Alcorn State University among winners of the 1890 University Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards

Alcorn State University is being recognized for preparing a generation for greatness.

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Council of 1890 named Alcorn as the STEM Degree Completion Award winner at the 2014 1890 Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards. Alcorn was recognized for the greatest increase in science, technology, engineering and mathematics bachelor’s degrees earned from 2012-2013 through 2013-2014. The awards were presented during a special reception at the 127th APLU Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

The Council of 1890 Universities, which is comprised of presidents and chancellors from APLU member historically black land-grant and public universities, works to strengthen teaching, research and extension programs as well as seeks to maintain, ensure and increase funding at these institutions. The awards are designed to bring exposure to these universities and add to the national dialogue regarding their significance.

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Donzell Lee expressed how pleased he was with Alcorn’s success in these areas of study.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this award,” said Lee. “A great deal of emphases is being place on the STEM areas, so it is great that Alcorn is acknowledged for the good work that is occurring here.”

Lee applauded the STEM faculty for the hard work that led to this accomplishment.

“Our STEM faculty members work very hard to help our students progress through the various STEM majors. I am certain that they are happy with the work that resulted in this award.”

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