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  • Tameka Winston becomes interim chair of Tennessee State University’s Department of Communications

    If you Google Dr. Tameka Winston’s name, you will see that she is one of Alcorn State University’s most active alumni. The professor, author, Sirius XM radio host and researcher’s path to fame as a journalist and educator is nothing short of spectacular. She continues to add to her success by accepting the interim chair of the Tennessee State University Department of Communications.

    Winston will take over a department that has over 400 majors, making it one of TSU’s largest programs. As interim chair, she plans to continue to improve student learning, obtain Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) accreditation and improve outreach activities, among other things. She credits her faith as the driving force behind her newest accomplishment.

  • Je’Kel Smith named head track and field and cross-country coach at Avila University

    For Je’Kel Smith, being the leader of a sports team has been a goal for close to a decade now. After years of preparation as an assistant track and field and cross-country coach at Alcorn State University and Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, Smith has finally reached his goal of being at the helm of a sports program.

    “I’ve been around some great head coaches during my time as an assistant coach,” said Smith. “When the opportunity arose, I was ready.”

  • Reginald Higgins begins his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Walking across the stage to receive his bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from Alcorn State University was a joyous moment for alumnus Reginald Higgins. He, like many college graduates, immediately started planning his next move, which was to land a decent job soon after graduation. Not only did he land a job two months after completing college, but he also got a job of his dreams.

    Higgins accepted the commodity grader position with the United States Department of Agriculture in Memphis, Tennessee. His duties will be testing cotton to make sure it has the correct fibers to meet quality standards for what it is used for.

  • Entergy Mississippi donates $5,000 to Saturday Science Academy

    Shelia McKinnis (left) of Entergy Mississippi with Mary Trimble.

    Alcorn State University’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs received a grant that would allow them to provide more resources for its students.

    Entergy Mississippi presented Alcorn’s Saturday Science Academy with a $5,000 check Monday, July 18. The grant will be used to participate in enrichment activities that would expose the students to what’s new in the STEM field. It will also be used to buy different material for the students to use while participating in learning activities.