Dr. Patrick Perry
Director of Luckyday Programs
Dr. Patrick L. Perry currently serves as the Director of the Luckyday Program. Prior to his time at The University of Mississippi, Dr. Perry worked in Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Honors Program, and University College at the University of Memphis. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in geography, Master of Science and Doctorate of higher and adult education from the University of Memphis.
Dr. Perry is a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) and serves on numerous university and community committees. Dr. Perry enjoys working with students to identify ways to build community among Luckyday Scholars. In his spare time, Dr. Perry enjoys tennis, hiking, planting flowers and vegetables, volunteering in the community, and watching movies with his family.
Senora Miller Logan
Assistant Director of Luckyday Programs
Senora Miller Logan currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Luckyday Program. A Meridian native, she began her higher education career in the Office of Admissions at the University of Mississippi in 2001. In 2005, she became a member of the Luckyday family, where she has helped train staff, mentor and support students, coordinate special events and manage multiple aspects of the program. Her passion for students has been recognized by the University of Mississippi in many ways. Most notably, she was awarded the Student’s First Core Value Award from the Division of Student Affairs and the Hidden Figures Award from Ole Miss Athletics. Both awards recognize her exceptional effort and dedication to helping students excel, personally and professionally, as they matriculate through the University of Mississippi.
Senora holds an Associate of Arts degree from Meridian Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Anderson University, and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi.
In her spare time, she enjoys a good mystery or legal drama, photography and baking for her family.
Lauren F. Fortenberry
Leadership Programming and Communication Coordinator of Luckyday Programs
Lauren Fortenberry currently serves as the Leadership Programming and Communication Coordinator of the Luckyday Program. Prior to her time at The University of Mississippi, Lauren taught first-year writing at Georgia Southern University and middle and high school English in Virginia and Mississippi.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English; Master of Arts degree in Education; and Master of Public Health degree at Virginia Tech, where she conducted peer-reviewed research on vaccination beliefs and practices.
Lauren is passionate about building community through service and civic engagement. During her time in Georgia, Lauren worked to open a new YMCA branch in her community through her steering committee and executive board leadership.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys running, playing with her children, and writing. Her writing has been featured by The TODAY Show and Good Morning America, and she is working on her first book.