Jorie Ann Long, daughter of Donnie and Cindy Long of Noxapater, graduated on May 16, 2014, from Mississippi State University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education k-6. Jorie is also certified to teach mathematics and science in grades seventh through twelfth.

At M.S.U., she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi.

Jorie graduated summa cum laude and as a president's scholar. She received the Stephen D. Lee award at a reception prior to graduation that was held by M.S.U.'s president, Dr. Mark Keenum.

Long now resides in Brandon.