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  • Alcorn celebrates 71st Biannual Honors Convocation

    Alcorn President Dr. Alfred Rankins, Jr. giving closing remarks.

    Alcorn State University students, faculty and staff congregated to celebrate the academic achievements of its exceptional scholar students.

    The 71sth Honors Convocation was held Thursday, March 26 in the Oakland Memorial Chapel to acknowledge students whose dedication to their studies earned them the titles of dean’s and president’s scholars. The celebration honored 113 president’s scholars and 328 dean’s scholars.

  • Adrian McClain voted 2015-2016 SGA President

    Adrian McLain is no stranger to holding leadership positions at Alcorn State University. The political science/pre-law major has served as sophomore and junior class president on the Student Government Association (SGA) committee for the last two years. Ironically, being at the helm of Alcorn’s most esteemed, student driven organization never crossed his mind.

  • ASUEP to hold Community Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony in Vicksburg

    The Alcorn State University Extension Program (ASUEP) will host its first community garden kickoff Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 A.M. The program will be held at the Vicksburg Community Garden, 5855 Highway 61 South in Vicksburg, Miss. near the airport.

    The event provides an opportunity for local residents to gain knowledge on growing their own fruits and vegetables within their communities and homes that will enable them to eat healthier.

  • Alcorn State University named as a finalist in the 2015 RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL Campus Improvement Grant Program

    Alcorn State University is on the cusp of receiving a makeover courtesy of Home Depot.

    Alcorn has been announced as a finalist in Home Depot’s 2015 RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL Campus Improvement Grant Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

    Designed to reinvigorate HBCUs, finalists are competing for $255,000 in grants for on-campus improvements and are now asking their communities and public to help them win. The voting opened Feb. 27 and closes April 20.