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The Alcorn State University community mourns the passing of one of our own, junior Regina Michelle Carr of Clinton, Mississippi. We express our sincerest condolences to Regina’s family, friends and loved ones and ask the entire Alcorn family to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The 2017 football season at Alcorn State University will mark the 25th year that the Braves football team has called Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium, Dwight Fisher Field their home, and the university has big plans to celebrate the special occasion.
Originally named Jack Spinks Stadium and dedicated on Sept. 19, 1992, with a 32-7 victory over Alabama State, the stadium was renamed on Sept. 17, 2011 to recognize the contributions of Casem. To kick off the milestone celebration, the university will pay tribute and make a very special pre-game presentation to Casem Saturday, Sept. 23 when the Braves take on Southern.
Understanding the importance of serving others is one of the characteristics that make up a strong and successful leader. For Bobby Banks Jr., an Alcorn State University alumnus and the new assistant principal at Columbus Middle School, assuring quality services to others while being a lead educator is one of his main priorities.
“I love serving others,” said Banks, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Alcorn State University in 2013. “Being a servant leader and addressing the needs of others is what education is all about.”
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Dr. Wanda Fleming led the Office of Human Resources’ Lunch & Learn Training session for Alcorn State University’s faculty and staff. The theme of the training was team building. Her main goal for the session was to encourage everyone to understand their role in their departments.
The Department of Human Sciences at Alcorn State University has received approval to change the Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics to a Bachelor of Science degree in food, nutrition and community health sciences.
The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the name change, which will become effective in January 2018. The Bachelor of Science degree program, in food and nutrition and community health sciences, is now accepting students and will be administered through the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.
The new Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park at Alcorn State University is completed, and will be available for use during Saturday’s home contest against McNeese State.
A list of RV Park rules and regulations are listed on the University website. The rules address several areas including parking guidance, fire lane safety, park upkeep and much more.
The busts of two legendary former Alcorn State University Braves football standouts could become the first Alcornites to grace the halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton in 2018.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 2018 nominees, and Donald Driver ’99 and Steve McNair ’95 are amongst several standout NFL players, coaches and who are eligible for election. The nominations are significant in that they are the first time in which two modern-era nominees from the same HBCU appear on the same ballot.
The list of accolades for Alcorn State University keeps growing, as the University moved up to the 19th best historically black college and university (HBCU) in the nation according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings.
Alcorn jumped five spots from its position as 24th in the 2016 rankings. The University also ranks 37th in the Top Public Schools category, making it the only Mississippi HBCU to be ranked in the category. Alcorn remained amongst the Top 100 Best in the Regional Universities (South) category at number 95.
For the second straight year, enrollment at Alcorn State University’s main campus has surged with the help of a record freshman class. Fall 2017 enrollment is 3,592 students, or a 5 percent increase above last year’s enrollment.
Alcorn State University’s class of 2021, is the largest first-time freshman class in school history at 740 and represents a 38% increase over last year’s class. It is also the school’s sesquicentennial class scheduled to graduate when the university celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Striving for greatness as a collective will be the mission for the Office of Human Resources’ upcoming training session at Alcorn State University.
The Office will host a Lunch & Learn Training session Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the Clinton Bristow Dining Facility Gold Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Team building will be the session’s theme. The training is limited to 50 participants. Door prizes and free lunch will be provided.
While on a journey toward pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi, Alcorn State University alumna, Raven Stewart, was afforded the opportunity to study abroad in London, England as part of her comparative higher education course.
Stewart, who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2015, returned to the states in late August after spending the summer studying post secondary education systems within a global framework. During her studies, Stewart and her classmates investigated the systems of multiple universities in London to see how they create and provide equitable learning opportunities for citizens of the country.
Career Exploration Week kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 5 with mock interviews from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the James L. Bolden Campus Union. The purpose of the mock interviews was to test students’ skills in a professional interview setting.
The interview panel consisted of two Alcorn State University professors, as well as two employees from Hope Credit Union Enterprise Corporation. Talent Acquisition Specialist, Angel Artis, explained why mock interviews are important for college students.
Alcorn State University is being heralded as one of the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in the country.
The University is ranked number 18 on CollegeRaptor.com’s 2018 Top 25 Best HBCUs list. The selection recognizes Alcorn as one of the best colleges in the country, based on key factors such as graduation rates, campus diversity, student endowment and other elements that are reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recent enrollment year.
The Medgar Wiley Evers Memorial on the campus of Alcorn State University is receiving praise as one of the “more beautiful” statues on an historically black colleges and university (HBCU) campus.
The Hundred-Seven.org, an HBCU online publication, recently took time to celebrate various monuments of iconic African-American leaders that stand tall on the 107 HBCU campuses across the country. On that list of 15 sites is the sculpture of Alcorn State University alumnus and civil rights activist, Medgar Wiley Evers.
Tutoring sessions are now available to students in Alcorn State University’s Department of Human Sciences Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Eunice Powell Building Research Suit, located on the second floor. The sessions will be available until Friday, Dec. 8. LaTasha Coleman will provide the tutoring services.