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Hayes Gipson (Delta Pi) 1943-2020

Mr. Hayes Gipson is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. During his tenure as a student, he played Clarinet and Oboe in the University Band under the Leadership of the Late Mr. Russell Boone who passed away earlier this year. Mr. Gipson along with 16 other bandsmen, Mr. Boone and University President Dr, James H. White and two other faculty members, were installed as charter members of the Delta Pi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi on May 5, 1962. The Delta Pi Chapter along with the Gamma Eta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, was the first fraternal organizations to be established on the campus. After graduation, Mr. Gipson served as a teacher, coach and administrator with the Caddo Parish Public Schools in Shreveport, Louisiana for 29 years. He was also President of the National Educators Association. He also served 10 years with the Dallas ISD in Texas. He also served as a consultant and travel agent for the Dallas Metroplex area. He later became a member of the Delta Pi Alumni Association where he was recently honored with the DPAA Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to bands and education. Mr. Hayes passed away on November 3, 2020.

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