We are … prepared. We are Alcorn.

We are … prepared. We are Alcorn.

It’s a bitter sweet time for Alcorn State University as we get to send our student off to the “real world” at the 143rd Commencement. It’s bitter because it’s hard to say goodbye to our students that we love, nurture, take care of, help acquire knowledge and develop character. It is sweet because we know that our students are fully prepared to go out, be successful and make their alma mater proud. Our graduates are strong, well-educated, well-rounded and prepared to meet the world’s challenges.

DeAundra Epherson  

Home Town: Port Gibson, Mississippi
Major: Nursing

Activities, Clubs and Organizations involved in while at Alcorn:
I am a member of the Tau Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, a Student Ambassador and I work with Student Support Services.

Volunteer Work: I volunteer with the Mississippi Adolescent Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi, the New Hope Christian Church Health Fair in Natchez, Mississippi, Habitat for Humanity, also in Natchez. I’ve participated in High School Day at Alcorn, helped with health screenings at the Natchez Center for Battered Women & Children and flu vaccinations at Cathedral in Natchez.

Grad School or Career: I plan to continue my education after one year of clinical work in a hospital.
If you could thank someone who would it be: I would loke to thank my family, instructors and the many friends I met during my tenure at Alcorn. I have become a better person both inside and out because of these people.

What’s your unique story? I am a first generation college student and now graduate. I worked for some time during school to offset bills. The road was rocky and times were very hard but I had so many supporters that cheered me on.

Tony Innouvong  

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Major: Master of Business Administration

Activities, Clubs and Organizations involved in while at Alcorn: I served as president of the International and Multicultural Student Organization (IMSO), and was a member of Diversity Champions and MADE Men (Men Achieving Dreams through Excellence). I also helped organize and participated in many events on campus reciting poetry.

Volunteer Work: I was a part of many volunteer projects with Diversity Champions and MADE Men. One of them being “Real Men Read” – young men from Alcorn would dress-up in business attire and read to the children at A.W. Watson Elementary in Port Gibson.

Grad School or Career: I would like to work for a consulting firm, I also want to travel and start a business internationally.

If you could thank someone who would it be…My mother. I am thankful to her for being resilient and instilling this quality in me, and for not allowing her struggles and our collective struggles to stop me from attainting my dreams, and for being continuously supportive.

What is your unique story: I am a first-generation college graduate, first in my extended family to get an advanced degree, first one to travel out-of-state to go to school, and I am also in the less than 1% of Asian students attending HBCU.

Tommie L. Green  

Hometown: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Major: Music Performance

Activities, Clubs and Organizations involved in while at Alcorn: I am a member of the Sounds of Dyn-o-Mite Marching Band, Alcorn’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Volunteer Work: I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity where we organized multiple can food drives. I also participated in Greek Day at Port Gibson’s Elementary and Middle School.

Grad School or Career: I am planning on working as a percussion instructor for local middle and high schools.

If you could thank someone who