Psychology students become Ambassadors of Hope

On April 20-22, 2015, three psychology students plan to partner with Dr. LaShawn Thompson , of the Education & Psychology department, and Dr. M. Ravola, of the Social Science department, to execute three student events to address psychological issues on campus.

Junior Psychology Majors Justin Knight, Ari’Anna Magee, and Rayford Mullins will begin their event with an event called “50 Shades of Blue” addressing Autism. Since April is Autism awareness month, the students will be organizing a campus picture in which all students will where the color blue and form the letter “A” on the campus grounds.

The students plan to send pictures of the event to the Autism Awareness organization in support of their efforts to bring about awareness of the disorder. The students plan to also host an alcohol awareness event called, ‘Don’t Blame it on the Alcohol”, where they will perform alcohol screenings and encourage students to sign a pledge to limit alcohol consumption.

Lastly, the students are planning an event titled, “Hands of Hope”, in which student participants will be allowed to paint positive messages of hope, inspiration, and encouragement about themselves for all to see. We are hopeful for success for these upcoming events.

For more information about the events scheduled, please contact Dr. LaShawn Thompson at 601-877-6280 or [email protected] or Dr. Martha Ravola at 601-877-4717 or [email protected] .