Alcorn’s NAACP Chapter wins award

Alcorn State University’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is on the move.

The organization won the 2015 Unit In Compliance Award Saturday, Oct. 31 at the 70th Annual State Conference in Jackson, Mississippi. The award is given to a chapter or high school youth council throughout the state of Mississippi.

Rodrick Patterson, president of Alcorn’s NAACP chapter, is thrilled about being honored for the chapter’s work.

“This is an exciting time for our chapter,” said Rodrick. “Over the past year, we have grown as a body of exemplary workers. It feels great to be recognized for our outstanding leadership, youth motivation, empowerment, and service to the NAACP.”

Carlisa Jenkins, chapter chairperson, said that the award inspires the organization to accomplish greater things in the future.

“Receiving an award for my chapter felt incredible,” said Carlisa. “It reminded me of the importance of always standing up to injustice and to constantly give back. We have always strived to do our best. This award encourages us to work harder because we have a great purpose here at Alcorn.”

Shandria Taylor, chapter member, is proud to be a part of an esteemed group of young adults.

“The award is a symbol of empowerment and encouragement for a job well done,” said Taylor. “I will forever be grateful in my decision to join an organization that is highly respected, favored, and dignified.”

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