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Alcorn alumnus Malvin Williams Jr. gives back to the University

Malvin Williams Jr.’s whole life has been connected with Alcorn State University – he grew up on the Alcorn campus and received both his degrees here: bachelor’s degree in industrial technology in 1998, and master’s degree in industrial education in 2002.

“My decision to attend Alcorn has made my family, many members who are Alcornites, so proud,” recalls Williams Jr. whose career is also closely connected with the University - he has worked in the Department of Advanced Technologies and today, he serves as computer lab proctor/Web site designer for J.D. Boyd Library.

Throughout his career, Williams Jr. has always been an active supporter of the University, donating since 2001 and encouraging other alumni to give back. “Alcorn has shaped me into the person I am now. I am thankful to my alma mater and find it extremely important to give back, support the University’s development and provide students with a chance for a great education and advancement in life,” stated Williams Jr., whose contribution in 2011 has amounted to $10,000 supporting scholarship funds, athletics, and the 18th presidential inauguration.

“I’ve witnessed multiple things and events at Alcorn,” says Williams Jr. “When there’s true leadership at this university, there are no boundaries for strong achievements. Just like a tree, we need positive roots in order to strengthen up and branch out. I believe we have that foundation with President Brown.”

“We are elated and encouraged by the major contribution from Malvin Williams Jr.,” stated Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, the 18th president of Alcorn State University. “With our alumni actively supporting the University, we can educate more deserving students and achieve higher levels of greatness.”