Meridian, Miss. The Lauderdale County Chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association hosted its annual winter luncheon Wednesday.
It invited Jeff Davis, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association, to be its special guest. Davis became just three months ago.
The Lauderdale County Chapter also presented a $10,000 check to Davis, the first installment of an endowment to help local students attend Mississippi State.
"We're so thankful for their efforts to help support education for students and send them to Mississippi State," said Davis. "And just give them opportunities to visit with other bulldogs and give them a glimpse of kind of what we're looking to do, how we can create a stronger alumni network, and really just a chance for me to introduce myself to the group down here and get to visit with them."
Davis also brought along the coveted Egg Bowl Trophy, signifying State's win over Ole Miss in 2013.
Davis says the trophy actually has its own schedule and is much in demand because fans like to have their picture taken with it.