Former Rust professor dies at 84
The Rust College family regrets to announce the death of Dr. David L. Stratmon Sr., a former Rust professor of political science and social science division chair. He died Friday, May 1, in Holly Springs.
Stratmon, 84, had a nearly 30-year diplomat career (1956-1984) in the U.S. State Department Foreign Service and U.S. Information Agency (USIA), as cultural affairs officer and director of American Center, with postings and assignments in several countries, including Lebanon, Liberia, Ghana, Tunisia, Chad, Congo, Jordan, France, and England.
He served also as director of the Fulbright program in the U.S. State Department, and was coordinator of the Smithsonian Cooperative Education Program in Washington, D.C.
Stratmon received his education at North Carolina A&T University, Howard University, University of Michigan, National War College, and Georgetown University Law Center.
With his retirement from the State Department, Stratmon began his teaching career at Rust in 1984 until 1995.
He recently published his autobiography, dedicated to his wife, Dr. Lillian Jean Stratmon, “My Story - From A Small Town to The World,” that chronicles his early years growing up in Southport, N.C., to his accomplishments as a career diplomat in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
Swine flu test is negative
Jane Hubbard, Marshall Academy headmaster, said Friday she had received notification from the Mississippi State Department of Health that the test performed on the Marshall Academy student for swine flu had come back negative.
MA dismissed classes Wednesday of last week due to the possible case but resumed school Thursday at the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Byhalia High School Graduation Sat., May 23 at 2 p.m., McMillan Multi-Purpose Complex, Rust College, Holly Springs
Holly Springs Graduation, Friday, May 22, 7 p.m., Rust College, McMillan Multi-Purpose Complex
FCA Graduation, Friday, May 22, 6 p.m. at Friendship Assembly of God Auditorium, Victoria
Potts Camp School will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m., in the Carl White Memorial Gymnasium
Marshall Academy Graduation, Monday, May 18, 7 p.m., School Gymnasium
H.W. Byers High School, Graduation Ceremony, Friday, May 22, 6 p.m., in school gymnasium
Heritage Christian Academy will celebrate the commencement of its first graduating class on Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Heritage Apostolic Church, 204 Heritage Drive, Holly Springs
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