The Student Government Association (SGA) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the annual Fallen Eagle Ceremony Wednesday. The ceremony, which began with a piece of legislation from the SGA Senate, was created in order to honor the members of the USM student body, faculty, staff and administration who died during the academic year.
“Here at Southern Miss we are a family,” SGA President Jeffrey George said. “So I believe it is important we take a moment to stop and honor those that our family has lost over the past year. The Fallen Eagle Ceremony is a great way to do that, and I am honored to be a part of it.”
Furthermore, SGA Vice President Kyle Stoner said the ceremony is ultimately a way for students to simply connect with and honor the memory of fellow golden eagles.
“Essentially, this event will be a time of reflection for our students, faculty and staff on what it means to ‘Live Golden’ and ‘Be a Golden Eagle,’” Stoner said.
Likewise, a former SGA president will address these topics of what it means to ‘Live Golden’ and ‘Be a Golden Eagle,’ according to Stoner. Also, Stoner said that a local area religious member will give an address.
The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Room 216. For more information, call 601.266.4406 or email SGA@usm.edu.