The Fall 2011 initiation ceremony was held Sunday, October 30, 2011 in the Colvard Union Ballroom at Mississippi State University. The featured speaker and alumna initiate was Ms. Amy Tuck, Executive Director of Campus Operations at Mississippi State University. In her role at MSU, Tuck is responsible for providing vision and strategic leadership for campus operations.
Ms. Tuck was elected Lt. Governor of the State of Mississippi in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003. She served eight years as Mississippi's Lieutenant Governor. She has been a strong advocate for education, from K-12 through higher education, economic development, healthcare and protection for senior citizens, public safety, and civil justice reforms. Prior to serving as Lieutenant Governor, Tuck was a State Senator for five years and served as Secretary of the Senate, overseeing the day-to-day operations.
Ms. Tuck is a graduate of Mississippi State where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration. In 1989, she received her Law Degree from the Mississippi College School of Law.
She has been chosen to receive many awards, among them the 2010 Leadership Award by Women in Higher Education Network. In 2009, she was recognized and honored as one of Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women by the Mississippi Business Journal. In 2008, Ms. Tuck was appointed by President Bush to The President's Commission on White House Fellowships. She is the only Mississippian to serve on this prestigious commission. And in 2007, she was Mississippi State University Alumna of the Year.