Alcorn to hold Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony

Lorman, Miss (May 2, 2014) – It's that time of year again…time for the Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony! All alumni and friends are cordially invited to join the celebration at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, in the Vicksburg Convention Center. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by sending a check to the Office of Alumni Affairs, 1000 ASU Drive, #809, Lorman, MS 39096.

Join us to honor the 2014 Alcornite of the Year Clarence Edward Magee '54 and the National Alumni Association Hall of Honor Inductees — Mildred H. Crockett '73, Jamelda F. Fulton '96 '99, Victory "Vikki" Dillon Mumford '73, Jerry E. Paige '78 '84, Harper B. Wilson '64, Ivory W. Lyles '80, Carnell Lewis '65, Macelle Richardson Turner '61, and Dorothy J. Smith Nelson — for their outstanding service to Alcorn.

This year's outstanding inductees have distinguished themselves and made significant achievements and/or contributions to their respective field of endeavor, as well as contributions to society. The inductees have contributed financially to Alcorn, as well as have strengthened the University and advanced its purpose.

Clarence Edward Magee was born on May 14, 1932, in East Columbia, Mississippi. Magee and his nine siblings grew up in the Improve community and attended La-Marion Vocational School in Marion County, Mississippi, and he graduated in 1950. He enrolled at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1950. Magee majored in biology and in 1953, received a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He had an amazing college career as member of the Glee Club (quartet), college choir; member of the Y.M.C.A. and Student Forum. Immediately after graduating he served his country in the Korean War. Magee served two years in the U.S. Army and received awards for participation in the post choir, basketball team, and Soldier of the Month for the battalion in 1955. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army as a veteran of the Korean War and began his career as a school teacher for 13 years at Waynesboro Vocation High School, Prentiss Institute, and Hattiesburg Public Schools District.

Magee earned a master's degree in education from West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia in 1964 and received further studies at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, and Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. Magee redirected his career in 1969 and began employment as a human resource specialist with the Southern Mississippi Planning Development District. Later, he worked as a food program specialist with the Food and Nutrition Services of the United States Department of Agriculture. In 1998, Clarence retired as a food program specialist with the Food and Nutrition Services of the USDA.

Magee is a chartered member and president of the Hattiesburg Association for Civic Improvement; charter member and first secretary of the 1965 community Action Committee; founder and owner of the Francis Street Apartment 85 low-income housing units; diamond life and current president of the Forrest County Branch of the NAACP; vice president of the National Association for Retired Federal Employees; member of the AARP Executive Board; serves as a mentor for Lillie Burney Elementary School, Challenge Program at Camp Shelby, and the Hattiesburg Public High School District; active member of the St. James CME Church where he is a steward, church treasurer, trustee, and Sunday school teacher; past president and current vice president of the Hattiesburg/Pine Belt Alumni Chapter; annual contributor to the Alcorn State University Foundation Inc.

Magee is married to Carrie Mae Bradley and they are the proud p