Alcorn’s Joey Mitchell wins Outstanding New Professional of the Year Award

The number of achievements of Alcorn State University’s dedicated employees continues to rise.

Alcorn’s Director of Career Services Joey Mitchell won the 2015 Outstanding New Professional of the Year Award at the 2015 Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers (MACE) Summer Conference Friday, July 17 at the BancorpSouth Arena and Conference Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

The award is presented to an individual who has been a member of MACE for no more than two years. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession through their employment with their organization, their involvement with MACE, and their participation in other functions or organizations related to college employment.

Mitchell appreciated how his colleagues recognized him for going above and beyond his duties.

“I am humbled and grateful,” said Mitchell. “To receive the award by my peers only provides confirmation that hard work does not go without notice.”

Mitchell said the award has motivated him to strive for more success in the future.

“Receiving this award reminds me that much is expected from me now and in the future. I will have to give more in the future in order to achieve similar goals.”

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