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  • Alcorn’s agriculture alumna receives full assistantship to LSU’s doctorate program

    Alcorn State University’s graduate Crystal Vance ’15 was recently accepted into Louisiana State University’s School of Agriculture, Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences as a doctorate student. Vance will major in soil science with a full assistantship of $22,500 per year and her tuition waived. Her area of study is “Environmental quality: reducing phosphorus runoff in poultry litter ash.”

  • SGA delivers food to the Office of Global Programs for international students

    The students at Alcorn State University have an array of great qualities, but the one that stands out the most is their willingness to help their peers in their time of need.

    Alcorn’s Student Government Association (SGA) collected and donated two baskets of non-perishable foods to the Office of Global Programs Friday, Nov. 13. The gesture was made due to some of Alcorn’s international students’ inability to travel home for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

  • Helen McComb becomes director of Harriet Parsons Library in Port Gibson

    Alcorn State University alumna Helen McComb had a love for animals so strong that she desired to pursue a career in treating their illnesses. But after her graduation in 2007 and accepting a job as a librarian, her career path was redirected.

    “It’s not that I pursued the career in library science as much as it pursued me,” said McComb, a Port Gibson, Mississippi native. “I went to school to become a veterinarian, but during that transition of graduating and searching for my first job, I somehow got a part-time job as a young adult librarian. I did that for a few years and got talked into pursuing a degree in the library science field and here I am today; the director of a library.”

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity goes homeless for a good cause

    Alphas sleeping on the campus plaza.

    Alcorn State University’s Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. made their stay on the campus green for charity.

    The fraternity participated in their annual “DK goes Homeless” initiative on the campus plaza this week in an effort to collect food, clothing and money for the less fortunate. The fraternity gave up sleeping in the comfort of their dorm rooms for a night to get a glimpse of what homeless people go through on a daily basis. The students donated more than $300 to the cause, which will be donated to the Salvation Army and The American Red Cross in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The clothing, toiletries, and food will be donated to a Vicksburg homeless shelter.