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  • Alcorn Athletics Director Derek Horne signs contract extension

    Alcorn State University Athletics Director Derek Horne has received a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the helm of Alcorn Athletics through 2019. Horne was hired in August 2014.

    The Alcorn Braves have won conference championships in football and tennis under Horne’s watch. And a Black College National Championship in football and made an appearance in the 2015 inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.

  • Former Alcorn Gospel Choir assistant director Jonas Crenshaw leads choir at Democratic National Convention

    It was on Sunday, July 24 when Alcorn State University alumnus and Meridian, Mississippi native Jonas Crenshaw received an invitation of a lifetime. While visiting his parents in Biloxi, Mississippi, his pastor, The Reverend Dr. Mark Tyler, who is the pastor of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, emailed Crenshaw a request to lead his choir at Monday’s Democratic National Convention. Crenshaw literally jumped for joy.

  • Freddie Kency Jr. selected as education committee co-vice chair of American Academy of Emergency Medicine/Residency Student Association at UMMC

    As a child, growing up and becoming a doctor was all that Alcorn State University alumnus and Jackson, Mississippi native Dr. Freddie Kency Jr. would talk about. He made a bold proclamation to his mother during his early years.

    “I have wanted to be a physician since I can remember,” said Kency, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Alcorn in 2007. “When I was a child, I would always tell my mom that I was going to be the first doctor in my family.”

  • Archie Taylor defends doctorate dissertation and accepts position at Alcorn

    Alcorn State University alumnus and Yazoo City, Mississippi native Archie Taylor has spent the last few years working tirelessly to complete his doctorate degree at Penn State University as part of the ASU-PSU Bridges Program. This summer, his dedication to earning the coveted doctorate degree finally paid off.

    Taylor successfully defended his dissertation in molecular medicine and will receive his doctorate degree in August. As he prepares to go out into the field, he looks forward to spreading his scientific knowledge to others.