Choctaw Chief opens Women’s History Month at Southern Miss

By: Jeff Daley


The University of Southern Mississippi has several events scheduled in March in observance of Women’s History Month.

Thursday they kicked off the observance with a reception at the International Center on campus. Featured speaker was Chief Phyllis Anderson, the first female chief elected to lead the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Anderson talked to the students and faculty about leadership and how adversities while she was growing up had shaped into the leader she is today.

“Your adversities allows you to understand where you have been, where you have come from, and where you are headed,” said Anderson. I believe that overcoming adversities is not something that simple to do, but you have to have a lot of faith and a lot of prayer in order to overcome any adversities you may face in life.”