FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 18, 2011
Contact: George Body
Alumni return to their alma mater
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Two Mississippi University for Women alumni are excited about their return to campus.
They are Lyndsay Cumberland, who serves as assistant director of alumni relations, and Angela Crossley Ferraez, director of major gifts and planned giving.
For the past four years, Cumberland has worked in the legal field where she has gained a wealth of knowledge and work experience. She said the position at MUW was the perfect opportunity for her to use her business education and outgoing personality.
“I look forward to getting from behind the desk and working with other individuals who are as excited about MUW as I am,” she said.
Born and raised in Columbus, Cumberland recently moved back home from Savannah, Ga. She graduated cum laude from MUW in 2007 with a B.S. in paralegal studies and a minor in general business. Her husband, Jonathan, also obtained his graphic design degree from MUW in 2009 and completed graduate school with a M.F.A. in illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Cumberland, who is a member of the local Civitan Club, currently serves as advisor for the Student Alumni Ambassadors.
She said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be back on this beautiful campus where I have so many fond memories.”
Ferraez graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State College for Women in 1979 with a B.S. degree in business administration. While attending The W, she was selected top scholar for her freshman class. She was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Phi Beta Lambda.
She said, "I feel that I received a great college education from The W which laid the groundwork for a successful business career. I am thrilled to come home to The W to serve and give back to my alma mater."
Ferraez was selected Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women's organization, served on the Board of Directors for Red Cross, director of Women's Ministries at First Baptist Church in Columbus and many others. She is currently a member of the Small Business Committee of The Columbus Link and the Republican Women of Lowndes County.
She was a marketing and public relations specialist with BTM Solutions and president and owner of ABC Insurance Company.