Dr. Jerryl Briggs offers Support to Families and Communities Affected by Recent Tornados

March 25, 2023

Greetings, MVSU Family,

As we heard the news this morning, the magnitude of devastation along the Mississippi Delta from Friday night’s tornado is unimaginable. Please know that our Mississippi Valley State University community stands ready to do what we can to assist those impacted by this disaster. Although the MVSU campus avoided a severe blow from the catastrophic tornado, an extreme weather event that left a trail of devastation, we know how much this event has forever changed our State and neighboring communities.

Our hearts ached as we watched the news coverage and have since heard of the reports of those who lost their lives, property, and so much more. I write to you with care and concern for all of those impacted by this tragedy, and I want you to know that the MVSU family is actively working to secure ways to be of support during this time to all the communities affected by the storms, but especially the communities of Rolling Fork and Silver City.

At times like these, we must unite as one community to support those affected by the destruction and loss of life. These events have impacted students, faculty, and staff in many ways. We are thinking of those directly affected and offering our assistance as they move forward from this tragedy. Dr. Thomas J. Calhoun, Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, is helping organize a student-led community service event to support the communities and families impacted by this devastating tornado.

As a university, we extend our thoughts, support, and prayers to those affected by this disaster.  We offer our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones and united our MVSU community stands in providing any support we can.


Jerryl Briggs, Sr. Ed.D.