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  • Incoming freshmen move in at Alcorn State University

    Carley Wright with her mother, Carnethia Wright.

    Carley Wright, a Nashville, Tennessee native and psychology major, comes from a spiritual background, so it is natural that she would turn to meditation when considering what college to attend. After seeking guidance from up above, she was led to continue her family’s tradition and attend Alcorn State University.

    “I prayed about where I should attend college, and my savior sent me here,” said Carley, who is a third generation Alcornite. “I’m looking forward to making connections with so many students here. I’m also looking forward to branching out and becoming the leader that I believe I’m meant to be. I’m expecting a totally different experience from high school.”

  • Student success the focus of this year’s Faculty and Staff Institute

    Dr. George Mehaffy

    Rethinking the methods that educators use to help students matriculate at Alcorn State University was the theme of this year’s annual faculty and staff gathering.

    The 2017 Faculty and Staff Institute was held Tuesday, Aug. 15 in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom. Dr. George L. Mehaffy, vice president for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D. C., delivered the keynote presentation.

  • Shannon Giscombe earns three scholarships and completes internship at Sanderson Farms Production Plant

    Alcorn State University sophomore Shannon Giscombe is wrapping up her summer vacation on a high note.

    The agriculture economics major solidified three scholarships in order to eliminate financial worries during her college journey. Shannon earned the Alcorn Provost Scholar Scholarship, the Southern AgCredit Scholarship and the Farm Credit Bank of Texas Scholarship.

  • Second annual Hall of Fame Banquet to be held Aug. 18

    Six of Alcorn State University’s most revered alumni from the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences will be celebrated for their hard work.

    The School will host its second annual Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Marriott, located on 200 East Amite St., Jackson, Mississippi. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees will be: Dr. Earline Strickland, ’60, Dr. Virginia Caples, ’67, posthumously, Modestine Smith, ’51, Dr. Worth Haynes, ’65, Dr. Albert J. Allen, ’71, and Dr. Patrick Igbokwe, ’76.