Entergy donates $50,000 to Alcorn’s Department of Advanced Technologies

Alcorn State University’s Department of Advanced Technologies will receive a check that will allow them to fund the education of students.

Entergy will present the Department’s radiation technology/health physics subdivision with a $50,000 check during halftime of the Alcorn Braves Homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 17. The funds will be used to give scholarships to students.

Dr. Kwabena Agyepong, chair and director of the Systems Research Institute, looks forward to the benefits that come with the funds. He hopes this partnership will gain interest from other companies in the future.

“This is a good model for others to emulate to establish relationships between our institution and industry,” said Agyepong. “This is a big motivator for students to see industry linkage and opportunity for internships.”

Alcorn’s partnership with Entergy has helped attract local students into nuclear programs and have resulted in providing jobs to Mississippi residents. As of today, more than 30 students have either secured internships at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Mississippi or are working in other capacities in the nuclear industry.

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