Pike Co. native to focus on private giving to MSU forestry programs


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Posted: 10/4/2005


A Mississippi State alumnus and fund-raising veteran now is concentrating his efforts exclusively for the university's College of Forest Resources.

Jeff Little is the college's new development director. Most recently, he has served as assistant development director for both the colleges of Forest Resources and Veterinary Medicine.

Little is a 1995 MSU English graduate from McComb who went on to complete a juris doctorate degree in 1999 from the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson. Before joining the MSU Foundation, he was a senior attorney with the State Tax Commission.

He also has legal experience with two professional law firms, and with the Hinds County municipalities of Raymond and Edwards.

Since it was established in 1945 as the School of Forestry, the College of Forest Resources has awarded more than 2,600 degrees in the areas of forestry, forest products, and wildlife and fisheries. A part of the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, the academic unit is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

The college's forest products curriculum also is among a select few holding national accreditation by the Society of Wood Science and Technology.

For information regarding support for the College of Forest Resources, contact Little at (662) 325-7000 or jlittle@foundation.msstate.edu.

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