Semester Breaks Offer Time for Students to Give Back

Submitted by Tylicia Grove This past spring break, I took a service trip to Shaw, Mississippi, with USM’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE).  Shaw  is a small town in a particularly poor section of the Mississippi Delta,  made up of primarily minorities.  The area is known as a food desert, which means that residents in rural areas have less access to healthy…

Luckyday Program Set to Top 1,000 Graduates this Spring

“Jessica Adcock. Zachary Agee. Leah Alda.” One by one, names of senior Luckyday Scholars were called as The Luckyday Foundation Executive Director Patricia Smith and board member Kristin Merrell bestowed the Luckyday graduation stoles on the scholars. This graduating class will hold a unique spot in the history of the program as it brings the number of Luckyday alumni to over 1,000 graduates.

California Dreaming

How fast will people be able to spot the Mississippians in LA? We’ll soon find out, y’all!  For the past 4 years, the Luckyday Program has hosted a trip for students during spring break to discover natural wonders, fascinating cities, historic landmarks, and unique cultures around this great country of ours. Former itineraries included skiing…

Student Spotlight: Jack Hoda

Story compiled by Kayla Rowe, graduate assistant with the Luckyday Program. Sophomore Luckyday Scholar and Southern Miss student Jack Hoda recalled his experiences working as a Teacher Advisor in Rosedale, Mississippi, at the Rosedale Freedom Project this past summer. Read his story for insight into his service to the community. What is the Freedom Project?…

Luckyday in London

London. Rome. Paris. Istanbul. These are just a few of the places that some Luckyday Scholars will be visiting this summer through their studies abroad. Students at Southern Miss have the opportunity to study all over the world, made possible through study abroad and exchange programs organized thorough the International Programs office. One such program…

A New Year’s Resolution

It’s 2016. A new year. Time for resolutions. Time to forgo some habits. Time to pick up new ones.

The Luckyday Program will begin a new habit in 2016. We will regularly share stories of Luckyday Scholars. Since 2001, over 900 scholars have graduated from Southern Miss through the Luckyday Program. There are currently about 430 scholars who are in the program and steadily preparing themselves