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  • Significant Service: Mississippi Highway Patrol Director Chris Gillard is building a better future

    With each generation, there's an opportunity to build on the previous generation's advancements, said Alcorn State University alumnus and Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety/Director of Mississippi Highway Patrol Colonel Chris Gillard ’93.

    For Gillard, working in law enforcement wasn't a career choice; it was a calling. In fact, he was looking forward to joining the ranks of the FBI or the Secret Service after being one of two graduates of Alcorn’s new criminal justice program. And then, the federal government implemented a hiring freeze.

  • Alcorn’s inaugural high school band and dance camp a success

    Middle and high school students spent a week at Alcorn State University to enhance their musical and rhythmic prowess.

    Students in grades 7-12 spent the week of Sunday, June 12 through Friday, June 17 at Alcorn’s inaugural High School Summer Band and Dance Team Camp. The students engaged in activities that would benefit them as band and dance team members.

  • Alcorn State University National Alumni Association Foundation donates $15,000

    Alcorn State University National Alumni Association Foundation continues to contribute to the betterment of Alcorn and its students.

    Foundation chairman Dr. John Walls Jr. presented the $15,000 donation to President Alfred Rankins Jr. Thursday, June 23. The donation will provide $10,000 in institutional support for current and new student scholarships and $5,000 for the Braves 2015 football championship rings.

  • Micheal Coleman learns the ins and outs of veterinary services during internship

    With his summer internship, Micheal Coleman is becoming more skilled in animal science.

    The Alcorn State University senior is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) internship in Columbia, South Carolina. Michael, who began his internship Wednesday, June 6, earned the internship through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). His duties include assisting and observing veterinarian medical officers and veterinarian technicians with the management and identification of animals in livestock markets.