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  • Posted March 27, 2017

    Talk with Tiffany

    The Psychology Society will host an open forum discussion with Ms. Tiffany Parris. Ms. Parris is a Psy D. student from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Posted March 27, 2017

    Psychology Society Hosts Ice Cream Social

    On April 7th, 2017, The Psychology Society organization will be having an ice cream psychology-social.

  • Posted March 27, 2017

    Psychology Juniors become McNair Scholars

    Two exceptional students from Alcorn State University have been chosen for their outstanding work in the classroom. DeKayla Thomas and Ruby Winters, who are both juniors and psychology majors, were selected into the Roland E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Tuesday, March 7.

  • Posted March 27, 2017

    Psychology Alumni Accepts Doctorate Invitation

    Alcorn State University alumna Ajasha Long is the perfect example of perseverance.The Saint Louis, Missouri native’s commitment to excellence earned her an invitation to pursue a doctorate degree at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She plans to study counseling psychology.

  • Posted March 27, 2017

    Dr. Thompson Presents Ethics Workshop

    On February 18th, 2017, Dr. LaShawn Thompson presented, as a part of the Human Rights Committee of the Ms Counseling Association, a three hour ethics workshop in Jackson MS at the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center.

  • Posted April 22, 2016

    E’niya Rowry, an Ambassador of Hope, helps spread sexual assault awareness at Alcorn State University

    After accepting an internship with The Guardian’s Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Natchez, Mississippi, senior, psychology major E’niya Rowry’s eyes were opened to the pressing issue of sexual assault on college campuses and in the United States. Her newfound knowledge of the issue inspired her to participate in spreading awareness at Alcorn State University.

    E’niya, serving as an Ambassador of Hope on Dr. Ravola’s CASA* project, is determined to connect with peers to sensitize them on sexual assault. To further the efforts of CASA, the Psychology Society, Catholic Charities in Natchez and E’niya held a Sexual Assault Awareness event Wednesday, April 6 in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility lobby. The purpose of the event was to share the prevalence of sexual assault, provide advice on prevention and share resources available for students at Alcorn.

  • Posted April 22, 2016

    Alumnus Thomas Echols recognized for his contributions in education

    In his first two years of teaching, Alcorn State University alumnus and Columbia, Mississippi native Thomas Echols is reaping the benefits of being a committed mathematics educator.

    Echols’ hard work in the classroom caught the eyes of his co-workers and students, which led to them naming him East Marion High School’s 2016 Teacher of the Year.

    “It is an honor and a blessing,” said Echols, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education in 2014. “To be nominated by former teachers, co-workers and students just showed me that someone sees the work that I put in and appreciates it. For this to happen to me at such a young age and early in my career is a blessing.”

  • Posted April 7, 2016

    Ambassadors of Hope from Psychology Society get Egg-cited about Autism

    Students at Alcorn State University participated in a fun filled event that shed light on a condition that affects youth across the world.

    On Monday, March 28, members of the Psychology Society hosted the event, “Get Egg-cited about Autism,” to raise awareness about autism.

  • Posted April 3, 2016

    Psychology Week scheduled for April 4-8, 2016

  • Posted March 11, 2016

    Dr. LaShawn Thompson participates in Human Trafficking presentation

    Alcorn State University psychology professor Dr. LaShawn Thompson helped shed light on an issue that people may not be aware of.

    Thompson, along with other members of the Human Rights Committee associated with the Mississippi Counseling Association, participated in the ethics presentation, “Human Trafficking in Mississippi: A Counselor’s Ethical Responsibilities,” Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Smith Robertson Museum in Jackson, Mississippi.

  • Posted February 23, 2016

    School of Education and Psychology receives $900,000 grant from the Mississippi State Department of Education to train mathematics teachers

    Alcorn State University School of Education and Psychology has received a $900,000 grant from the Mississippi State Department of Education (MDE) to provide high quality professional development to mathematics teachers and to close the mathematics achievement gap in high needs Mississippi school districts.

    Over the next three years, Alcorn’s School of Education and Psychology will work with teachers from area schools conducting year round professional development including a summer mathematics institute. Innovative integration of the new mathematics career and college readiness standards will be important aspects of the project. The grant will fund targeted professional development for three cohorts of 50 teachers over the next three years.

  • Posted February 19, 2016

    Dr. LaShawn Thompson selected as Academic Coach of the Game

    The Alcorn State University Office of Academic Affairs and Department of Athletics recognized assistant professor of psychology, Dr. LaShawn Thompson, for contributing to the success of the university’s student-athletes.

    Thompson received the Academic Coach of the Game recognition award Saturday, Feb. 13 during halftime of the Braves men’s basketball game against Mississippi Valley State University. Because of her success as a professor, she was nominated and selected by the student-athletes to win the award. Thompson was elated to know that her students appreciate her hard work and dedication to enhancing their minds.

  • Posted January 20, 2016

    $1,000 Short-Essay Scholarship for Education Majors

    Our company, School Furniture Depot, is currently running a $1,000 short-essay scholarship contest for education majors only.

  • Posted January 15, 2016

    Department of Education and Psychology spread holiday cheer at A. W. Watson

    During the Christmas holiday, Alcorn State University’s Department of Education and Psychology got into the Christmas spirit by adopting a class at A. W. Watson Elementary School in Port Gibson, Mississippi and showering them with gifts.

    The department gave 20 gifts that included Barbie dolls, remote controlled cars and trucks, custom jewelry and board games to Sally Straughter’s first-grade class in December.

  • Posted January 15, 2016

    More Alcorn student teachers begin their careers in education

    A second group of Alcorn State University students are preparing to embark on their careers as teachers.

    Eight seniors participated in this semester’s second Pre-Service Seminar in the Walter Washington Administration Classroom Building. The seminar is a program that prepares student teachers for various teaching tasks, legal issues in education, professional knowledge and professional practices in the field of elementary and secondary education.

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