Alcorn receives Retool Your School Award

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Lorman, Miss. (December 6, 2013) – On Tuesday, December 3, Home Depot Mid-South Region Pro Account representatives, Alexandria Trevino and Joey Gilkey, and Vicksburg Store Manager Quan Steward presented a check for $10,000 to Alcorn representing the school’s award in their campus improvement grant contest—Retool Your School.

The program provides aid to help historically black colleges and universities upgrade their campuses and facilities. Alcorn will use the funds to develop its new arboretum where students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors will enjoy indigenous Mississippi plants and trees.

Alcorn is a proud recipient and welcomes volunteers to assist with the development of the arboretum. To participate, contact the Office of Sustainability at 601.877.6470.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,256 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2011, The Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.


Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation, and world.