see www.alumni.msstate.edu.

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