Alcorn’s School of AREAS representatives to present at APLU’s HBCU Student Success Summit

A delegation from Alcorn State University School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences (AREAS) will participate in the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) HBCU Student Success Summit June 19-21, in Atlanta, Georgia, according to Dr. Daniel Collins, chair of the Department of Agriculture.

The group’s presentation is entitled, “Future Leaders in Food and Agricultural Sciences: Alcorn State University’s Integrated Approach to Academic Support, and Retention Strategies.” The presentation has been accepted as a part of the Integrated Approaches to Student Success session that will be held June 20, from 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Dr. Collins, along with Dr. Lashunda Anderson-Hodges, assistant professor, Dr. Victor Nijiti, associate professor, and Dr. Girish Panicker, associate professor and director of the Conservation Research Center, all from the Department of Agriculture, and Dr. Carrie Ford, interim chair of the Department of Human Sciences, will lead a panel discussion on student retention and academic support in agriculture at the Summit.

“This is a great opportunity for Alcorn to showcase successful student retention strategies in the food and agricultural sciences at a national convention,” said Collins.

This Summit will bring together HBCU presidents and chancellors, provosts, vice presidents for student affairs, enrollment managers, recruitment professionals, deans of students, advisement professionals and student success professionals to learn about best practices and develop strategies to improve student success, Collins added.

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