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  • Alumnus Domonique Woods hired as associate producer at NEWS10 ABC in New York

    The students from Alcorn State University’s Department of Mass Communications continue to flourish after completing their education.

    Domonique Woods, a Natchez, Mississippi native who graduated in May 2015, has been hired as associate producer at NEWS10 ABC in Albany, New York. The news station is an ABC television network affiliate in the nation’s 58th largest market. The station’s total viewing audience consists of more than 500,000 households, which is equivalent to 1.3 million people.

  • Devon Francois set to join the German Football League’s Berlin Adler

    In 2014, Alcorn State University alumnus Devon Francois was one of the defensive captains on the Braves championship winning team. In March 2016, his dreams of playing professional football will become a reality.

    Francois will become a member of the German Football League (GFL) team, the Berlin Adler, in Berlin, Germany this spring. The Adler is one of the GFL’s most successful clubs in Germany, having won six German Bowls, as well as ten Ladies Bowls and five Junior Bowls. The club has also participated in the European Football League on a number of occasions and has won the Eurobowl in 2010 and 2014.

  • Cassandra Vaughn brings Delta Jewels Oral History Partnership to Alcorn

    In honor of Black History Month, members of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area’s Delta Jewels Oral History Partnership will make their way to Alcorn State University to expound on the history of black culture.

    The partnership will host an event that will promote an oral history program Friday, Feb. 26 at the Wesley Foundation in Lorman. The Delta Jewels Oral History Partnership was formed in 2015 and features Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom, a collection of oral histories and photographs of African-American church mothers from the Mississippi Delta by Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalism professor Alysia Burton Steele form the University of Mississippi.

  • Senior class and Alcorn H.E.R.O.S spread awareness on cervical cancer

    The Alcorn State University senior class spent Thursday, Jan. 4 spreading knowledge to their peers about a disease that affects women.

    The class, along with the Alcorn H.E.R.O.S., shed light on cervical cancer awareness in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility lobby. According to, cervical cancer begins in the cervix, the narrow organ at the bottom of the uterus. The cervix dilates during childbirth to allow for passage of a baby. Detection tools and inoculations make cervical cancer a condition that is relatively easy to prevent and treat.