Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors Mississippi Board Chair
Boys & Girls Clubs of America named Dr. Abigail S. Newsome, Board Chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta, the 2017 Beverly Burton New Board Member of the Year at the Southeast Leadership Conference in Montgomery, AL on March 15, 2017.
Dr. Newsome, a native of Itta Bena, MS who is the Director of Bioinformatics at Mississippi Valley State University, was astonished to learn she had won this award. The honor is well-deserved. In the two years that she has served on the local advisory committee for the Boys & Girls Club at MVSU and on the corporate board for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta, she has demonstrated vision and leadership through active involvement with the organization’s management team.