The Delta Statement

The Heart of a Volunteer

The Heart of a Volunteer

April 17, 2019

Hospice volunteer workers will experience heartbreak and lose their newfound friends, but they will gain so much more than that. The highlight of our lives are the friends we meet, and the love we share, whether that be with our partners, our children, or life long friends. But in this busy time period we live in, aging can...

Ryan Rutledge

Ryan Rutledge

February 25, 2019

Ryan Rutledge is a junior psychology major at Delta State University from Cleveland, Miss. He decided to attend Delta State, in his own words, “because it is a family tradition, and my dad is a Vice President [here].” Ryan’s extra-curricular activities include being a Baptist Student Union Leader and a member of the DIT....

Trey Wright

Trey Wright

February 20, 2019

Trey Wright is a junior transfer from Hinds Community College in Vicksburg, Miss., majoring in creative writing. When asked why he chose Delta State, he said that he enjoys the small campus and class sizes. Trey aspires to become a famous writer and game creator. His favorite writers are Mark Twain and Hirohiko Araki. He us...

Abby Proctor – Staff Bio

Abby Proctor – Staff Bio

February 19, 2019

Abby is a 20-year-old junior transfer student from Ethel, Miss. Abby loves writing, drawing, riding horses and playing with her three-legged dog, Gracie, and her cat, Grimm, whenever she gets the chance. Before coming to Delta State (DSU), Abby went to Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss. Abby’s interest in how and w...

Tia Davis – Staff Bio

Tia Davis – Staff Bio

February 11, 2019

Tia Davis was born and raised in Cleveland, Miss., and grew up with a passion for English. She is currently a sophomore at Delta State and seeks a major in English in order to become a high school English teacher. In her off-time Tia likes to read books and browse social media as well as study up on the latest fashion trends. ...

Liz Howell

Liz Howell

February 10, 2019

Elizabeth (Liz) Howell is an English major at Delta State. Her family originates from Chicago and Denver (her mother and father) and she herself was born in Mobile, Alab. After she moved here as a kid, she decided on Delta State as a good school to attend for college. She has been involved in student publications before thi...

Jalisa Thomas

Jalisa Thomas

February 10, 2019

Jalisa Thomas is a junior from Clarksdale, Miss. This is Jalisa’s first year as a member of The Delta Statement writing staff and social media team (she runs the Snapchat account). Jalisa’s major is Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in English Education. Before coming to Delta State, Jalisa attended Coahoma Community C...

Erika Coleman

Erika Coleman

February 10, 2019

Erika Coleman is a junior from Greenville, Miss. She is majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. With this degree, she hopes to publish a book and/or become a copyeditor. In her free time, Erika enjoys hearing more about sci-fi and horror, so she watches a lot of Netflix as well as reads Stephen King nove...

Verity – Staff Bio

Verity – Staff Bio

February 8, 2019

Verity Poglayen, 19, is a sophomore English Education major at Delta State University from Chicago, Ill. She hopes to teach high school students after she gets her degree and thinks she wants to do it somewhere like Atlanta, Ga. She thinks this would be a good place for her because she dislikes the cold and loves the city s...

Jasmine McGill – Staff Bio

Jasmine McGill – Staff Bio

February 8, 2019

Jasmine McGill is one energetic Lady Statesmen. A sophomore in pursuit of an English degree; complemented by a concentration in philosophy, and residing in Memphis, Tenn., Jasmine chose Delta State University (DSU) as the place to leave her footprints. She applies her skills on and off the soccer field, holding the title o...

Hannah Roberson – Staff Bio

Hannah Roberson – Staff Bio

February 8, 2019

Hannah Roberson is a junior majoring in English Education. She is from Greenville, Miss., and after graduation, she hopes to work at her old high school (or in the Hattiesburg, Miss. area) and hopes to pursue a master’s degree. Hannah has a variety of hobbies that include watching Netflix, doing cross-stitch, singing and playing...

Jonathan Boles – Staff Bio

Jonathan Boles – Staff Bio

February 7, 2019

Jonathan Boles is from Possumneck, Miss., and a transfer from Holmes Community College, where he graduated as Valedictorian. He is a nontraditional student, since he is 25 years old, and he is married to his beautiful wife, Kelli Boles. Jonathan is a Junior majoring in English here at Delta State (DSU), and minors in Philoso...