Alcorn’s Mortar Board chapter on the move

Alcorn’s Mortar Board chapter on the move

Alcorn State University’s Epignosis Chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, that was installed in spring 2013, has been actively involved in the University life participating in and organizing activities such as service projects, lectures and fundraisers to name a few.

On September 25, 2013, the Mortar Board kicked off their first service project, a Café’-Clean Up Day, that took place in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility. The chapter members greeted students, cleaned tables and picked up trash.

Jasmine Myers, a senior majoring in psychology, who serves as the chapter vice president, thinks that the activity was a success, “The members did a great job and at the end of the clean-up dining facility the workers thanked us from the bottom of their hearts for helping and making their job a little easier. It felt really good to hear that. We were elated that our service was needed and appreciated.”

Also, in September the Mortar Board members hosted their Fall Leadership Institute featuring Mr. Jullien Gordon, founder and CEO of New Hirer Brooklyn, New York, a high performance consultancy that believes in the power of questions. He spoke with the students about how the company increases employee engagement and retention by anonymously asking employees the right question to discover what motivates them to close gaps in their human capital strategy.

“Gordon conversed with the chapter members and answered questions on how to find their purpose in life, become entrepreneurs and achieve success,” stated Dr. LaShundia Carson, director of Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Department of Education and Psychology, a Mortar Board senior adviser.

Chapter President Anastasia Tusset, a senior majoring in business administration, shared, “We recently held our first fundraising project. During the Homecoming game day, the chapter members sold raffle tickets trying to raise money for various projects.”

Dr. Carson added, “We invite the Alcorn family to participate in our upcoming projects. The chapter is planning to hold a diabetes awareness day and serve at the soup kitchen in Natchez, Mississippi, in November.”

For more information on the chapter, contact Anastasia Tuset at [email protected] . Eligible to join are juniors with 3.5 or higher GPA.

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Pictured: Café-Clean Up Day

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Pictured: Tuset and guest speaker Jullien Gordon

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Pictured L to R: Condrea Collins, Anastasia Tuset, Marnisha Hatch, Arthaya Richardson, Jasmine Meyers, Jullien Gordon and Cree Cobb