HOPKINS Inducted Into Inaugural Class of
Delta State Hall of Fame

Cleveland, MS – The Alumni Association of Delta State University
inducted Republican candidate for Attorney General Major General (R)
Al Hopkins into their Alumni Hall of Fame as a part of recent
Homecoming activities. Named an “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year” in
1991, Hopkins was selected as a part of the inaugural class of
inductees. He attended Delta State from 1959-63 on a basketball
scholarship and has since served as President of the Alumni

“It’s humbling to receive this high honor from a place close to my
heart where I learned much about dedication and hard work,” said
Hopkins. “The values I learned then, growing up on my family farm,
and during my time in the military, are the values sadly missing from
the Attorney General’s office today. It’s why we must hire a new
Attorney General who will ensure that the people of Mississippi are
treated fairly and justly and that corruption is rooted out of our

Hopkins graduated from Delta State College in 1963 with a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in History and English. At Delta State he was a three-year
varsity letterman in basketball, member of the “M” Club, Debate Team,
and Inter-Fraternity Council. He served as president of his social
fraternity, Delta Alpha Omega and is a member of Kappa Alpha Order
(chosen to the National Council of Honor). He is a member of Omicron
Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu and Pi Kappa Delta Honor Societies. During
his years on basketball scholarship at Delta State, Hopkins served as
president of the Campus Senate, vice-president (1961-62) and president
(1962-63) of the Student Government Association. He also served as
Executive Councilman (1961-1962) and President (1962-1963) of the
Mississippi Inter-Collegiate Council. He was chosen Mr. Delta State
College and listed in Who’s Who in American Universities and

In 1967, Mr. Hopkins served as President of the Delta State
University Greater Jackson Area Association. He was a participant in
the “Program for Excellence” at Delta State University. Mr. Hopkins
served as President of Delta State Alumni Association for the State
of Mississippi (1968-1969), and on the Board of Directors of Delta
State University Foundation (1968-1988 and 1991-1995). He served as
President of the Foundation in 1995. In 1991, he was selected as
Alumnus of the Year at Delta State University for his leadership,
achievement and devotion to his chosen field of endeavor, and to
Delta State University.

_Al Hopkins, a former Special Assistant Attorney General, began his
public service in 1965 when he joined the 31st Infantry Division as
an enlisted man. During his last four years of service, he served as
Assistant Adjutant General of the State of __Mississippi__ and retired
as a Major General. He is currently serving his second six-year term
as Chief Judge of the Court of Military Appeals. A native of
__Tippah__ __County__, __Hopkins__ resides in __Gulfport__ with his
wife Ruth and two grown children, Ashley Anne and Norris. He is a
member of __First__ __Baptist__ __Church__ of __Gulfport__ where he
has taught for over 30 years._

Al Hopkins Campaign Release