Alcorn Hosts “Breakfast with the Braves” at Jefferson County High School

On November 18, Alcorn State University representatives were welcomed to Jefferson County High School (JCHS) for the inaugural “Breakfast with the Braves” session by principal David Day and guidance counselors for JCHS Adrian Hammitte and Inez Coleman. Alcorn group included Dr. Ruth Nichols, assistant vice president for educational and economic development, Beverly Adams, director of student services, School of Business, and the School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences representatives Dr. Cassandra Vaughn, university veterinarian, Joshua Coleman, program field coordinator, Extension Program, and student Jessica Williams.

“This informative assembly increases open lines of communication between Alcorn State and local high school students, strengthening the awareness of all that the university has to offer,” said Nichols.

Vaughn added, "Many times, we assume that high school students ‘just know’, through osmosis, about the events going on around them. But in reality, many of them know only a small percentage of facts about Alcorn and especially about its agricultural program and all of its wonderful facets. Heading out into the community for an occasion like this, gives the university an opportunity to allow students to ask the important questions about university life, degree programs, sports, policies, traditions and practices. This is invaluable."

For more information on this and future events designed to broaden the knowledge of local high school students about Alcorn State, contact Dr. Ruth Nichols, at [email protected], or call (601) 304-4336.

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