Mississippi Space Grant Consortium


Map of Mississippi with MSSGC Affiliates marked within congressional districts

MSSGC Affiliates carry out NASA-relevant programs that include mentoring, lab experiences, pre-service training, tutoring, scholarships, and outreach.

Affiliate Campus Coordinators

Dr. Thomas Ondera


State University

Dr. Richard Cosby


Community College

Dr. Charles Smithhart

Delta State


Jonathan Townes

Hinds Community

College - Utica

Dr. Jada Mills

Itawamba Community College

Dr. Noel Gardner

Jackson State


Dr. Angela Carraway

Meridian Community


Amy Biles

Mississippi Delta

Community College

Dr. Rhett McNorton

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Dr. Adrian Sescu

Mississippi State University

Dr. Ross Whitwam

Mississippi University

for Women

Dr. Raymond Williams

Mississippi Valley

State University

Dr. Carl DeWitt

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Melinda Miller

Pearl River Community College

Debera Reeves

Southwest Mississippi Community College

Dr. Charlie Walter

University of Mississippi

Dr. David Cochran

University of Southern Mississippi

Important Affiliate Links


Complete this short survey to document your activities as they occur. This survey serves two roles - to keep MSSGC abreast of your activities as they occur and to assist you in reporting as responses will be returned to you to reference for reporting.

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Submit your photo(s), completed photo release(s), and a brief write-up describing a spectacular person or event. NASA’s official photo release can be downloaded here.


Download the annual affiliate solicitation and instructions to submit a proposal for the upcoming academic year.

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Download the current template to enter program elements for the upcoming academic year.

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Submit your proposed program elements for the upcoming academic year using this secure Box upload link.

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Affiliates align each program element with one or more of NASA’s Research and Mission Directorate Priorities.

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Each program element should align with one or more of Mississippi Space Grant Consortium’s program objectives.

How to Acknowledge MSSGC Funding

We ask that you help us demonstrate the impact and breadth of Space Grant activities in Mississippi by reviewing and including the following information in reports, articles, and publications to acknowledge MSSGC support of programs, faculty, students, and research.

Please include the Disclaimer Statement (below) when using the NASA Partner Insignia on any of the following types of materials:

  1. Education materials related to a NASA-funded activity.
  2. Press materials related to a NASA-funded activity.
  3. Exhibit and conference materials related to a NASA-funded activity.
  4. Informational and outreach materials which factually state NASA’s relationship to the Grantee and the NASA-funded activity.

Disclaimer Statement

The material contained in this document is based upon work supported by a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) cooperative agreement. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA.

Additionally, please display the official Mississippi Space Grant Consortium logo in all presentations and materials associated with Space Grant program support. We are proud of our shared accomplishments!

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