September Newsletter
BullyWatch - August 2021
Bradley Carlock
Cobb Institute of Archaeology
Nominator: Amanda Carlock
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Staff Council General Meetings & Minutes
Staff Council’s next general meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM in the Sanderson Center Conference Room.

Staff Council meetings are open to all staff members. Each month the Staff Council meeting
minutes are posted to the website at

Staff Council Survey Drawing Winners
Thank you to all that participated and provided feedback!

Kathryn Kelly
Leandria Peoples
Jenny Prado
Amanda Baine
Undrea Clark
Corey Bush
Angela Johnson
Nanita Chamblee
Lisa Sollie
Karrie Files
Coming Soon!

Fall Long Sleeve T-Shirt Sale

Please be on the lookout for the fall Staff Council T-Shirt Sale

Staff Council Spotlight
Anna Sparks
Staff Council Chair
My name is Anna Sparks and I am the Senior Budget Assistant for the Division of Finance and Administration in the Budget Office. I graduate from Mississippi State University in 1998 and have pursued my career here as well. I am enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration Program currently to further my education as well as my career. I recently graduated from the Leadership Development Program that is offered to Staff to advance and develop my knowledge in leadership skills. 
 I am currently serving as the Chair of Staff Council where I am a member of the Master Plan and Development Advisory Committee, Alumni Association National Board, Faculty Housing Appeal Committee, President’s Executive Council and Conflict of Interest Committee. I have served on Staff council for 3 years. I enjoy outdoors, traveling, fishing, and most of all watching the Bulldogs play!!! HAIL STATE!!!
Mississippi State University has launched a new online networking and mentorship platform which will harness the full power and potential of the Mississippi State alumni network and put it at the fingertips of all MSU Bulldogs. Join us and be part of this global network that offers a digital space to forge meaningful, personal and professional connections.
When you join, you will be able to:
  • Connect and network with other Bulldogs
  • Flash mentor with students and alumni
  • Participate in a formal mentoring program to support MSU students and student success
  • Access exclusive professional development resources and discussion forums
  • Post and refer job opportunities to other Bulldogs

Join the Bulldog Network at If you have any questions, please reach out to Ava Richardson at
Upcoming Trainings & Workshops:

  • September 8 - 10 AM - Understanding and Preventing Suicide (Webinar)
  • October 12 - Active Health - Staying Healthy on a Budget (Webinar)
  • October 13 - 10 AM - Working With Difficult People (Webinar)
  • October 20 - 10 AM - PageUp Training for Hiring Coordinators
  • November 10 - 10 AM - Eating Right During the Holidays
Open Enrollment Coming Up!
Please visit for more information
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