The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, the state’s only public residential high school for academically gifted students, will be highlighted at Town & Tower’s Thursday, June 27 meeting on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

Program speakers will include Ginger Tedder, who was recently named executive director of MSMS; Dr. Thomas Easterling who was recently named MSMS director for academics; and Emma Richardson, one of the original MSMS faculty members and the author of “A History of The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science,” who will provide highlights of that history.

Centrally located on The W’s campus, MSMS and The W have had a mutually beneficial relationship for more than 35 years.

The cost to attend the luncheon, which will be held in the Brigham Dining Room, Hogarth Dining Center at 11:30 a.m., is $15. The menu will include mozzarella and spinach stuffed chicken breast, herb-roasted potato wedges, grilled fresh zucchini, garden salad and chocolate layer cake with chocolate icing. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available by request.

The public is invited. Individuals who plan to attend are asked to please RSVP by Monday, June 24 to Anika Perkins, Office of University Relations at The W, at (662) 329-7124 or email Guests are encouraged to register in advance at

Town & Tower’s mission is to foster and strengthen relationships between the university, the community and CAFB.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.