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  • Freshmen start their college journeys at Alcorn

    Memphis, Tennessee native Kourtney Thomas made a checklist of all the things he wanted to experience in college. While exploring his options, he realized that Alcorn State University met all of his requirements for the perfect school to earn his nursing degree.

    “I chose to attend Alcorn because this is where I want to get the HBCU experience,” said Kourtney. “It’s an esteemed college that offers all of the classes that I’ve been looking forward to taking. This is a great environment.”

  • New initiatives introduced at this year’s Faculty and Staff Institute

    Innovative tactics geared toward more recruiting, better student/advisor interaction and fundraising were introduced at Alcorn State University’s 2016 Faculty and Staff Institute.

    Faculty and staff convened in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom Monday, August 15 to listen to their fellow Alcornites discuss initiatives that would continue to push the University forward. This year’s theme was “Student Success: Recruitment, Retention, Career Placement and Beyond.

  • Alcorn State University’s Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center Advisory Board convenes

    Eloris Speight, director of the center.

    Members of Alcorn State University’s new Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center advisory board met in Tunica, Mississippi to discuss its future Thursday, Aug. 11.

    The Center specializes in policy research impacting socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The Center’s mission is to make policy recommendations that will improve the success of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers by implementing a transparent management structure that focuses on research, stakeholder engagement and outreach.

  • Amber Smith recounts her journey to earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University

    Before Dr. Amber Smith of Clinton, Mississippi discovered her true calling, she aspired to become a medical doctor while attending Alcorn State University. During her senior year as a chemistry/pre-medicine major, she visited different hospitals in an attempt to gain a feel for the profession. It wasn’t how she imagined it.